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My friends and I are starting BFG and we want to have different fleets. Of course I chose Space Marines. What I would like to know is are they any good? I know they have only about 3-5 different ships to chose from, but what are their strengths and weaknesses. Any information would be nice.
Space marines are pretty solid in my opinion. They're Battle Barges are DEVASTATING. They're gun causes critical hits half the time, which can really devastate any ship it hits. Escorts give your fleet some more beef, and more targets to distract your opponenet, but I'd say your battle barges are the central point of a good SM fleet.
How many should I get in a 1000-1500 point fleet?
Err.. Battle barges are around 430pts ish, and strike cruisers are what? 125ish? Work it out. The remainder is made up of either normal Imperial Escorts or the Gladius type frigates.
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How many? You can only have 1 per 1000 points (or part thereof ), so i'd let that determine how many you can take. And I put this here, but GW has the list online somewhere for free, so I don't think it's a rules violation. Just letting ya'll know
In my expeirience the SM fleet is a very solid and affective navy. Just their endurance marks them above many other fleets. Not to mention their devastating weaponry and boarding actions.
In the fluff they always seem to say a battlebarge is no match for an Emperor class battleship but i doubt that somewhat.
Just remember to get in close, hit hard, and board the biggest enemy ship you can find with Terminators (points allowing ofcourse). I crippled a planet killer with just one round of close shooting from a battlebarge followed by a teleport attack. The warp drive imploded. HAHA. That was a good moment.
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Well, I just went to Gamesworkshop and had a little change of heart. I looked at the Tyranid ships and they looked quite cool. So I was wondering, should I get Space Marines or Tyranids. I know the choice is up to me, but I would like some other opinions. Also whould you guys know where I could find more information about BFG(besides Gamesworkshop.com).
Some info here too.
There are a lot of sites, but none are complete coverage. There's a yahoo newsgroup for BFG that is excellent though (I don't remember the link, unfortunately)
Tyranids are fun. They can be fun to convert, so I don't really know what to tell you. Both are good armies.
Well I was looking around the internet for tyranid gothic information... As I was searching I found a website with a lot of their stats. Am I correct when the strongest weapon that the Tyranid have is firepower of 5 on a Hiveship? Everything else has the firepower of no more than 3. Its quite sad and making me turn away from the Tyranids and more into the Space Marines. Am I wrong about this or what, or is there some specail thing that the Tyranids get?