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So, it looks like I am getting into a new game after all. Which means I am going to need some inspiration, and there is nothing better than seeing what other people have been getting up to (seriously, if you need a kickstart for Adeptus Titanicus, check that thread, there is some awesome stuff there...).

Anyway, to get the ball rolling, I present to you my fledgling air force. As per normal, I have jotted down a few building and painting notes 9as well as loads more piccies) here: https://ttgamingdiary.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/aeronautica-imperialis-fledgling-air-forces/







It looks like we are going to be doing the Rynn's World narrative campaign, and will be recording each battle with a report, much like we did with the Realmgate Wars in Age of Sigmar. Looking forward to this ride!

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No pictures yet, as I've not yet received my copy of the starter set, and sadly I have little knowledge of the fluff with regards to the Imperial Navy or the Ork airforce, but my very loose plan on painting my models is thus -

The Thunderbolts will be painted overall with AK Interactive Xtreme Metal Polished Aluminium over an undercoat of Gunze GX-2 Gloss Black, then I'll do the engine cowls, the lascannon barrel shrouds and anything around the avenger gat barrels in Castellan Green. Anything else metallic will get done with leadbelcher or Vallejo Metal Color jet exhaust.

Haven't worked out what I'm going to do for markings/tail colours yet though, although I like the idea of putting the eagle wing decals on the Thunderbolt wings.

The Marauders will be done Castellan Green on top, Mechanicus Standard Grey underneath and partially up the sides, to emulate the Olive Drab and Neutral Gray colour scheme of WW2 B-26 Marauder bombers.

No idea what I'll do for the Ork aircraft, probably use Evil Sunz Scarlet as the overall base colour and work from there. Although I'm not that keen on the Ork models.

I'll do a bit of weathering with clay washes and panel fading and stuff on all types of aircraft.


At least I hope to do all that, I saw the models yesterday in my local GW shop and they look big enough that all that will be possible without resorting to having to use a microscope...

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I have so many scratch builds for this game..... I will have to go dig out some pictures.

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 Easy E wrote:
I have so many scratch builds for this game..... I will have to go dig out some pictures.


Must admit, I have been thinking of hitting eBay for some of the old Epic stuff, to do some variant AAA and targets, and such like...

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Virginia

4 Thunderbolts assembled (one Fury, three ACs) assembled with missiles separate, not sure how I'm going to do that.

Assembling two Marauders now, I might be able to spray them at work tomorrow.

Edit: Done and boxed for spraying tomorrow.

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Bit by bit building the planes from Wings of Vengeance.

Much as I really like the Imperial Navy craft, whilst I was building a Fighta-Bomma, I came up with the Ace Pilot name of Shootsie Koffins....and now want to give it a seriously Funky paint job.

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Geeze you’re quick to get them painted already. I’m still cleaning mould lines!
   
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Anyone have a good technique for covering the number windows on the base for painting?

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Poster tac or masking putty.

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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot





Need some help

Okay, the scenarios in the Rynn's World book are all well and good... but there are too many battles described in the air war that are not covered and just too cool to miss out on. So, I am writing these scenarios up into a full narrative campaign, combining the existing scenarios in the Rynn's World book, and will deliver all of this to you all in PDF format... in a couple of weeks or three. Maybe four. Still got some more aircraft to paint up.

I'll also arrange battle reports for them all, as we did with the Realmgate Wars campaign a little while back.

Anyway...

Most of the new scenarios are pretty easy to get to grips with, but there is one that is noticeably different from the 'standard' fare. So, I was hoping some of you could look it over, push a few planes around on the tabletop, and let me know how you got on? I am particularly worried whether the bombers can survive ten turns (those two fighters have got to be toast...), and whether the +1 bonus to Firepower dice is sufficient. Basically, we want a real Memphis Belle feeling going on here.

All comments gratefully received

Heavy Bombing

Background
A heavy bomber force, loaded with ordnance, is making its way to an important target. With only a light escort, the bombers must maintain a tight formation while enemy fighters swirl around them, making lightning fast attacks in an effort to find a weak spot in the bombers’ defences.

Forces
Players should mutually agree a points value between 150 points and 250 points, and choose their forces accordingly. Any Ground Attack weapons are free in this scenario and no points need be paid for them.

