I have been reading and buying white dwarf for a long time, back in 1990 I started reading it in fact. I have followed it through good and bad times and some pretty awful times but I have stuck with it.
This I'm afraid is the final straw. I am still a fan of GW games and models and do not tend to moan too much in general but this is atrocious. I got my copies of Warhammer visions and the 'new' white dwarf today in the mail as I am a subscriber.
I probably don't need to labour the point as it has already been said. Warhammer visions is astonishing in its lack of meaningful content. It is absolutely unbelievable that the White Dwarf team presumably sat round a meeting table and came up with this idea and they all agreed it would be good.
Nothing more than a collection of pictures, granted they are very glossy and well taken but that is all it is. There is a very small description in three languages accompanying most of them but that is it. Blan shit su is crap and shows a warband of 4 models.
The battle report, if that is what you could call it, is a not even a half hearted attempt at showing what is in the pretty pictures. Again, utter crap!!
Pretty much the whole thing is dominated repeatedly by Tyranid models that we have seen over and over again from different angles.
What are they thinking? £7.50 for some pictures. Utter vacuous drivel with no depth. We all like a decent picture or two depicting drama and action scenes from our games as well as well painted miniatures but this is ridiculous.
The weekly white dwarf is thin and sad. It was read cover to cover in about half an hour. For me, £2.40 for that level of poor writing and lack of substance is just awful.
I am saddened that it has come to this but it looks like the subscription will not be renewed. It is almost insulting to expect discerning persons to consume this drivel.
Maybe I'm just getting old and have been at this toy soldiers hobby for too long or maybe they are aiming at a new target audience of illiterates who just like looking at pictures.