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Aeronautica at the Spring 2011 meet up?

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Aeronautica at the Spring 2011 meet up?

Postby Ljundhammer » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:32 am

Anyone fancy a big Aeronautica game at the meet up? Or even a tournament/campaign event?

Just thought I'd test the water to see interest & what 'armies' we have available.

I currently have c200 points each of of Imperial Navy, Tau, and Eldar. I'm sure others will have spare armies if anyone fancies a game...
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Re: Aeronautica at the Spring 2011 meet up?

Postby Baragash » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:35 am

Never played, still want to, got Chaos and Imperial to about 200 each.
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Postby WolflordHavoc » Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:52 pm

Very easy to learn a life time to master

Got an unpainted mixed Chaos squadron - will bring it along
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Re: Aeronautica at the Spring 2011 meet up?

Postby Stunty » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:12 pm

wonder if it could be tied into the campaign.. what with bombing missions etc.. maybe write more later when not being attacked by child =P
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Re: Aeronautica at the Spring 2011 meet up?

Postby killmaimburn » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:21 am

I'm up for playing.. but ain't no way I'm spending ljundhammer amounts to get there..

I'll be taking little versatile pieces of paper. (if per player its relatively small I may try and borrow a few spare hexagons)
Currently i'm just playing a swarm of kamikaze hellblades (gosh they are cheap.... which is probably why a tau drone killed 4 of them on sunday) but chaos are V limited..I'll have probably changed 3 times before spring.
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Re: Aeronautica at the Spring 2011 meet up?

Postby Ljundhammer » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:30 am

Using the GW epic range you can get a relatively cheap army together:

Orks:
Fighters (proxied death copters) - http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catal ... rod1110133
Fighter bombers - http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catal ... rod1110111
Big bommas (proxied landers) - http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catal ... rod1110135

Imperial:
Thunderbolts - http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catal ... rod1101940
Vultures (can proxy as lightnings) - http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catal ... rod1101946
Valkaries - http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catal ... rod1101958
Marauders - http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catal ... rod1101960

Eldar:
Nightwings - http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catal ... rod1110086
Phoenix - http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catal ... rod1110088
Vampire - http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catal ... rod1110090

Space marines:
Thunderhawk - http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catal ... rod1110039

Of course, it's worth noting that some Forgeworld stuff is pretty much the same price as the GW stuff (Vampires are only a couple of quid more from forgeworld for a far superior model), and I think Valkaries are the same price (although having just put a couple of the FW vultures together, the GW ones will be much easier!)

The flying basis can be bought separetly from FW: http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Aeronautica ... BASES.html

No Chaos or Tau in Epic, but Chaos is easily proxied from Orks/ Imperial, Tau I suppose from Eldar...

EDIT:

Or you can cruse Ebay for scale minatures to proxy up for whatever you like:
http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trks ... m+aircraft
These seem to be cheap as chips...
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Re: Aeronautica at the Spring 2011 meet up?

Postby estarriol » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:47 am

1/300th aircraft, welcome to link city:

www.domsdecals.co.uk

For deals etc.

http://www.raidenminiatures.co.uk/

Excellent clean castings, fast service and for Sci-Fi types the Luftwaffe46 range has some interesting planes.

http://www.heroicsandros.co.uk/

Older range but a good sized range. Madels may come in slightly smaller than others though.

http://www.skytrex.com/294/1300th-modern/

Again a good range.

And when you want to fight proper air battles:

http://toofatlardies.co.uk/index.php?ma ... x&cPath=14

Excellent game, with adaptions for Bag the Mig and Bag the Jedi.

There are other aircraft games like Check your 6 but I have not played them so cannot comment.
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Re: Aeronautica at the Spring 2011 meet up?

Postby mattjgilbert » Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:02 pm

I thought the same thing stunty when I saw the thread. An AI game can be tied into the outcomes (or influence later missions) of the 40k games on the weekend.
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Re: Aeronautica at the Spring 2011 meet up?

Postby Stunty » Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:34 pm

ah yea forgot to finish my post lol.

yea lots of things we could do.. I think bombing runs could work..
either to destroy fortifications (say bastions) which can be worked into later 40k games
factories if a factory is destroyed the defender loses a heavy slot from the foc
or tank production is delayed forcing 1 or 2 tanks to be placed in reserve
shielding facilities, if not destroyed units within x" gain +1 to cover saves

could also work in things like boming runs into the 40k game using orbital bombardment rules

theres always escort missions too where 1 side has to escort a couple of valks from a to b and the survivors make it into the 40k game..

not being an aeronautica player im not sure how feasable or fair/balanced some of the missions would be im just throwing a few ideas out there.. the ideas above are just things that came to mind while typing and i think they sound pretty reasonable so if we first work out a story we should be able to get some pretty good rules to suit... I think if we aim to do it in 3 stages aeronautica (maybe epic if anyone swings that way), 40k, apoc in that order we could get a decent story..
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