The defender may only select a maximum of two Fighters for this scenario. The rest of the defender’s force must be Bombers. The attacker may only use Scouts and Fighters in this scenario.

Set-Up
In this scenario, one player is the attacker and the other the defender. The winner of a roll-off decides which they will be.

The defender deploys first, placing their first Bomber within one hex of the centre of the Area of Engagement. The next Bomber is then placed within two hexes of the first. Once this is done, the rest of the Bombers are placed so each is within two hexes of at least two other Bombers. No Bomber may be placed within five hexes of an edge of the Area of Engagement. The defender then places their Fighters anywhere within the Area of Engagement.

The attacker’s aircraft are then set up within three hexes of any edge of the Area of Engagement.

The attacker may choose the Speed and Altitude of each aircraft before setting it up. The defender’s aircraft all start at Speed 2 and Altitude level 3, and must all be placed facing in the same direction.

Special Rules
Bomber Formation
The Bombers are not moved as normal. Instead, at the start of every Movement Phase, every other aircraft is moved two hexes in the opposite direction to the Bombers’ facing – it is assumed the Bombers are constantly moving forward at Speed 2, but we want to keep them in the centre of the action and so all other aircraft are moved relative to them.

Once this is done, every Bomber may be moved one hex in any direction (but may not change their facing or Altitude level) in order to maintain the coherence of their formation. No Bomber may move within five hexes of an edge of the Area of Engagement.

The Movement Phase then proceeds as normal.

So long as a Bomber is within two hexes of at least two other Bombers, add a bonus of +1 to each of its Firepower dice.

Victory Conditions
The game lasts for either 10 turns, or until one side disengages, or until only one player has aircraft left operating in the Area of Engagement.

After 10 turns, if any Bombers are still flying, the defender will be able to launch their attack on the important target and gain victory. Otherwise, calculate Victory points to determine the winner.

[[[Box Text]]]

Against the Gargants
With the starport now in the hands of the reconquest fleet, the Rynnsguard Airwing turned its attention to Snagrod’s Gargants that were lumbering towards New Rynn City. The remnants of bomber squadrons were called up from all over the continent to launch a massive strike against the war machines before they could deliver a fatal blow.

Players can refight this attacks with the Heavy Bombing scenario by adding the optional special rule presented below. In this scenario, the Imperial Navy are the defenders and the Ork Air Waaagh! are the attackers. The Imperial Navy player may take Flight Commander Dagor-Jarni if they so wish.

Optional Special Rule: Ground Fire
Gargants are bedecked with guns, and a wing of bombers are far too tempting a target. At the start of the Firing phase of the 8th turn, and every turn thereafter, the Ork Air Waaagh! player rolls a D3. This is how many ‘Eavy Flak Kannon can be fired at Imperial Navy aircraft in that turn, at Medium range.

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Got to work early and sprayed these guys, orks should be delivered in s day or two.
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Thunderbolts only got dispatched today...damn.

MoongooseMatt, so glad you dived right in and presented that respectable flight of models. Thats pretty much how I plan to do my 'Bolts.

Urgh...was hoping to join everyone in at least assembling and undercoating today, but have settled for listening to aircraft themes from loads of cool stuff such as Firefox, Sonic 2's Wing Fortress and the entire ost from capcoms awesome 194X series...

Sigh, I suppose there is that Acastus that needs finishing off...

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Virginia

I forgot I was going to keep one Destroyer to loot for my orks but I already primed them both. :(
   
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Got most of the other Imperial Navy aircraft done yesterday evening. As usual, made some notes about building and painting (and there is a transfer warning too!): https://ttgamingdiary.wordpress.com/2019/09/10/imperial-navy-air-armada/



And, best of all, I got a couple of the Marauder Destroyers done too!




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Virginia

Those look very realistic.
   
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Yeah, fantastic work Matt! Fajita Fan looking forward to seeing how yours progress, is that chrome you used?

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Virginia

Rustoleoum aluminum primer, it goes on really nice, covers well, shades darker for guns or worky bits, is almost identical to Runefang steel, and is $4 at Walmart.
   
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Virginia

Orks just arrived, I’ll probably start the fighta bombaz tonight.
   
