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I was riding the train to school today and think about all our soon to be new options to field. Thinking about flyers was a bit problematic, I have no idea what rules we'd use! I don't believe any other codex has flyers directly included in it.
I've read over the Apocolypse rules for flyers a while ago...would those be the ones to use as they're the most current? Also a little research has told me that one of the Imperial Armor books has flyer rules that differ.
Any ideas on which we're likely to be held to in regular (non-apoc) games?
No doubt someone who has read the codex will give a more acurate answer, but I'm expecting them to behave like skimmers that can deepstrike - that's how valkyries and stormravens work. In Apoc the rules may change, e.g. a valkyrie is a flyer in Apoc. I think the idea of true flyers in normal 40K will be unbalanced - unlimited movement, only hit on a 6, -12" distance modify to be hit, cannot be targetted by templates or blasts - makes them pretty tricky customers in a standard game.
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exactly the same way imperial guard use Valkyrie with its own individual special rules, same as storm ravens.
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The flyers are simply fast skimmers that can move 36" with some special rules on shooting ability (can move cruising speed and fire all weapons, I think)
In apoc games we'll probobly be upgraded to flyer rules for free, it's what they did with the Valkyrie and Vendetta, they might have even given that to the Stormraven, although i'm not sure if they have (I play IG, not BA).
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I saw the rules, The Voidraven and Razorwing Bomber are treated as skimmers, not as flyers.
They do have some special rules, which I won't name, but I'll explain (all to avoid copyright)
-you can shoot everything after moving at cruising speed.
- you can move flat out 36"
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Special missiles are all 48"
These are similar rules to that of the valkyrie, stormraven, etc...
They're type fo flyers, but with special skimmer rules and they're not flyers like in apoc.
Real flyers still have several advantages these special skimmers don't have.
It's nto sure whether we'll get models for these, they look awfully similar to eldar FW flyers anyway.
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