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Hi all,

 

Just an FYI that Aeronautica is apparently getting a monthly feature on Warhammer Community, called Flight Plan, bringing "new rules, previews, tactics, and design insights for Aeronautica Imperialis".

 

Episode 1 is up: https://www.warhamme...omepage-post-3/

 

There's a bit on the Vulture Gunships (apparently they will be resin), including a tease of the Punisher Cannon, and the Barracuda (apparently this will be plastic), as well as a bonus scenario (Ambush in the Clouds).


Edited by Firedrake Cordova, 18 February 2020 - 05:13 PM.

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Nice to see some more AI support. Looks like all the SG will get a monthly WC article format of their own.

The scenario looks pretty fun, just need to find a local opponent!


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Gutted that the Vulture will be resin.

 

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Nice to see some more AI support. Looks like all the SG will get a monthly WC article format of their own.

Yup, a commitment to an on-going support schedule is always a good thing ... especially as I'm only really interested in the Specialist Games games these days!

 

Gutted that the Vulture will be resin.

Yeah, I found that disappointing, as it leaves the possibility of more resin the in future (and I don't like resin) :(


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I think they said they'd designed 2 resin aircraft on a stream shortly after launch, so one down, another to come.


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Man I love new GW specialist games...

 

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Resin?! Sad trombone...

Ah well, still looks great and happy to have it.
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Called it on the resin Vulture. 😏
I'm leaning towards the Avenger being the other "confirmed" resin airframe. That would round out all the currently extant non-marine, combat flyers. (Leaving aside the Arvus and Sky Talon as 'non-combat' flyers.)

Theoretically, that would allow introducing Marine flyers in an eventual third box set.
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I'm leaning towards the Avenger being the other "confirmed" resin airframe.

That may be a good call - it's referenced in the "Panoply of War" article (specifically, mixed wings of Avengers and Thunderbolts "being a thing") ...


Edited by Firedrake Cordova, 19 February 2020 - 12:23 PM.


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That punisher cannon looks interesting :)

Now the Vulture being resin raises some questions about weapons.

The punisher cannon is just one option from the way the article is written, and if the options are consistent with 40k there will be a lot of flexibility in this airframe.

So is FW going to release different packs with different loadouts, bundle in a bunch of different options or release the airframes unarmed and then sell a separate pack or packs with a bunch of different weapons and missiles in each?

With the size of AI missiles and guns a separate weapons pack seems less likely in my opinion.
I hope the vulture will just be bundled with a load of options, but expect to be disappointed and see packs with set weapons instead.

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That punisher cannon looks interesting smile.png

Now the Vulture being resin raises some questions about weapons.

The punisher cannon is just one option from the way the article is written, and if the options are consistent with 40k there will be a lot of flexibility in this airframe.

So is FW going to release different packs with different loadouts, bundle in a bunch of different options or release the airframes unarmed and then sell a separate pack or packs with a bunch of different weapons and missiles in each?

With the size of AI missiles and guns a separate weapons pack seems less likely in my opinion.
I hope the vulture will just be bundled with a load of options, but expect to be disappointed and see packs with set weapons instead.

I would guess that the Vulture comes with some unique options, and you have to mix and match with the Valkyrie for others like the rocket pod or lascannons. If the Valk is like the Thunderbolt you'll get more options than you can use.


I wouldn't want to see weapons packs as they can go oop, especially as the base aircraft are so cheap, it would almost be cheaper to buy a whole aircraft set for the weapons rather than a £15.00 resin pack.

 

 

If the Avenger is the next resin aircraft I'm very much intrigued to know when we will get scouts!


 


Edited by Beaky Brigade, 19 February 2020 - 05:28 PM.


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I'd have preferred to see additional ordnance handled like the variant Titan weapons for AT. As a separate plastic sprue that can either be a drop-in or sold separately.

Of course, if we're getting them resin from FW, we could hope they'd throw in a couple mini-Trojans and loading carts to move those extra missiles around the apron.

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I just hope that i can get the Vulture from my FLGS or GW itself... i don't want to order FW resin to come all the way to Australia...  "Resin"...it has such a dirty sound to it dry.png 

 

anyways I'm super stoked that T'au are coming....the big question is do i go Vio'rla? or traditional T'au? paint scheme's happy.png 

Aeldari (Eldar) is next on my "pretty aircraft i want" wish list biggrin.png 

 

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Disappointed that the Vulture is resin, especially as the Valkyrie is presumably plastic. That said, it wasn't high on my list of planes I wanted to see, so I'll be able to live without it. But I'd rather not see too many 'core' aircraft going over to FW; I will be very, very sad if things like Orcas and Remoras are cast in resin. Most factions don't even have that many aircraft in their respective rosters; I don't see why they can't get these done in plastic, then let FW go to town designing new stuff or niche variants, which is what they've always been best at. Fingers crossed this won't set a precedent! 


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I just hope that i can get the Vulture from my FLGS or GW itself... i don't want to order FW resin to come all the way to Australia... "Resin"...it has such a dirty sound to it dry.png

anyways I'm super stoked that T'au are coming....the big question is do i go Vio'rla? or traditional T'au? paint scheme's happy.png
Aeldari (Eldar) is next on my "pretty aircraft i want" wish list biggrin.png

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It’ll be Forge World only, being resin.

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I just hope that i can get the Vulture from my FLGS or GW itself... i don't want to order FW resin to come all the way to Australia... "Resin"...it has such a dirty sound to it dry.png

anyways I'm super stoked that T'au are coming....the big question is do i go Vio'rla? or traditional T'au? paint scheme's happy.png
Aeldari (Eldar) is next on my "pretty aircraft i want" wish list biggrin.png

Mithril


It’ll be Forge World only, being resin.

 

sad.png ... perhaps i might be able to live without the Vulture... sweat.gif

 

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Called it on the resin Vulture. 😏
I'm leaning towards the Avenger being the other "confirmed" resin airframe. That would round out all the currently extant non-marine, combat flyers. (Leaving aside the Arvus and Sky Talon as 'non-combat' flyers.)

Theoretically, that would allow introducing Marine flyers in an eventual third box set.


Avenger will be plastic, which is nice!

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Avenger will be plastic, which is nice!

Speaking of which ...

 

Plastic Avengers: https://www.warhamme...omepage-post-1/



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Those Avengers are nice.

 

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Superb stuff.

That’s 3 plastic and 1 resin kit on the way for the imperial navy!

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An aircraft that's a bastard child of a Stuka, A-10 and Shturmovik was never going to be pretty. Not a big fan of the jet but glad to see more support for the game.


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An aircraft that's a bastard child of a Stuka, A-10 and Shturmovik was never going to be pretty. Not a big fan of the jet but glad to see more support for the game.


And actively worked to remove some of the positive features of those aircraft. A close-air-support plane with exposed, low, forward mounted engines? Gull-wings to *reduce* the available space for stores? A tail-gunner?! (With a slow-firing precision weapon!)

The Avenger seems to be designed to be intentionally bad at it's role.

It's in plastic though, and I kinda like the darn thing anyway. (I'm 1 outta 3 on these so far.)
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Episode 2 is up: https://www.warhamme...omepage-post-4/

 

The short version is that it confirms/sneak peek's a resin Arvus Lighter, and (I assume plastic) Tau Tiger Shark.  There's also a new mission, "Escape Velocity"



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I haven't bought in yet but I love that transport. I think once I get more backlog cleared I'll pull the trigger on this. I like the tau fliers but haven't cared much for imperial or orks.



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Hooray for the Arvus :D






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