White Dwarf, vol 1, Issue 107

Prepare your retinas here comes White Dwarf 107. It can also be used to signal for help if lost in the sea. I wonder how many acid house raves took inspiration from the front cover or the Realm of Chaos Champions of Chaos advert inside. There is an advert for Realm of Chaos – The Lost and the Damned which features Nurgle and Tzeench and is suggested for mature readers. Given that White Dwarf at this time is written by Roleplay fanatics and had robot flow chart diagrams a few…

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White Dwarf, vol 1, Issue 106

Significantly less phallic imagery on the front cover of this issue than the last time a Chaos Marine was on the cover, probably because it’s backed up by a Great Unclean one. GW bumps up their retail presence to 15 stores in the UK and one in the US. Trish and Aly Morrison form Marauder miniatures and the first Games Workshop will soon launch in Scotland. Dave Langford writes a farewell to his Critical Mass column. Like I said in my last review this is due to Dave losing interest…

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White Dwarf, vol 1, Issue 105

If you thought the paint schemes for the robots from last issue were far out, here come the Harlequins to knock them out of the water. In fact we have some pretty important things going on this issue which will have huge consequences for White Dwarf, Games Workshop and its (soon to become) main game. Starting off with an article about the new (old) plastic Land Raider kit, there is some interesting background about their construction involving the sacrifice of a local natural predator inside its frame and implying that…

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White Dwarf, vol 1, Issue 104

If it wasn’t for the eight pointed star of Chaos in the banner I wouldn’t have guessed that those are Chaos Knights. On the next page GW advertises two plastic Land Raiders for £12.99, wow, I know with inflation that works out at £32.99 but the company must have really undersold the value of the kit at that time. Remember the only other armoured vehicles in 1st edition rogue trader were Rhinos, a few dreadnoughts and maybe some scouting vehicles like land speeders and Eldar War walkers so the impact…

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White Dwarf, vol 1, Issue 103

That front cover artwork is pretty sweet. Dark Future deserved better than what it got. Interestingly this issue we got Rhino marines which are marines in Mad Max poses that can be added to vehicles like the Rhino or if you are like Games Workshops customers never brought and never mentioned again. In Culture Shock there is talk of a Games Workshop comic, the only one I ever heard of is Warhammer Monthly but that was late 90’s so I guess this project sunk without trace. We then enter The…

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White Dwarf, vol 1, Issue 102

White Dwarf 102 increased the price to £1.50, what is this? Do they think i’m made of money? OMFG “Sellouts” I cry. According to my inflation calculator that’s £3.62 today increasing from £3.02. Is this worth an extra 60 pence? Straight off we go into Illuminations which features Pete Kniftons 2000AD comic book style drawings for the release of second edition BloodBowl. Culture Shock discusses the band Hawkwing coming round to the design studio and the success of Sabbat (remember them and the White Dwarf flexi disk?). The casting of…

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White Dwarf, vol 1, Issue 101

So last issue we had the Eldar dreadnought or what became the Wraithlord released, this issue we have something called an Eldar Robot, it’s functionally the same model with a small shrunken head, adding to that we have the squat Thudd Gun and an Imperial Guard land speeder and we enter the land that time (or the designers) forgot. Meanwhile check out the queue for the first ever Oxford Street shop, you don’t get that kind of excitement these days. The tactics article for Warhammer Fantasy Battle has some general…

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White Dwarf, vol 1, Issue 100

To celebrate my 11th review of White Dwarf we have the 100th ever issue (of volume 1). In this issue you could win a chance to get White Dwarf magazine for life starting 1988. I wonder if that continued after it became weekly, you would have to find the winner and track him down somehow. Adverts this month are the Imperial Guard Rapier, the Eldar D Cannon which looks more like an autocannon and the Eldar Dreadnought which must be one of the most enduring models ever released it will…

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White Dwarf, vol 1, Issue 99

I think that’s a Chaos space marine on the cover, you can tell by the H. R. Giger phallic backpack and the fact he’s holding an octopus faced AK47 pistol. Come to think about it, are those penis horns on his helmet? I fear this intro might have just triggered several Google Safe Search alerts. Inside the front cover we have an advert for Eldar Command models with one apparently holding a space harp. All these instruments and Giger influences are giving me flashbacks of the terrible Prometheus movie. One…

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White Dwarf, vol 1, Issue 98

Space Marines on the front cover again. It’s the Ultra-marines we read about in the last issue, and they are stepping over Ghost Rider. Poor Ghost Rider, first defiled by Nicolas Cage and then by a blue painted space fascist about to step on his head. Also, is that a bayonet attached to a magazine? The first advert is for the first ever 40k supplement, called Warhammer 40,000 Chapter Approved, I think this is as good a place as any to quickly review it as the book gives a good idea…

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