Monday, March 26, 2012

Chaos Flyer Rumors!



Well, Chaos rumors keep coming!  A lot has centered on Chaos flyers.  Harry on Warseer started it out and Straightsilver, one of the best rumor sources on Warseer chimed in.  Here is a compilation of his posts over the weekend.  As always, remember these are just rumors.


Well there will be something involving flyers for 6th Edition, and it will be a big deal apparently, but I don't think it will be this year (of course I could be wrong), possibly next Summer?

There apparently will be a new Marine Flyer, similar size but different load out to the Storm Raven.


Chaos should get a Locust equivalent, and if Tau do come out next year they should also get something.
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...some of my info is a bit out of date, but the rumored changes regarding flyers is quite recent, I just don't want to go into too much detail as I'm not sure if they were supposed to say anything.

The Locust is a small, fast single seater Chaos Flyer which features heavily in the Sabbat World's Crusade, think of it like the Chaos equivalent of an Imperial Lightning.


The info about Tau I have is very old, so the flyer I thought they were getting is now very unlikely, but I would imagine it will be something similar. 
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I do believe this has been in the pipeline for a while though, it can't be a coincidence that all of the recent Codices (except Space Wolves) have had a flyer of some sort in them.

IG: Valkyrie / Vendetta

Tyranids: Harpy
Dark Eldar; Razorwing / Void Raven
GK: Storm Raven
BA: Storm Raven
Necrons: Night Scythe

And there has to be a reason the Hydra has been held back, as it is one of the best things in the IG Codex (admittedly that doesn't mean much I know) and should be a simple kit to produce.


I also had it from a good source (not one of my usual sources, and not as directly involved, but a good source none the less) that there is a big change coming to the hobby regarding flyers.


I don't honestly know if that means rules in the core rule book, or a supplement, but they will apparently be getting a lot of attention.


For everyone hoping for a Thunderbolt, Barracuda, Remora etc though I think that's very doubtful as Forge World produce them and the guys I've spoken to at GW are quite adamant that it isn't in their interests to tread on their toes.


Therefore expect something similar design wise, but not the same. 


As always, take a generous dose of this:



Simple fact is that every race needs flyers moving forward.  We house rule that you can use Necron and Eldar skimmers as flyers in Apoc games, because it makes sense.  So bring em on!

Alec

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