GW: November White Dwarf Cover Spotted


That’s right – the NOVEMBER cover of White Dwarf has been seen in the wild. Come check it out!

via Dudeface 09-16-2016


Let’s break this one down:

  • Grombrindal The White Dwarf looks to be making an appearance in Total War: Warhammer
  • The Burning of Prospero is the new Board Game
  • Age of Darkness: Rules for Legio Custodes in Horus Heresy
  • New Models for the Legio Custodes and more

We reported on a new Horus Heresy Boxed set coming all the way back in July. We had sources telling us it was “Thousand Sons vs Space Wolves  and ‘others’ ” and now we know for sure.

custodes 1

This is pretty huge news. The Custodes are one of those things you read about and you wonder what they will be like in game. Seeing them have models and that they are getting rules for play in Horus Heresy is just fantastic!

You can tell they are facing off against Space Marines in Red armor and if you look really closely you can see Space Marines in grey armor at their backs at the top of the page. I can’t believe this is finally happening!

Also, I’m a little suprised this White Dwarf pic already showed up. I mean this is the November issue and we just got the September one delivered (due to delays) this past week it seems like. We still have rumors about what the October issue will be but no confirmations yet. I don’t know how much more “Nostalgia Juice” I can take at this point…My wallet. My poor, poor wallet.


What do you think about the Legio Custodes coming to the tabletop? Are you ready for these Gilded Golden Boys to take the fight to the Thousand Sons?

  • DrLove42

    What did my wallet do to you GW? Bloodbowl and this by Christmas? Better start raking in the overtime….

  • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

    Not interested in Custodes personally, but what Mark of armour are the red guys wearing?

    • Bryan Ruhe

      Same question here, can’t tell if Mk II or III. Really hoping it doesn’t have sculpted legion-specific details on them. I need me some Death Guard!!!

      • Randy Randalman

        They didn’t do Legion specific with the last one, so there’s no way they’ll do it here.

      • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

        I think they’d miss out on all those Forgeworld sales if they sculpted the details on!

    • Bryan Ruhe

      Little research on FW shows it to be Mark III. The pauldron’s a dead giveaway.

      • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

        Thats cool, perhaps I’ll split the box with someone and use these for my new Iron Warriors army.

        • Shawn

          I’m not too keen on the Custodes, but aren’t they likeSpace Marines but only better who just protect the Emperor?

          • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

            Yeah thats the fluff.

          • Shawn

            Well, if that’s the case then, if they are simply in mk II or MK III space marine armor, I might pick them up for some Iron Hands. Thanks Knight. And maybe start a T-sons-ish renegade army.

  • Jacob Karlsson

    The Darkoath Chieftain has now joined the Custodes.

  • benn grimm

    Wow, I’m actually excited about an issue of Whyte Duardenling! Grombrindal for total war warhammer, just what I was waiting for…and custodes….just…custodes….!!! 🙂

    • Thomas Gardiner

      Right!? Dwarfs and Greenskins have been needing some DLC love, so this is very welcome.

    • ZeeLobby

      Hey man. Imperial forces needed more help!

      • benn grimm

        Don’t they always? 😉

  • Bulvi Nightbane

    There is actually a Space Wolf directly in front of the Custodes. Complete with claws and lots of hair it looks like, not generic at all. Very possible that the Thousand Sons sorcerer (who is not Ahriman) is the other commander. Picture is too small to tell if the Tartaros Termies and MK3 marines are generic or not. My gaming group has alot of TS and SW players so it won’t bother us either way. At the very least it will have a custom transfer sheet like Calth did.

    • I mean, it is Ahriman, much the way the captain in Assault on Black Reach was “just” a captain even though he was really Cato Sicarius

      • Bulvi Nightbane

        True, and I have no problem with anyone who wants to use him as Ahriman. The only problem is if the fluff in the board game says he is Ahriman, then it becomes very unlikely that FW will do a custom sculpt of him, which would be a serious bummer.

  • Emperor’s Champion

    OMG as a fists player this is perfect!

  • Tom Koschka

    No sisters of silence? 🙁

    • Bulvi Nightbane

      No, they will be leaving those to FW. Supposedly they will only have one kind of unit anyway (FW could change their minds on that though). Just a guess, but the Custodes in the pic look like their equivalent of a command squad. FW will hopefully have the rest of their units types ready by November.

      • Talos2

        There’s got to be some nuns on bikes. Even if it’s just for tony cottrells amusement

      • nuggy

        They have said that they would only have a limited release for the prospero campaign, same for the custodes. But that in time both factions would be fleshed out into full on armies.

        • Bulvi Nightbane

          For the Custodes that is true, but I am pretty sure Alan Bligh has mentioned before that the Sisters will remain limited. I would not be surprised if the plan is for them to be part of the Custodes army rather than a separate force.

          • nuggy

            At warhammer fest they specifically said that they would get their own fully fledged range but that they would be adding to them in smaller releases. They said they were aware of the demand and that they would deliver so its more of a question of time and how much they can squeeze in between all the power armour releases.

