First off, loved it for the most part. Seeing people we haven't heard from for years (I think the last Skarre appearance was at the start of Superiority? Same for the Coven?) was great. And I loved all the bits between Denny and Gaspy's epic mustache twirling reveal at the end. But....
Oh come on!
Siege shows up for a page where Triumph (HA?) and Havoc are both destroyed, he's injured and he gets kidnapped by the Butcher. All without uttering a line. Ossrum has now had more lines in the fluff! Although Siege had had I think one until legends. Which was 'Fire.'. Maybe he's just terse.
Haley can control jacks, barely walk and can't use magic. Kraye gets *****slapped twenty feet by Nightmare and is heavily injured, Stryker gets the same from a Kraken, Connie's injured and Rowdy and the Thunderhead are both damaged. Oh, and Point Bourne is dead. D.E.D dead. Everyone Dave. Captain Holister. Todhunter. Selby. Petersen. Chen. Even Rimmer. They're all dead Dave, everyone is dead.
For Khador Karchev is still captured aaaaand..... Zerkova gets beat up and runs from Vyross.
Speaking of Vyross, him and Ossy get hurt a fair bit! And Vyross loses his sword! And then they're back in Ios and fine and Vyross has a new sword.
For Cryx, denny takes a POW 10 and nightmare gets squished. But that's fine, they're winning this book after all.
And the worst thing that happens to a Menite or Merc seems to be Vlad wanting to talk to Severius. That's about it.
I mean for pete's sake. Even when it's Khador and Cygnar against Cryx for some reason it's still Cygnar that gets it bad while Khador gets off pretty freaking light by comparison!