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Alright! 'Ere we go.
I've come to the fairly obvious conclusion that I want to play Battlefleet Gothic, but I don't have the time or money at present to acquire the models to do so. I'll probably end up building my fleet during spring break or the summer.
In any event, I was fortunate enough to con some of my friends into jumping into this game with me, so I need something to use as a fleet until I get the models so that I can learn how to play.
This is where my Paper Proxies™ come into play. I've done some simple digging through the Battlefleet Gothic PDFs and pulled out pictures of ork ships, photoshopped them into a simple arrangement for print, and printed them out.
I printed each image out, then flipped the image and printed a duplicate out. The idea is that I am going to cut the general shapes of the ships out, and glue the two sides together. Then I'm going to laminate the ships and and mount the double-sided, two-dimensional representations on flying bases.
If anyone is interested, the images I used are zipped up and available here.
I think I covered every single ship but ork roks, which I could not find a decent picture of. It's obviously not perfect, but I think it's a damn good substitute to play with and learn - it certainly beats blank proxy bases where you and your opponent struggle to remember what ships are where.
The planets and markers and stuff are also getting the lamination treatment. They're from the specialist games website.
You guys think these are any good?
I'm still cutting some of these pieces out like the torpedos and the likes, but all the ships are done. I actually made two hulks, though I have no idea if that's even necessary or usable, but there you go. All of the ships are double-sided, front and back - flip them over, you see the ship facing the other way.
The easiest way to do this is just to glue the two flipped pages back-to-back with white elmers glue, let it set, and then cut the ships out. Get a very bright light to do this properly, as it will help you line the ships up. What I did was simply to coat the backside of one sheet of ships with white glue, the grabbed the reverse sheet. I held them both up to a bright light, and with it, I could see the lines through the paper and I could ensure the ships lined up right ontop of each other.
The mass of little fighta-bommerz in the bottom right corner aren't double sided simply because I don't think that's necessary - I'll be mounting them on their little bases with the picture side facing upwards.
These are going to get laminated in a few hours so that I can be certain they're held together nicely, and not going to get ruined by anything. I'm going to try and figure out a cheap and easy way of basing them - maybe washers or something, as I don't want to use all my nice flying bases up.
An ingenius way of getting into the game! I like it!
You could also do an opponent fleet so that anyone who also wanted to learn to play could field them as well.
You'd be able to have a game immediately whether anyone else has bought stuff or not!
CAMFORAI! because RAW is wrong!
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