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We all know that the professionals build thunderhawks to add to the coolness of the chapters but do thunderhawks serve any point in terms of playing the game.
Also, do thunderhawks come in a kit... or something 'cause all of the tunderhawks look the same in terms of shape and weapons and such?
Thunderhawks come from Forge World, and barring a little leeway in choice of weaponry, they do look very similar.
As for useage, they carry troops and an AWFUL lot of firepower.
This of them as a flying landraider and cool army centerpiece - you won't go far wrong.
(BTW, if you're interested, the rules are in Imperial Armour Update)
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a while agq gw put out a metal thunderhawk as part of an le kit it came in a wooden box that was divided into diff compartments and was for seasoned vets of kitbuilding only the boxes were numbered and are now selling on auction sites for mucho mula the fw resin kit is the best bet for a playable easy to do kit and they are very mean though very point heavy
For what it is worth- I have no experiance of Thunder hawks in 40k, but when 1st ed Epic came out I buit an entire chapter (Space wolves) and had 6 thunder hawk gun ships, 20+ drop pods, 10 support drop pods and 5 (cant remember the names but basically template death) drop pods, I never used all 6 Thunder hawks, the most I ever used was 3, the result was devestating, coupled with the drop pods, you could put anout 3 companies of Marines and their supporting vehicles, as well as the thunderhawks themselves, right where he didnt want them, the template death pods whould clear off his troops, the drop pods would then land and the thunderhawks would zoom in providing fire support, once the troops in the pods had deployed, they could provide support for the thunderhawks to offload their troops, after that the thunderhawks would go hunting, basically ultra mobile super heavy tanks, almost on a par with bane blades and shadow swords
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most people who take thunderhawks just buy them cuz they are cool. they may be able to hold basically a whole army, but for the cost in points and the cost in money from forge world, they are just one worth it. espically now that they are in resin kits, which are totally impossibe to build cuz they have SO much flash from resin molding.
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i dissagree about the flash with a good set of clippers and a file or a jewlers saw its clean in no time but the price is very steep the only good thing is that you can buy them chapter specific
I think I'd like to get at least one for one'a them my Spcae Marine armies,but just for show, i don't think I'll bother using it in play,i just don't really see the point in it..
a flying behemoth with structure points. whats not to like
its kinda akward to move around a regular sized table its rather big lol i used my buddies in a large game once
doesnt it just fly in and out of the board every turn?