  • Thomas Gardiner

    I wouldn’t normally say this, but I hope the Custodes are as hilariously OP and broken as the fluff would suggest. Like Grey Knights on warp-infused crack.

  • Sonic tooth

    No free mini?

    • Nubu

      I bet they count the dwarf for total war as one.

  • Nubu

    No assault marines or breachers? God damn it.

    • A.P.

      i too was hoping for assault marines, however, MKIII marines are only a sprue away from becoming breachers. Heres to hoping ;). FWIW shields and an alternate arm would be an easy cad file and cast.

    • OolonColluphid

      Who needs them when you got Custodes as troops. Their worth like five Astartes or more.

      • Nubu

        People who do not care about 40k sigmarines.

        • OolonColluphid

          Custodes have existed long before Sigmar were a thing. Their also more shooty which takes more skill than melee units like the Sigmarines. They also have their own Terminators, Jetbikes and Dreadnoughts.

          • Emperor’s Champion

            erm… judicators shoot.
            I think he means the models look too much like stormcasts pose wise, but we shall have to wait and see.

          • Nubu

            Cool. Still not interested. They do not make my WB any more diverse. Breachers and assault marines would though.

          • Jim Collins

            Could go fluffy and ally them. Just make sure and have possessed go near them.

    • OldHat

      We don’t know the full box contents just yet!

      • Nubu

        That’s a lot of content if there are 10 tacs, breachers and assault marines + terminators + custodes and the regular 2 characters.

  • nurglitch

    Those dastardly red Marines…

  • Tommy Walker

    When I saw that article image, I said “That’s not GW. That’s a Journey album.”

  • Mr.Fister

    Lol I was hoping for Tomb Kings 😀

  • Sonic tooth

    Loojs to be a pretty one sided battle. The TS were heroes, fighting back against such odds

  • MightyOrang

    Looks like Mark III armor?

  • Kevin Maloney

    Custodes and Thousand Sons Ejhrudhdhebhudgjejdbr rjrrbfrbh *goes into spasms from awesomeness overload*

  • Talos2

    Hmm. The custodes don’t look as spectacular as I’d imagined. Look pretty much like marines

    • Sonic tooth


      • kobalt60

        Noooooo shutupshutupshutup cannot un-see

  • Honourblade

    Calling it right now, the Space Wolf at the front is meant to be Bjorn, and if he isn’t, he damned well will be in MY army.

    • The Rout

      It really shouldn’t be bjorn for a couple of reasons.

      Firstly he’s pretty much a nobody during prospero and he’s certainly not “the fell handed” because he hasn’t lost his hand at that point. I’m pretty sure he also didn’t have a claw and used a sword or axe.

      So if it is bjorn then I won’t be happy from a fluff stand point but I’ll still be a little happy:)

  • A.P.

    those Tartoros termi shoulder pads look an awful lot like the Death Shroud Terminators of the Death Guard. Gives me hope to use them as such.

    • amaximus167

      I believe the Death Shroud suits are customized Tartaros, so you should be set!

  • Admiral Raptor

    I’ll likely be buying one (or more). As long as the pricing is sane, I’m in 🙂

  • Kveldulf

    Oh look more Stormcast Eternals… Errr I mean Adeptus Custodes…

    I guess double value right?

  • Max Knickerbocker

    Did you notice the Space Wolves model in the front? Can you say Bjorn the fell handed?

  • kobalt60

    The wife is going to be super chuffed a brand new box of little men will be joining the pile of boxes filled with little men. At the rate GW is turning these out, i’ll have them ready to play just in time for the Heresy to actually start, 28 000 years from now

  • Knight

    I like that the custodes are bigger than normal marines, even slightly bigger than the terminator.

  • Crablezworth

    Nice, stuff for the game that doesn’t suck.

  • memitchell

    “The Burning of Prospero is the new Board Game”

    GW calls boardgames (Betrayal at Calth), and boxes with miniatures and a game (Renegades), or just unique rules (Kill Team), or just 40K rules (Death Masque), or just miniatures (no boardgame, no game, no rules) “box sets.” So, Battle of Prospero might not be a boardgame. And, that might not matter one bit to the mainstream of 40K players.

  • Daniel

    So if October is for Genestealers and November is again 40k, when will we see Steamhead Duardin?

    • jkp

      The discussion on the Rumour Thread over at TGA points more and more toward agreement that we never had a credible source on those guys ever coming. They might not be a thing at all.

      • Daniel

        Those steampunk dwarfs are the thing i am most curious for. After Sylvaneth I might buy them if the rumors were true what to expect of them.

  • Shawn

    I thought there was suppose to be a comic with the next issue?

    • Emperor’s Champion

      yeah, with the october issue, this is for november.

  • DJ860

    “We still have rumors about what the October issue will be but no confirmations yet.”

    Unless you bought the September copy where they pretty much tell you everything that’s coming in the October version.

  • Mike Salamandrin

    There is a guy with lightning claws, a head that’s a twin for Grombindal’s, and grey armor next to the pic of the white dwarf….and somehow everybody missed it