boomwolf wrote:Also-interesting note.
The Orca is NOT on the update file.
I emailed forgeworld about it. they responded the following:
"Thanks for the email, the tau orca has been left off of the rules PDF for a specific reason as we have not sold this kit for a good number of years and also the rules would not interact with the unit very well at all. The tau Orca has not been part of the forge world range for quite some time now.
We have been told by our studio it is unlikely to have any rules updates again in the future. At least for the foreseeable future.
Thanks again for the email"
No hope for a new Orca then...this makes me sad.
Anyone that actually owns one is willing to turn to them and ask for updated rules?
It might be worth emailing them even if you don't own one. I have been saving to track down one secondhand or scratchbuild one. Maybe if they receive enough response they'd at entertain the idea of reconsidering.
Except it will fail again and nobody would by if they do it over the top with extravagant moving parts and interior like they did last time (and they would do it)
For the same reason I expect the 'cuda to fail. its fabulous, but too expensive to justify.
Well, did Email them. but I don't expect much considering the previous response.
boomwolf wrote:You can form a wing out of any jet wihtout any special rules for it, they just have to all be part of the same detachment/formation. (correct me if I'm wrong)
Some formations exist for specific wings, but in general, you can form a wing even within a CAD.
I'm pretty sure that the flyer has to have the option. For example the Necron Deathshroud now has the rule:
May be upgraded to a Flyer Wing with up to two additional Night Shrouds for 225 points per model."
This is the same thing that all the flyers in Death from the Skies have as well, the explicit option to buy more than one to become a flyer wing (which is its own detachment, independent of a CAD). As far as I can tell, there is no such rule in the pdf for the AX-5-2.
If there is something in Death from the Skies that allows you to just take multiple flyers as a wing, awesome, but I don't think there is. It has all been bound up with the option in each unit's entry.
I've sent an email to FW asking for clarification. Hopefully they'll get back to me soon.
As far I could see, the flyer wing rules in DFTS do not require at any point anything beyond that all flyers would be part of the same detachment/formation. They don't even have to be the same flyer, or the same combat role. (or same faction if an imaginary formation/detachment has units from multiple factions)
That upgrade the DFTS unit profile has, as far I can tell, only matter for the fact it allows to put an entire wing in a single FOC slot, rather than dedicating a slot for each.
If there is anyone with a physical copy around to clarify the matter, it would be nice.