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14-04-2006, 04:18 PM
does anyone play battlefleet gothic?

14-04-2006, 11:19 PM
I do! I have a 3000pt Imperial Fleet. I have about a 2000pt fleet of chaos that actually belongs to a friend but he moved out of state and has yet to ask for it back. ;) And my other friend that has played has a 1500pt marine fleet.


15-04-2006, 04:35 AM
I played once or twice then moved house and never really picked up again. Played Man \'O War too.

15-04-2006, 05:30 AM
I was just curious i was thinking of running a fleet for my chapter and do a campaign where there was a battle for the space around the planet as well as for the planet itself.

15-04-2006, 05:45 AM
played a few games during the eye of terror campaign, not with my own models though.

Never owned one except a scrath built ork battleship. Was pretty cool had a jaw at the front and everything.

Didnt really like the game much, i prefer having my troops feet firmly on the ground

15-04-2006, 05:45 AM
I have a 2000pt Necron fleet and my room mate has a large Chaos fleet.

15-04-2006, 02:25 PM
I never played before but it seems fun.

16-04-2006, 12:06 AM
Main reason i got into it was it was a lot cheaper than 40K. Also the basic table size is 4x4 so room isnt as big a problem. Also i think tactics have to be a lot more thought out in BFG becuase you have forced movements. Your ships have to move a distance before they can turn and then they can only turn so much. Faceing is deadly important. I like it a lot and i can work up a fleet in about 10 min. Instead of the usual 30+ min for 40k. Small amounts of models is a big plus also.
The draw back is i dont feel there is anywhere near the room for conversions and most of the ships have few alteration you can make to thier weapons and ordinance.
Necrons are horribly expensive in points so my fleet is only like 13 ships i ive only used them all in a single battle once.

17-04-2006, 12:27 AM
BFG i played for a shot or two, and I enjoyed it a lot. I had an eldar fleet and never really used it, but it was really fun when I played with my mates chaos.

I\'d definately play again.

17-04-2006, 05:01 PM
Something I\'ve never really looked into.. but everyone seems to LOVE the specialist games, ALL of them! :blink:

19-04-2006, 03:23 AM
Something I\'ve never really looked into.. but everyone seems to LOVE the specialist games, ALL of them!

That\'s why they\'re still around.

Main reason i got into it was it was a lot cheaper than 40K.

This is exactly why, when i dropped out of 40K, I stayed with BFG... Though I never got to play all that much. And I never won a game vs. my usual opponents. In fact the only games I\'ve ever won with BFG was in pick up games at the local GW shop.

Something I love about the game is that it feels a heck of a lot like a naval battle between sailing ships. Your ships have momentum and require more planning to get in a good position to fire. The opponent will be doing the same thing while also trying to keep you from getting a good angle. It usually starts with both fleets closing in, jockeying around to get the best angle of attack. Then there\'s a veritable fire storm as everything that can, lets loose. Then the swirling dance of ships trying to keep thier guns locked on passing enemy ships starts. That first pass is often the most decisive. But the game of trying to exploit the results of that scrum is quite rewarding too.

In smaller games, it\'s more about getting that perfect manouver that allows you to cripple an opposing capital ship before he does it to you. Lots of cat and mouse. Time consuming, but interesting none-the-less.


19-04-2006, 05:17 AM
The cat and mouse aspect is the most appealing. The games can almost always go either way, and a single slip can mean victory yo the opponent.


You bet.

23-04-2006, 03:10 PM
What is a good fleet for Space Marines. I know nothing about the game really would love to play.

23-04-2006, 05:20 PM
BFG is all about style, more so than 40k. If you play an army thats out of your style, you\'ll lose.

Basically the best way to decide is to invest in a rulebook, and get to know the game so you can figure out what would suit your style best. Its either a fleet of a few massive cruisers or a fleet of lots of strike ships. Each have Pros and Cons, but you need to know how you play the game before you can commit to an armada.

23-04-2006, 05:21 PM
cool i guess i need to find a rule book then they are hard to find around my area.

23-04-2006, 05:25 PM
They are still available to order, last time I looked. Ebay is a good place to check too if you\'re willing to bid. But failing that, then you can still order one from GW direct.

http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=60010899001&orignav=30 0808

At ?40 its an investment, but you get a lot of stuff with it. 2 Fleets (SM and Chaos) and all the markers you\'ll ever need. Utterly worthwhile though if you plan to play it

.Changed the size for you


Post edited by: Guardsman Hawke, at: 2006/04/23 18:59

23-04-2006, 05:37 PM
Damn it! The link is too long I havent the option to shorten it!!!


23-04-2006, 05:57 PM
What is the typical points for battlefleet gothic.

23-04-2006, 06:09 PM
It varies. I\'d probably suggest that you get a book and work it out according to between 4-6 capital class ships from the imperium and chaos. Thats a good size game. Points values escapee me at the mo though.

23-04-2006, 06:48 PM
Whats wrong with the link I?


23-04-2006, 06:56 PM
Same as before, it\'s too long, clipping sides of post, and now I cant see the edit button to fix it.


27-06-2006, 03:34 PM
You can download everything you need for BFG here


Although it would be good to get a paper rulebook this will at least let you see how the game system works and have a go at planning a fleet!!

I however am not a BFG player so have only had a brief look at the rules so for the more knowlegeable out there what is the composition of a Space Marine fleet like?

08-08-2006, 12:08 PM
I\'ve wanted to start an Imperial fleet but i have no money. I really likt the Emperor class Battleship and the Ramilies Class Star Fort. They\'re some awesome models.

Aun O Vader
08-08-2006, 03:31 PM
I downloaded and printed all of the ruleboook from the BFG website, it\'s absolutley fine, and if you shrink the pages so that you have 2 on a side and then double-side the printing it doesn\'t take up too much paper.

and I looked at SM fleets, they have very cool escorts, but most of all they have the battle barges, which are immense, and very cool. The whole fleet excels at boarding. Normally reckon on a battle barge, maybe a strike cruiser, supported by some fast escorts. tactics would be close and board, but batter the enemy with bombardment cannon on the way in.

I have no idea why GW stopped making the games that are now specialist games, they were so cool. I guess if you play them you love them, if you don\'t love them, then you\'re not interested.

I think the only games I haven\'t played are BFG, Gorkamorka and warmaster. and that includes going back to man-o-war, which was a really difficult game to master! But very fun to play!

08-08-2006, 05:00 PM
Man O war... Loved that game. But I guess you would too wouldn\'t ya, you old naval dog you!

BFG for fantasy that was. Brill.