GW: July 2017 White Dwarf Preview

Games Workshop is back with a preview of what you can expect to find in the July issue of White Dwarf!

via Warhammer Community

The July 2017 edition of White Dwarf promises to be a solid pick-up for players and hobbyists alike. For starters we’re going to get an in-depth look at all the new releases for Warhammer 40,000 – which, if haven’t been under a rock, has been kind of a big deal. The Primaris Marine Heroes and getting started sets look to be a large focus. On top of that we will also get a look at the Open War cards for the first time. I’m curious about these as they could something as simple as decks for missions or some type of additional resource for generating game types – looking forward to learning more.

For the Hobbyists out there, there will also be a ton of awesome pictures to drool over/get inspired by. Plus the Citadel design team will have an interview inside that will cover all the nitty-gritty on what it takes to create the miniatures you love to collect and paint. As a person who gets to look at miniatures from a very wide pool of manufactures I’m always curious about what goes into producing their miniatures. I’m hoping to learn a lot about the process GW uses just because I’m curious!

The White Dwarf team is also starting a new series called “Tactica Imperialis” where they focus more on some of the strategy of the new edition. This month they are focusing on list building with an overview of datasheets and how all those army special rules work. We had a list of our own recommendations for list building in the new edition as well.

If you’re a purveyor of print battle reports this issues battle report involves the T’au and the Orks as they duke it out over Kaptin Badrukk’s loot! This one promises to be a very bloody and bullet-riddled fight. There will also be a follow-up on Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Skirmish from last month. Death is getting featured and it looks like we’ll see some example warbands as well as some in-game examples as well:

There will be tons more in the July 2017 White Dwarf like all the regular features like painting guides, Illuminations, and much more! White Dwarf is slated to hit stores July 7th, so keep an eye out for it or you can subscribe for deliver as well.


Open War cards, eh? GW you have my attention…

  • UltimateCrimson

    So I guess the most of the teased lines will be released in August. I am somewhat disappointed, but at least we will get them eventually.

  • 3AcresAndATau

    That White Dwarf has some fun looking content, I’ll have to give it a look.

  • eMtoN

    I’m seriously thinking about subscribing. Looking good

    • NNextremNN

      I probably won’t renew my subscription.

      The WD NEVER has any news when they come out it’s too late to buy limited things like the Shadow war box. Just look at all their 8th Edition teaser on the community page. Less than that was printed again into the WD and there is little need to read this second time.

      The Golden Daemon winner can be seen for free in the internet.

      Painting tutorials are available for free by on YouTube from Warhammer TV and various others.

      Battle reports can be found for free and I personally found those in the WD not that great.

      Interviews are nice but those rarely reveal anything you didn’t already know.

      The army of the month fold out is great and it’s a little hard to find such big army shots.

      4 Warlords is okay seeing armies grow each month is interesting but it’s not like you couldn’t find this elsewhere.

      The readers letter section is usually a collecting of people telling how great GW and WD is again nothing you can’t find for free.

      You see that War in the Shadow article in this post. It’s mostly there to show you how cool the new Crypt Terrain set is. I get that this magazine is mostly there to promote their products. The problem I see there is little left which you can’t get for free elsewhere.

  • rtheom

    That warhound is dancin’!

  • Shinnentai

    Very open looking battlefield as I’ve come to expect from WD battle reports. I guess it helps with photography and cramming as many models into each shot as possible, but seems to make for some pretty boring games.

  • SilentPony

    $35 for a single Captain. GW just seems determined to price itself out of its own game.

    • Shawn

      Yeah, that’s pretty bad. I guess they’re hoping that if a handful (worldwide) buy only one of each, they’ll make up their costs? Who knows, but Ebay it is for most.