White Dwarf (sometimes shortened to WD) is the monthly magazine produced by Games Workshop. The first issue was published in June-July 1977 as a bimonthly magazine. In August 1982 it changed to a monthly release. White Dwarf is produced in a number of countries in several languages, with the UK edition considered the 'mother' edition.
Issue 1 of White Dwarf was published in June-July 1977. It was in black and white, had only 24 pages, was bi-monthly, had many advertisements for obscure non-Games Workshop games and had no pictures of miniatures. During this time Dungeons & Dragons was the main focus of the magazine. In August 1982 the magazine became monthly and the first Warhammer article was published in White Dwarf 45 in September 1983, shortly after the release of the 1st edition rulebook.
The last issue to be bound by staples was White Dwarf 89. Subsequent issues were now free to increase the page count. By this time the focus was beginning to switch to miniatures, with the few colour pages dedicated to pictures of Citadel miniatures. After White Dwarf 100 non-Games Workshop material disappeared from the magazine and a Games Workshop logo added to the front cover. This could be considered the birth of modern White Dwarf - an in-house publication for Games Workshop and its miniatures.
The first issue to be completely free of external advertising was White Dwarf 113. The first battle report was published in White Dwarf 120, with hand-drawn maps. This feature became increasingly popular, and now there is at least one battle report in every issue of the magazine. By White Dwarf 128 the page count had increased to 128 pages. By White Dwarf 300 the magazine had fragmented so separate countries had different design teams, different content and even different issue numbers. In White Dwarf 316 a new team was assembled and White Dwarfs around the world began to have the same content again.
Features & Articles
Regular White Dwarf articles include:
- New Releases - All of the items that Games Workshop have released that month.
- Designer's Notes - Writers, artists and sculptors are interviewed about the new releases.
- Battle Report - A description of a game of Warhammer, or one of Games Workshop's other games, accompanied by pictures and explanations of tactics by the players.
- Modelling / Painting Workshop - Tips on a certain area of the Games Workshop hobby.
- Eavy Metal Masterclass - A guide by one of the 'Eavy Metal team to painting a miniature to the highest quality.
- Tactica - Tactics and strategies for winning games.
List of White Dwarfs
This is a list of White Dwarfs released with Age of Sigmar content, starting on the White Dwarf Weekly 75.
|Issues for the 1th Edition of Age of Sigmar|
|September 2016||October 2016||November 2016||December 2016|
|2017||January 2017||February 2017||March 2017||April 2017||May 2017||June 2017||July 2017||August 2017||September 2017||October 2017||November 2017||December 2017|
|2018||January 2018||February 2018||March 2018||April 2018||May 2018|
|Issues for the 2nd Edition of Age of Sigmar|
|2018||June 2018||July 2018||August 2018||September 2018||October 2018||November 2018||December 2018|
|2019||January 2019||February 2019||March 2019||April 2019||May 2019||June 2019||July 2019||August 2019||September 2019||October 2019||November 2019||December 2019|
|2020||January 2020||February 2020||March 2020||April 2020||May 2020||August 2020||September 2020||October 2020||November 2020||December 2020|
|2021||January 2021||February 2021||March 2021||April 2021||May 2021||June 2021|
|Issues for the 3nd Edition of Age of Sigmar|
|2021||July 2021||August 2021||September 2021||October 2021|
- 1: White Dwarf 330, pg. 60-65