White Dwarf #335 Quick Picks

We scoured the new WD and have chosen 5 Quick Picks for your perusal. If you hate reading the entire mag, have a short attention span, or just want the best here’s 5 sections you can’t miss. Our top pick is the Middle Earth in Flames.

Don’t forget to read the complete table of contents for WD #335 from our article Inside White Dwarf #335 Dec. 2007.

  1. New Releases – The Blood Bowl Omnibus p. 8. Blood Bowl is a great game and being able to read three great novels combined into one for $11.99 is a great buy.
  2. Apocalypse Battle Report – Valley of Blood p. 18-37. The Apocalypse batreps are incredibly reading. This one shows a game played at a level most players can mimic. I want some Area Denial Nodes.
  3. Middle-Earth in Flames p. 40-49. Campaign rules are always fun reading. Roughly 26% of you guys love to play in leagues. There’s something about a league that breathes life into a game. Map campaigns are really good at this and this is a great introduction to LoTR campaign play.
  4. Golden Demon 2007 p. 66-75. Some of the nicest painted models I have ever seen. I love the France, Italy, and Gamesday LA winners.
  5. Ordering Direct p. 130-135. There are some great gift ideas for all price ranges. Now is to buy what your favorite gamer wants.

Inside White Dwarf #335 Dec. 2007

Wondering if the new WD is worth purchasing? The table of contents below tells you what issue #335 covers. There’s plenty of great Apocalypse coverage along with a lots of Golden Demon goodness.

This month has 130 pages of Games Workshop goodness to feast your eyes on. Use the below table of contents and Quick Picks, in an upcoming post, to guide your visual appetite.

  • Apocalypse Battle Report: Valley of Blood p. 17 Tau v. IG & Blood Angels.
  • Middle-Earth in Flames p. 40 A map campaign for Lord of the Rings, including color map and color tokens.
  • High Elf Dragons p. 90 How the ‘Eavy Metal team painted the new HE Dragon.
  • New Releases p. 2 “All the latest models from the Citadel forges.”
  • News p. 12 “The forces of Harad and Umbar unite!”
  • Standard Bearer p. 51 “Jervis seems to have gotten himself caught up in a Waaagh! It’s all about the Orks, you see…”
  • Cities Shall Fall! (Part Two) p. 54 “Andy Hoare presents the concluding part of the apocalyptic cityfighting campaign.”
  • Painting Masters: Mark Lifton p. 60 “UK hobbyist Mark Lifton talks about Golden Demon and his (long) time in the hobby.”
  • Toolbox p. 65 “Modular movement trays.”
  • Golden Demon 2007 p. 66 “We take a close look at some of the best-painted miniatures from around the globe.”
  • Modelling Workshop: Baneblade (Part Two) p. 76 “Mark Jones gives his expertly constructed Baneblade an expert paint job.”
  • Golden Demon Los Angeles p. 100 The best painters from Games Day Los Angeles.
  • Frontline p. 117 “The latest events and activities near you!”
  • Ordering Direct p. 130 “Taking the effort out of shopping.”

Arcane Miniatures Painting Winners Revealed

Arcane Miniatures have finally revealed the winners of their painting competition after a small delay.

The 1st Place winner is Andy Marshall’s Pan Oceania Cutter. You can find more pics of his amazing paint job by going to Pan Oceania Cutter by Andy Marshall. As always be sure to click the below pics for a closer look.

1st Place Winner Andy Marshall’s Pan Oceania Cutter

2nd Place Winner Timo Sorsa’s Hogarth the Colossus

3rd Place Winner Hedley Coppock’s Ophidian Archer

40k Drop Pods on the Cheap

Drop Pods have become more and more popular for Space Marines armies lately. Yet, I’ve often heard players exclaim “they cost too much $$ for me to use!”

Minivault.com has a great article, Drop that Pod, to help you build drop pods for $5 per pod. Not a bad deal! The article provides concise and easy to follow instructions for making your own pods.

Here’s what you start with (click pics for a closer look)

Top Pic = Starting components, Bottom Pic = Completed pod

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Star Wars Minis: Battle of Hoth

Long time fans of the Star Wars Minis game will remember when the big Hoth AT-AT, see below & click the pic for a closer look, was released. This lumbering giant, the largest model for the game, prompted numerous stores to run Battle of Hoth events. I know that a very successful one was held at Battleground Games in Abington.

Now, you can run these events again with more flavor and ease. The Battle of Hoth Scenario Pack (click the pic for a closer look) is coming out featuring a re-painted AT-ST, Hologram General Veers, Snowspeeder, and other figures. This includes 17 non-randomized figures (2 very rare, 6 rare, 4 uncommon, 5 common), map, rules, life counter sheet, and a d20. I’ve only seen this, so far, online at Arcane Miniatures where it is retailing for 31.50 GBP (MSRP of 35 GBP).

I am sure it will be coming to US retailers and at a lower price than the conversion of $73.19. I’m guessing that this set will retail in America for $44.99 or $49.99. That’s not bad when you think about it. It has two huge figs, plus 1 exclusive fig, and a ton of rares.