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A Blood Angels Stormraven

The Stormraven Gunship (also known as The Brick, The Hindenburg Class Gunship, Dorn's Nightmare, The Pig ("I'll stop mutilating corpses when Pigs fly!"), The Anvil, The I Can't believe It's Not Aerodynamic and The Dude This Shit Will Not Fly) is a vehicle used by Space Marines in Warhammer 40,000. It is built for maximum air resistance so that the air can never defeat the Space Marines.

Space Marines are, at their core, a surgical strike force, and so they have developed many ways of delivering Marines into precise, heavily-guarded locations. The Thunderhawk can carry a relatively large number of Space Marines from orbit, but it is an extremely large, inviting target. Sometimes, a smaller aerial insertion is what is required, and the Stormraven fills that role. The Stormraven is capable of carrying 12 Space Marines into battle as well as a dreadnought slung from a set of mag-clamps under the tail. Unlike the Rhino, the Stormraven has no restrictions on what models it can carry (besides the Primaris Pretty Boys) but TERMINATOR models count as 2 models and CENTURION models count as 3 models.

The Stormraven is armed with a twin Assault Cannon, which can be swapped out for a twin Lascanon or Twin Plasma Cannon, a Twin Heavy Bolter, which can be swapped for a Typhoon Missile Launcher or Twin Multi Melta, and Two Stormstrike Missile Launchers. Optionally it can also take a pair of Hurricane Bolters.

Thankfully for those of us who don't like the stumpy appearance, Chapter House is selling a conversion kit that extends the fuselage into something that could actually hold 12 people.


It used to be that only Grey Knights and Blood Angels armies could take the Stormraven, because apparently, the Stormraven didn't exist when Roboute Guilliman wrote the Codex Astartes, and because the Grey Knights did not seem fit to allow others to use the technical plans in the millennia that they have employed the Stormraven (while the Blood Angels only got their hands on some Stormravens in M41), but when the Death From The Skies Compendium was released ALL Space Marines except the Space corgis and Dark Angels gained access to the Stormraven as well. Why they were never mentioned as having it before, they blame it on administratum bureaucracy.

As 8th edition Dark Angels Codex it seems Guilliman have given the STC to the Dangles free of charge.

The model was only recently released, around the same time as the new Codex: Grey Knights; its initial entry in Codex: Blood Angels didn't even have a picture. As it was a fairly tough transport capable of taking 12 Marines, it became known as a "flying Land Raider," due to it AV 12 12 12, and was often kitbashed as such. As far as actual preformance goes it's fairly versatile for a flyer, being capable of being given plasma cannons, twin-linked multi-meltas, hurricane bolter sponsons, and a mish-mash of other weapons. With solid armour all around and three hull points, the Stormraven can take as much damage as it dishes out. 8th edition has turned it into a monster. T7 and W14 make it pretty tough to kill. Every formerly twin linked gun is now two separate guns, doubling the volume of fire for most loadouts. Points-wise, it's a fair bit more expensive, but worth the increase.


