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 Thargrim wrote:

Unfortunately the card play board sold out on the US site. If they can't keep a playable surface for this game in stock when it 100% needs one to even play it then that is a bad sign. I know people are going to say use 3rd party mats but that won't fly when my LGS is a GW.


And this is the achillies heel of the new edition. Also I'm sure at some point players will start asking for larger game boards...



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Pre-order next week, look like we'll get some underwing grot bombs. Wish they'd go for the old school shark face grot bomb instead.

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I’m mildly surprised people like the Grot Bommer aesthetic much more than the ‘Eavy Bommer, they look so similar to each other to my eye and I’m usually pedantic about such things.

Maybe it’s just that the Eavy Bommer isn’t painted very well by GW, the paint job makes it look very flat.
   
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SamusDrake wrote:
And this is the achillies heel of the new edition. Also I'm sure at some point players will start asking for larger game boards...

For some reason, card items, from this to command terminals for Titanicus, have been difficult for GW to stock properly.

Makes me wonder if it's a supplier cost issue.
   
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 schoon wrote:
SamusDrake wrote:
And this is the achillies heel of the new edition. Also I'm sure at some point players will start asking for larger game boards...

For some reason, card items, from this to command terminals for Titanicus, have been difficult for GW to stock properly.

Makes me wonder if it's a supplier cost issue.


One of my local GW stores has a “get it while you can” shelf, and much of the AI stuff, including the board, was moved there a few weeks after release. Makes me think GW never intended to stock it for long, but then the question is what the hell were they planning since you need a hex board to play.

I think AI going to a hex board was one of the sillier things GW chose to do, it’s nice in that ranges and fire arcs are a unambiguous, but by nature when it comes to aerial games you want big boards and big hex boards are bloody expensive.
   
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 Thargrim wrote:
 schoon wrote:
 Binabik15 wrote:
I'd need two forces because otherwise it'd never see play instead of "most likely never see play..."

<snip>

If Eldar were out I'd have no choice but to get a Hemlock fighter wing.


According to FW on the Twitch feed, they've already got 3 more factions developed, one of which is purportedly Eldar.


By that they probably meant rules wise, not sculpts. Eldar would fit into the game really well though, so would Tau.


YES!
I was just about to ask when they going to bring more fractions in?
So Eldar....but when and what others
   
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Chaos and SMs because GW lacks design imagination.

Please note all future and recent-past anti-model posts on all forums come from having too many unpainted models 
   
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AllSeeingSkink wrote:
I’m mildly surprised people like the Grot Bommer aesthetic much more than the ‘Eavy Bommer, they look so similar to each other to my eye and I’m usually pedantic about such things.

Maybe it’s just that the Eavy Bommer isn’t painted very well by GW, the paint job makes it look very flat.


For me it is the biplane tail on the eavy bommer. Looks off. And I like the twin back/waist guns more than the single flakkagun. Nose is fine on both, but I do like the fixed mount of the grot bomma more than the turret.
   
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Extra Grot bomb sprue! YAY!

   
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Yes!! Do you have a link to the source, can't find it for some reason...

Edit: I see it on the NZ site here, but it looks like those are just the 4 grot bombs from the box (2 per bommer). Is the sprue shown as being sold separately anywhere?

Link:
https://www.games-workshop.com/en-NZ/Aeronautica-Imperialis-Ork-Air-Waaagh-Grot-Bommers-2019

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Just show that you get an extra sprue compare to the eavy bommer. They gave you 6 grot pilots, so you can use a knife and cut some opening on the hanging grot bombs to create another 2 free flying bombs.

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Chopstick wrote:
Just show that you get an extra sprue compare to the eavy bommer. They gave you 6 grot pilots, so you can use a knife and cut some opening on the hanging grot bombs to create another 2 free flying bombs.


You have a funny definition of "free", you're just converting 2 of the wing mounted ones to flying ones. It looks like a pretty fiddly conversion.

You get 8 in total, it'd be nice if they sold that sprue separately, but I think the best use of Grot Bommers is to make your Grots hit on the turn they're released. After that, they're not very manoeuvrable and won't be terribly hard to avoid.

So you probably don't need a whole heap of flying ones for gaming purposes. Would be nice if they gave us enough parts to fully kit the Bommers with 4 Grots each though.

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AllSeeingSkink wrote:

You have a funny definition of "free", you're just converting 2 of the wing mounted ones to flying ones.



Read the store description the grot bombs on bases are called free-flying grot bomb. yea I missed the "-".....
   
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Thank you for the sprue pics!

Grot bombs just make me laugh a bit.
   
 
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