To my delight I received The Doom of Mymeara on Christmas Day! Suffice to say that I have read it over several times and have become hooked on the idea of fielding a Corsair army; whether this involves an overhaul of my old Saim-Hann or a completely new force is yet to be decided, by my wallet.
As for the book and my opinion I think it is the best Imperial Armour book yet, least from what I've read, and I really loved the plot twist at the end; they managed to incorporate a personal level story line whilst also getting to play with several big titans like the Phantom! Very clever and very Eldar. I love all the amazing pictures where they use models and photoshop as they are incredibly realistic. The introduction at the start looks like an Imperial report on the war and is very well laid out and shiny smooth, impressive and well done. Overall, outstanding job.
Now to the models, rules and most importantly, Corsair army list! I am sorely tempted to get a pirate force filled with Wasps and Hornets and other amazing Forgeworld goodies as they really are beautiful models and the rules are very usable (finally BS4 Guardians Jetbikes!). If I was to do one it would involve a split force to best make use of the entire product range, something like a firebase or Corsairs with jetpacks, Wasps then a fast detachment of jetbikes and Hornets with Venoms following. It should be great fun to play, a cross between Dark Eldar flimsy and Eldar firepower.
Best news of all and what is most likely to tip the scale in my decision to buy into this new army is that my Gold Duke of Edinburgh begins soon and I can quite easily do this army as my skills project for a year, learning to paint it properly and take my time to convert and base well from the local GW shop manager. If I can get a decent army list and the confidence to 'invest' hundreds of pounds into resin then I'm all set....