I think your gallery forum is the coolest bit (for me). I would say a amateur in war stuff will look for pictures first before reading any juicy article. Probably might be cool to actually add the gallery in the main forum instead of having a small print link.
I am not sure about whether I am right. I feel that the colour tone of grey and black is not really good for the eyes. I (personally) feel that it hurts my eyes abit somehow. Actually, nothing wrong with it. Just my personal feel.