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 Dysartes wrote:
 Olthannon wrote:
Thank you for putting the Stormhawk in a tag though. That abomination should be purged from existence. It looks like it was made out of the spares after the kit was put together for another model.

Hang on - which version of the kit do you believe to be the abomination? The Stormhawk Interceptor, or the Stormtalon Gunship?

I can buy someone thinking the Stormtalon is an abomination, but I quite like the Stormhawk.





This wee horror show. Although it does amuse me that it has two assault cannons on the front. That is the one redeeming feature.

It's as if they went "You know what's a great looking aircraft? The Warthog A10. Now that is the kind of ground attack we can all enjoy. Do you know what the Space Marines should have? That but let's make it look as if a Warthog got shagged by a brick and they spawn this homunculus ".

The lascannons are fixed but the autocannons can pivot? What?

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It seems like a sorta baffling choice for AI, it's a nice model but like with grey knights, I would have though this would be the last faction you'd see for AI.

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Phew - yes, that's the Stormtalon, Olthannon.

This one is the Stormhawk. I'll admit that it is still not a prince amongst aircraft designs, but it is better than the Stormtalon, at least.

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Agreed. Not a fan of Marines chibiflyers, but I do find something aesthetically appealing in the design of the Stormhawk. The Stormwolf is also okay as a sort of lighter version of the Caestus (RIP), and the Corvus Blackstar is a slightly(!) more generally aerodynamic take on Marine flyers. Otherwise, the only truly good marine flyer design is the Xiphon.

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The Dark Angels one is pretty neat, no?

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 lord_blackfang wrote:
The Dark Angels one is pretty neat, no?


Forgot that one existed. Remove the gothic architecture from it and its decent, otherwise I find the gothic arch detailing to be a bit much.

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chaos0xomega wrote:
 lord_blackfang wrote:
The Dark Angels one is pretty neat, no?


Forgot that one existed. Remove the gothic architecture from it and its decent, otherwise I find the gothic arch detailing to be a bit much.


Is this the Land Speeder Vengeance or the Nephilim fighter?


The Nephilim is great, even though that just appears to be the Imperial Navy fighter.
I like both although the Vengeance just doesn't need the crew poking out like donkey-caves.

Really donkey-caves is out? I can say bastard poo licker but not donkey-cave?

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The Nephilim is a lightning with better weapon configuration.
   
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 Olthannon wrote:
chaos0xomega wrote:
 lord_blackfang wrote:
The Dark Angels one is pretty neat, no?


Forgot that one existed. Remove the gothic architecture from it and its decent, otherwise I find the gothic arch detailing to be a bit much.


Is this the Land Speeder Vengeance or the Nephilim fighter?


The Nephilim is great, even though that just appears to be the Imperial Navy fighter.
I like both although the Vengeance just doesn't need the crew poking out like donkey-caves.


Did anyone ever figure out where that marine’s legs were supposed to go? The front gunner on the Vengeance, I mean. His feet really should be dangling out the bottom….
Seriously, every time I see one I want to pull it apart and put the gunner back in the gunner’s seat in the cockpit next to the pilot. Hell, even if you don’t move the gun it would look 100% better.

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I have seen some great conversions where people just plug an armoured cupola over the Primaris landspeeder and it looks great. Same with the scout walker.

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Yeah, for a moment I thought this was the plastic version for 40K. Interesting.
   
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Are there other angles of the model out there? Is that open back there for a reason?

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 Olthannon wrote:
 Dysartes wrote:
 Olthannon wrote:
Thank you for putting the Stormhawk in a tag though. That abomination should be purged from existence. It looks like it was made out of the spares after the kit was put together for another model.

Hang on - which version of the kit do you believe to be the abomination? The Stormhawk Interceptor, or the Stormtalon Gunship?

I can buy someone thinking the Stormtalon is an abomination, but I quite like the Stormhawk.


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This wee horror show. Although it does amuse me that it has two assault cannons on the front. That is the one redeeming feature.

It's as if they went "You know what's a great looking aircraft? The Warthog A10. Now that is the kind of ground attack we can all enjoy. Do you know what the Space Marines should have? That but let's make it look as if a Warthog got shagged by a brick and they spawn this homunculus ".

The lascannons are fixed but the autocannons can pivot? What?


I get Apache/Havoc/Hind references. It's a VTOL/helicopter, with jets instead of blades.

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 Easy E wrote:
Are there other angles of the model out there? Is that open back there for a reason?


There’s a 360 of the full size one. https://www.forgeworld.co.uk/en-GB/Legio-Custodes-Ares-Gunship-2019
   
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The WHC article shows different angles:
https://www.warhammer-community.com/2022/05/30/the-adeptus-custodes-join-the-aeronautica-imperialis-air-war-in-a-flash-of-gold-and-crimson/
   
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The back hold the power generator for the magma cannon, which probably shouldn't be exposed like that.
   
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Might be that since they had the digital design did the full scale one that doing AI scale was relatively easy...
   
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Its nice to see new stuff but also noted

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 Mr Morden wrote:
Its nice to see new stuff but also noted

Divisio Aeronautica
- Ad Mech flyers?


Spotter craft for titans?
   
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AI is getting a 30k book - Conquer the Skies in the Age of Darkness with Horus Heresy: Aeronautica Imperialis

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So it seems the game isn't quite dead after all.
   
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Hoping for the Sokkar Stormbird and maybe event the Caestus Assault Ram
   
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So do we get special rules or flying formation for each legion now? Oh I think I'm expecting too much.

The 1kson paint scheme looks dope though.

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Chopstick wrote:
So do we get special rules or flying formation for each legion now? Oh I think I'm expecting too much.
Upgrades at least:

There are unique upgrades for all 18 Legions, giving them a diverse feel as they lock horns.
   
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 Mentlegen324 wrote:
So it seems the game isn't quite dead after all.


Or it's dead and GW keep beating it to squeeze a few book sales out of it?

But, cool, I'll probably grab it (assuming it's not direct only or whatever shenanigans GW want to pull with it). The game really is in need of a proper centralised rulebook, I'm guessing this isn't it though.

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Brilliant news.

If Aeronautica wasn't locked into hexes I'd give it a shot.

Casual gaming, mostly solo-coop these days.

 
   
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I feel like it makes sense if there are more models yet to be released but, seems a bit much for a handful of models.

Do you play 30k? It'd be a lot cooler if you did.  
   
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It could just be because it's a computer rendering, but what the hell is going on with the spine of the book?

SamusDrake wrote:
Brilliant news.

If Aeronautica wasn't locked into hexes I'd give it a shot.


You could use the old manoeuvre templates and play it without the squares, treating 1 point of movement as 2" instead of 1 square, but you might need to tweak some of the manoeuvrability values.

People used to make custom templates that you could download and cut out (the ones that came with the game were square sheets with arrows, the custom ones usually have cut outs for the hex base to key into so there's less ambiguity).

In the old version, aircraft were less agile than they are now, but IMO that was better because it did more too separate low agility aircraft (bombers and whatnot) from fighters.

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AllSeeingSkink wrote:
It could just be because it's a computer rendering, but what the hell is going on with the spine of the book?


How odd. Probably a render, as you say
   
 
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