Games Workshop: 40 Jahre White Dwarf
Der White Darf, das Hobbymagazin von Games Workshop wird 40 Jahre alt und um das zu feiern kommen gleich zwei Jubiläums-Miniaturen.
White Dwarf Turns 40
It looks like a celebration is in order, as it’s coming up on White Dwarf’s 40th anniversary. We caught up with White Dwarf’s editor, Matt Keefe, to see how the party planning was going:
As you read this, White Dwarf is dropping into the mail on its way to subscribers the world over. You can pre-order the issue from this weekend and it’ll be in stores everywhere next Friday. But this is a very special issue of White Dwarf…
You see, the venerable old tome has reached 40. That’s right – White Dwarf was first published in 1977, and this month celebrates its 40th anniversary. As you can imagine, this special occasion demands a special White Dwarf, which the Warhammer Community Team have asked me to tell you a bit more about here.
So, how do you celebrate a milestone like this? Well, the first place to start is with the cover –
– where we have Grombrindal, the White Dwarf himself, celebrating in rather furious style. (And what is that he’s wearing? More on this below…) That’s just the start, though. We’ve given the issue over to a celebration of four decades of White Dwarf and its evolution into the Ultimate Warhammer Magazine it is today.
Much of the worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 as we know them today first appeared in White Dwarf – favourites like Chapter Approved, Index Astartes and Warhammer Chronicles all began as articles in the magazine – and we celebrate all of that, as well as a host of long-running and beloved features like ’Eavy Metal and Blanchitsu.
What do today’s ’Eavy Metal team recall most fondly about White Dwarf? You can find out in this issue. And if you’re a fan of John Blanche, well, we’ve got something a little special…
Way back at the end of 1977, issue 4 of White Dwarf featured a cover by one John Blanche. John has been involved with White Dwarf, Games Workshop and Citadel Miniatures ever since, so what better occasion to talk to the great man himself. On top of that we had John pick out his favourite pieces of Games Workshop art over the years in Illuminations. It’s a real treat.
And the celebrations go well beyond the magazine, too. In fact, there’s a couple of new miniatures coming out to mark the occasion, too!
Over the years, Grombrindal has become the embodiment of White Dwarf, so to commemorate this special anniversary the folks in the Citadel and Forge World design teams have produced not one but two special Grombrindal miniatures! The first, which you can pre-order this weekend (that’s Saturday 29th April for any latecomers) is the aptly named Grombrindal: White Dwarf’s 40th Birthday, with the White Dwarf himself joining in the celebrations in a rather remarkable suit of Mk. XXXXXX power armour!
On top of that, the Forge World design team have been working hard to bring Grombrindal and his arch-nemesis, the Black Gobbo, to Blood Bowlpitches everywhere! You can get your hands on this special pair of Star Players first of all at Warhammer Fest at the end of May, and look for a full release later in the year. You’ll find full rules for both Star Players in May’s White Dwarf, too.
There is, of course, a raft of new stuff alongside all this celebration of the past 40 years – more Kharadron Overlords, including Hero Cards for using them in your games of Warhammer Quest, the Blood Bowl Playbook and much, much more. Head over to the White Dwarf Facebook page to see more of what we’ve got coming up and to share your memories of the past 40 years of White Dwarf.
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Quelle: Warhammer Community