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I just downloaded the rules to BFG as my friends and I have been talking about playing it for a while. Just a few questions:
1) About how big a board is normally used? Comparable to 40k or different?
2) Planning on using proxies for the first few games while we wait for our models. About what is the size of the base? Compared to 40k bases?(infantry, large infantry, MC/Dreadnaught or Gargantuan Creature)?
3) What are some traditional point values that you guys play at?
Thanks for the help.
Ahem - anyway, the table size varies according to the size of game that you're going to be playing. For anything between 500-1750pts I'd suggest at least 4 feet by 6 feet. That'll give you time and space to really strategise and get the most out of your ships and the game.
The average base for an Imperial cruiser is about twice the radius of a 40k base. That's standard - though Battleships have bigger bases! To be honest, I'd wait until your models are ready - I played my first BFG game with proxies and it sucked the big one! The game just seemed flat and lifeless and I very nearly gave up!
Well, I usually play at 1500pts, but I'm lucky in that I have an opponent who can match that! To be fair, the whole fleet cost less than £70, which is astonishing and it was all well worth it! In those games I tend to use between 11 and 15 ships, so you can get a really good game going! Of course, it can be just as fun to have at eachother with a few cruisers at 500pts.
The one piece of unasked for advice that I'm going to foist on you is this - never underestimate ordnance! I did and I still regret it - my first game and I took an absolutely shameful thrashing - "My turrets will save me!" will they buggery...
Werll, there is not much more advice I can give than what the above two posters already have.
Having said that though - I usually run two different points limits - Either 1000 points (while I build my Hive Fleet) or 2 cruiser per person Cruiser clash games. My club locally is new to BFG really, so I am running tutorial cruiser clash games for the next few weeks - they are fun and when people get the rules the intrigue can be a laugh if you have light hearted gamers round the table .
Well, I hope you enjoy BFG, it is one of the few GW systems that has not been dabbled into oblivion.
1000pts makes for a good evening.
1500pts for a good day (not 8 hours, more like 2.5-4).
board: 120cm x 180cm is good up to ~4000pts
BFG is about centimetres, forget inches.
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