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malika
30-05-2016, 19:15
So apparently according to the novel I Am Slaughter the Skylance was a gunship used by the Thunder Warriors and early Astartes during the Unification Wars before being replaced by the Stormbirds.

I've only managed to find this tidbit (http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Skylance) about them over at Lexicanum, but is there any more info out there about these craft?

Fangschrecken
30-05-2016, 23:10
I would imagine that it's some throw-away line in a book that may never turn out to be anything.

Keep
04-06-2016, 23:36
Just like the vulture gunship of the imperial navy in the Gunheads Novel... it's unfortunate the authors dont spend a bit to flesh out such new additions to at least get a picture of it's capability.

MajorWesJanson
06-06-2016, 18:33
Just like the vulture gunship of the imperial navy in the Gunheads Novel... it's unfortunate the authors dont spend a bit to flesh out such new additions to at least get a picture of it's capability.

This Vulture gunship?
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Talos402000
11-06-2016, 19:44
Dan Abnett is always sneaking in new vehicles in his novels. Two off the top of my head are the Heracles half-track, and the Destrier armored lander from the Gaunt's Ghosts novels.

malika
12-06-2016, 17:34
Can you give me a more accurate description of those two vehicles (the Heracles and Destrier)? :)

Talos402000
12-06-2016, 19:56
The Heracles was in First and Only (I can't give you any page numbers, I don't own the book anymore). The Destrier armored lander is in the Last Command, pg 221-222.

Keep
13-06-2016, 00:20
This Vulture gunship?
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Actually, i meant to say vulcan gunship (but my head was somewhere else). It's vulcan gunships in Gunheads novel

malika
13-06-2016, 16:41
Oh, but you don't have any descriptions on them? What kinda weapons do they have? How much can they handle?

carlisimo
13-06-2016, 18:22
Most of these one-offs aren’t described. They’re just thrown in there to make it sound like a military manufacturing organization with thousands of forge worlds separated greatly in time and space doesn’t have just one model of gunship or whatever else.