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White Dwarf Issue 452 (March 2020)
« on: March 31, 2020, 10:51:29 AM »
White Dwarf Issue 452 content

Total Page count = 162

MISCELLANEOUS: 9 pages, 5.56%

1 page of meet the team

1 page of editorial

2 pages detailing the contents

4 pages of letters, questions  and painted models submitted by readers of White Dwarf.

1 page of adverts


WARHAMMER 40K: 14 pages 8.64%

40k Section Introduction: 2 pages to introduce the 40K section of the magazine. One photo, spread across two adjacent pages, of a Space Wolf force in a ruined cityscape.

Index Astartes: SPACE WOLVES: 10 pages of background regarding the Space Wolves.

New Rules: Crucible Of War – Stand Firm 2 pages of a new mission and associated stratagems.


AGE OF SIGMAR 25 pages 15.43%

AOS Section Introduction: 2 pages to introduce the AOS section of the magazine. One painting, spread across two adjacent pages, of two armies in conflict.

Battle Report  – Breach The Stormvault: 20 pages of a Battle Report featuring the Four Warlords and their finished armies .

New Rules-Squigapalooza 3 pages of a new Warscrolls that were written for the Four Warlords Battle Report.


SPECIALIST GAMES: 46 pages 28.40%

New Rules: Kill Team – A Mysterious Menance- 4 pages of new rules that enable you to use The Acrhivist (A Zoat) model in games of Kill Team.

Rules of Engagement: 6 pages – Jervis Johnson introduces a ‘new’ game based on the concept of roll and write games.

Campaign: Land of Dead Heroes- 16 pages of background and rules that enable you to play a campaign in the region of Hallost.

New Rules – Warcry: Lord of The Pits: 4 pages of  new Warcry campaign rules for the Spire Tyrants.

Glory Points - Beastgrave: 4 pages of Dave Sanders writing about the different ways to play Warhammer Underworlds.

New Rules - Blackstone Fortress: Alien Intelligence: 6 pages of new rules that enable you to use a Jokaero Weaponsmith as a retinue character in your games of Blackstone Fortress.

New Rules – Adept Titanicus: Campaign of Vengeance: 6 pages of two new narrative scenarios for Adeptus Titanicus.


PAINTING AND MODELLING: 36 pages 22.22%

Paint Splatter: 4 pages of a Space Wolves painting guide.

Model Gallery – Sons of The Wolf 4 pages of a Primaris Space Wolves models painted by members of the studio team.

Galactic War Zones – Ork Mekworlds: 8 pages detailing how to paint and convert your models/scenery  to show that they come from an Ork world.

Army Showcase – Talons of The Emperor 8 pages of a Talons of The Emperor army painted by Jason Lee.

A Tale of Four Warlords-The Stormvault Warlords: 10 pages – A look at the finished armies of the Four Warlords.

Inside the Studio: 2 pages detailing what the Design Studio team are currently painting and playing.


OTHER: 32 pages 19.75%

Worlds of Warhammer: 4 pages of Jordan Green writing about the ‘Your Dudes’ approach to gaming.

Echoes From the Warp: 4 pages of Elliot Hamer writing about how to incorporate a little bit of narrative or matched play into your usual way of gaming.

Fiction – Journey’s End:  4 pages of a story about Primaris reinforcements being delivered to the hard to find Flames of Aries Chapter.

Interview – A Return to Holy Terra: 4 pages of Graham McNeill chatting about his time at GW and his latest novel  Sons of Selenar.

Fiction – Faith & Fire :  14 pages of the serialisation of the Black Library novel Faith & Fire.

Battle Report Extra – Writing The Battleplan: 2 pages of Sam Pearson writing about the battleplan he wrote for the Four Warlords Battle Report.


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Re: White Dwarf Issue 452 (March 2020)
« Reply #1 on: April 2, 2020, 03:58:01 AM »
Thanks for the summary! I always toy with the idea of getting a subscription to White Dwarf magazine but it never quite seems to entice me.
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Re: White Dwarf Issue 452 (March 2020)
« Reply #2 on: April 2, 2020, 06:38:54 AM »
Hi Blazinghand, the summary is all I can be bothered to write at the moment. I always intend to add a review, but never get around to it. Mostly because I am finding it hard to summarise what I think of the content in a meaningful and short way.

I once had a store subscription, but I stopped it after a year as I decided there was too much of the mag that I wasn't interested in. This was in 2014.

The summary is simple for me to produce, but doesn't tell much of a story.

Nearly half of this magazine is made up of new rules (25%) and filler (YMMV) material (20%). The filler being everything I have listed as Other.

The other fifty percent of the magazine is made up of painting articles and the 40K & AOS 'content'.

This seems to be the new normal for the White Dwarf at the moment, so it is not clear to me who the magazine is meant to appeal to.

If I were to summarise the last two issues I would have said that Games Workshop has turned the White Dwarf into the Visions magazine.
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