Vehicles of the Imperium of Man
Walkers Dreadnought - Nemesis Dreadknight - Ironstrider Ballistarius
Onager Dunecrawler - Penitent Engine - Sentinel - Sydonian Dragoon
Transports Chimera - Crassus Armored Assault Transport - Drop Pod - Goliath Truck
Gorgon Armored Assault Transport - Hades Breaching Drill - Immolator
Razorback Transport - Repressor - Rhino Transport - Taurox - Testudo
Trojan Support Vehicle - Triaros Armoured Conveyer - Tunneling Transport Vehicles
Atlas Recovery Tank - Bane Wolf - Bike Squad - Centaur Utility Vehicle
Cyclops Demolition Vehicle - Devil Dog - Hellhound - Land Crawler
Salamander Reconnaissance Tank - Siegfried - Tauros - Venator
Caladius Grav-Tank - Krios Battle Tank - Land Raider
Leman Russ Battle Tank - Predator - Ragnarok - Sabre Tank Hunter
Sicaran Battle Tank - Spartan Assault Tank - Vindicator
Ordnance Basilisk Artillery Gun - Colossus Bombard - Deathstrike Missile Launcher
Exorcist - Griffon Heavy Mortar Carrier - Hunter - Hydra Flak Tank
Manticore Launcher Tank - Medusa Siege Gun - Rapier Armoured Carrier
Stalker - Thunderfire Cannon - Whirlwind - Wyvern Suppression Tank
Baneblade - Capitol Imperialis - Cerberus Heavy Tank Destroyer
Fellblade - Leviathan - Macharius Heavy Tank - Macrocarid Explorator
Malcador Heavy Tank - Mastodon - Ordinatus - Typhon Heavy Siege Tank
Skimmers Javelin Attack Speeder - Grav-Rhino - Land Speeder - Pallas Grav-Attack
Flyers Caestus Assault Ram - Corvus Blackstar - Fire Raptor - Nephilim Jetfighter - Sky Talon
Space Marine Landing Craft - Storm Eagle - Stormbird - Stormhawk - Stormraven
Stormtalon - Stormwolf - Thunderhawk - Valkyrie - Vendetta - Vulture
Fighters &
Avenger Strike Fighter - Lightning Fighter - Marauder Bomber
Stormfang - Thunderbolt Fighter - Xiphon Interceptor
Spacecraft Aquila Lander - Arvus Lighter - Boarding Torpedo - Devourer Dropship
Faustus Interceptor - Fury Interceptor - Shark Assault Boat - Starhawk Bomber
Tetrarch Heavy Lander
Titans Imperial Knight - Warhound Scout Titan - Reaver Battle Titan
Warlord Battle Titan - Emperor Battle Titan
Forces of the Space Marines
Command: Apothecary - Brother-Captain - Brother-Sergeant - Chaplain - Chapter Master
Command Squad - Honour Guard - Librarian - Techmarine
Troops: Assault Squad - Centurion Squad - Chapter Serf - Devastator Squad
Scout Squad - Tactical Squad - Terminator Squad - Veteran Squad
Transports: Drop Pod - Land Raider - Mastodon Heavy Assault Transport
Razorback Transport - Rhino Transport - Spartan Assault Tank
Vehicles: Bike Squad - Dreadnought - Javelin Attack Speeder - Jetbike - Land Speeder
Predator Tank - Sabre Tank Hunter - Sicaran Battle Tank - Vindicator
Ordnance: Hunter - Rapier Armoured Carrier - Stalker - Thunderfire Cannon - Whirlwind
Flyers: Caestus Assault Ram - Fire Raptor - Landing Craft - Storm Eagle - Stormbird
Stormhawk - Stormraven - Stormtalon - Thunderhawk - Xiphon Interceptor
Superheavy Tanks Cerberus Heavy Tank Destroyer - Fellblade Super-Heavy Tank - Typhon Heavy Siege Tank
Blood Angels-Only: Baal Predator - Contemptor-Furioso Dreadnought - Death Company - Death Company Chaplain
Death Company Dreadnought - Death Company Terminator - Furioso Dreadnought
Librarian Dreadnought - Sanguinary Guard - Sanguinary Priest
Dark Angels-Only: Contemptor-Mortis Dreadnought - Dark Talon - Ravenwing Darkshroud
Deathwing Knight - Interrogator-Chaplain - Land Speeder Vengeance
Mortis Dreadnought - Nephilim Jetfighter - Ravenwing Black Knight - Watcher in the Dark
Deathwatch-Only: Blackshield - Corvus Blackstar - Deathwatch Chaplain - Deathwatch Dreadnought
Deathwatch Epistolary - Forge Master - Keeper - Kill Team - Watch Captain - Watch Master
Grey Knights-Only: Brotherhood Champion - Dreadknight - Doomglaive Dreadnought - Grand Master
Grey Knight Paladin - Interceptor Squad - Justicar - Purgation Squad - Purifier - Strike Squad
Space Wolves-Only: Blood Claw - Fenrisian Wolf - Iron Priest - Long Fang - Rune Priest - Skyclaw
Stormfang - Stormwolf - Swiftclaw - Thunderwolf Cavalry - Wolf Guard - Wulfen
Auxiliaries: Fallen Angel - Primaris Marine