Your kidding right? Remember the Summer of Flyers? We have a very credible rumor source on this one. We are talking about a storm hawk release and a supplement.

If we end up with flyers in 6th edition, then something like this could very much make sense. After all, Games Workshop would need to release flyers for several of the codices, or at least have the rules for them. We have also heard that space marines have some mystery flyer coming, and this could be it.

I found the above image for a storm bird was back in the early days. I would imagine the transport capacity of the Storm Hawk would not be so high.



Remember that this is a rumor, and to give it the salt it deserves.

via Harry
At the risk of getting the cr@p kicked out of me ..... (after the whole "summer of fliers" thing)

I have heard scraps that suggest there may well be something going on with 'fliers'.
I have heard some snippets about :
a) A kit for a SM flier called a "Storm Hawk"
b) An Ork fighter kit (might have been a fighter/bomber?) and
c) A 'fliers' supplement. (...as the first supplement to 6th Edition).

Now you have to remember I don't know so much about 40K OR follow 40K rumorz.
So .... I don't know:
a) If you have heard this already?
b) What I am talking about!

When I hear 40K stuff it really doesn't mean that much to me?
So I tried the google 'Storm Hawk' and found this:

(No idea of the original source ... I am sure someone here will know if it was in a GW publication originally)
"The Storm Hawk is a smaller, more agile transport from the same design lineage as the Storm Bird. Used extensively for small operations, as the Heresy progressed much of the STC data to build the Storm Hawk was lost although the Mechanicum have kept copies so that if it were to fall completely out of service a variant could be reintroduced at a later date."

PLEASE REMEMBER THESE IS JUST RUMORZ
I have based this on the smallest scraps of information, from different places.
It is possible I have been mislead or I have put two and two together and come up with complete bobbins.

25 Comments:

  1. For the sake of clarity, the rumor mentioned a Storm Hawk, not a Storm Bird. The Storm Bird was a Thunderhawk sized vessel. I would guess the Storm Hawk would be closer to a Stormraven.

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    1. Stormbirds were bigger and better armoured than the thunkderhawk

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    2. Thanks, I did not process bird and hawk correctly before cofee this morning.

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  2. That picture looks like it comes from the up-coming Hersey era forgeworld expansion... Citing the factions specified that can unit (mechanicum!!!, and legions astartes) and the flavour text mentioning 300 years of service from the unification.

    Te storm hawk sounds interesting though too!

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    1. the picture is OLD from rouge trader

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    2. The artwork is RT-era, but the Datasheet's gotta be fan-made since a Thunderhawk is ~900 points in Apoc. Stormbird would have to be at least 30% more just from size/transport capacity, let alone weapon loadouts from HH books.
      If GW/FW are starting to fill in the missing links of 40K vehicles and gear, they've certainly given themselves quite the list over the last 5 years or so. If the rules are half as good as the models probably will be, this'll be a very good year.

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  3. If you read the "Lare Target" rule its in line with the leaked 6th edtion pdf. Needing 6's to hit fliers.

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    1. That rule has been in Apocalypse for as long as there's been Apocalypse.

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  4. Harry Potter is the source!!! :O

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  5. That picture is from a unit entry in rogue trader, the stats are fan made

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  6. So he ha been one of the most reliable 40k rumor sources and he says he doesn't know much about 40k... Wow

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    1. I am more of a fantasy man ... I hear 40K stuff by accident. :D

      The picture is nothing to do with me.

      From the little id do know the Stormbird is something very different from the Storm Hawk gunship.

      Harry

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  7. I think he's right, this page is probably ripped from the new 6th edition book

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    1. The pic is not from teh 6th edition rulebook. Its a rogue trader picture and is a Storm Bird. We dont know what a Storm Hawk is yet.

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  8. 6th edition does describe 3000 pt Apoc size missions. This could be featured in the book along with other vehicles.

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  9. The multi melta design is rogue trader era!!!

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  10. Also the style of the art as well as the jump pack design!!! This has to be fan made!!

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  11. I love how even though we know where the picture came from, people are still speculating.

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    1. So, we know that the picture is intellectual property of GW and how this whould tell us that it's not a real page (probably of an expansion in this case)?
      Well, not from the picture, that's sure.
      The rules seem suspiciously not in line with what we've seen so far, so it raises some suspect.
      The bit of them being from tempus fugitives it's interesting, but I didn't manage (so far) to find them. Anyway the image isn't supposed to be a leak, just something that the gossiper found on google to get an idea of what people were saying to him.

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    2. You can find them here:

      http://www.tempusfugitives.co.uk/

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    3. I was hoping for the page as I did already look into the .pdf and didn't find such a model.

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  12. And with still 7 days left of march April fools are coming already, *sigh* when will they ever give up?

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  13. The picture is ancient and the rules are from the Tempus Fugitives ruleset, which is a lovely set of reasonably well balanced rules for playing warhammer 30k and well worth a look.

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  14. http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Home/Space_Marine_Stormeagle.html

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  15. I think the picture's actually from the 'Space Marine' epic scale game or a supplement.

    It's certainly not from the original rouge trader book, not enough close to being old school enough art work. A little disingenuous to have this pic with the accompanying fan made text used to support a rumour. I call shenanigans of the darkest stripe.
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