I'm interested to see what you think Alien. I really like the changes that they've made to the magazine to start 2019. Of note to me (and I've only skimmed the mag and read a couple of the articles)
*No adverts other than the occasional double page spread. This makes a huge difference in the amount of content in the 148 page magazine compared to the past
*Competitive Battle Report: 2 tournament players playing representative tourney armies. This is huge and makes it far more worthwhile.
*Maps! Maps in the Bat Rep! Woo frigging Hoo! Seriously, you can tell what's going on a lot more clearly as a result. There are still way too many photos in the batter, but it's certainly a start.
*New rules. For 40k we get a section on Crimson Fists. 8 pages of background, 2 pages of rules and then a hobby section covering 6 pages including Paint Splatter. I think the section looks really good and is the first part that I've started looking at after finishing the Battle Report.
*Nightvault Section: This looks at the game boards specifically, with a view to the rules development, tactics and gameplay. Again, I've done the skinniest of skim reads but it seems very interesting.
*Fiction! 4 pages of AoS short story, 6 pages of a 40k story. My favourite memory of early WD (Apart from Issues 127 and 129 (Eldar Craftworld background and rules, Space Marine Armour background) was a story that spanned issues 155 and 156 (I think, the numbers may be off) about Gotrek and Felix stopping a Skaven threat. It was a treat and I really, really miss the fiction that was a part of every WD, Codex and Army Book. I welcome the return.
Those were the bits that really shouted for my attention, but tbh there seems to be a heck of a lot of content, so there are probably a few more articles that will really grab me too.
All in all, it looks very promising.