It is also very promising that the translation and editing seems to be in very capable hands. A historian I highly respect reviewed the original German edition for a Finnish military journal in the early 1980s. He praised the book a lot.
The book has been out for awhile. I got my copy in yesterday. Hardcover, with "printed-over" laminated hard covers. But looks to be digitally printed, something I find unacceptable for a book this expensive.
The translation seems very good to me and Balck writes in a most engaging way. The other downside is that the ditors/translators interject their PC comments here and there in the notes as Balck's text is no way PC.