Well that was interesting.
As the new WD isn’t available anywhere I can walk to, I’ve been in town all morning. However, as I was there I thought I’d pick up some other magazines that aren’t available locally and have been browsing through the shelves of several different stores. Here is the haul:
I got Warhammer Visions yesterday and read that on the tram ride in. I read the new WD on the way back. Reviews of those coming up, probably Visions first.
Now that I’ve started talking about magazines I think I’ll do a load more reviews once I’ve finished with GW’s efforts. There are a lot of great gaming and modelling magazines out there and so it might be fun to explore a few.
While I’m in the mood to hoover things up, are there any mags you think I should look at? Print or digital, either is fine.
Bombay Badonkadonks, as featured in The Big Bang Theory. I’m assured it’s a quality publication.
In case you have no idea what I’m referencing: Rajesh from Big Bang: “On the rare occasions when he actually gets homesick, he picks up the latest issue of “Bombay Badonkadonks” and performs Bollywood dancing”
I’ve not heard of it before. I had guessed pretty close though 😉
The only gaming magazine I read regularly now is No Quarter, the Privateer Press magazine. It isn’t perfect (it’s bi-monthly) and obviously focused entirely on PP products, but I do enjoy its mix of articles, some of which could probably be enjoyed by people not interested in the setting / products. Reminds me of early 90’s White Dwarf a little…
I don’t know why they won’t make it monthly though… Also, it annoys me that they only do a battle report every other issue, making only 3 a year.
Good thought. I’ve not seen one in a while. Someone round here must stock it.
Battle Reports are a huge amount of work to do well. That’s probably something to do with it 😉
“I don’t know why they won’t make it monthly though”
Economics would seem the most obvious reason.
Oh I’m sure there’s a good reason for, but as some one who really enjoys it I get annoyed that it doesn’t come out twice as often… 😉
There used to be somewhere local I could buy it, but sadly these days I generally have to order it from Firestorm or something similar…
The latest issue (52) is probably a good comparison actually as it’s the first issue with the new editor in charge. Change wasn’t hugely dramatic, but they’ve added more pages and he’s promised to increase the articles about PP’s other games (as traditionally it’s pretty Warmachine / Hordes focused)…
I’ll bear that in mind. Thanks for the suggestion.
Wargames Illustrated, Tabletop Insider and Ravage it is for me.
Is Tabletop Insider still German language only?
David at Mondo might have a copy. I’m getting mine through him now. Forbidden Planet might carry it, or Sanctuary.
I’ll have a rummage. Or if you’ve got one I could just borrow yours ;P
That would save me another trip into town.
I should be at H’n’A on Tues, so I’ll bring it to that in case you’re along. Otherwise, GoB day.
Thanks Sam. I’ll make a note to pop along to H&A.
No Quarter is a good choice for comparison to WD, as its also mag dedicated to a single company’s games. A tete a tete review as it were would be a greatly interesting read.
And mantics own ironwatch magazine would be another good choice. Especially as its fan written and an online free publication. The comparison between fan written and company written is an exercise all of its own!
It is indeed.
Being from the US I would love to see a list of different magazines to look out for. The only ones I really know of are the US version of Ravage, No Quarter, & Figure Painter. I have browsed a couple of WD but and not a GW fan due to the prices.
Well stay tuned! I’ll be going through a whole load of options 😉