40K BREAKING: Astartes & IG Flyer Datasheets!


It’s raining flyers! Come see the latest aircraft rules the Imperium has to offer!

We saw the Orks & Chaos earlier today.  Now see how the Imperium rules the skies!

images via Imgur 5-4-2016

Here’s just a taste of what’s in there:

Space Marines

stormraven stormhawk

Space Marines come out to play!


Space Wolves


Dark Angels skulking about the heavens

Astra Militarum


Workhorse of the Astra Militarum

Full Flyer Roundup

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~”In flying, the probability of survival is inversely proportional to the angle of arrival.” ~Neil Armstrong

  • Chris. K Cook

    The Vendetta being missing in interesting….

    • georgelabour

      Well they removed all the other models that had Forgeworld only variants in the last codex update. HOPEFULLY that’s what we’re seeing here as the forgeworld rules are still good.

      Or they may be temporarily removing it as they’re planning a new dual kit for Valkyrie/vendettas and maybe a new unit with an Astra militarum update in the near future.

      • Shiwan8

        You can still use the codex version.

        • georgelabour

          Also that. thank you.

        • Nameless

          although you’d have to decide what Pursuit and Agility values to give it, if you wanted to play with the new rules.

          but given that the rest of the rules are just reprints, you’d only need the new rules for the new way to play anyway.

          • Shiwan8

            I do not think these new rules will be in use much.

          • Nameless

            if the new rules aren’t being used then, it doesn’t really matter what is in the book and what isn’t (unless there are a handful that are updated).

          • Shiwan8

            Well, the old drake FAQ ruling stops being in effect so….yeah, theres that.

      • Chris. K Cook

        Yeah It has FW rules so they still work just like all the tanks ‘removed’.

        It has a FW upgrade kit and you can easy kitbash one so its no biggy.

        If it is removed from the Codex it will just get updated rules in the IA: Aeronautica book I suspect we are getting in the near future.

      • Severius_Tolluck

        Most likely due to them pushing dual kits these days, and them not putting rules for models that do not exist.

  • Chris. K Cook

    4 Valks in a Flyer wing? Woot!

    So I can run 9 Valks in a single CAD not 9 now?

    • Mamut


      • Chris. K Cook

        Derp yes 12 not 9. I was in a rush.

  • Alistair Collins


    Space Wolf unit gets a Special Ability called Ravenwing.

    Oh, that’s gold.

    • Squighopper

      Looks like BOLs forgot to label correctly since it’s a DA plane not SW.. Though that would have been hilarious

      • Alistair Collins

        Oh wait. The picture title is below the pic not above it. My bad.

        • Muninwing

          thought the same thing. but BoLS always does captioned pics, not lead-in descriptors, so…

  • Shawn

    Okay, does this dataslate now mean that a stormraven can’t take a dreadnought? It would have been easier and taken up less space, if they had just simply written agility and pursuit values on a chart for the flyers that already existed, and introduced more new flyers or added some that got left out. Hell, they probably could have had a section for FMC.

    • Ronin

      Oh no. That can’t be right…

      Edit: There seems to be a new piece of equipment called “Rear grapple” so I’m holding onto hope that this will let you transport a dreadnought.

      • Mr.Offspring

        Yeah, “Rear grapple” allows to transport a Dreadnought.

  • Simon Chatterley

    Me and my mate ran a load of flyers at a GW doubles event. The Blue Aquilas were glorious and we had a load of formation card that’s we used for fun.

    What we learnt from this is follows:

    A) Lots of flyers is fun
    B) Trying to fly in set formations is very very very hard on a your average crowded 40k board (did I mention how hard it was?)
    C) Nid FMC’s ripped all 9 apart in 2 turns….

    Units of 4 Valks that need to sit in certain formations is going to be a massive pain to pull off.

  • am1t

    So can Space Wolves take Storm Ravens / Storm Hawks?

    • Shatterclaw

      I think Space Wolves can take it as an allied formation, but the last I heared was it was for “Codex Marine’s” .

      Grant it, they gave each marine chapter a flyer now.. but from the aglity rating, SW are as alike as a brick..

      • Scott Guise (Shrew8541)

        I am not being sarcastic here, but where does it say that because you play a certain codex (as above) that you can’t take a flier from this death from above supplement?

  • am1t

    Where are the rules for the best flyer in 40K? … The Arvus Lighter
    I have four of these bad-boys just good to go …

    • Muninwing

      at least it (and the aquila lander) have a place in narrative games… objective markers are more interesting when they are part of the environment

    • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

      They are very useful in a Renagades and Heretics list too.