It looks like the flyer rumors are coming in again full swing with a new bit claiming a flyer supplement to be released in a couple short weeks. "Death From the Skies" seems to be the title, but we will see, as more information on flyers hopefully are forthcoming in the next week or so.


Please remember that these are rumors. Salt required.

via Kroothawk
A new 40k supplement book will be released on 16th February:
"Death from the Skies" (26€, mail order only, chance of being in English only).
More when I know more. But it certainly sounds like a flyer supplement.


via DarkWarrior1981 on Warseer
This is not as exciting as people may think. I saw the advert for the book at a local store; It contains only rules for fliers still on sale or with a codex entry (the Dark Eldar bomber is in), some fliers have their rules updated to 6th edition (whatever this means exactly). The only thing actually new is, that the Stormraven is now available to Codex Space Marines and Black Templars as well. Also you will find the flier rules from Crusade of Fire and new missions. The book will be on sale (no pre-order) from 16th of February, is direct only (so not from your FLGS), english language only and will not be limited stock.

48 Comments:

  1. So SM are finally getting the Stormraven ...

    perhaps they are updating points and/or stats as well. Reducing the armour of the Valkyrie/Vendetta to 11 or increasing it's cost comes to my mind when thinking about it.

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    1. Ugh, I'd kill for a Vendetta points increase.

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    2. They won't change a stat-line for a flier. They may change points cost, or add/modify additional rules, but no way will they just invalidate the armor value in the codex. It's not exactly dominating the battlefields of tournaments anyway.

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    3. I don't mind payin an extra 5 points for a BS4 vendetta

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  2. Please have moar necron stuff!!!

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  3. I think the "updated to 6th edition" is most likely the removal of "Skimmer" and "Aerial Assault" from the likes of the Razorwing Jet fighter etc.

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    1. I really hope the DE flyers get Vector Dancer to match their Eldar cousins.

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    2. well ... since it's gw, it could be that all flyers with hover mode get vector dancer ^^

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    3. As much as i would like to see dark eldar flyers getting vector dancer, I really cant see it happening. I would have thought they would have included it in the FAQs when 6th came out.

      Also Ghoulio, given there are no GW flyers out for Eldar, how can you say that Eldar flyers all have vector dancer? Are you confusing vectored engines of Eldar skimmers with the vector dancer rule?

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    4. IA:A has Eldar flyers in it, as far as I can remember all of which have Vector Dancer.

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    5. Jonny, I am referring to the Nightwing and Phoenix Bomber from Forgeworld. Both the models and rules are 100% in line with their DE counterparts. The exceptions are they both have Vector Dancer and the Nightwing is an actual fighter jet where the Razorwing doesn't make much sense (as a FIGHTER aircraft wouldn't it make more sense to have AA missiles while the BOMBER is loaded with anti infantry?).

      I know it won't happen. Just saying I wish it would :)

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    6. Jonny, I am referring to the Nightwing and Phoenix Bomber from Forgeworld. Both the models and rules are 100% in line with their DE counterparts. The exceptions are they both have Vector Dancer and the Nightwing is an actual fighter jet where the Razorwing doesn't make much sense (as a FIGHTER aircraft wouldn't it make more sense to have AA missiles while the BOMBER is loaded with anti infantry?).

      I know it won't happen. Just saying I wish it would :)

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  4. What? Where's our Tau (and Eldar) flyers?

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  5. Well I have the Crusade Book already (and was not impressed by it sadly), so I guess I can save the money here.

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  6. lol, im calling it BS for the storm raven thing. Also if its anything like the crusade of fire book calling it a supplement is generous at best.

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    1. It did have the stormraven in the BRB under codex space marines so thats a thing. Why would it be in there and not the blood angles or grey knights section otherwise.

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  7. there must be little changes or there will be two different warhammers. English speaking and the others

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  8. I guess I don't understand the point of releasing this book right before the supposed new flyer wave is released and NOT including the new stuff. Color me skeptical.

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    1. I think what they are trying to say is that this IS the flyer wave and Tau and Eldar are not getting new stuff.

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  9. I'll kill someone if I see anywhere a blue/yellow/green stormraven....there is a reason for release different Astartes Codex, and this reason is the big difference between the Chapters. This is unacceptable...

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    1. Really? One model across the same army just with different chapter markings makes it unacceptable?

      Wow...go untwist the wad.

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    2. Crimson fist stormraven here i come.

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    3. @McDoogle: Different Legion/Chapter = different army.
      Next time we'll see an Imperial Fist Predator Baal or a Salamanders Dark Talon -.-

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    4. Different Legion = different army, wish someone had mentioned that when they wrote the chaos codex

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    5. @Mr Sacco:

      I understand your point. In Codex Blood Angels it specifically states that the Stormraven was used by Blood Angels, their successors and Grey Knights. Hence why only BA and GK symbols are included in the box.

