Ork Fliers – Which Rules the Skies?
Jamie and I headed down to our FLGS (Wargames Emporium in Sheffield) with the intention of picking up one or more of the new flyer kits that GW released over the weekend. We’d planned on getting them at Maelstrom to make the most of the tournament discount but they’d already sold out their first lot of stock! Since I don't own any Necrons or Space Marines (except SW), the only one I can put to use is the Ork Bomma kit. I have been considering a Necron army but I think I'll wait and see what 6th edition brings both in terms of rule changes and new codexes. Jamie on the other hand bought all three!! I'm hoping the purchase of a new kit will be the push I need to get mine & Matt's shared Ork army painted up. Before I go on to talk specifically about the Ork one I’d like to say that I actually like the look of all three models. In spite of what the popular consensus is I think the Stormtalon is perfect. It shouldn’t be long and sleek it’s just a flying gun platform. I’ve seen some people extending the tail section to make it look more like a real plane but frankly I think GW got it right in the first place, unpopular as that opinion may be! Anyway, I’ve got the Ork kit sat in front of me and I’m trying to decide what to assemble it as. From a purely aesthetic point of view I prefer the swept back wings of what the manual calls the blitza-bommer: However, I’m very much a gamer first and a hobbyist second so it’s important to decide which will actually be more use on the table. Bear in mind of course that we apparently only have a month of 5th edition left so I’m a little bit loathe to commit to any of the 3 options until I see the new rules.