A demonstration game of Forge World’s Aeronautica Imperialis at GamesDay 2009.
Though I have always liked Epic, I have never really got into Aeronautica Imperialis. One day I might get round to buying the rules, it’s not as though I don’t have painted models I could use, but, well….
Well one day.
This very nicely done Ork Bommer was on display in the Gaming Club Network display cabinets at GamesDay 2007.
I do like this model and wouldn’t mind getting one, though the amount of time it has taken me to model and paint my Ork Fighter makes me think that if I did get one, it will probably be 2015 before it ever flew over the gaming table!
Also Forge World are going to make 28mm versions of their Heavy Ork Bommerz which they recently produced for aeronautica imperialis and that might be even more fun to make and paint.
Here are some pictures of the Forgeworld Epic scale Ork Bommer for Aeronautica Imperialis.
Though these were announced a few months ago, it was nice to see them for real at GamesDay 2007.
They are really nicely done models with a lot of character.
They’re not quite as I envisaged what Ork heavy bommerz would look like, these seem to be just more bulbous Ork fighters, whereas I imagined something along the lines of a spindly Marauder, maybe a little like a RAF Lancaster or Short Stirling from World War Two.
As was indicated in an earlier Forge World newsletter Forge World are going to release an Epic Heavy Ork Bommer for Aeronautica Imperialis. There are three versions as well, and with interchangeable parts. Doesn’t quite look as I would have envisaged, but still nice.
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Hi There, Well our event season is in full swing and this weekend we’re off to Games Day Germany, but we haven’t neglected the rest of you as we have two fantastic releases to announce in the shape of the Malcador heavy tank with Battle Cannon, and not one, but three new glorious Ork Bommerz for Aeronautica Imperialis. Thanks Alan Bligh
Malcador With Battle Cannon
The new Malcador with Battle cannon, designed by Daren Parrwood, offers another fantastic option for your Renegade or Imperial Guard forces. The tank features a modified upper hull with an unusual enclosed turret mounted cannon giving the Malcador a very unique and arcane feel compared to more conventionally designed Imperial tanks, and a real flavour of the Imperium’s ten-thousand year long history of war. The tank’s other armament, modified from the standard Malcador also includes a optional autocannons, lascannons or heavy bolters for the hull and sponson mounts. As a super-heavy tank, the Malcador will prove far more durable in open battle that the smaller Leman Russ, serving as a mobile fortress for your advance. The model is supplied with full weapon options and commander models for both Vraksian Renegade Militia and the Imperial Guard.
We hope to have experimental rules for the Malcador with Battle Cannon on our website soon..
The Malcador with Battle Cannon is available to pre-order for release commencing the 3rd of September. Were are also hoping to have a small number with us to sell at Games Day Germany, but this supply will be very limited, so get in early to avoid disappointment!
Aeronautica Imperials Ork Bommerz
Also available to pre-order now are our new Ork Bommerz for Aeronautica Imperialis; there are in fact three of these beasts, and each is superbly detailed with no end of engines, guns, rockets and wacky Ork ‘tech’. The fact that all the component parts (noses, wings, fuselages, tails etc.) are all fully interchangeable between the models means if you buy multiple bommerz there’s loads of different cool combinations and looks you can achieve. We couldn’t resist going to town on this ourselves as you can see in our extensive (40+ picture) gallery here.
Designed by the inimitable Mr Parrwood, the Ork Bommerz are multi-purpose in true greenskin fashion, doubling up as transport craft (as stormboys can be pushed out of the back door just as easily as bombs!), and they can therefore fill a lot of different roles in your Games of Aeronautica Imperialis.
Basic experimental rules for the Bommer can be found Here. Full rules will appear in the forthcoming Aeronautical Imperialis Supplement.
Also available for pre-order is our new Ork Bomb & Rokkit pack for Aeronautica which you can use with any of your Ork planes. This allows you to load up your Bommerz with even more bombs!
You can view the components for the Ork Bommer, Blasta Bommer 1 and Blasta Bommer 2 and are all available to pre-order now for release week commencing the 3rd of September.
Forge World will be attending, Games Day Germany on Sunday the 5th of August and Games Day Los Angeles on the 11th of August, with our full trade stand and we hope to see you there.
We’ll also have a presence at Gen Con UK in Reading on the 1st and 2nd September. Although at Gen Con we won’t have a full trade stand, we will have some of our most recent releases with us, and we’ll be able to take your orders on the day to send out to you later You can also place a reservation order with us to pick up and pay for at Gen Con UK. Just email or phone us before hand with the details of the models and books you want to pick up on the day.