Flyer Sketches and Rules: Stormtalon Gunship and 3 Ork Flyers


The Beasts of War live event is over, and there are new pics and rules for us to take a look at. I wrote a bunch of stuff, down, so I may be off on some bits or missed something, but this is how I heard it.

General information
Flyers will be released on June 2nd. The release will contain a Space Marine flyer, the Stormtalon Gunship, three Ork flyers, and the Necron dual kit for the Nightscythe and Doomscythe.

Other things mentioned was 6th edition being released July 7th with a starter box set in September.

Note all the sketches provided were done by Beasts of War from what they saw the models looked like.


Space Marine Stormtalon Gunship
130pts + upgrades

BS4 AV11
Fast Skimmer
Supersonic
Aerial Assault
Ceramite Plating
Deep Strike
 No transporting ability

Comes with Twin linked Assault Cannons and a Twin linked Heavy Bolter than can be upgraded to the following
Twin linked Lascannon
Typhoon Missle Launcher
Sky Hammer Missle Launcher 60" S7 AP4 Heavy 3

Escort Craft
Can be attached to a unit of deep strikers, and will appear within 6" of the deepstriking unit

Hover Strike
Can convert to a skimmer but not move in order to recieve a +1 to BS

Notes: The model was painted blue with ultramarine symbols, so we know at least vanilla marines will get this vehicle. Others are unknown. I would imagine codices without a storm raven for sure would get it. Model wise, it was shorter than a storm raven and appears much narrower.


Three ork flyers were mentioned. Its not sure whether they are all part of a single kit or two, one for the dakkajet and another for the bommers.

Ork Biltza-Bommer
Just a picture


Dakkajet (no sketch)

BS2 AV10
Fast Skimmer
Supersonic
Aerial Assault

Twin linked Dakka Guns
Strafing Run- BS 3 against anything but jump infantry and skimmers.
Waagh Ability: During the round of a Waagh, all guns may fire twice.

Upgrade Fighter Ace which gives the Dakkajet BS3 against everything


Burna-Bommer 

BS2 AV10
Fast Skimmer
Supersonic
Aerial Assault


Burna Bomb S5 AP4 ignores cover, large blast (dropped during the movement phase) single shot
Scorcha Missle 24" S5 AP4 ignores cover, blast
Grot Gunner- BS3 weapon looks like a dakka


Waagh ability: During the round of a Waagh, all guns may fire twice.

Necron Doomscythe and Nightscythe


Necron Flyers are also said to be coming out as well, here is the sketch on it. Beasts of War claimed they both were very true to the concept sketches.





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  1. I watched the broadcast today too. If this is real (which I think it is), I really do think we'll see a change to the dimentional dynamic of flyers. This is merely speculation but I can see Flyers, Skimmers and Jump Infantry and ground based units on three different levels. Close Combat weapons will not be able to harm flyers and fast moving flyers will benefit from speed (i.e harder to hit or something). Just a hunch but there we go.

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  2. All these units will only be good if 6th Ed creates an environment in which they can be good.

    In 5th they will get ripped to bits the turn after they turn up.

    Roll on 6th ed as my orks want a Deff Squadron :)

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  3. That is one big sexy gatling gun..

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  4. 130 points for the stormtalon while I still have to pay 160 for one hammerhead. I quit this game.

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    1. just wait for the new codex like everyone else.

      its not the end of the world, sheesh.

      Also, do not forget, they mentioned DA beginning of next year, and December is Hobbit...

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    2. I completely agree and we still pay 90pts for a basic troop transport, 20pts for weaker more reliable plasma, 2 more points for melta, and 30 ps for marker drones.

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    3. They'll update point costs when the new codex comes out. It's silly to compare costs from a 4th edition book to costs from 6th edition. Quit whining.

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    4. Christ stop moaning. You'll get a new codex an your units will be priced accordingly.

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    5. I know dude. That costs just as much as a squad of Fire Warriors and they won't be able to take that thing down.

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    6. Tau sucks and so do crybabies...go play monopoly kid

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  5. If anyone was there.

    I was the guy with THE TURTLE SOUP

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  6. also this begs the question: Where did they see these supposed rules for the models? 0.o i dont think they are on the box so where did that come from....

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    1. In the broadcast they kept referring to a piece of paper they saw 'in a dream'. I'm assuming it was leaked white dwarf pages.

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  7. Loving that Storm Talon. Shattered my Chaos Marines & Tau got no love, though...

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    1. just wait for the chaos codex...

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    2. Lol, to be fair your csm have got a massive amount of love inbound. Patience.

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  8. This is pretty disapointing if that's the marine flier… its basically a speeder with +1 av and a little bit more firepower. Razorspam still gets you more guns for less points without taking up FOC...

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    1. it looks to me like something out of classic battletech.

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    2. Speeder = Skimmer
      Stormtalon = Flyer

      According to several the rumours, the difference between the two will be much more than just base size next edition.

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    3. I want one! Love the idea of attaching it to a unit of wolf scouts using their 'behind enemy lines' ability.

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  9. Since the sketch of the Triarch Stalker was traced from one of the official GW images of the actual model those fliers could indeed look like those drawings.

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  10. And yet again, the Marine seems at least solid, the Xenos one(s) are crap.

