A Plastic Thunderhawk! Oh, But It’s For Aeronautica Imperialis

May 7, 2021 by brennon

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Games Workshop previewed more from their boxed game series and this time for Aeronautica Imperialis. The new set is called Wrath Of Angels and allows you to take control of a Space Marine or Aeldari squadron as part of their air combat wargame.

Wrath Of Angels - Aeronautica Imperialis

Wrath Of Angels // Aeronautica Imperialis

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Much like the previous sets, this new boxed game for Aeronautica Imperialis comes with everything you need to play the game. You get the two squadrons of aircraft which are made up of miniatures that you'll know from Warhammer 40,000 and the expanded collection by Forge World.

Wrath Of Angels Layout - Aeronautica Imperialis

Wrath Of Angels // Aeronautica Imperialis

With this set, we get to see the heavily armoured and heavily armed Space Marines of the Adeptus Astartes going up against the agile and deadly forces of the Aeldari. Big, powerful ships that can take a serious hit are going to be fighting glass cannons. Make sure you've manoeuvred properly because if those Aeldari get a bead on you, you're dead!

Space Marine Squadron - Aeronautica Imperialis

Space Marine Squadron // Aeronautica Imperialis

Aeldari Squadron - Aeronautica Imperialis

Aeldari Squadron // Aeronautica Imperialis

I've not played Aeronautica Imperialis, in any of its incarnations, but it does seem like it has gone down well with a lot of folks in its current state. I would imagine that it draws in a similar crowd to those who like Adeptus Titanicus and I'm sure a lot of people are still hoping they get to mix the two at some point down the road!

Plastic Thunderhawk Gunship

As well as the new set for those diving into Aeronautica Imperialis, we also got a look at the new Thunderhawk in plastic. Alas, it's not 28mm.

Plastic Thunderhawk Gunship - Aeronautica Imperialis

Plastic Thunderhawk Gunship // Aeronautica Imperialis

Thunderhawk Gunships are often used for landing the massed ranks of the Adeptus Astartes onto the battlefield but they can also hold their own in a fight. Aeronautica Imperialis might seem like a dogfighting game but it is heavily objective focused and I reckon you'll find the Thunderhawk good for securing objectives on the battlefield.

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This seems like it could be a lot of fun and it would be good to hear from those who are deep into their Aeronautica Imperialis. How does the gameplay? Is it worth diving in and giving it a go?

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"...it would be good to hear from those who are deep into their Aeronautica Imperialis. How does the gameplay? Is it worth diving in and giving it a go?"

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