Episode 72 – White Dwarf: Then and Now

whitedwarvesEpisode 72 of The Independent Characters takes a long and hard look at White Dwarf of the past, present and future.

Over the years White Dwarf has provided endless pictures and articles about the Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40k Hobby (as well as other Specialist Games by GW). However, in recent years the magazine has come under a high amount of criticism that it is nothing more than a "Catalog for GW". Additional criticism generaly points to how the magazine in the past was so much better than it is today.

White Dwarf has recently gone through an update of their magazine, and we have recently come into possession of a HUGE amount of back issues thanks to our buddy Ken. So we thought this would be the perfect time to put the magazine to the test.

Was it truly better in the past, or do we look back at the official magazine of Games Workshop through rose-tinted glasses? We answer that question as well as provide hobby progress updates and games played over the last two weeks.

NOTE: Our Forbidden Lore Segment on Ahriman: Exile has been delayed one episode as this one ran incredibly long. Sorry about the last minute notification.

Show Timestamps

  • Show Overview and intro - 00:00:00
  • The Workbench & Games Played - 00:05:50
  • White Dwarf of The Past: Part 1 - 00:57:50
  • White Dwarf of The Past: Part 2 - 01:58:20
  • White Dwarf Final Analysis and Show Closing - 03:40:30


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The Independent Characters - Episode 72

7 Responses

  1. Long indeed... :)
  2. George Hughbanks
    I haven't opened a Ravenwing boxed force... but watched an unboxing video and it looks like the bike fairings are winged.
  3. George Hughbanks
    I haven't opened a Ravenwing boxed force... but watched an unboxing video and it looks like the bike fairings are winged.
  4. In the old ravenwing box kit, all of the RW bitz come on a separate sprue. You can make them as either RW or as vanilla bikers.
  5. Great articles. Jervis and his non-errating rules or the rules as written period. Working for them at the time, White Dwarf released, and then we by the end of the day found Terminators in the then Space Marine Codex didn't have terminator armour. New Ravenwing box the only farings are the winged ones. Old or attack squadron box I believe it is both.
  6. Carl Tuttle
    I am getting conflicting information about that new Ravenwing box. You have personally opened it?
  7. Yes got 2 boxes - 4 farings in each - all with wings, the guns then slot in, one is grenade launcher only. In addition the bikes bodies have cast ravenwing detail. Currently looking at fitting the 4th faring to old bikes to get more bang for my buck.. I would have to double check on the non-command box since I got mine with the last codex.

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