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Tabletop Spotlight: Death from the Skies

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May 10 2016

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The Tabletop Spotlight is on: Death from the Skies!

New from Games Workshop this week is Death from the Skies and lucky for us, our friends from Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy brought it over to check out:


This book is packed full of all things flyer related (just vehicle flyers, sorry FMCs). Not only does this book introduce a new phase to “regular” Warhammer 40,000 – it also has a TON of background info for each and every race’s flyers. The Astra Militarum to the Xenos Eldar Flyers and everything in-between, this book has it covered. It also has a really cool section for painting guides for all the races with alternate paint schemes for flyers that you may not have seen before.

On top of all this great background info this book contains ALL the updated rules & points for flyers. Each flyer got a new pair of stats as well: Pursuit & Agility. Those stats come into play in the new phase and can have a big impact on your air support. This book also contains a bunch of new missions and a campaign supplement for flyers and flyer aces. It even has Wing Leader traits which function like mini-warlord traits for your flyers – and they are all free to apply! Each race has their own unique chart to roll on as well.

If you are really into flyers than this book is going to be perfect for you. If you’re looking to change up your regular games of 40k with some more dog-fighting action or if you just want to add something extra to a campaign then you should definitely get this book.


Death from the Skies



Aircraft squadrons of the 41st Millennium!

In warfare, air superiority is key, and the grim darkness of the far future is no exception. Above countless planets, engines scream as heroic pilots engage in savage dogfights, formations of bombers descend through clouds of smoke to unleash incendiary hell and dropships disgorge hordes of merciless killers from their holds to wreak havoc on the ground troops below. For every strategic challenge the battlefield provides, there are aircraft perfectly designed to meet it. Surgically precise individual strikes, indiscriminate destruction – all situations are catered for with a wide variety of craft from each and every warring race.

Death From the Skies is a must-buy for Warhammer 40,000 players – the 160-page hardback contains new rules for Flyers that completely replace those found in Warhammer 40,000, with datasheets including new Agility, Combat Role and Pursuit Value characteristics and options for fielding Flyer Wing units, with their own leaders. On top of this, the book introduces the Dogfight phase – detailed combat between Flyers is now possible!

Included are 21 datasheets spanning the armies of Warhammer 40,000, 6 new Air War missions and ten new formations allowing you to field squadrons of aircraft, as well as a host of background on the various races’ aircraft squadrons, markings and famous battles. This, a copy of Warhammer 40,000 and some aircraft are everything you need to fight thrilling aerial battles in the skies of the 41st Millennium!


Now if only my Tyranids could participate in the flyer fun…


Author: Adam Harrison
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