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    Newbie needs help

    Hello, I'm only just starting to play Battlefleet Gothic, so have mercy.

    I've purchased five Hunter Destroyers and a Strike Cruiser from my older brother who says it's a good set to start with. Is it true?

    For my next purchase, I was thinking of getting a battle barge, another strike cruiser, and a few Novas and a few Gladiuses as well. Are these wise purchases?

    Again, I'm only a noobie for Gothic. And as for stratigies, I prefer to snipe of key ships while bombarding the rest with ordinance.

    And a small query for the Tau, can the Orca escorts move on their own? Or do they have to be hauled by the larger ships?

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    It is indeed a good starting point for a SM fleet and the inclusion of a BB and another SC will bring you nicely up to 1000pts which is what I think most games are played at. Above that level SM suffer from having little diversaty in the list so you have to use (cant remember the fleet name off hand) IN ships to fill in any gaps you have.

    Battle Barges rock! Not quite as good as other fleets BBs but send it off to pick on cruisers and its all good.

    Strike cruisers are, well, just meh. Like most other fleets light cruisers. Use them like uber escorts and your golden.

    SM escorts are ok. They do the job and the 5+ hull helps. I trumped for 5 Gladiuses to hammer away sheilds while my strike cruisers come in to lay the smack down. At least thats the idea, models are on order and cant wait to try em out

    Cant say about Tau sorry. Isn't that rule from the forge world fleet list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireWarrior039 View Post
    And a small query for the Tau, can the Orca escorts move on their own? Or do they have to be hauled by the larger ships?
    The Orcas move completely on their own (with the usual 2 minimum for a squadron of course). The only stipulation is that you can't have more orcas than gravitic hooks in your fleet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hockeyman506 View Post
    The Orcas move completely on their own (with the usual 2 minimum for a squadron of course). The only stipulation is that you can't have more orcas than gravitic hooks in your fleet.
    Thank you for that, I didn't know.

    Also, thank you for the helpful tidbit. Perhaps a pack or two of Imperial Cruisers will help or maybe a bunch of Dauntless light cruisers with torpedoes. Maybe a lance cruiser or two as well.

    And which Imperial battleship should I purchase? I'm gravitating towards the Emperor class myself.
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    depends what you want if you want ordence then go with the emporor, lance and nova canon go with the apoclipes but if your olnly using one nova cannon then its a bit redudant you need at least 3 to get any relablitly out of them, my personal favorate is the retrabution, its fast for an impreal battleship that is, being able to keep pace with the crusers, not only that it has strengh 12 weapon batterys backed up by lances and a strengh 9 torp salvo which if fired right can in two turns criple a cruser [that was fun].

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    Thanks, and I was wondering if I can have some advice on buyng Imperial escorts. Which ones are the best escorting the Retribution class?
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    I dont tend to use escorts because i view them as not so good if there few in number and i spend most of my points on crusers

    if i uesed escorts i would prosps use swords

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireWarrior039 View Post
    Thanks, and I was wondering if I can have some advice on buyng Imperial escorts. Which ones are the best escorting the Retribution class?
    Swords are good and essential in an Imperial Fleet. Cobra's aint't bad either.
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    why do you think that swords are essenctial, i will admit they are good in a lot of circumstances, however, in my opoin they are two fragile and not quite fast enough, gladiuses in a space marnie fleet yes are realy good because even though they are fragile there fast enough and there are enougth of them that they work, whist in a normal impreal fleet unless there are a lot of them. Then again when ever ive played with or against them ive always found that escorts are just easy vicotry points, exept cron escorts but they are apropratly priced

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    Using escorts is more tricky then using cruisers.

    You do not throw escorts in front of your fleet. Much better to keep them at the back to protect the rear and engage when the lines close. Using their nimble speed & movement to get good firing positions.

    Swords are good in their flexible utility. 4 batteries per piece. That is 24 batteries for 210 points.

    They are also good hunters if you happen to encounter an Eldar fleet. Or against slow Orks to nip around back to get to the 4+ armour.
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