Now I’ve been a fan of the Warkopta since I first read about it in my copy of IA8. Truthfully I never understood why some other players compared it to the SM Land Speeder when it always seemed more analogous to the IG Valkyre, but that’s me. I don’t know your opinion on the wacky machine that it is, but Forgeworld just doubled down on the awesome-sauce.
In case you haven’t seen it yet, Forgeworld has released a free PDF download that updates its flyers with the new Death From the Skies rules
, and curiously at the bottom of the second page it lists the Warkopta as an Attack Flyer.
At first I was jumping for joy, because my immediate thought was that this simple update gave the Warkopta the height it should have from the start, an equivalent of the Valkyre but cheaper, more ramshackle, and without all the spit and polish like squigskin seats.
But then I realized that this didn’t address how the Warkopta was a Skimmer. Does the Warkopta maintain the ability to move like that with the Hover rule? If not and with no Grav Chute rule doesn’t that mean anybody being transported can’t disembark unless the Warkopta is destroyed? I mean I can see that being more Orky than the current Mob Rule, but that would be fairly naff for a Transport. And then there’s the other question of if it was meant to be asterisked, and that the Flyer Type and Flyer stats are there purely for the Dogfight phase.
So what do you guys think this update means?