Monday, April 2, 2012

Forgeworld Stormeagle Photos, Details, Rules


Well, the Stormeagle previewed at Forgeworld Open Day and the details were posted by Warseer contributor PhilBrad2, who lives not too far from Nottingham and was able to hit the Open Day event.  Here are photos and his summary:


From Philbrad2 on Warseer:

Its a whole kit and included plastic Storm Raven. Fuselage top, ramp, cockpit and outer wing panels are SR sourced. Engines use resin centres (with inner wings) and plastic SR intakes and exhausts. Rules (from memory) Armour 12/12/12 (yes 12 rear) 20 troop capacity, weaponry quite similar to SR for nose, TL Lascannons on wings, Hellstrike Missles, missile launcher pods were I think 2 S5 AP4 large blast. 

No Dread carrying capability on the SE but does have front & rear assault ramps the rear one is far larger than the SR one. In fact in profile the shorter ventral fins quite suit the design IMO without the stupid dorsal turret of the SR the whole design looks sleeker and longer and indeed a single forward landing claw a la T/Hawk much better looking than the SR. 

Brian Hasson reported from the event for Apocalypse40K and wrote this:

Okay, when I first saw this appear in the forge world news letter, like many I went no way, really? The photo didn’t do it justice, we all sat there looking at this skip with wings as some kind of Aprils fools day joke! But actually seeing it in the flesh, and talking to its creator Stuart Williamson I bow to his greatness! It’s beautiful, okay it may not look like the clone wars drop ships, but my god! It can carry twenty space marines into battle and clear and LZ to unload its deadly cargo! You will be buying this, when you see the model in action and in the flesh!

And the Rules:


So a Stormeagle can hold 20 models, which means 10 Terminators, and it is an assault vehicle!  So, much like a Caestus Assault Ram, this will be able to bring 10 Terminator sto bear on a target and launch an assault when they arrive.  Plus, it has TWO twin linked Lascannon under the wings.  So put in a Multi-melta and you have a serious AT vehicle.

I can tell you that this is frankly a BETTER vehicle than a Stormraven because of the transport capacity and slightly better AT ability. 

Much thanks to Brian for his info and photos.

Alec

1 comments:

Col. Dracus said...

Great info Alec. I have a feeling you will be adding a couple of these to your collection soon.

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