Skies of Fire

Well on Sunday over on the Warhammer Community site, there has been the official preview of the new Aeronautia Imperialis boxed set, Skies of Fire.

You’ll get absolutely everything you need to fly your first sorties, including a set of five aircraft for each side, a game mat and rulebook, dice, reference sheets, tokens and a transfer sheet. The T’au force includes three Barracudas and two Tiger Sharks, each with a wide array of weapon options. The Imperium’s forces consist of two Valkyrie Assault Carriers, which can alternatively be built as Vendettas, plus three Lightning Strike Fighters, one of which can be built as a Lightning Fighter.

I mentioned in an earlier blog post that I had taken the leap and purchased the Wings of Vengeance boxed set.

After hearing that it had gone direct only and was to be superseded by a new boxed set featuring the Tau, I decided I had better buy it now before it was gone.

It’s not that I don’t like the new boxed set, much more that I prefer the Imperial and Ork models in the Wings of Vengeance boxed set. So much so (and quite unlike me) I have already started putting the models together…

These are lovely models, so I was interested to see what we would get in the Tau boxed set. Obviously there would be Tau, but I was intrigued who their opponents would be. Not looking at the rumours I did wonder if it would be a Xenos race, so was pleasantly surprised to see that it was the Imperial Navy.

I wasn’t anticipating that we would see the Valkyrie.

They look great.

I don’t think I will buy the boxed set, but I do think I might get a box of the Valkyrie Assault Carriers. As I said on Twitter I do wonder if we will ever see tanks and infantry in this scale for Adeptus Titanicus? Well this Valkyrie does show what is possible.

I am not a great fan of the Lightning Strike Fighters so happy to let them pass. As for the Tau, well they look like nice models, but not for me.

Took the leap with Aeronautica Imperialis

Aeronautica Imperialis Logo

Take to the Skies! Aeronautica Imperialis is a game of aerial combat set in the Warhammer 40,00 universe. While ground troops push forward to secure tactical objectives, winged squadrons push forward in the skies to decimate enemy positions and intercept enemy fighters. 

Though I think I bought the original Forge World Aeronautica Imperialis rules I don’t think I ever got around to playing an actual game. I certainly painted up a few of the planes though.

I had thought about buying the new game for a while now, but kept putting it off and buying other stuff. When the game first came out I did wonder about the size of the planes and how they compared in size to the Epic models I had already. I know that the new Adeptus Titanicus was “larger” in scale than the original Epic, so I was assuming that these new Aeronautica Imperialis planes would similarly be larger. However I found searching the internet that I couldn’t for sure see a comparison between the old and the new.

So I was pleased on a visit to Warhammer World in January to see the models in “the flesh” and they are significantly bigger than the Epic versions I had in my collection.

These were the Ork Air Waaagh!.

These are the Imperial Navy flyers.

I decided that if I was going to get into the game, I would buy the Wings of Vengeance boxed set. Continue reading “Took the leap with Aeronautica Imperialis”

Avenger Strike Fighters for Aeronautica Imperialis




I do quite like these new Avenger Strike Fighters for Aeronautica Imperialis.

These were announced and revealed at the 2020 New York Toy Fair.

Avenger Strike Fighters have long been beloved by generals in both Warhammer 40,000 and the Age of Darkness for their ability to deploy armour-busting firepower at ridiculous speeds. This new, plastic kit will allow you to reinforce your Imperial Navy squadrons with four of the blighters!

Ork Air Waaagh! ‘Eavy Bommerz

Ork Air Waaagh! 'Eavy Bommerz

Next week we will see the release of the next expansion for Aeronautica Imperialis with the Ork Air Waaagh! ‘Eavy Bommerz.

Ork Air Waaagh! 'Eavy Bommerz

You get two bommerz in the box. They look very similar to the previous Epic scale Eavy Bommerz.

As you can see they are very similar to the original Epic Ork ‘Eavy Bommerz from GamesDay 2007.

Epic scale Ork Bommer

I really like the sound and look of the new game, but I realised I never finished my original blog post about it. I haven’t yet bought the rules, but may do so soon.

You can pre-order them from Games Workshop.

Ork Bommerz

This very nicely done Ork Bommer was on display in the Gaming Club Network display cabinets at GamesDay 2007.

Ork Bommer

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.

Epic scale Ork Bommerz

Here are some pictures of the Forgeworld Epic scale Ork Bommer for Aeronautica Imperialis.

Epic scale Ork Bommer

Though these were announced a few months ago, it was nice to see them for real at GamesDay 2007.

Epic scale Ork Bommerz

They are really nicely done models with a lot of character.

Epic scale Ork Bommerz

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.

Forge World Newsletter #181

Nice new Epic Heavy Ork Bommerz…

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

Epic Heavy 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.

Forthcoming Events

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.