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Ive just recently got given some imperial warships by a friend, just wondering what you would recommend for an average 1000 point game. Be aware i only picked up the rule book about an hour ago
(stuff i got)
Armaggedeon (he has given me the rules from this, but not in the main rule book)
1 Dauntless with torps
Escorts 3 firestorms.
Ive bought two more cruisers and a 3 ship squad of swords, i was thinking to use these as lunar class cruisers
For a rough 1000 point game i was thinking of using this list
Battle Cruiser: Armaggedeon-245
Cruiser- Lunar x2 180 (360 )
this leaves me with 70, so 20 for a nova cannon, and 40 for a random firestorm, or buy a fleet admiral (on bc) and the cannon?
The kid im playing is chaos and a kornate to boot,
Any ideas much appreciated
looking solid. at 1k points, you'll really want a cruiser-based fleet. i'd take all 4 cruisers you have and add on the armageddon. that'll net you a pretty nasty 1k fleet. dictator will be important, since chaos is definitely a carrier fleet, not a gun fleet. you'll want to csp your ships asap with the dictator's fighters so they at least have some modicum of protection against chaos bombers. charge right down his throat with all your cruisers - at 30cm an imperial gunline is nearly unbeatable.
i was thinking about using my own fleet list instead of the ones in the variuos books, primarily with guard ships, but using hunter destroyers (much better than cobras), a strike cruiser with 3-4 gladius escort to do some boarding and to take the heat of my weaker ships, and the usual meddley of imp cruisers.
With battleships in mind (im more a gun ship person, thinking about using a mars bc, and the armagedeon bc for heavies and tyrants, domminator etc for standard line ships), im looking at the retrobution or the apocalypse, both have their strong point, ret,,,Serious heavy gunboat,,,apoc,,,heavy lance boat with range,,,. Was also thinking about maybe teaming an avenger grand cruiser up with a gothic or two, giving me a scrumscious str 16 batteries with an aftershock of str 4 (possibly eight) lances. deffinatly a way to kill a ship or 3
What do u think?
hmm, space marines in an in fleet? could work. then again, you'd probably do better with an emperor with assault boats...8 waves in total, plus massive firepower.
gunships...if you have an all-weapon battery fleet, you'll be in big shit against marines and in approaching head-on. i'd pair a gothic with a dominator. alternately, you could take one gothic for every 2 dominators, and put the gothic in the middle of the dominators, like a T. each broadside on the gothic can cover the arc of fire of one dominator, and you gain the 6+ armour and torpedoes on the gothic.
of course...if you really want an all-dominator gunline, i'd take the apocolypse
lol i think il be taking an apocalypse then, i luv lances if u hadnt figured, i like domminators but il probably only take one to baby sit my carrier as using 4 nova cannons will probably get me shot as well as no opponent lol.
i was also thinking of doing my own ship conversion, a carrier that has lances with a range of 45 (maybe -5cm to compensate) 4 squads, and a standard cruiser layout. Launches waves of bomber against cruisers etc, using the lances to cover their advance by wiping out escorts and other ordanance, and hammering the cruisers to finish them off.
Sabre Class hhhmmm???
Last edited by hellblade; October 29th, 2008 at 21:09.
For the sake of sportsmanship, do try to limit yourself on the nova cannons. They are an entirely luck-based weapon, with the possibility of doing absolutely no damage, or crippling a ship in one shot.
I certainly would not want to play against a 1k fleet with 4 nova cannons. Unless your opponent is fielding a nasty list, (despoiler and nothing but devastations), I would tone the NCs down a bit.
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yeah my newly converted domminator is equiped with one, and ive got remmovable mounts on my lunars so i can swap the ram spikes for a nova, but il stick with the domminator as my nova equiped ship,
i want the lunars to link up with the bc and blast through them while the dictator shells them at range, and protects my carrier.