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the1stpip
28-08-2007, 13:45
Having seen some friends at our local club playing AI with 40k scale models, I have decided to take a dip into the waters.

A Couple of questions though.

1) What is considered the normal points size for a standard wing?

2) Are the models 'epic' scale, and if not, how big are they?

3) Can you buy the flying bases separately (considering 1/144th scale WWII planes)?

4) Are Dark Eldar available, or likely to be available soon?

Cheers in advance.

Kahadras
28-08-2007, 13:53
I'm concidering AI as well (srry I can't answer your questions). I've ordered a four Thunderbolts to use in some test games. I've seen Lightnings vs Ork Fighters and it was pretty one sided (the Orks player did have slightly more points though). I figured I could pint them up and get playing pretty quickly. In my club there are already a few people who play (1 Imperial and 1 Ork plus there is one guy thinking about getting Tau)

Kahadras

Spacker
28-08-2007, 13:57
Having seen some friends at our local club playing AI with 40k scale models, I have decided to take a dip into the waters.

A Couple of questions though.

1) What is considered the normal points size for a standard wing?



Scenarios tend to range from 60pts to 200pts. I'd suggest around 100pts to give you some flexibility and to get you started, then if you find the like the game you can always add more later.




2) Are the models 'epic' scale, and if not, how big are they?


Yes, they are Epic scale. However, the FW models are much larger than the GW Specialist Games versions - the GW aircraft were always way under scaled for Epic. See here for an example: http://www.ageofstrife.com/gallery/Spack104/IMG_2352



3) Can you buy the flying bases separately (considering 1/144th scale WWII planes)?


Yes, just go look in the AI section on the FW site.



4) Are Dark Eldar available, or likely to be available soon?


No, and I very much doubt it for the forseeable future. In 40k they only have a single flyer now. I wouldn't expect DE support until the 40k army and codex are redone and FW start work on new models to fit with them. Nothing stopping you using another list for now and proxying - Eldar would make a reasonable base list, or Chaos.

Mr Zephy
28-08-2007, 14:48
Don't the Dark Eldar already use a plane also used by Eldar?

I'm also considering AI, but how many tau planes would make up about 100 pts?

Darnok
28-08-2007, 15:42
I'm also considering AI, but how many tau planes would make up about 100 pts?

Four Barracudas and two Tigersharks set you back 34 pounds, and give you roughly 120 points. You have enough variety for the first few games, including a bomber which also can transport troops (aka the Tigershark). After you got into the game and feel comfortable with that, you can think about adding an Orca or more Barracudas/Tigersharks, as well as the possibility af a Manta (even though I'd restrict that beast to large games only).

the1stpip
29-08-2007, 12:41
Cheers peeps, time to start thinking about buying some figures.

The best bit, is it won't take too long to paint up enough figures, and they can be personalised nicely.

fattdex
30-08-2007, 02:44
The best bit is that the game is a whole heap of fun!

Tyra_Nid
30-08-2007, 07:42
The best bit is that the game is a whole heap of fun!

Yes, of course it does help that the models are tres cool as well. And a small force means less excuse for people not to paint them!

As far as the first point goes about pts values, I would suggest 100 pts of fighters to start off with. From there you can expand into other craft, but the majority of games will be using fighters!

EDIT: Also, read the #&!^!#* Sticky thread please :D