Friday, June 22, 2012

Flyin' Friday - New Forge World Imperial Armour Aeronautica!

More info from the latest White Dwarf! It appears that GW is coming out with a new IA book specifically for flyers. They had done a game called Aeronautica Imperialis a while back, but I don't think this is a book for that. (See rumors on Dakka).

Usually when FW comes out with a model they come out with the experimental rules, then come out with a book later on that has the real rules for it. They did this with the Achilles in the Badab War books, with the Caestus Assault Ram, etc.

I believe this book will have the real rules for the Storm Eagle in it, plus perhaps others! I hope with this version of the Storm Eagle it is better priced points-wise. The information for it was in the Forge World advertisement area of the new WD, and it was tiny... so maybe a lot of people will miss it. I'm super excited if this is indeed a FW flyers supplement! Click to embiggen the photos:

EDIT: Forge World has commented on this on Facebook: 

Forge World Keep your eyes peeled for a newsletter in the next two weeks, Michael, and all will be revealed..


  1. They need to revamp the rules for the Thunderhawk ASAP. 920 points for only 2 structure points an a bunch of guns is to much. Dropping it into hover mode to dump out the troops is as good as suicide. They need to lower the cost.

    1. Yeah, I think it does need to be re-done, but I'm not sure they're able to. Aren't the rules for the Thunderhawk in the GW produced Apocalypse book? That means FW can't update it.

  2. oooh looks promising, was initally thinking this might be a re-release of the aeronautica imperialis game they did but this could be something new and shiny

  3. The old IA books had rules for Tau fliers (Baracuda, Tigershark) where the pilots could eject and then land on the battlefield. The updated rules in IA:Apoc got rid of them unfortunately.