Forgeworld: Imperial Armor Aeronautica (And a Rumor!!!)

Forgeworld has released a new book, Imperial Armor Aeronautica. We got a juicy rumor to go with this!

So, Forgeworld is giving us 6th edition updates to the rules, nice one!The book will be typical Forgeworld high quality and hopefully without typical Forgeworld typos!

I can’t wait to get a Vulture for my IG, what a sweet machine!

But, here is the rumor: a regular of ours talked to GW asking if he could use Forgeworld in tournaments and he told us he was told that YES HE COULD, and that a FAQ for all of the Forgeworld stuff would be released by Games Workshop (not Forgeworld) giving all the pertinent rules to allow them in regular play.

Also, he told us that Forgeworld will be releasing codices that are official and will explore some of the more niche aspects of the GW universe (the example given was a Salamanders Codex). He also said that all Forgeworld product will be sold in GW stores.

This corroborates a LOT of rumors we are hearing about Forgeworld going mainstream from multiple sources. What we hear is that GW is waiting to set up a North American production center so that they will be equiped to meet the anticipated demand that will come with letting FW into regular play.

The rest are my thoughts on this.

ABOUT TIME! We here love FW and have been pushing to get them into regular play, and now it looks like that will happen. Awesome! Hull Points mitigates a lot of the fear people had about overpowering rules, and the rest of it is just cool. The more toys the better, we say!

So wow, this means the meta will get obliterated if true. Allies and Forgeworld will just totally alter the landscape, and it will keep new releases coming out at us WAY faster than before. This also ties in with the “mini-codex” rumors I was told about as that individual also specifically mentioned Forgeworld Codices being released.

I am very excited for this! Think of how much this opens the game up, wow, it will be an entirely new landscape with so many options that literally, no two armies could be the same if you so desired. I am all for it and hope this turns out to be true.

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19 Responses to “Forgeworld: Imperial Armor Aeronautica (And a Rumor!!!)”

  1. xzandrate July 6, 2012 4:58 pm
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    This is such a happy rumor, I just got an amazing deal on a Dark Eldar Tantalus, even more reason to put it together.

    • Reecius
      Reecius July 6, 2012 7:37 pm
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      I so hope this is true. I believe so now because of how much we keep hearing it. Time will tell!

      • Vidar July 7, 2012 6:59 am
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        The new Spartan Assault Vehicle experimental rules do not have either the ‘Apocolypse’ Stamp or the 40k Approved stamp. None of the vehicles in the 6th ed updates differentiate either. That a pretty good indicator.

        • Reecius
          Reecius July 7, 2012 5:48 pm
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          Brotha, I would go so far as to say I am certain this change is coming. I have heard it from folks that know what they are talking about. Time will tell of course, but this is damn near a sure thing. Rejoice!

  2. Son Of Dorn July 6, 2012 6:34 pm
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    Here’s hoping for an Imperial Fists codex, Reece. You read it here first. 🙂

    • Reecius
      Reecius July 6, 2012 7:36 pm
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      That would be awesome!

      • Son Of Dorn July 6, 2012 8:34 pm
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        It would be a dream come true! Though I gotta say, the updates for FW vehicles totally killed the buzz I had for the Achilles. 4 HP and no changes to it’s armor rules? With the new system, that -1 to pens is WORTHLESS. And it costs MORE than the Spartan! 🙁

        • Ranillon July 8, 2012 9:36 pm
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          If you look at the Apocalypse FW update for 6th edition it explains that now 1 Structure Point = 3 Hull Points. So, 4 Structure Points means 12 Hull Points. That makes for a pretty solid tank!

          • Reecius
            Reecius July 9, 2012 9:44 am
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            Wowzers, that is awesome! Apoc games will be a blast now, and Necrons will be the scourge of super heavies (well, of all vehicles, actually).

  3. Hippesthippo July 6, 2012 8:09 pm
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    This just makes too much sense dollars and cents wise (business-wise) as their FW products are some of the most profitable. It also follows with their initiative to make everything they sell allowable in standard gameplay. Seems like a total win-win here.

    No more waiting 4 weeks for FW products.
    Lots more variety and awesomeness on the tabletop.
    A constant stream of new models, more frequent codex releases = everchanging meta ala M:tG.
    I’ll be able to bring f*cking HORUS to a tournament!
    Chaos finally gets a useable fast attack choice! (Are Blight Drones followers of Nurgle? OMG)

    Oh yeah, and GW will make more money. Remind me to buy some of their stock next paycheck.

    • Reecius
      Reecius July 6, 2012 10:03 pm
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      I have been saying the same thing for ages. Why it has taken them this long is weird to me, but it is a smart play. A lot of folks get all worried about FW models but now with allies, sheesh, get in line! The cheese train left the station and this will just increase the insanity.

  4. Kralizak July 6, 2012 9:15 pm
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    still seeing very little recently that is making ‘nids as awesome as the rumors said they will be *cough genestealers cough cough*

    • Reecius
      Reecius July 6, 2012 10:01 pm
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      Yeah, they didn’t get as good as people said, but they did get better, IMO. They just play a lot differently, now. They have some really cool combos, and will rely on Tar-Pitting.

      I think they will really catch up on the power curve as other armies switch over to more infantry heavy lists.

      • Kralizak July 6, 2012 10:50 pm
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        I sure hope so…

        thing is that FW has nothing for nids’ regular games except Malanthropes which seemed just ok to me, and cost too much $

        just seems to me that almost every army continues to get various buffs while my poor nids get left in the dark….but i’m gonna keep an open mind and just reserve judgement for now, still haven’t read the full rulebook yet

  5. CoffeeDave July 6, 2012 9:30 pm
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    I would be all over a Salamanders Army.

    • Reecius
      Reecius July 6, 2012 10:00 pm
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      You and a lot of folks, I think. I loved the characters they wrote up in the Badab war books, so cool! I would love those to be in regular play.

      • CoffeeDave July 6, 2012 10:10 pm
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        I read about the characters in the Tomb of Fire books, Cool stuff.

  6. Dok July 8, 2012 9:33 pm
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    I’m Just wondering what authority GW has over tournaments. I mean if a TO says certain units are good to go, then they are good to go. GW doesn’t involve itself in any way with tournaments now, so it’s absolutely at the discretion of whoever is running the tournament.

    • Reecius
      Reecius July 9, 2012 9:58 am
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      We tried to push FW into the BAO, but we got a big push back on it. We could say yeah, bring it for sure, but it would possibly hurt attendance. If it were made “official” it would quell any objections.