      That said, as someone who wants to go for either Templars or Vanilla Marines I'm kind of hoping this is true.

      Still, I remember when the Black Templars owned their very own vehicle. Which then got spread around the other chapters. First it was a 0-1 choice, now a chapter can field as many as their FOC allows.

      PS: I'll have a Baal Predator for Templars/Vanillas too please.

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    6. Not Bob: Templars weren't the only ones to get 'looted', DA used to have this fancy dreadnought that carried two gun arms... A Monty or something? :P

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    7. Ah the Mortis. How could I forget about that.

      Don't really know the appeal of the Mortis. I like the gun and fist combo.

      I wonder if we'll see Ultramarine Furioso and Librarian Dreds?

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    8. The heavily armed gunship/transport insertion is one of the most iconic elements of the Space Marines. The problem is the Thunderhawk is a massively expensive model in both points and money, and isn't usable outside of Apoc.

      The Stormraven brings that to the average 40K table in a means that is accessible in points, money, rules, and just getting and building the thing.

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  10. +1 to that.
    Plus if they give stormraven to codex marines there go GW's sales on stormtalons.
    Unacceptable...

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    1. Really? I dont see that. I personally find stormraven pretty unimpressive. They are not that hard to shoot down and they cost almost as much as a land raider. Id take 2 stormtalons for the price of one stormraven all day long.

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    2. At my gaming store we actually house ruled that all Marine types can use the Marine flyers (even space wolves) you know what happened?

      No one used them in codices that didn't have them anyways. They're really not that big of a deal.

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    3. An AV12, HP3 flyer that's immune to melta sure isn't easy to kill. Stormraven's are fantastic, Bloodstrike/Mindstrike missiles, Multi-Meltas, Plasma Cannons, Assault Cannons, Typhoon Missile Launcher, Hurricane Bolters - it's got a lot of potentially killing power. And due to it's high survivability as a flyer, Death Company and/or a Furioso, or some Purifiers, falling out of this thing (which is an assult vehicle), is preeeeeetty awesome if you ask me. I thought they were good as Fast Skimmers even.

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    4. Space Marines can also take Reaver Titans and Imp Guard can take Baneblades... IN APOC GAMES. This is a flyer supplemental for scenario games much like Cities of Death, Crusade of Fire or Apocalypse, it won't change the core BRB or tournament play.

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  11. I think this is exciting. A new model or two will likely come, some new rules and scenarios, and a relatively inexpensive book are all welcome. 6th is already an improvement on previous editions with expanded ways to play and win, and this just gives us more variety.

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  12. Stormraven for Dark Angels also would be nice... DA flyers suck so bad...

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  13. Well, I don't know why anyone would pay around $60AUD for a book that has next to nothing new.
    The addition of the Stormraven to C:SM would be really, really sucky - C:BT, that's alriiiight I suppose.

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  14. It'll be limited edition, no real description of what it contains, sell out in hours and still be listed on the website 3 months later. Then those that bought it will find that it's just a glorified studio battle report with little to offer the average 40 player. *end sarcasm*

    I really hope it's nothing like Crusade of Fire.

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  15. It would be jolly fun if Space Wolves get the Stormraven.

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    1. I thought that space wolves didn't like flying whatsoever

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  16. Flying Transports...the best way to get an army about. Also Strom Ravens.....look cool in black? we can have 1 please?

    Ravenwing transporting Deathwing about in then makes sense. Honest.

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    1. Lost 7 terminators in a vicious Caestus explosion in my last game, 500+ points gone in a few handfuls of rolls. Insanely cinematic considering it was caused by obliterators takings snap shots as it zoomed by.

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  17. Dear GW,

    can I please have my money back? I thought that it would be at least a little longer than two months between Crusade of Fire and the rerelease of the only usable rules therein.

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  18. If this rumour is true, could it mean the rumoured flyer release for March?

    I know the rumour said 16th February, so this isn't changing the grand scheme of things, but it just makes sense to have the book then a big smack of fliers up for advance order a week later.

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  19. Hmmmm, I rather enjoyed Crusade of Fire. If Death From the Skies is released I'll have to snag it. I don't have the burning passion or excitement about Flyers as I do for foot soldiers but flyers in 6th are tactically fun to game with. I still love my Doom Scythes...no matter what others say. They just look too cool to pass up for silly notions of always winning every game (and I have won games with them in my army).

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  20. Hey, I'll be happy if my templars can get any sort of air support, without allying in stuff other than guards for their lightnings and thunderbolta for steel legion

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