Just a little more here... I have had a chance to page through the magazine (though not read most of it yet) my openions are based on first impressions!
Other than the usual first 15 pages of self stroking adds for the items of the month the rest of the issue seems to be focused on Vampire counts. That is all fine and good. I have a Vampire counts army and some new blood (pun intended) is always nice.
WTF- More Giant Monsters! The new Zombie Dragon is on a Gigantic base. Waaaay bigger than the previous model. I am somewhat worried about the sizing of the newer monster kits as they are starting to hit a cartoon(ish) level that makes the game look even more juvenile than having Matt W. as a fluff writer.
They really are going to give EVERY army some sort of new giant monster kit even when it makes no sense to do so.
Essentially the new monsters are the "Mech" of the Fantasy game. In this case an imperial Chimera REALLY is a Chimera! The Monsters are filling the roll of "Tank" in fantasy and the new larger based monsters seem to support this idea.
The New stuff coming out for Ogre's next month look to be the "Land Raiders" for WHFB. next thing you know they will come out with monster carrying cases that can be used as a monster on the board and can store your mini's as well!
In conclusion of this segment I want to Quote from the movie Jurassic Part (Original) I thinkit sums up the situation. Please apply to GW designers...
Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum): "your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should."