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I liked the good old days back when GW didn’t try to pretend a weapon swap was a completely unique unit with a completely daft special name all of its own.
   
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chaos0xomega wrote:
tneva82 wrote:
 Mentlegen324 wrote:
I don't think alternate loadouts for 1 aircraft alongside other already-existing Imperial Aircraft is enough to have them as a faction in the game, really. All the others, with the exception of the Astra Millitarum, have 3 - 4 different unique aircraft.


Well the necrons have basically 3 variants of same chassis so...Basically transport, fighter, bomber. Which fits about same as the AM variants are.


Its misleading to say that the bomber is a variant of the same chassis, you can't build it out of the same kit as the other two and the amount of additional resin added on to it is quite substantial and results in a much bulkier aircraft than the transport/fighter variants. The AdMech variants are all literally the same airframe just with weapon swaps. The two are not the same.


They still look very same. Fw can just come up with couple extra bits for am thing and hey presto 4 flyers.
   
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I fear these Necron crafts are definitely Resin, especially this soon after the previous box release. Though I'm suprised there aren't any Eldar FW releases, which is what I assumed was next. I definitely let the rumors get to me, though I still suspect we're roughly at the end of plastic releases. God I hope I'm wrong.

Also - I still have never seen ANY of the ground assets available for purchase in the USA - I really want those adorable little sculpts for Titanicus and AI purposes. I've only ever seen them on the sketchy looking recaster websites that pop up. Wish the "back in stock" email EVER worked - not that it looks like they've ever been back in stock.

Please god keep the specialist 6/8/10/godpleasedon'tstartanother6pagesofdebate mm scale stuff coming, GW. And then, BFG please.

I gotta say - the Titanicus and AI model kits have been my absolute favorite of the last few years. So much fun to build, such incredible detail, so much presence. Really, to any would-be-collectors out there - you really should bite. I hope the Thunderhawk creates renewed hope for this game. To lose these sprues and the lessons I'm sure their team has learned along the way would be heartbreaking.

Lastly - give me plastic or give me death. I've bought the resin releases thus far, but god it's inferior in every way.
   
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Hoping for Custodes flyers now. We’ve got the 2 from Forgeworld and Malevolence mentioned they also have an Equinox fighter

tneva82 wrote:


They still look very same. Fw can just come up with couple extra bits for am thing and hey presto 4 flyers.


Or they could make this and the Aquila lander (please!)



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AllSeeingSkink wrote:
I liked the good old days back when GW didn’t try to pretend a weapon swap was a completely unique unit with a completely daft special name all of its own.


I wish I could exalt that several more times. QFT



If those are the only 2 flyers for crons, any chance they'll do necron ground assets like they did for tau?

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Necrons, you say? Out of the blue and just like that I now have an interest in Aeronautica.

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axotl wrote:
I fear these Necron crafts are definitely Resin, especially this soon after the previous box release. Though I'm suprised there aren't any Eldar FW releases, which is what I assumed was next. I definitely let the rumors get to me, though I still suspect we're roughly at the end of plastic releases. God I hope I'm wrong.


Lastly - give me plastic or give me death. I've bought the resin releases thus far, but god it's inferior in every way.


The arcticle said they was FW models, so resin ahoy. The biggest question is, will necrons be an FW only faction??
If it is, then the claim of 5 factions only holds true, as there will be only 5 factions coming from GW.

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 FrozenDwarf wrote:
axotl wrote:
I fear these Necron crafts are definitely Resin, especially this soon after the previous box release. Though I'm suprised there aren't any Eldar FW releases, which is what I assumed was next. I definitely let the rumors get to me, though I still suspect we're roughly at the end of plastic releases. God I hope I'm wrong.


Lastly - give me plastic or give me death. I've bought the resin releases thus far, but god it's inferior in every way.


The arcticle said they was FW models, so resin ahoy. The biggest question is, will necrons be an FW only faction??
If it is, then the claim of 5 factions only holds true, as there will be only 5 factions coming from GW.


