28-Mag; Telling War Stories

The second issue of 28-magazine is here! It’s been a while in the making but it’s been released at last and those of us who’re suffering from withdrawal symptoms at the ongoing lack of the Blanchitsu article in White Dwarf can breathe a collective sigh of relief. Just like the first issue it’s packed to the gunnels with all kinds of dark, strange and wonderful miniatures, some very insightful interviews, beautiful artwork and excellent tutorials. Needless to say I highly recommend it giving it a look whatever your taste in miniatures is (it’s free after all!) but particularly if you’re a fan of Inq28, AoS28 or any of the hobby’s darker and weirder corners.

28 Mag Cover

The editorial team have worked incredibly hard to put this issue together and deserve all the credit and praise that’s been sent their way – it really is a very stylish and professional-looking production. Possibly driven into some kind of exhausted delirium by their efforts they even invited me to contribute an article, which you can find on page 74, published under my real name Paul Stagg (because it doesn’t say Wudugast on my birth certificate, even though my passport photo is a picture of a bionic skull). The article focuses on adding a background narrative to your hobby – be that painting, converting, playing games or a combination of all three. It’s a subject close to my heart and one that I may well revisit here in the future, especially as I had quite a lot of ideas that I simply ran out of space to cover. I did at least manage to wax philosophical about goliath gangers, tech-peasants and Khornate philosophers, all of which I intend to return my attention to in the coming months.

For now though all that’s left is for me to offer a big thank you to the team for putting together another great issue and to recommend that you go and check the magazine out and show them some support. I’ve also been asked to deny once and for all the rumours that I modelled for the front cover, instead you can find my portrait in its proper place – on page 3…


16 responses to “28-Mag; Telling War Stories

  • Alex

    Great mag in general, and your bit was particularly enjoyable 🙂

  • Alexander Winberg

    It was a pleasure working with you! The article is really great 🙂

  • Thomas

    Great article in 28Mag. I enjoyed reading.

    The magazine is pretty sweet, what wealth of amazing hobby collected there!

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Well I downloaded the magazine, all 186 pages of it. It reminded me of when I was a very little kid in so much as I never read anything because I was to engrossed in all the fantastic pictures! I have read your article and love the passion you have for your hobby. I liked the “Forge” piece and will take another proper look at that and of course the picture of you on page 3 came as no surprise. With a surname like Stagg. Can’t say any more for now, too much else to look at! 😊

    • Wudugast

      I thought you’d like the Forge article, it absolutely blew me away when I saw it. Something I really like about the magazine is that there’s something in there for pretty much every painter or modeller, regardless of taste or style. Glad you liked seeing my portrait as well, although I do think they made me a little more handsome for the magazine. Still, that’s show-biz for you!

      • theimperfectmodeller

        Yes the Forge is quite a piece, something about its simplicity. That’s not a put down just total admiration for its design. As for your portrait be careful the editor doesn’t get carried away with Photoshop, sometimes people hardly recognise themselves! 😉

  • imperialrebelork

    I’ve downloaded but have yet to read it but now I know you are in it I’ll read it tomorrow. How awesome for you to be part of such a great mag!! Volume 1 was brilliant so I’m sure 2 will be just as good or even better.

    • Wudugast

      Yeah, I try to be all cool about it but it was a huge honour to be invited, it really is an amazing mag and they’ve had some fantastic contributors over the last two issues. There’s a lot of good stuff in this one, you’ll enjoy it 😀

  • Wyrhta d'Voiyd

    “… because the more things you establish as sacrosanct, the fewer options you have for exploring the unknown.” Wise words, Wudugast. I don’t count how many time in the past I have wrote a pile of texts just for a few miniatures, closing so many rooms in the process and caging my own creativity. I agree with you. A few lines are enough… and a proper name of course. 😉 The rest come later, in the heat of a battle or when our muse spark a new concept to explore. Great work! Cheers.

    • Wudugast

      Yeah, it’s a very easy trap to fall into, it’s got me more than once too! Of course there’s nothing wrong with writing loads of background for an army but it’s a different hobby altogether to the kind of narrative-led experience I was trying to promote. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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