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Games Workshop Previews Underground Air Assaults in Aeronautica Imperialis

You think you live forever. You don't find that profound. You won't think you're so clever when you see a Thunderhawk Gunship flying underground. Yes, it's not their normal habitat, but in the upcoming Taros Air War campaign book for Aeronautica Imperialis, you'll be able to perform daring underground raids in the game. Yes, air wars underground. Have a look.

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We all know that in Aeronautica Imperialis the sky’s the limit. Now, thanks to the Taros Air War campaign book, you can also fight aerial duels underground! Today, we’re taking a look at the incredible subterranean assault rules.

The war on Taros between the Imperium and the T’au Empire was an epic confrontation. Nowhere was this truer than in the skies above the planet, as Thunderbolts and Lightnings fought deadly duels with Barracudas. Due to the geography of the planet, both forces also made use of the extensive cave systems for army HQs, storage depots and a myriad of other functions. Often the best way to attack such a location was with airpower, and the new subterranean assault scenario lets you recreate these daring raids.

The scenario features one force as the attacker and the other as the defender. The attacker seeks to land their troops, while the defender attempts to stop them. What makes the scenario interesting is the cave system special rules, which see each player place areas of terrain to represent stalagmites and other rocky outcrops.