Friday, May 4, 2012

40K Flyers Revealed - Necrons, Orks, Space Marines!




Well, Beast of War released interesting info on the upcoming Flyers release from Games Workshop.  Looks like Warhammer 40,000 is indeed embracing Flyers in 6th edition, though whether that means new Apoc-like Flyer rules, or just skimmers is unknown.

The release will be 6 aircraft, with the two Necron Flyers we were expecting, THREE Ork flyers and the Space Marine Storm Talon.

Here is the summary:

Flyer Rules:

Necron Flyers look just as depicted in the codex.

Ork Dakkajet:

BS 2
10/10/10
Twin-linked Dakka Guns
Aerial Assault
Supersonic
Waaagh! plane - can fire twice in the turn you call Waaagh!
Strafing Run - BS 3 vs everything but jump infantry and skimmers
Fighta Ace upgrade - BS 3 against everything

Ork Burna Bomma
 
BS 2
10/10/10
Aerial Assault
Supersonic
Waaagh! plane - can fire twice in the turn you call Waaagh!
Burna Bomb - Similar to a Scorcha (S5 AP4)
S7 AP1 bomb in the movement phase?
Burna Missile - S5 AP4 small blast, ignores cover, one use
Grot gunner on one weapon

Blitza Bomma
 
No information

Space Marine Stormtalon Gunship 130pts
 
BS 4
11/11/11
Supersonic
Aerial Assault
Ceramine Plating
Escort Craft - Attach the Storm Talon to a unit in reserves to deep strike, and it automatically arrives from reserve 6" away from the deep striking unit
---Specific caveat banning you from attaching the Stormtalon to another Stormtalon in reserve
Special rule where it can hover in place for a turn to gain BS 5
--No Transport Capacity--
--No Melta weapons or flamers--
Twin-linked heavy bolters, can upgrade to twin-linked Lascannon
Twin-linked assault cannon
Potential upgrade to add Typhoon missiles
Skyhammer Missiles S7 AP 4



Here is an interesting anaysis from BoLS poster Wildcard:

It isn't clear to me if those Skyhammer Missiles were one-shot missiles (and how many are there) or a weapon of choice like the rest of the listed weapons. For the sake of this post, i am gonna assume them to be 4x one-shot missiles

Now, with the special rule to hover on the spot for a turn to get BS5, that would mean:
1x TL Lascannon
2x Krak Missile (from typhoon ML)
1-4 Skyhammer Missiles

All hitting on a 2+ 

Seems like its a deepstriking / alpha strike last resort when you absolutely need to harm that vehicle / MC 

That kind of firepower in one salvo will seriously threaten most MCs easily forcing them to take armor saves / invu saves / cover saves, or best case scenario, no saves for it to take at all!

3 shots that needs 2+ to hit, 2+ to wound and ignore armor from most MCs
Add up to 4x 2+ to hit, 2-3+ to wound AP4 shots and that MC is most likely going down 


So, cool new editions for 40K and more toys for my Crimson Templars Army.  I am very happy!

Loken

2 comments:

#2501 said...

But it's AV11, which means it can die to S5 and above, and Hydras will eat it alive. 130 points is a lot in a Marine list, too. Unless the model somehow doesn't look like the concept art at all, I'm gonna pass.

Son of Dorn said...

With new flyer rules in July though, that could change. :) I look forward to seeing what it can do. It's also a nice complement for long range support with those new rockets. Thinkin of parking one or two near my Thunderfire Cannons :)

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