No Quarter 45 - Nov/Dec 2012




I'm on a bit of a catch up with No Quarter. Here's my review of Issue No 45 from Nov/December. You can find the No Quarter Plus edition here.

Cover   
A bit of character art for one of the releases this month, and a hint as to the big articles.               
                1
               
Credits
What you'd expect, with a smaller, but clean copy of the cover art          
                0
               
Table of Contents           
Single page, does what it says on the tin              
                0
               
Editorial              
It starts well, then slides away into a rundown of the magazine.               
                0
               
News from the Front    
A run down of Foodmachine 2012, a series of events with a noble and charitable goal.   
                2
               
New Releases  
Only three pages of new releases, with minimal pictures and information. You get no more information than you need.               
                3
               
HORDES: Gargantuans Previews              
Another article pulling five pages from the Gargantuan rule book to preview some of the new models, including the Everblight Archangel. Sadly we see a common fault amongst PP output, with an image repeated, in this case the cover picture turns up for the third time           
                5
               
Gen Con 2012 Recap      
Interviews, army lists, and pictures of the Formula P3 Grandmasters Painting Comp, make for a solid article.      
                12
               
Guts & Gears: Long Riders          
With background, rules, a Tactica, and painting guide this pieces does an all round job on the Trollkin Long Riders             
Reproduced in part in No Quarter Plus  
                10
               
The Gavyn Kyle Files: Bloody Barnabas
Eight pages (with on full page illustration) of background on Barnabas makes for good reading  
Reproduced in part in No Quarter Plus  
                7
               
Forces of Distinction XI
Three pages of background, with new rules for a Witch Coven of Garlghast force.            
                3
               
The Care and Maintenance of Steamjacks           
Three pages of background, based as the title suggests, around steamjacks.      
Reproduced in full in No Quarter Plus    
                3
               
Monsternomicon & Beyond      
A detailed bestiary for adding spectres to the Iron Kingdom RPG              
                8
               
Foundry, Forge & Crucible: Tools of the Trade  
A six page arsenal of weaponized tools, it's worth a look just for the descriptions and art.            
                6
               
Modeling & Painting: IK Conversions II
Another three models go under the razorsaw this week, resulting in two Mechanics and a battered 'jack for use in the RPG               
Reproduced in part in No Quarter Plus  
                8
               
Defenders of Thrace Scenario   
In the main this is a ancient history lesson, but it does have a good scenario at the end.                
                8
               
Terrain Building: Custom Battle Board  
A hugely detailed article, that sets out how to build a two piece 4'x4' table.         
                8
               
Modelling & Painting Quick Tips: Where There’s Smoke             
I'm not a fan of the end result, but this is a good piece about making smoky flame for your modles, covering sculpting and painting,             
                4
               
Player Gallery  
A single page shows off some alt. Paint schemes, which are always good to see.              
                1
               
Hell-Bound Challenge  
The results of the challenge from No Quarter #43, with the winner, and runners up on show.    
                1
               
The Armory: Colossals & Gargantuans  
Templates for use my models from the Colossals and Gargantuan books              
Reproduced in part in No Quarter Plus  
                1
               
Inside Back Cover           
No Quarter subscription ad        
                0
               
Back Cover         
Logo reminder that Warmachine is now celebrating its 10th year.             
                0
               
All of which makes a scarily consistent score of 91.

I really like No Quarter, and there's more to get out of it for a none Warmachine/Hordes player than there is reading White Dwarf as a none 40K/Fantasy player. The page count feels far more well used, and I'll doubtless be coming back to the painting and background sections years from now.

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