It was a couple weeks ago that the Chaos Dreadclaw was removed from the Forgeworld site, and finally there is an answer now on what is going on. It is discontinued, and so are three other models. These are no longer available, however some of them will be re-designed. Here is a response from Forgeworld.



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Forgeworld- 4 kits discontinued, some may be redesigned
I noticed that the Ork Fighta, Original Lightning, Aquila Lander and Dreadclaw Drop Pod were removed from the forgeworld website, and decided to ask them about it on facebook- I got this reply

via Forgeworld
Anything that is removed from the website is, sadly, discontinued. Some of these kits (such as the Lightning) will be redesigned in future, but the Ork Fighta will not be, largely because of the new plastic kit available from Games Workshop

22 Comments:

  1. This seems odd. They have rules for the Ork fighter, as well as the Aquilla lander and the dreadclaw, in the recent Aeronautica book.
    Granted, the rules for the lander were terrible, and those for the dreadclaw were just odd.

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  2. Well, considering the fact that the Dreadclaw is a heresy era transport, is it possible we'll get a new Dreadclaw that has different legion markings that is also used as the basis of a CSM kit. That's my hope at least, but I'm scratch-building a few Dreadclaws in the meanwhile anyway :D

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  3. Ork Fighta makes sense. The plastic GW ones are better.

    Dare I hope for a plastic Dreadclaw and/or Aquilla Lander?

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  4. IMHO, the Dreadclaw will be redone for Horus Heresy u.u
    It's an option for Sons of Horus...

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  5. Plastic dreadclaw (in the flyer book thing? yes please) would be amazing - chaos could really do with a drop pod-esque transport.


    I for one would love a plastic Aquila, I've always thought it one of the better aircraft models in terms of being firmly 'warhammer 40,000' instead of 'WW2 in spaaaaaaaaaaaaace'.

    But no, probably just didn't sell any of either so they've gone the way of the squats... consigned only to footnotes in the back of things.

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    1. No wonder they din't sell many Dreadclaws... at a 180euro price tag for a POd transport...

      But when i posted a mail to FW for a question about the DC ruling, i got the answer that they will make updated rules for the DC in an upcoming FaQ/Book...

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  6. The Lightning? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
    I Loved the original lightning's looks, I am much sad now :(

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    1. I used to have one of those kits, was kinda disappointing to be honest.

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  7. Hate to see the Dreadclaw go, loved that model.

    If this means CSMs get drop pods in regular 40k, however, that would be very exciting.

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  8. Problem with the Dreadclaw is that its like $150 and 85 points for a drop pod... which isnt as good as a drop-pod.

    It doesnt help that as a cylindrical pod and with plastic drop pods available for kit bashing, its probably one of the easiest models to scratch build.

    i'm sure sales were complete fail on that item. (i still want three)

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    1. I though along the same lines, I really like the looks of the model but really poor rules (horrible IMHO) and ridiculously high monetary and points cost made it a no go for me. I hope it gets a usable version (maybe at a lower price point).

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    2. i agree on the monetary horror that the DC was, but for the rules, not so much.

      Its a Flyer with Hover mode, who's also an assault vehicle, with Frag nades launchers and can carry a Dread.

      Apart from the Pod assault from the SM codex, the Dreadclaw is better in so many ways then a regular Pod.

      it comes into play by DSing, you don't want to take a DS incident roll?, make it land somewhere safe, even if in some far corner of the table, then you can move 24" in the shooting phase, you are a flyer, so ennemy needs 6's to hit and you have a jink save.

      Next turn go in hover mode, move 6, disembark, charge, next turn you are too far from anything of interest or you want to go get that objectif in the late turns?, go back in, and take off.

      Sm have to pay a lot more points and as much money for having a Prod for Dreads that allows them to assault, and they must take a dangerous terrain test when the dread moves out of the pod, and they don't have Frag launchers, so that your Chaos Dread can charge through a cover and still fight before/at the same time as the models who are in there.

      Dreadclaws are far superior to regular pods.

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    3. I see what you're saying but what becomes a deal breaker for me is that at best, it'll come in turn two, and you won't get "boots on ground" until turn three. Since it takes up its own force org slot, that's two slots and a lot of points tied up. Meanwhile, it has to survive up to two (effectively, considering potential Interceptor shooting and a round of normal shooting) before delivering the payload. The fact that it has no weapons make it quite vulnerable to anything that does hit it with a penetrating shot, Velocity Lock effectively destroys it as it can't hover to deploy, weapon destroyed inflicts an extra hull point, potentially finishing it off with any other hit. The regular SM drop pod comes in sooner, guarantees the payload at least hits the table, and costs way less points and doesn't take up a slot freeing up points and space for something that actually does something other than (hopefully) delivering a squad/dread. The lateness of arrival also largely takes away its other use as a "battle taxi" after dropping the original unit. If it comes in later than second turn, it seems to me to be even more of a liability.

      Those are the reasons it doesn't work for me, just my opinion/play style. If it was a dedicated transport, or had deployment more like SM "Drop Pod Assault", or maybe even just cost less points I'd consider it but not with all of those issues.

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  9. I'd guess the loss of the dreadclaw is because you can easily build one out of a plastic drop pod.

    Lightning makes sense. The new one is miles better.

    Ork one makes sense.

    I'll miss the Aquila. It's a ship I'd always intended to get one day.

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    1. Er, well you can build an ugly mess using the plastic kit, building an actual dreadclaw means a ton of conversion work, including ditching the original fins altogether. I've never seen a "dreadclaw" made from a SM Drop Pod that didn't look goofy, but I have seen a few amazing plasticard builds from scratch.

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  10. I never realy understood the point of a dreadclaw. Its not a extremely big kit, it has no fancy stuff and its very very expensive.
    Doubt that csm will get an replacement, GW had their chance to introduce pods just a few months ago and they did not do it.

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  11. I wonder with the introduction of the Storm Eagle in the "Death from the Sky's" supplement by GW that they will be making a completely plastic kit of that as well.

    I always found it odd that the "standard" 220 point model in the IA books is not the way the model comes from FW. Maybe the GW Storm Eagle will have more weapons options.

    My gut tells me that we should expect a plastic Storm Eagle whenever the 6th edition Space Marine codex rears its ugly head.

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    1. Huh...i don't see where you saw that in the DftS book there is rules for the Stormeagle...

      There is the StormTALON and the StormRAVEN rules/updates, but no StormEAGLE.

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  12. I've always wanted the aquila Lander, shame to hear its being discontinued.

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    1. Same - I actually noticed they had pulled the model because I was finally going to buy one. Too bad.

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  13. The Aquilla is the only real loss here, I always thought the craft was quite cute.

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  14. damn I sold my Aquilla three weeks ago, looks like I coudve trebled my money (damn it always the way)

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