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I recently purchased a group of cruisers off of my friend who introduced me to BFG. I had no idea what I was buying, but after some research came to the conclusion that I have:
2x Lunar Class Cruisers
1x Overlord Class Battle Cruiser
1x Mars Class Battle Cruiser
1x Tyrant Class Cruiser
1x Mars Class (I am considering making a Dictator Class)
In the near future, I plan on purchasing:
1x Oberon or Emperor Battleship (not sure which yet)
Several Sword Class Frigates
Some other Escorts (any suggestions?)
1x Avenger Grand Cruiser
- Is it a good idea to turn the extra Mars into a Dictator in order to save some points?
- Oberon or Emperor?
- Where can I get an Avenger Grand Cruiser? GW site doesn't sell them, or is it made from the Vengeance kit?
- What Escorts besides Swords should I get and how many (keep in mind, I don't have unlimited money, I am a college student).
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Hey, welcome to BFG. Biggest thing advice I'd give you for starting out is to magnetize all of your weapon options so you can just mix things up at will. Helps with the poor college student thing, I'm in the same boat.
Looking at the list of stuff you got from your friend you have some decent stuff to work with, though I personally don't like fielding Overlords or Tyrants (unless against Eldar). I forget how cruisers are modelled at the moment, but could you field the Overlord as a Dominator?
On the purchasing plan, up to you on the battleships, they are very niece center piece models. I personally use an Emperor and I've never used an Oberon so I can't really judge its effectiveness.
Swords are nice, cobras are amazing. These the only two escorts I ever use, usually heavier on the cobras.
I'm pretty sure all of the grand cruisers can be built from the vengeance kit, you may have to scrounge some weapons from elsewhere though.
As for Mars over Dictator. I always prefer the Mars