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I'm thinking of starting BFG, and just wondered what the the main elements are. I have never seen a game, but i like the look of the models. I'd just like to know stuff like the size of the minis, what kinda boards you play on how big a decent sized fleet is etc etc. Just tell me about BFG !
Regarding the size of the minis:
In addition to ships you also use torpedos and attack craft. Usually you use markers to represent these, but it's easily possible to make torpedo bases from toothpicks (you can buy models for them too though):
The set square behind the ships is approximately 6"/15cm along the hypotenuse.
You usually play on tables comparable to those of 40K, 4'-6' * 6'-8'.
The size of the game regarding point values is comparable to 40K too, normal games are around 1500pts, with 1000 pts or 2000+pts games not being rare either.
In ships...well...a normal battleship is about 300-500pts, cruisers are somewhere between 160-220pts (grand cruisers and battlecruisers are between 210 and 300pts). Light cruisers are around 100pts, Escorts are between 25 and 65pts.
Just check fleet lists in this forum to find out how many ships a normal fleet consists of.
The rules are some of the best that GW has ever made, they're simple but logical. Everything that has an advantage also has a disadvantage to balance it out.
Do you speak Spanish, French or German? If yes, then you can download the rulebook and many other resources for free on the respective localized GW homepages.
Hey Archon, what fleets do you play???
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