I don't think that holds true really. They've still developed a 6th faction even if the models themselves aren't going to be plastic. I don't remember the rumour saying anything about them coming from GW or not, just there would be only 5 factions/the games now being abandoned after Space Marines.
   
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 FrozenDwarf wrote:
axotl wrote:
I fear these Necron crafts are definitely Resin, especially this soon after the previous box release. Though I'm suprised there aren't any Eldar FW releases, which is what I assumed was next. I definitely let the rumors get to me, though I still suspect we're roughly at the end of plastic releases. God I hope I'm wrong.


Lastly - give me plastic or give me death. I've bought the resin releases thus far, but god it's inferior in every way.


The arcticle said they was FW models, so resin ahoy. The biggest question is, will necrons be an FW only faction??
If it is, then the claim of 5 factions only holds true, as there will be only 5 factions coming from GW.


Specialist Games is part of Forge World, so all of Aeronautica Imperialis is from forge world. These might be resin, but I don’t think that would mean they wouldn’t be counted as factions for whatever rumour you’re discussing, as they’re no different to the other factions from a design perspective.

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 ImAGeek wrote:
 FrozenDwarf wrote:
axotl wrote:
I fear these Necron crafts are definitely Resin, especially this soon after the previous box release. Though I'm suprised there aren't any Eldar FW releases, which is what I assumed was next. I definitely let the rumors get to me, though I still suspect we're roughly at the end of plastic releases. God I hope I'm wrong.


Lastly - give me plastic or give me death. I've bought the resin releases thus far, but god it's inferior in every way.


The arcticle said they was FW models, so resin ahoy. The biggest question is, will necrons be an FW only faction??
If it is, then the claim of 5 factions only holds true, as there will be only 5 factions coming from GW.


Specialist Games is part of Forge World, so all of Aeronautica Imperialis is from forge world. These might be resin, but I don’t think that would mean they wouldn’t be counted as factions for whatever rumour you’re discussing, as they’re no different to the other factions from a design perspective.


I don't know if GW have ever used the term "models from Forge World" to mean anything other than "resin models from FW", if they have I'd be surprised.

If these are from FW resin it'll be a shame because the price will likely be insane and it'll be less likely to see people actually buy in. The plastic AI kits are already pretty damned expensive for what they are (at least out here).

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To ask it in a different way, Do forgeworld sell ANY products they make in plastic? I have never seen any plastic produducts from them, but then again, i only visit that site maybe 2-3 times a year.

If they dont sell plastic products, then they wont start with these necrons, aka they will be resin and the price will be very high.

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I’m not disagreeing that the Necrons are likely to be resin. I’m disagreeing with the idea that this still means that there’s only 5 factions for that rumour.
   
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AllSeeingSkink wrote:
I liked the good old days back when GW didn’t try to pretend a weapon swap was a completely unique unit with a completely daft special name all of its own.

What good old days were these? Space Marine and Guard vehicles have always followed this convention. Everything from Dreadnoughts to Baneblades were unique units based solely on weapon loadout that came with their own completely daft special names.

 FrozenDwarf wrote:
The article said they was FW models, so resin ahoy. The biggest question is, will necrons be an FW only faction??

There are currently only two aircraft for the Necrons so this will be an all Forge World release.

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I hope GW will use Aeronautica to also bring new flyers in the lore, especially to factions that have been barely explored like Necrons.

I also hope the upcoming Battle Fleet game will help on that front too for them.
   
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(HN) wrote:
I hope GW will use Aeronautica to also bring new flyers in the lore, especially to factions that have been barely explored like Necrons.

I also hope the upcoming Battle Fleet game will help on that front too for them.


Upcoming Battle Fleet game? There have been rumours of that again?
   
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BFG is on different scale and majority of the "flyers" are space ship made for space combat, with very few of the smaller ship suitable for atmospheric combat, Space Marine being the only notable faction with those kind of ship.
   
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Yeah an Astartes Battle Barge big enuff to handle an AI scale Thawk would be the size of a sheet of plywood...minimum.
   
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Racerguy180 wrote:
Yeah an Astartes Battle Barge big enuff to handle an AI scale Thawk would be the size of a sheet of plywood...minimum.


