Friday, January 10, 2014

White Dwarf - TheTimes They Have Changed

There is breaking news hitting the intrawebs re White  Dwarf

White Dwarf will be changing from monthly to weekly, meaning releases will be spread across the space of a month rather than all at once. 

The change will mean army updates will now start with the codex/armybook with a few new releases (kit Re-do's) on the first week and bigger or newer kits the second week. With the hobbit releases on the third week and other releases on the fourth though how pre-orders will work is still yet to be seen. White dwarf will be smaller with about just 34 pages and prices will also drop to about £2.40 in the UK per weekly issue. All hobby related articles except painting guides on the new releases will be removed.

 The new monthly magazine will focus on just 40k and fantasy hobby like modeling, painting, converting etc.. This will be bigger than the current white dwarf but will also be around £7.50 UK price. This will feature things like army on parade and army of the month style displays aswell as hobby tips, conversions, paint schemes and much more.

This means people can just buy the issues that feature products they are interested in rather than a whole white dwarf, and those who prefer the hobby side can buy a magazine just dedicated to hobby rather than advertisements. The anouncement is set to be this saturday, with the new style of magazines starting from the first of February.

So this is a major change. 

Two things jump out:

1) People won't be able to negatively compare and talk of golden days of WD

2) I think this is the next fight in the war to stop leaks 


This is from the Helsinki GW facebook page: 

Stop press, we have a new format of White Dwarf incoming! 

Starting February 1st. White Dwarf will appear weekly. Within it's 32 pages you'll find everything you need to know about all the week’s other new releases and latest hobby news. 

You’ll also find new features, new modelling and painting techniques, new rules, new columnists and much more. All of this will be available, for the price of a paint pot! 

Alongside the the new White Dwarf, we'll have a brand new magazine; Warhammer: Visions. Warhammer: Visions contains all your favourite sections from the old monthly White Dwarf – from Army of the Month and Blanchitsu, to Kit Bash and Paint Splatter. This 232 page tome will be available on the first Saturday of every month, for only 9€! 

For those of you with subcriptions to the old White Dwarf, fear not, you will still be able to use them monthly. We'll have more information on the subscriptions for you on Thursday, so check back with us to find out how the new system will work

1 comment:

  1. I don't know about everyone else but I stopped buying the magazine when they changed to the glossy current style, I enjoyed the older type a lot more even though I didn't buy every one, if it had a painting article in it I could use and a fantasy battle report or a release of a book or models for my armies then I would usually buy it.