|(Cover art: Aeronautica Imperialis: Wings of Vengeance)|
And very little shelf space.
I'm now at the point where if I buy anything new, I have to get rid of something old, or at least unused.
When Games Workshop came out with its Aeronautica Imperialis Wings of Vengenace, I bought it--and I sold a set of 28mm British and French Napoleonic figures to make room for my new acquisitions.
When Aeronautica Imperialis Skies Of Fire was released, I bought that too.
I was only interested in the Imperial aircraft and the store owner wanted the T'au omes. So he gave me some cash to compensate for the figures.
|(Cover Art: Aeronautica Imperialis--Skies of Fire)|
What I had left were a flight (2 aircraft) of Valkyries and 3 x Lightning fighters.
I rounded-out my Aeronautica Imperialis purchases, (for now), by purchasing Rynns World Air War Campaign.
|(Cover art: Rynn's World Air War Campaign Book)|
While the aeronautica models are much smaller than regular WH40K figures, I plan on using them in regular WH40K game sessions.
This is justified, because in my professional experience "fast movers" don't chug around above the battlefield just above treetop level. They zip over the target area, unleash their ordnance and are gone. If the surface-to-air threat is great enough, enemy troops on the ground may not even see the aircraft--only ordnance exploding all around them.
Now I have a number of "strike packages" for my TACP to call-in, but would like to see Games Workshop make Vulture gunships for this game sometime soon.
1. A flight of Imperial Thunderbolt Fighters:
2. A flight of Imperial Lightning Fighters:
3. A flight of Imperial Marauder Bombers:
4. A flight of Imperial Marauder Destroyers:
5. A flight of Imperial Valkyrie Assault Carriers:
7. A flight of Ork Dakkajets: