ONLY WAR Eagles Above Us: similar to the previous one, but focusing on imperial air vehicles. Since the publication of the Core Rulebook I was pretty disappointed about the completely lack of air vehicle (one above all: Valkyrie). In this supplement the guardsmen will have the chance to sit into the cockpit of various Imperial Navy vehicles, delivering a rain of bullets from above. New rules for aerial combat (pretty much Rogue Trader) with a specific crit tables, specialist class, a couple of new regiments (Harakoni Warhawks?) and so on. And, if it is possible, this rules will works also on spacecraft (did anyone says Battlefleet Spinward?). I'm not saying "give us Rogue Trader rules for ship to ship combat"... but why not?
Do you like to see something like this in the next updates?
A supplement focusing on aerial warfare and voidship combat would be better served by a full-blown Imperial Navy supplement, focusing on the Imperial Navy in a broad sense, since in order for anyone to play with these, they'd practically have to be playing navy characters - something that is woefully missing from Only War, regrettably.
Not entirely true. The Phantine Imperial Guard are practically all made up of flyers. (see Double Eagle, or here....
http://wh40k.lexican...ntine_Air_Corps ). I find it very difficult to believe that in the vastness of the imperium they are the only ones to supply flyers as Imperial Guard units. Personally, I would have thought the Elysiums would have some, and probably even Glavians...
That being said, a Supplement for Naval characters would be great. Though my highest priority would be a supplement on Armoured units. Its not like they dont have source material to spare. Theres practically not an Imperial Armour that doesnt give us the stats for a new armoured unit at least.
I also think that the Titans are unlikely. Their inclusion is stated in some Rogue Trader supplements, so if anything I would expect to see a supplement in that system.
Eh ... nominally the Imperial Navy supplies "all" flying units that the Imperial Guard uses, as a legacy of the post-Heresy reorganizations. Which is ridiculous, because even if they can manage deploying from (and maybe reaching) LPO, they're not really going to help a General who goes traitor without ships.
Officially the Navy is owns all the Valkyries, gunships, bombers, fighters, etc that are pure/primary airbreathers that the Guard uses. However ... the various PDFs are allowed to own and operate such craft as well. While the Navy is supposed to own everything that isn't dirtbound/hovercraft, I suspect that in practice the Naval Auxiliaries managing the airbreather/planetcraft for the Guard, especially those running the gunships/transports that have regular close contact with the Guard are closer to the Guard than the bulk of the Navy, and get treated and viewed by the Guard accordingly.
It's kinda like the split in the US Military, where the Air Force owns the fixed wing aircraft and the Army doesn't have any - and the Air Force would have taken the Army's helicopters away if it could have. This includes things like the A-10 Warthog, which is exclusively a ground-attack/ground support aircraft, that the bulk of the Air Force doesn't even really like supporting. It's a ridiculous denial of capabilities for primarily political reasons, not sound military reasons.
An Armored supplement would be good, as would a Naval auxiliaries supplement. Plenty of source material for both ... though they'll probably get rolled into one "vehicles" supplement, and be half-assed, if they get done at all.
Warhound Titans got statted as individual units in Deathwatch Rites of Battle. Titans got abstracted in the Rogue Trader "war mechanics" of ... Battlefleet Koronus, IIRC.