Sweet armor! I wonder if all this talk about "toughest armor in the game" mean it's actually Armor 4 instead of 3, or if it just referes to the combination of Armor 3 and Damage Resilience. Either way, they seem like one tough nut to crack. Also cool to see the first example of figures handling knives.
Finally the brits join the fray! ANd with phaser guns to boot. The Honet's phaser is 120W, while theirs is 60W, so I think we can expect it to do about half the damage. My guess is around 1*3 infantry, 2*3 vehicles. I also wonder if the whole "paratrooper" thing actually means anything in-game. The bit about "timing their arrival" makes me think they have some sort of special deployment rules. That would be sweet.
Interestingly, I think this is the first time when we get these single box releases for both factions where the units aren't exactly equivalents. The Heavy Recons are anti-infantry, while the paratroopers are anti-tank.