Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Review: White Dwarf Weekly #2 (Digital Edition)

A review of the last weeks WD weekly, this is also the first digital WD I have bought so some extra about what I think of that.

New Releases
More Dwarfs of course, this week we get Gyrocopters/bombers, a Runelord kit and Grimm Burloksson and the Dwarf Armybook. We also get some books and digital releases like the 'Wh:Battlefields Underway' which is a scenario pack for battles underground. We get some pictures and some text explaining the new releases and all looks nice and all that.

Phil Kelly
A while ago was a guest columnist in the old style White Dwarf and this time he continues with the subject of dusting of your old models and armies and bring them up to speed and keep having inspiration to do so. Quite nice read.

Carved from Stone
Here's we get more info about what Dwarf army book author Jeremy Vetock tried to accomplish with the new Dwarf book and what he likes about the Dwarfs. Could be more in-depth on actual rules and such but otherwise quite a nice read.

Sprues and Glue
Last time there was a focus on the glue this time it's on the sprue and how should think when doing sub-assemblies of certain models to paint and glue the together easier. The pictures and text is both easy to look at/read and is really informative actually.

Paint Splatter
Mini tutorials like we are used to is this time for different parts of the Gyrobomber. Many like the Brass, Metals etc. we already know probably and have even seen many times before in WD. But this magazine is for beginners as well so that we will see repeating painting tutorials is something we probably should get used too.

We get the full rules (even normal equipment) for Grimm Burloksson and the Gyrobomber, and a little hint on how to best use them in your army. Nice, nothing special but I like to have some sneak peak rules before the armybook arrives.

Designers Notes
The model designers talk about the Gyrocopter/Gyrobomber kit, Grimm and the Runelord kit. Nice read.

The other stuff
We get some more info about the rules, Bit of the week, Readers model of the Week, a talk about different Dwarf axes etc. Really nice with many mini articles in last couple of pages, all in all a nice read.

Digital Edition
I bought the Digital ed. for the first time because I cant get to my nearest Games Workshop every Saturday. So I bought it for my iPad instead and here's what I think about it, and remember I don't have the physical copy so I can't compare the same issue.

It's looks okey but not near optimized for the iPad. Tha pages are much smaller (about half size) so we get two pages from one in the physical copy. This makes some pages less interesting to look at because normally there will be a picture to go along with text for example. Here's instead we first see a picture and then on the next page the text to go with it (in some cases). Sometimes we get a page with nothing on it all or just two sentences in the top and nothing more.

So I must say I much prefer the physical copy but for there's no possibility to buy that every time so I have to settle with the Digital, which works but it's not optimized.

Nice read this time as well, compared to the old White Dwarf it feels like you actually read everything in the magazine. Sure it's much smaller, but I also think the content is more interesting as well. So thumbs up for this issue as well.

Rating: 3.5

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