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    Helicopters

    I just want to know if there is anything out there at the moment that is chapter approvedin the way of a helicopter.

    it could act like a skimmer, low armour like 11's with autocannons or heavy bolters and an optional upgrade of missile launchers. Fluff wise its something that the Imperial Guard would have (as they make up a big part of our army today,) and need. A fast attack unit that can move 12"'s and still shoot.

    I personally would love a little Attack Chopper but you could also go further and get transport helio's..

    So anything out there? Or maybe this is something we could pull together can get approved by GW..


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    The imperial guard already have a type of aircraft like that called the Valcerian, that is basically a jet helicopter that fills the same role. It's just the futuristic version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shas'o Trigger-Happy
    The imperial guard already have a type of aircraft like that called the Valcerian, that is basically a jet helicopter that fills the same role. It's just the futuristic version.
    Never heard of a Valcerian before, and some google searches later, I still can't find any warhammer reference to that name, so I'll just assume that you're talking about the Valkyrie, the Vulture or the Aquila.

    Basically, they're all in the Imperial Armour books from Forgeworld.
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    The Imeprial Guard have their Attack Helicopters in the form of the Valkyrie and Vulture. The Valkyrie acts as a fast insertion and retrival-unit for Storm Troopers and is armed with wing-mounted Hellstrike missiles, nose-mounted Multi-laser or Lascannon and 2 Heavy bolters fireing from the doors.

    The Vulture Gunship is, well, a Gunship. It is armed with a nose-mounted Heavy bolter and wing-mounted Rocket pods and Lascannons.

    The Aquilla lander is a transport for high-ranking personnal.

    All rules for the Vulture and Valkyrie can be found in the Imperial Armour 1 and the Aquilla lander in Imperial Amrour Update 2005.

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    remember as well that the imperial guard cannot have any anti grav, so skimmers are out of the question. If you want aircraft, try forgeworld.
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    You could always VDR a light skimmer or flyer for the Guard. Outside of that, I'd say use the FW rules and convert a chopper :yes:

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    flyer yes, but there are no vdr options for guard skimmers
    just vdr a light tank, it will have better armor and weapons anyway
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    Well you know guys there is always doing a conversion witch coincidently I am starting one just because of this post. I have an old sentinel lying around and now I know what I’m doing with it. I will post pics once I get my camra working.
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    orkstomper09, calm down dude.

    The reason he is saying Skimmer is because there is no other way to represent Helicopters in the current 40K rules, the closest thing is Flyers, but thats not what helicopters are really about. He's not saying it has Grav Tech.

    A Tank doesn't fit the Helicopter movement style at all, so thats not a productive comment based on the topic.

    Try and be a bit more helpful next time.

    @ Luke Harvey: If you really want Helicopters, go with the VDR Skimmer idea, the Rules for VDR are legally found in Chapter Approved 2004. Consider the Orbital Lander and Targeter Option, but be careful with the Orbital Lander option, it could be risky with lighty armored vehicles, but it could be worth it if it could transport a small to normal sized squad.

    But the most important advice of all? Have fun with it. If your not having fun, it wasn't worth the effort and always be open to other peoples Constructive ideas, you never know what you haven't thought of until someone shows it to you!

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    im not sure what you mean by calm down as I have made no agressive or violent writings.
    I am simply trying to get across that the guard cannot have a skimmer (like the land speeder), They can though have flyers and some flyers have hover ability.
    also for vdr try this link: http://home.freeuk.net/theuk/vdr/
    you will see though that you cannot make skimmers with vdr, just flyers
    Last edited by orkstomper09; September 1st, 2006 at 06:05.
    In the night,
    many stood,
    armed with lasguns,
    and the light of the emporer,
    they stood tall,
    proud,
    in the twilight,
    fighting continues,
    the galaxy burns,
    a cunning tribute,
    to the god of man,
    all hail the Emperer!

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