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After reading White Dwarf #311 (U.S. print), I flipped trough an article about 'Forge World and its place in your games'. The article pretty much talked alot about the various vehicles and Titans available through Forge World. The thing that caught my eye though was when it mentioned the Drop Pod. It said, "Aside from model variants, Forge World is the only company (CURRENTLY) that manufactures models to represent Drop Pods."
I know its nothing big but this certainly hints that GW is working on a non- Forge World version of the Drop Pod.
I'm really hoping it is modeled to fit the bill i.e. look like it can carry 10 Space Marines/ Dreadnought, have a storm bolter on it, and come with a spare sprue to up grade it to the Death wind Drop Pod. I'm also hopping that it will be priced around the same as a Rhino ($30-35 or less).
Also if any one has any new news on the new Tau vehicles I'd like to know, as I've only seen pics and don't know much about them.
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Wouldn't a drop pod made to scale be about as big as the necron monolith? Ten marines are pretty bulky.
Nah, rhinos and land raiders can hold 10 marines and they're not as big as a monolith. Drop pod ought to be even smaller because it doesn't have an engine (that I know of), tracks, guns, generators or ammo deposits.Originally Posted by robotnik
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Considering the word "currently" was neither capitalized,bolded or underlined in the actual article I would say that GW is simply leaving the door open on maybe making a drop pod somewhere in the future. I wouldn't get to hyped about them making on soon, if they wre chances are they would have came right out about it.
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As far as I know the pods have final braking jets, to slow them`down at the last second, as a pod falling a TV is gonna be flat by time it hits the floor.
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It was stated when the SM were updated for 4th edition that there will be a drop pod model in the future.
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Rhinos and Land Raiders are also not in the correct scale as was Robotnik's previous argument. A properly scaled Drop-pod would indeed be larger than a Necron monolith.Originally Posted by Xiahou Dun
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I don't a think a drop pod would be as large as a monolith. Although it would probably be about 1/2 to 3/4 the size of a monolith.Originally Posted by Bastille
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Well according to scale, then the monolith should probably be approx 4+ times as large as the model currently is. However, we all know that the models are not really to scale in most cases. I just can't see 10 marines fitting in a rhino...
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Since their original statement, GW has said many times that they are not looking at doing a drop pod. This is probably due to the popularity of the FW one.
Sounds fairly cut and dry to me.
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