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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #80 on: March 19, 2024, 11:22:23 AM »
The Black Legion scheme works really well! Simple but effective. I don't know the first thing about Battlefleet Gothic but the force seems a bit heavy on capital ships and light on escorts. Or is a 2:1 ratio pretty typical?

There is 6 more escorts but I don't have enough bases to go around at the moment!
You don't really have a force org chart, but the cruisers are the bread and butter of a BFG force, and for every two cruisers you can deploy a heavy cruiser (bigger guns), and for heavy three cruisers (including heavy cruisers) you can deploy a battleship (bigger guns, more toughness etc). You can have as many or as few escorts as you like.

Escorts are quick, manoeuvrable and have decent firepower... at the cost of durability, save arguably in numbers. For Imperials and Chaos they're special weapon teams not front line fighters.

Eldar and Orks often have a very escort heavy focus, Eldar because they're fast and mean so being fragile doesn't matter and the ork escorts aren't very fragile at all!

Getting back to project the first for little, we did paint some White Scars!



This is about 250 points. Plus three thunderhawks for earlier is another 350 points.

Aiming to work up to some 1000 point practice games at some point. GW thinks 2000 is a sensible points value but they can do one with that nonsense!



Thats a lot of parts for very tiny tanks!



Not that tiny maybe. Its nice you get enough spares to make the plasma turrets too, I built both since the twin autocannons look cool but who knows of they're good or not!
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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #81 on: March 25, 2024, 04:15:38 PM »
There is 6 more escorts but I don't have enough bases to go around at the moment!
You don't really have a force org chart, but the cruisers are the bread and butter of a BFG force, and for every two cruisers you can deploy a heavy cruiser (bigger guns), and for heavy three cruisers (including heavy cruisers) you can deploy a battleship (bigger guns, more toughness etc). You can have as many or as few escorts as you like.

Escorts are quick, manoeuvrable and have decent firepower... at the cost of durability, save arguably in numbers. For Imperials and Chaos they're special weapon teams not front line fighters.

Eldar and Orks often have a very escort heavy focus, Eldar because they're fast and mean so being fragile doesn't matter and the ork escorts aren't very fragile at all!

A 38.1 degree fever, a spacefaring-themed wall sticker in my son's room-turned impromptu sick bay and memories of this thread have wrought their magic. I am now obsessively researching Battlefleet Gothic. I've recovered from the fever so it's all good! :D

This game looks really great. I mean, nuclear weapon-toting space cathedrals? You've sold it really well here. I might hit you up later if I run out of things to read but for now this 25-year-old rabbit hole seems to run very deep indeed. Will be riding the wave of obsession for a good while till I get enough time again to get back to my Napoleonic painting projects.

Getting back to project the first for little, we did paint some White Scars!

Looking good!

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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #82 on: March 25, 2024, 07:36:48 PM »
This game looks really great. I mean, nuclear weapon-toting space cathedrals? You've sold it really well here. I might hit you up later if I run out of things to read but for now this 25-year-old rabbit hole seems to run very deep indeed. Will be riding the wave of obsession for a good while till I get enough time again to get back to my Napoleonic painting projects.

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Its 40K at its most 40K, its Andy Chambers at peak performance where the rules, the fluff and the models all hit the spot perfectly. Get two small fleets printed to start and find someone to blast to pieces! Its a game of highs and lows, with all the 1999 style of big swings on small dice pools.

Heres a link to the current (community reviewed) rulebook:
BATTLEFLEET GOTHIC - RULES: OFFICIAL & NON OFFICIAL

This is Warp Rift the free fan e-zine, issue 43 is the most recent 20 years anniversary issue. Has a guest column from Andy Chambers himself as well as a nice summary of all the fleets. A good starting point.
Battlefleet Gothic @ Specialist Arms

I'm yet to find any really good video battle reports (to the point I'm considering making some!)
But this is Andy Chambers  talking about specialist games which is pretty cool (also a fun channel if you like old school GW designers talking about their work!)
http://youtu.be/d5_YXx-whAE?si=yAKsk-esq7kTJWlR


Edit, been poking at this Fire Raptor some and not sure I'm happy with it. The cockpit frames are just painted on as a big wrap around windscreen felt not very armoured for a marine gunship...

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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #83 on: March 28, 2024, 08:02:49 PM »
I love that you're doing white scars as your imperialis legion - so daring to paint so much white with red on top!

Great stuff, looking forward to seeing that imperialis force nearer to completion!

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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #84 on: May 17, 2024, 02:26:51 PM »
I ain't dead.
Mostly been doing house renovations, having issues with contractors and then grumpily deciding to do it myself. So the only white I've been painting recently is Dulux trade white, and have gloss white to look forward to...

On the upside I bought a nail gun to do skirting boards and thats just great, because powertools. Hopefully back to painting fun stuff soon.
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Re: H's Painting Table!
« Reply #85 on: Yesterday at 09:00:46 AM »
Glad you're alive and well, or at least as well as home renovations allow. :) That actually reminds me of some garden work I should be doing this weekend...

Looking forward to the fun stuff!

 


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