White Dwarf

White Dwarf is a magazine published by Games Workshop that covers the Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 universes. The magazine was first published in June/July 1977 and has been published monthly ever since.


White Dwarf was originally conceived as a more general fantasy and science fiction gaming magazine. The first editor was Ian Livingstone, one of the founders of Games Workshop. In the early years, White Dwarf covered a variety of topics including roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons as well as board games and miniature wargaming.

Over time, the magazine began focusing more on Games Workshop's own products set in the Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 universes. By the late 1980s, White Dwarf was almost exclusively covering Warhammer and 40k. This remains the case today, with White Dwarf serving as the official magazine previewing new miniatures, rules, and backstory from Games Workshop.

Some notable developments in White Dwarf's history include:


A typical issue of White Dwarf contains:

There are also recurring segments like 'Eavy Metal which highlights professionally-painted miniatures, and 'Blanchitsu' featuring dioramas and conversions by John Blanche.


White Dwarf is published 12 times a year by Games Workshop. The editorial and design team is based at Games Workshop's headquarters in Nottingham, UK.

The magazine is available through subscription and newsstand sales internationally. Selected articles are also published online through Games Workshop's website and apps.

The magazine is published in three international markets, White Dwarf (UK), White Dwarf (USA), and White Dwarf (Spanish).

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