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MongooseMatt wrote:
Got most of the other Imperial Navy aircraft done yesterday evening. As usual, made some notes about building and painting (and there is a transfer warning too!): https://ttgamingdiary.wordpress.com/2019/09/10/imperial-navy-air-armada/



And, best of all, I got a couple of the Marauder Destroyers done too!




Those look really sharp! Could I ask you for the painting recipe? I'm on the lookout for fast, decent, paint schemes
   
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Some great stuff on display here!

Made my own attempt at painting the models from Wings of Vengeance, going with simple schemes for the most part. But the models are very forgiving and have these excellent deep panel lines that allow for washes to be applied without too much hassle, great for folks like me who are an arse when it comes to highlighting and all that.



The supplied decals are fine and dandy, but the Ork aircraft are as is quite busy, so not that great for the application of them. I mean it could be done, but it will require a lot of decal softener and patience. Went with the minimal approach for them,





The Thunderbolt on the other hand is great for decals. Won't be bothering with the larger ones, but some of the smaller ones are ace. I've supplemented mine with number decals from the Armiger kit for aircraft numbering and the Elysian symbol for the tail / squadron icon from an old decal sheet FW once did.



Next up are a Marauder and a Blood Axe dakkajet, the latter is an arse to do because of the colours I picked.

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The Thunderbolts arrived today with a complementry pack of M&Ms! Crispy ones too! Cheers Wayland!

Assembling the first thunderbolt but stuck on how whether to go for 4 "fighters", 4 "furies" or 2 of each?

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Virginia

I went one Fury and 3 regulars to save points.
   
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 Albertorius wrote:


Those look really sharp! Could I ask you for the painting recipe? I'm on the lookout for fast, decent, paint schemes


Spray undercoat Mechanicus Standard Grey, and a light all over wash with Athonian Camoshade (you can vary that for different effects - Agrax is an obvious one, but Drakenhoff or Drukhari could be interesting...), then drybrush with Dawnstone and (very lightly) Tyrant Skull (you could use Screaming Skull instead).

Simples!

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MongooseMatt wrote:
 Albertorius wrote:


Those look really sharp! Could I ask you for the painting recipe? I'm on the lookout for fast, decent, paint schemes


Spray undercoat Mechanicus Standard Grey, and a light all over wash with Athonian Camoshade (you can vary that for different effects - Agrax is an obvious one, but Drakenhoff or Drukhari could be interesting...), then drybrush with Dawnstone and (very lightly) Tyrant Skull (you could use Screaming Skull instead).

Simples!


Very much so. Thanks!
   
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SamusDrake wrote:
The Thunderbolts arrived today with a complementry pack of M&Ms! Crispy ones too! Cheers Wayland!

Assembling the first thunderbolt but stuck on how whether to go for 4 "fighters", 4 "furies" or 2 of each?


Aesthetically I like the quad cannons, but I’m guessing that sub 100 pt dogfights might become a common thing and furies seem better for that.
   
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Virginia

There are some superbly painted planes on Instagram.
https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/aeronauticaimperialis/
Holy crap those people are good, weathering and streaks at this scale? Yikes.
   
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Sadly I can’t now find the pic, but someone out there has made damage markers out of pipe cleaners.

Get thin ones, bend a hook so they cling to the wings, and paint them up as fiery smoke.

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Sadly I can’t now find the pic, but someone out there has made damage markers out of pipe cleaners.

Get thin ones, bend a hook so they cling to the wings, and paint them up as fiery smoke.


Try here: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/airspace/photo-guide-creating-serious-damage-markers-t230.html#p895316

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 Fajita Fan wrote:
There are some superbly painted planes on Instagram.
https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/aeronauticaimperialis/
Holy crap those people are good, weathering and streaks at this scale? Yikes.


Weathering is actually a lot easier at this scale than it is on bigger vehicles. You can use simpler techniques and not worry so much about blending and still end up with a good result.

It’s the big stuff where weathering gets difficult because you have to start layering effects to keep them looking realistic.
   
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Bit the bullet and went with a 50/50 split for the Thunderbolts and assembled them all tonight. Bombs/missiles aside(not attached), they are ready for a game of Horizon Wars for Sunday night - the bases are perfect for that game too.

We're gonna wait until other maps and factions are released for AI before taking the plunge, but for now they are very nice miniatures and were fairly quick to assemble.


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