At GamesDay 2007 I purchased volume 2 of the Forge World Imperial Armour series of hardbacked books. It’s the one that covers Space Marines and the Inquisition.
It is a excellently produced book and I have spent ages reading the text, looking at the excellent graphics and photographs – some of which are quite realistic looking, especially when you consider not only are we talking models, we’re also talking about gothic SF models. I also like the fact that they also include details on the original Rhino as well as the newer Rhino model.
The graphics are excellent and give plenty of ideas for paint schemes as well as insignia and other markings. I am going to be modelling my Mark IIb Land Raider on one of the schemes in the book.
I do have volume 1 and I would like to get some of the others in the series as well, the Siege of Vraks looks really interesting.
You don’t buy these for the gaming information, though that is useful, the delight in these books is just the sheer quality of the content and the look.