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Aeronautica Imperialis Returns!


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Well, I didn't see this coming....

 

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... but I'm as happy as a Hell Talon on the tail of a one-winged Marauder! 

 

Assuming this will be a miniatures game (as opposed to computer or card, which are possibilities, I guess), I'm thinking this will be to scale with AT18, and there will be an initial plastics release. (I think a new A.I. would fall in a flaming spiral if it were all-resin miniatures, although Shapeways stores, et al, would rejoice...) 

 

Imperial and either Chaos or Ork seem very likely candidates for launch plastics. 

 

Personally hoping this isn't 'Aeronautica Imperialis: The Horus Heresy' ! Air fleets of identical aircraft seems a bad choice. (Titanicus got away with it because the background and original AT completely justifies that decision.)

 

Does anyone have more info yet? 

What do you hope to see in new A.I? 


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I, having not had the opportunity to play the original aeronautica Imperialis have a few things that I'd hope to see. I hope the setting is modern 40k rather than the Horus Heresy and I hope they produce models for some of the older designs as well as the new ones, so we see Eldar Nightwings and Phoenix bombers as well as Crimson Hunters for example. If they release Necron bakery fliers and Tau *anything other than the ugly plastic fliers* and so on it should be great. The Dark Eldar fliers look amazing and it would be a travesty not to see them produced because heresy.


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All good points, Takatus. Being an original player, I'd not yet considered all the new flying machines that now grace the skies over modern 40K tables. 

 

Yes, I think it would be a missed opportunity if the new AI is another 30K / Heresy game. The 41st millennium has much more to offer the air wargamer. 


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If this comes at a smaller scale than normal 40k, I may actually be able to afford a Marauder Bomber/Destroyer. smile.png


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This was probably my favourite announcement of the weekend (okay, maybe this or the Skorpius). I was just recently thinking about the original and how I wished I’d collected and played it.

The context it was done in; SG preview seminar and the fact that all the modern SG’s since Blood Bowl have quarterly plastic releases supported with resin for addons and less common models, means this is likely to follow the same pattern. I’d also bet real money that it’s going to be the same scale as Adeptus Titanicus and this will help them build a range of models suitable for the rebirth of Epic, which I’m very excited about the potential of. They are even building a scenery range for use across these systems!

On that subject I find it interesting that the Q&A answer to ‘Can we have Epic?’ was ‘Maybe in the future’ rather than ‘No plans’. Anyway enough about Epic.

Like everyone though; I’m hoping for a 40k setting as Space Marine flyer vs Space Marine flyer doesn’t sound that appealing. But Imperial Navy vs Orks vs Tau? Oh yeah! I’d definitely collect an Imperial Navy and an Ork force.

Hoping it’ll be the 40k version of x-wing I’ve always wanted only without the need to buy a million cards...
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It would be much better as a 40k era game - so we can get some variation in aircraft. Swarms of Ork fightas trying to take out a Marauder Bomber Wing over Armageddon please!


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My preference is that this will be a redux of the original game, which was set in the current era and used Epic scale miniatures. Yes, plastic would be preferable to resin.

However, I could also see this as an electronic game, similar to the current electronic incarnation of Battlefleet Gothic (and similarly limiting itself to two dimensions rather than the three dimensions that aerospace combat allows). An electronic version would allow for quicker integration of all factions.

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My preference is that this will be a redux of the original game, which was set in the current era and used Epic scale miniatures. Yes, plastic would be preferable to resin.

However, I could also see this as an electronic game, similar to the current electronic incarnation of Battlefleet Gothic (and similarly limiting itself to two dimensions rather than the three dimensions that aerospace combat allows). An electronic version would allow for quicker integration of all factions.


Wasn’t it unveiled in the Specialist Games seminar though? If so it’s got to be a physical SG games surely? (I hope...)

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On the other hand, a flight simulator in 40k with pvp game modes where multiple people could man a single plane could be wicked fun. 

 

But I also hope that we get plastic release. 


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Im torn, I'm with everybody in that current setting has more cool options but doing a heresy setting would be a really amazing thing to "stack" with AT. An epic total war type deal would be so much fun.



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On the other hand, a flight simulator in 40k with pvp game modes where multiple people could man a single plane could be wicked fun.

But I also hope that we get plastic release.


Why not both!
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Wasn’t it unveiled in the Specialist Games seminar though?

I don't know - I wasn't there. All I've seen is the logo that has been shown.

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My preference is that this will be a redux of the original game, which was set in the current era and used Epic scale miniatures. Yes, plastic would be preferable to resin.

However, I could also see this as an electronic game, similar to the current electronic incarnation of Battlefleet Gothic (and similarly limiting itself to two dimensions rather than the three dimensions that aerospace combat allows). An electronic version would allow for quicker integration of all factions.


Wasn’t it unveiled in the Specialist Games seminar though? If so it’s got to be a physical SG games surely? (I hope...)

 

I understand it was revealed at the end of the Titanicus preview seminar, so I think it most likely that it's a physical miniatures game, and I'd speculate that's also reasonable grounds to suspect it'll be in the same scale as Titanicus


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Not yet-to-come A.I., but here's a Let's Play! Video of original A.I. from Guerrilla Miniature Games. 

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=LvQ-GCSXTBA

 

I found this just this weekend, and with Battle of Britain on the TV, I'm inspired to revisit an A.I. campaign I sketched out a while ago; Da Battle ov Biffin'! 


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Two AI related Black Library books coming at the end of August. Last year’s SG game launched in August. Hmmmm.

I’m feeling quietly confident we’ll see something in August!

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Two AI related Black Library books coming at the end of August.

Which ones?

 

"Double Eagle" is among my favourite 40K books ever, something along those lines would be just spectacular. thumbsup.gif



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It’s a re-release of Double Eagle in paperback and an anthology called ‘on wings of blood’. Not sure if that’s new or not.

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So stoked for this! As someone who has invested heavily into AI (far more than any other GW system), I've been hoping for a re-release for so long now. I hope that it will be 6mm still, so that I can still use all my current models, although shifting gears to 8mm I could live with provided its in plastic. That being said, a PC game or something like that would be a real kick in the teeth.



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So Gencon is on the first of August, and last year we got info on the AT GME box. Maybe we’ll get info on AI boxed starter?
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SO HAPPY I DID NOT INVEST IN WARCRY! :lol:

 

This I will certainly invest in though! I cant wait for more details! :yes:


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SO HAPPY I DID NOT INVEST IN WARCRY! laugh.png

 

This I will certainly invest in though! I cant wait for more details! yes.gif

I still don't know what Warcry is nor do I have any interest.  I did, however, just download "Double Eagle" to read thumbsup.gif


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This looks like it'll be fun. Love the models in any case. :tu:
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I'm such a nerd that I downloaded a bunch of pics of WW2 fighter paint schemes and bomber nose art to work from.  I need a life rolleyesclean.gif


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