There are only three days to go until April's issue of White Dwarf comes out in Games Workshop Hobby Centres and Independent Stockists around the globe. It's also a big landmark for us because it's the 400th issue of White Dwarf, which has now been going strong for almost 36 years. To celebrate, we've made April's issue is even bigger than usual - it is a veritable hobby feast. Here's a little of what to expect:
There are not one, but two, Parade Grounds in April's issue. The first is a gallery of Golden Demon winners from 2012 and features 16 pages of stunning miniatures, including the diorama above, which was painted by Fabrizio Russo. The second is a showcase of Warhammer monsters, which includes a Ghorgon painted by Nick Bayton and an Exalted Vermin Lord by Keith Robertson.
Something we've wanted to do for a while now is make our own battlefield for our hobby room. We set ourselves the challenge of building and painting an 8' by 4' board in just two days, which we could then use in our Battle Report the following week. You can see the full board in all it's glory in our Battleground article, find out how to paint it in this month's Paint Splatter article and see myself and Jes fighting over it in the Battle Report.
And here's just one of the units that Jes used in the Battle Report. Every lunchtime for a month Jes could be seen at the painting bench working on his new Tyrannofex, which he hoped would give him some long-range fire support against my army. Put it this way, I'll never underestimate Tyranid shooting again.
The Beastmen above belong to Richard Sherlock and are just a small part of the collection that is featured in Army of the Month this issue. Richard's force features many inspirational conversions and his miniatures are all tied together with characteful modelled bases. The iPad Edition of White Dwarf even features a few extra pictures of his units that we just couldn't fit into the paper version.
But that's not all. Alongside all these articles, we take a look at what Forge World and Black Library have been up to, chat to the designers about their latest creations and, of course, show off all the new releases. We can't say what they are just yet, but you may have got a glimpse of one of them in Monday's teaser video. What could it possibly be?
White Dwarf will be available on Saturday, but remember you can always set up a subscription to ensure that you never miss an issue. You can find out more by clicking on the links below. You can also download the iPad Edition of White Dwarf here.