The major release this month is for 40k once again. And it's flyers this time, and there is three of them. First one is for Space Marines, Stormtalon as it is called is attack vehicle capable of flying fast or go into hover mode for easier targeting of enemy tanks and infantry. It can also transport stuff into battle. At first I didn't really like the model, I thought it looked bulky and a bit odd. But as I look at it more I now quite like it and thinks it's a fitting for any Space Marine army. Next up we have the Nightscythe/Doomscythe for the Necrons. A new cool looking shiny toy for the Necrons who have been really spoiled with nice looking models lately. I really like the look of this model as It reminds me a little of a Batman Batwing, although I think it would have looked even cooler with an canopy for the pilot even If I know he don't need one. But the coolest looking as of now in my opinion is the WW2 inspired Ork Boomer which can be made into three different configurations, Dakka Jet, Burna-Boomer and the Blitza-Boomer. Really funny and nice rules for them as well.
Painting and Modelling
There are no really modelling tips in this issue but there is a Scenery Showcase showing a Witchfate Tor and Gardern of Morr turned into a Reiksguard Chapter House, looks really cool and I am actually thinking about doing something similar for my Knights of Morr.
Rules and Fluff
Not that much actually, but there is some really usefull stuff. Like the rules for each of the new 40k flyers. There are also focus on the three armies, White Scars, Orks and Necrons with a new scenario which of course incorporates the new aircraft's. The scenario is called The battle for Cardrim and there is plenty of pre-this scenario history and fluff.
Not much gaming at all in this issue. No battle report at all this time which is a shame, I want my Empire Battle Report!
A nice read filled with quite usefull stuff actually, still like the Painting guides, new rules etc. So all in all a solid issue this time. There are many things I miss from the old days like more modelling tips, displays of other than Eavy Metal armies (Eavy metal armies looks really nice but you have seen then a million times now, the white scars in this issue was nice though) and more and better Battle Reports. Well time will tell if we get more of these things in the future or not, but until then you can buy this issue and still have a good time reading it.
Rating: 4 out of 5