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White Dwarf 451
Released February 2020
Preceded by White Dwarf 450
Followed by White Dwarf 452

White Dwarf is Games Workshop's premium Warhammer magazine, packed with amazing content each month such as new rules and background, short stories, regular columns, special guests and more.

Since January 2020, the magazine is again issued under a serial number, given the numbering from previous months.


  • Contact!

What’s on your mind this month? We share your letters and questions, plus models painted by you, our readers. Also, high-altitude aerial combat.

  • Worlds of Warhammer

Phil joins us to talk about architects, gardeners and hunter-gatherers. Yep, we think he’s finally lost it, too. Taxi for Phil!

  • Realm of Chaos: Realm of Nurgle

Painting and modelling advice for creating an army of Nurgle. Warning: includes some pretty disgusting conversions. Do not read while eating.

  • Putrid Painting

What’s that? Ten pages of Nurgle painting and modelling inspiration wasn’t enough for you? Well, here’s a painting guide for Putrid Blightkings.

  • Inside the Studio

Check out what we’ve been building, painting and playing this month in the studio.


  • The Tome Celestial – Da Ironsunz

Da Ironsunz are da ’ardest and meanest of all da Ironjawz warclans. Read all about ’em and dere boss Dakkbad Grotkicker right ’ere! Includes 3 warscroll battalions.

  • Paintin’ Da Ironsunz

Dere’s loadsa yella in this paintin’ guide for da Ironsunz – including guides for classic painting style and Contrast paints.

  • The Death of Dakkbad Grotkicker

Dakkbad Grotkicker is rumoured to be one of the most kunnin’ of all Orruk Megabosses. But perhaps his time has finally come. Maybe…

  • Rules Of Engagement

Games developer Louis Aguilar has taken over from Jervis this month to talk about writing army lists and how to get the most out of your forces.

  • New Growth In Gnarlroot

Something stirs in the Gnarlroot Wargrove… It’s a stunning Sylvaneth army painted by Forge World studio painter Sam Wilson!


  • Mindfire

Salamanders Librarian Xubari finds himself confronted by a psychic threat in this short story set during the Indomitus Crusade.

  • Indomitus Crusade Heroes

There are many great heroes of the Indomitus Crusade, but not all of them received the recognition they deserve. Until now, that is.

  • A Tale of Four Warlords – The Warlords of Vigilus

We join our four warlords for the final instalment in the series. What have they been painting in preparation for the final showdown?

  • Battle Report – To Crown A Warlord

Death Guard, Black Legion, Genestealer Cults and Raven Guard clash in the culmination to the current series of A Tale of Four Warlords. But who will be the victor – Mark, James, Sam or the other James? Includes a new Scenario, "The Culmination", that our four Warlords will be fighting, along with 12 Secret Schemes.

  • Echoes from the Warp

Robin Cruddace has returned from the warp to chat about the latest edition of Codex: Space Marines – in particular, Chapter Tactics, Combat Doctrines and new Stratagems.


  • Born of Flame

New rules and fighter cards for using Fyreslayers in your games of Warcry. Be warned, they like hitting stuff hard and setting things on fire! Includes rules for 10 different loadouts over three fighter types.


  • Glory Points

John Bracken tackles the ‘meta’ of Warhammer Underworlds. We assume it’s a kind of monster…

  • Path to Victory

A comprehensive Underworlds tactics guide for Hrothgorn’s Mantrappers and The Wurmspat.


  • Sanctioned Carnage

What would happen if an Eversor Assassin were unleashed inside the Blackstone Fortress? This!


  • Panoply of War

A guide to aircraft markings and insignia in Aeronautica Imperialis, including a brief chart showing some of the Imperial Navy's unit structure.


  • An Oath Fulfilled

Tactical advice for using the King of the Dead in the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game.


  • The First Act of Faith

Black Library author James Swallow joins us to talk about his classic Sisters of Battle novel Faith & Fire, which we are serialising in the pages of White Dwarf over the course of the year. This is Part I.


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