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    Hyy guys. Ive posted befor and its another quick question.

    Me and my mate are both considering BFG, My mate Tau (FW Modles) and me Eldar. He showed me one of the ships, Both the imperial navy Dauntless and the Tau Light cruiser ( Have forgotten its name) but they where alot smaller than i thought and these are light cruisers!! and for the money i thought theyed be more.

    As im planning eldar, obvs im gunna rely heavily on my escorts, i was wondering the size of these roughly cos i would like the fleet to look good as well as play good, both as important as eachother in my book




    So yer just the rough size of Eldar escorts would be great!!!
    Thanks guys!!!


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    Escort sizes are all about the same, eldar being on the smaller end. This will not effect gameplay at all though. Maybe about an inch long 2.5cm ish.
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    Yer but whats the size? ive only seen a dauntless.

    I know it wont effect game play but i want an impressive looking fleet


    Thanks Anyway

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    About an inch 2.5cm id say. Maybe 3/4 to half the length of a light cruser. Light cruisers and cruisers are much wider than escorts. For my Craftworld Eldar my escorts are maybe a 1/4 the size of a cruiser

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    Eldar are a 'small' fleet. Just like in 40k, they are lightweight and agile, not hulking and ponderous.
    What do mean by impressive? Eldar fleets are based around escorts, and they actually have larger escorts than the other fleets, as well as having lots of flat, smooth areas that you can use for free-hand or ink-work.
    If you want big ships, you'd be better of going with Imperial Navy, as they are a definite cruiser fleet, and cruisers are about 3.5inches long.

    Dauntless light cruisers are big. Almost as large as a standard cruiser. The names and classifications of ships doesn't really determine the size of the model, because the models are just there as a token. To see the size of the actual ship, do this: pull the plastic model off the flying base. Now look at the tiny little nub on the end of the flying base. That's the ship.
    GW does a good job at telling you that distances in space are mindblowing, and that the ships themselves can be several miles long. The models don't even attempt to be properly scaled.

    Eldar are a good looking fleet when they're painted nicely. They look like fighter jets, and I've always loved mine.
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    I have another question. . . . . Suprisingly. its about the Reload ordance rule. can you activate it on the same turn as fireing ordance. and if not can you fire the same turn you use the rule, or does it go, fire ordance one turn, reload next, fire again on 3ed???

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    Hi,

    Personally my fave looking fleet is the Craftworld Eldar fleet followed by the Tau CPF. But I think all other fleets look great as well.

    Reload:
    You start loaded:
    turn 1 : launch 4 bombers
    turn 2 : Reload
    turn 2 : you may launch new attack craft

    Remember that you only may have a maximum number of AC in play at any point as launch bays your fleet has available. So if you only have 1 Dictator you could only have a max number of 4 attack craft in play.
    Torpedoes do not have this cap but follow the same reload procedure.
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    So if you only use the reload special order (i know this wont be the case im just using it as an example) you could launch Ordance every turn if you have the cap.??

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    Yup, as long as you don't exceed the number of launch bays left in your fleet.

    Except for Tyranids, they ignore that rule. Tyranids can pump out as many fighter/bombers/assault boats as they want and never run out when doubles are rolled.

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    Thats a scary thought

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