    *slow clap*

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    1. I'll take a death ray over a twin linked assault cannon thank you very much.

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    2. I may be mistaken but I could have sworn they said the ork dakkajet was 40pts in which case you could get 3 of them for the cost of the marine one. Which is kind of how the whole game works isn't it? Marines are better, but they're outnumbered.

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    3. after update deathray is far less effective

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  11. Arggg! Missed this episode. :(

    Did they mention how they came to acquire these?

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    1. I doubt they'd give up their source. Probably the same place they the Necrons info.

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    2. Ah right. I'm picturing Daryll in a ninja costume equipped with mini spy camera now. lol

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    3. Given the nature of their past releases I reckon they have an inside source at the printers for White Dwarf.

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  12. I would take this as a strong indication that Space Marines and Orks are near the back of the line as far as new codices go.

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  13. Sorry If this is off topic but I need help. I love almost all of the armies background and models and I am looking for the average number of armies most people have. Also if 6 WH 40k armies and 2fantasy armies is a bit much please help me on which are best to drop. Please don't try to sell me on another army. List is here.

    Eldar
    Tomb kings
    Ogre kingdoms
    Dark Eldar
    Imperial guard
    Grey knights
    NecrOns
    Tau

    Thanks for all help


    D da Awesome

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    1. Count me as Necrons, and Death Korps of Krieg for IG...

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    2. I'll agree with Jay on crons but I'd say Dark Eldar. Dark Eldar and Crons fluffwise are my favorite.

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    3. It takes years to collect multiple armies. Start with the models you like the most, then figure out what you need to make one of those armies legal.

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    4. After eightteen years of collecting armies I have now 7 armies in 40k and 4 in fantasy, currently working on the fifth.
      If you want to start with the game, just pick one for each system and built from there. Starting more than one army at once will quickly burn you out or lead to a mess.
      That being said, Necrons and Grey Knights are excellent for starters because they tend to be forgiving. Same goes for Ogres in WHFB.

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    5. I've got 11 40k armies, each over six thousand points (some quite a bit over). So you seem fine to me!

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    6. Thank you norikan and anonymous that sounds like a good way to go. Timber I hope to rventually get to that point!! Jaydee I agree the death korps are awesome minis and their background isn't to bad either. Thanks to all of you.

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  14. IIRC the stuff like the burna bombs were actually (appropriately enough) for the burna bomma, not the blitza-.

    I was hoping the blitza would have things like zzap guns or pulsa rokkits!

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    1. Yeah. I'm really hoping for some str9 or at least str 8 or str 6 rending mass fire.

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    2. Not buying it. Blitz is a long-established Ork word/glyph, and quite an appropriate one.

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    3. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagggggggghhhhh!

      Ahem!

      Just clearing my throat.

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  15. No transport capacity!!!??? Gotta say that's disappointing. I agree the Storm Talon is a glorified speeder. At least I can take speeders in squadrons.

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    1. They didn't mention you couldn't take them in squadrons.

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    2. Escort ability on Deep Striking units... think that would fit that description in most cases.

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  16. Yes, yes, please take speeders in squadrons.
    As if, Dark Eldar player dont have enough pain in the butt dealing with Vendettas with TL LC, take those speeders )

    I will apreciate it )

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  17. Uhm...every flyer has aerial assault, but Stormraven. Maybe, a codex update would fix it.

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    1. Storm Ravens not a flyer.

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    2. Stormraven is not a flyer... but flies

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    3. I reckon it'll be a flyer in 6th, but given it's high armour (for a flyer) and transport capacity I suspect it won't get aerial assault. It has POTMS instead.

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    4. That's what people keep screwing up about the Stormraven. They lament that it is not aerodynamic in the least and they lament that it doesn't have areal assault. It's probably best to put 2 and 2 together and come to the conclusion that the Stormraven isn't meant to go superfast. It's meant to be a sturdy, steady, agile, heavy troop mover and fire base. The Stormraven is more like a heavy helicopter than a jet fighter.

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  18. So no actual pictures of them! Just what someone doodled one day.

    By the way, the doom/night scythe is just the picture from the codex.

    Until I see the models themselves I'm not getting excited.

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  19. The coming next month for the US White Dwarf has what looks like a battle including White Scars (Marines), Necrons and Orks all at once. Coincidence? Doubt it. While we'll probably see leaked pics before then, expect to see them featured prominently in June's WD. Speculation, but makes sense to me!

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    1. That would make Flyers, 6th and perhaps Chaos and starter box all rolling out between now and September. The question now is how to convince our bosses/parents for a pay increase. :/

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  20. Is it just me or to the "doodle" drawings look like tracings? The pre-released Beasts of War image of the Necron Stalker was a total overlay of the image leased in White Dwarf.

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  21. They didn't say it WAS 40 points, but that they'd only use it if it were...

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  22. The Stormtalon reminds me of a playstation classic "G POLICE "!

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  23. Hi there,


    Flyers is going to be launched upon 06 second. The discharge will certainly include a Area Sea hazard, the actual Stormtalon Gunship, 3 Ork flyers, and also the Necron double package for your Nightscythe as well as Doomscythe.

    thanks
    mariya

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