This has got to be the meatiest cannon fodder in recent memory, and boy was it a lot to take in. I am going to have to read it multiple times in order to fully understand everything it contains, but I loved it. Seeing a new UNSC star ship is always a wonder to behold, and its nice to see the RCS get some detailed love haha. The maps look and sound great, and I cannot wait to play in them. As for the extra stuff such as the Achilles and the exploration of 26th century technology, as a history and realism buff, that was one great read, and it kind of compliments some aspects I have brought up in my theory articles. The part of the plasma developing process still being new to humanity supports the idea that even though they have limited understanding on how to efficiently harness plasma and use it as a weapon, it means they have a firm grasp on directed energy in general to use as a basis for understanding plasma weaponry, which kinda supports my theory that later in the 21st and into the 22nd centuries we used laser technology as directed energy weaponry, but scrapped it due to political and social issues. Have not read the universe articles yet, but I look forward to it! Thanks Grim!
Edit: Sorry erickyboo, I did not see your reservation there. Forgive me.