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.


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. 

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.

Forge World Newsletter #147

new aerial game coming soon…


It’s been a few weeks since our last Forge World Newsletter and for that I apologise. We’ve been to six events in three different countries over the past number of weeks so I haven’t been around that much! It won’t be long till we’re off out again as Forge World will be at three more big events in the UK, USA and Germany in the near future. More details on each of these shows below.
As to new models and things to look forward to, we have news and details on some new pieces of 40K Cities of Death scenery and a new kind of Tau Drone too. But of course our main news item is Forge World’s forthcoming game, ‘Aeronautica Imperialis’, read on!

Ewen Little,
Forge World.

‘Aeronautica Imperialis’
So what is it then? ‘Aeronautica Imperialis’ is the name of our new game of aerial combat in the 41st millenium currently in development. It is a complete, stand alone game using the existing Forge World Epic 40,000 aircraft range, with additional new models we are now working on. ‘Aeronautica Imperialis’ is far more than just dog-fighting; there will be bombing missions, intercept sorties, troop insertions and extractions, strike missions, as well as pure air-to-air, fighter-vs-fighter combat. ‘Aeronautica Imperialis’ will be a large format hardback book, containing all the rules, aircraft datasheets, manouvere cards and scenarios needed to play the game. Of course there will be lots of background information on each of the aircraft in this big book, as well as many colour profiles and ‘photos’ of them locked in deadly combat. Imperial Navy players will be able to fly missions using Thunderbolts, Lightnings, Marauders and Marauder Destroyers. Imperial Space Marines provide some heavy support with their huge Thunderhawk Gunships and Transporters while facing off against the fighters and bombers of the Tau, Eldar, Orks and Chaos. We’ve also designed a new plastic flying base for the aircraft to use that cleverly shows arcs of fire as well as keeping track of the speed and altitude too. I’ve watched quite a few games now and played a couple during play-testing and I really enjoyed it. Each of the different airforces do have their own ‘character’ and have to be used in quite different ways. Just don’t let an Ork Fighta get up close behind you is all I can say! ‘Aeronautica Imperialis’ should be released later this year and we promise to keep everyone up to date with it’s progress via the Forge World Newsletter.

Tau DX-4 Technical Drones

Here’s a characterful little addition to the Tau forces; DX-4 Technical Drones. Designed by Mark Bedford, these new Drones can easily be used in Cities of Death games to mark the Tau Observation Point or Medicae facility Stratagems. Another idea is to use them to represent Tau Infantry Wargear. Place one or two Technical Drones alongside a Tau Battlesuit with hardwired wargear to show the addition of its’ Blacksun Filter, Drone Controller, Multi-Tracker or Target Lock. It has also been suggested that attaching them to squads of Tau infantry would nicely help mark the unit as Combat Engineers. Really, uses for the DX-4 Technical Drones are as many and varied as your imagination. Packs of two DX-4 Technical Drones will be released from week commencing July 31st and are avaliable to pre-order right now.

Cities of Death – Power Generator
You may have noticed that a new section appeared within the Forge World online store about two weeks ago, a section dedicated to Cities of Death. We looked through the new book and our range of models together to find models and kits that would best represent as many of the Stratagems as possible. A couple of pieces we noticed that would work really nicely to make the Power Generator or Imperial Observation Point Stratagems were this generator we made for our Anphelion Project range and the Cadian Scanner from the Command HQ Squad released a few weeks ago. Both these models are available to pre-order now and are scheduled for release from Monday July 31st onwards.
Need a Power Generator..?

Cities of Death – Observation Point

All the Observation Points are just a click away…

The War and Peace Show 2006

Held every year at The Hop Farm down in Beltring, Kent, The War and Peace Show is the world’s largest military vehicle and collectors fair. With over 3000 military vehicles on display, from Jeeps all the way up to 60 ton tanks, living history re-enactors, massive arena events and over 1000 trade stalls, there is a HUGE amount to see and do at this 5 day show. The fun starts on Wednesday July 19th and carries on until the evening on Sunday July 23rd. It goes without saying that Forge World will be there again this year. We have a large tent that we will be stuffing full of stock and display models as well as our very own tank that will be sitting right outside. That’s right, we will be taking our 1/6th scale radio controlled Baneblade with us and it will be rumbling around throughout the week and right through the weekend. Come and have a good look at the biggest and heaviest Forge World model ever made. If you would like us to bring down an order for you to collect at this show, just give us a call and we’ll help make it happen.
Want to go but need more info..?

Games Day Chicago and Games Day Germany

Saturday July 29th will see me over in the USA for Games Day Chicago and just a few days later, I will be thundering off over to Cologne for Games Day Germany on Sunday August 6th. If you are going to be coming to either of these very busy shows and want to buy some Forge World models, I really can recommend placing a reservation order.

Forge World
Games Workshop
Willow Road, Lenton
Nottingham, NG7 2WS

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