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40K: Forge World Imperial Armour Aeronautica

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Sep 07

Well it’s finally here, rules for Forgeworld Flyers in 6th Edition.


Today I’m doing a fair use review the Forgeworld  Imperial Armour (Armor) Aeronautica book, which contains updates to most of Forgeworld’s line that can fly, or can’t fly but can deal with flyers.

Overall it’s a great looking book with all the bells and whistles you would expect from a FW publication.

The book itself is broken down into a datasheet section which updates the units over to 6th edition, a campaign section (for using primarirly flyers with some ground troops) and an Apocalypse appendix which updates the rules for Super Heavy play.

The rules for Apocalypse are very similar to the old ones, but they changed the chart up a bit, and made some adjustments to structure points, as one structure point is worth three hull points now.

Overall its a great book with just one or two mistakes (that I poetically pointed on in the video).  I would reccommend this book for anyone playing Apocalypse games, or as most of the units in here are stamped “for use in 40k”, for you normal games as well.

Just a little FYI this book, and the new flyer the Avenger Strike Fighter both released on the same day, with this book containing it’s rules.

Hopefully this is a precursor to future Forge World releases where the rules follow or coincide with the release!

The Book


Imperial Armour (Armor) Aeronautical available for 26 pounds (~$39) from Forge World.

A brand new Forge World supplement book for Warhammer 40,000, Imperial Armour Aeronautica, written by Neil Wylie, contains fully updated 6th Edition rules for 34 flyers and 13 anti-aircraft units fielded by the Imperial Navy, Space Marines, Orks, Eldar, Tyranids, Tau Empire, Necrons, Dark Eldar and Chaos.

These include complete rules for two brand new aircraft: the Space Marine Storm Eagle Assault Gunship and the Imperial Navy Avenger Strike Fighter. 

In addition to the vehicle data sheets this book also provides you with the wargear and special rules unique to the terrifying airborne war engines of the 41st Millennium. Alongside these is a new narrative campaign, the Scourging of Kerrack, which provides six new missions specifically designed to incorporate aerial combat into your games of Warhammer 40,000 and Apocalypse, including detailed rules for developing Ace pilots over the course of the campaign. Also included is an Apocalypse rules appendix, updated for the 6th edition of Warhammer 40,000. 
This 112-page, full colour, hardback book is lavishly illustrated with photographs and line drawings as well as campaign maps, and it is an indispensible reference for any hobbyist who’s collection contains a Forge World flyer. Imperial Armour Aeronautica is available to pre-order now for despatch from 27th July . Courtesy FW’s site

~Editor’s Note – Arvus Lighters FTW!!!

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