Turn your eyes away there are Squats on the cover. If we don’t look they will just go away. Ok, they aren’t Squats yet, they are Space Dwarfs and they come 36 miniatures strong in an all plastic box, the name Space Dwarfs will last for 27 pages until they are announced as Squats, oh well.
More changes afoot in the preview section as Games Workshop prepares to release the Space Marine Predator, Heroquest, the game that will eventually become Mighty Empires (called only Empires at this point) and the renaming of the Letters Page to Battle Lines for some reason.
Critical Mass appears this issue after taking a break last issue. For those not in the know it’s on it’s way out after many years of glory.
There was a habit at this time of naming background people and places after real world history and fantasy settings and this can be seen in the next article on Imperial Guard. Avar, Klondike, Dolgan, Temujin, Cochise, Kosaki (Cossacks), Avalon and Tokugawa get thrown around in quick order. The models aren’t great and despite being designed to fit on the bikes and jetbikes that already exist they don’t look good.
BloodBowl creates rules for actual referee models years before they would be a thing in Dreadball.
Squats arrive until with a Huge article that covered virtually every aspect of them including history, colour schemes and banners and even Chaos Squats just incase you wanted a niche version of a niche army. Unlike the Eldar Titan last issue these miniatures will not stand the test of time.
Chainfist! in Adeptus Titanicus gives rules for advanced close combats using a set of actions to pick that remind me on the current combat method in Moonstone.
There is an article on how to incorporate Wardancers in WFRP rather than the Fantasy battle article that you would expect.
Then a tactics article for Warhamer Fantasy, these are quite rare at the moment due to the lack of competitive play in the hobby at this time. The article is smaller than the following article on craters in Adeptus Titanicus.
Eavy Metal once again finishing the magazine off with more Chaos miniatures and some Adeptus Titanicus titans.
This is relevant these days because:
- If squats ever become a thing again there is a whole heap of background for them
- The squat banners are so bad they’re good
Model kit of the month:
Not all months can be winners