Took the measurements of the canon BFG ships and calculated how big they would be scaled down to "Titanicus Scale".

A Cobra Class Destroyer would be more than 5.5 metres long, and these are some of the smallest ships you can get. A Battle Barge in that scale could probably allow you to walk comfortably inside of it with some legroom.
   
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Companion book alongside the new Necron flyers.
https://www.warhammer-community.com/2022/01/09/a-massive-battlebox-sees-an-ancient-grudge-reignite-in-this-weeks-sunday-preview/

Experience a deeper dogfighting experience with detailed expanded damage rules, new Ace abilities, and the challenges of limited ammunition. Novice and experienced commanders alike can use these rules to revolutionise their Aeronautica Imperialis games across a suite of new matched play scenarios.
   
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Forgeworld resin for the flyers. Interesting, book may be answer to some of the shortcomings. Limited ammo makes a welcome return at least
   
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I know it was expected but I'm not thrilled that Necrons don't get plastic shinies. In fact I think words have yet to be invented to express just how meh that is.

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What, that's it for Necrons?

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 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
What, that's it for Necrons?
It looks like it's a FW only release.
   
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Did we not know they were resin anyway?
   
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 ImAGeek wrote:
Did we not know they were resin anyway?


They were said when revealed to be from Forgeworld, so we did.
   
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 Mentlegen324 wrote:
 ImAGeek wrote:
Did we not know they were resin anyway?


They were said when revealed to be from Forgeworld, so we did.


When I told people this, both online and in person, the hot Denial that I got out of this release was particularly pungent. People refused to believe that Forgeworld would handle the Necron fliers.

It's nice that we're getting a compendium though. Hopefully it'll help people get into the game easier.
   
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drbored wrote:
 Mentlegen324 wrote:
 ImAGeek wrote:
Did we not know they were resin anyway?


They were said when revealed to be from Forgeworld, so we did.


When I told people this, both online and in person, the hot Denial that I got out of this release was particularly pungent. People refused to believe that Forgeworld would handle the Necron fliers.


Denial? They literally said it right there in the article where they first announced them, what basis would anyone have for denying it?

I dunno how interested I am in the Necrons given that FW is handling them. I don't mind dealing with resin, but the pricing is going to be horrendous.

FW currently charge $74AUD for only 2 Vulture Gunships, so if you need maybe 8-ish aircraft to build a minimalist Necron squadron that's like, $300-ish AUD.

I don't mind FW too much for specialist aircraft, but for a whole squadron the pricing is probably going to be too much to be enticing.


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AllSeeingSkink wrote:
drbored wrote:
 Mentlegen324 wrote:
 ImAGeek wrote:
Did we not know they were resin anyway?


They were said when revealed to be from Forgeworld, so we did.


When I told people this, both online and in person, the hot Denial that I got out of this release was particularly pungent. People refused to believe that Forgeworld would handle the Necron fliers.


Denial? They literally said it right there in the article where they first announced them, what basis would anyone have for denying it?


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AllSeeingSkink wrote:
drbored wrote:
 Mentlegen324 wrote:
 ImAGeek wrote:
Did we not know they were resin anyway?


They were said when revealed to be from Forgeworld, so we did.


When I told people this, both online and in person, the hot Denial that I got out of this release was particularly pungent. People refused to believe that Forgeworld would handle the Necron fliers.


Denial? They literally said it right there in the article where they first announced them, what basis would anyone have for denying it?

I dunno how interested I am in the Necrons given that FW is handling them. I don't mind dealing with resin, but the pricing is going to be horrendous.

FW currently charge $74AUD for only 2 Vulture Gunships, so if you need maybe 8-ish aircraft to build a minimalist Necron squadron that's like, $300-ish AUD.

I don't mind FW too much for specialist aircraft, but for a whole squadron the pricing is probably going to be too much to be enticing.




The crossonts are probably less complex kits than the vultures, so I could see them being a 3 pack for the same price, and the bombers as 2 packs for the same price.
   
 
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