I am glad to hear that Blazing hand. To be honest if the White Dwarf carries on in the same vein then March's issue will be the last one that I buy.
I'm sorry to heat that Alien. I know we disagree regularly about WD, but I wouldn't want to see 1 or 2 poorer issues drive you away.
As far as February is concerned, I largely agree with you. I read the January issue voraciously, whilst this latest issue just didn't hot the right spots. Whilst I somewhat enjoyed the nostalgia of Andy Chambers Vs Jervis Johnson, the narrative style reporting really leaves me cold.
The fiction was again a high point and I'm pleased to see a longer story spread over 2 issues.
It might not be clear from my initial breakdown, but 7.54% of the magazine is made up of New Rules. That is eleven pages, which might be considered as okay by some, but if you don’t play some of the games that the rules are for you might consider it too many.
I get the feeling that GW can't win on this. Either they're not putting out enough new content or if you don't play the system, you won't enjoy it.
I welcome new rules and content. If they can expand the games in any way and allow people more chances to field their armies how they want them, then more power.
The whole thing about subdividing Stormhosts into various chambers and conclaves with the chambers focusing together warriors with particular battle field strengths just sounds too much like a Space Marine chapter being divided into companies.
To be fair, it just sounds like any military organisation. There's no real way to avoid them sounding a little similar.
I loved the addition of the Battle for Golgotha. I played Squats in Epic and loved them. I still hate the ease with which a Gutbuster Belly Gun can take down every single Void Shield with 1 shot though. Grrrrrrrr!
So, for me, I thought that there were some redeeming features, but on the whole, the issue was a massive letdown compared to January. 2 out of 5 for me too.