For those who have been waiting for so long to get in on the action of Heavy Gear, this book provides an amazing background story for the coalition that is referenced as NuCoal. Heavy Gear has always had an amazing background, but this book provides amazing artwork as well as impressive statistics for new army groups and types that can be used both for fun as well as for official Heavy Gear tournaments.
The artwork is flowing and smooth, but made to look rough and rugged, just like the planet it is based on. On top of that, the guys at Dream Pod 9 finally indulged in the city-states that had for so long been in the background and rarely mentioned.
In combination with all this, the storyline that centralizes around some of the characters is given a jump start, filling in the blanks for those who enjoy the role-playing aspect of the game.
The scan itself from DriveThruRPG is also an excellent one, not marked or worn-down, and provides you with plenty to look at and drool over until you've saved up your pennies for future purchases.
[5 of 5 Stars!]