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We all know that BFG is a lot cheaper than 40k, and you can get about 3 fleets for the price of one 40k army (roughly, especially when using mail order with 20% off ). This is a good thing because I have been inspired to collect at least 1500 points of EVERY fleet, which is 8 total, not including Space Marines (cause I hate them) or Craftworld Eldar. Is this nuts? I've figured it will cost me about $1000 - $1200 Canadian, not including paints.
Of course I'll spread this over time. I figure it will also take me about a year or so to get everything and paint it all up, providing me with time to play as well.
My whole rationale for this is that:
1. I like BFG just that much...
2. I'll be able to lend fleets to friends and others at my GW store, thereby (hopefully) spurring some interest and encouraging others to start their own fleets.
3. Just the fun of having so much variation...hmmm, do I feel like Necrons, Imperials, or Dark Eldar tonight...?
4. The cost! May sound like a lot, but over a year, I can easily do it. How much would it cost for someone to field a 1500 point army for each race in 40k? Probably around $4400 I would say, if you figure $400 x 11 Races (and the 12th - Alien Hunters, is on the way).
5. I don't have to rely on the budget of others to play my favourite game (again, lending fleets to friends, girlfriend, etc.)
6. I have lovely paint schemes planned out for each and every fleet...(god, I'm obsessive)
7. Aggghh! I couldn't decide which fleet to field, and so far have Imperial, Chaos, Eldar, and Necron on the way...why not add to them!
Sooo.....am I nuts? :wacko: :rofl: :blink:
yes, but not because you like BFG.
let's face it, BFG is the best system to play, simply because it costs so little compared to warhammer that played widely. at least around my area.
not a bad idea. but still for the truly dedicated. good luck with that.
Yeah, this is excellent! TY Angel of Rust!
Graktoof the vile, victor of 1000 battles, partial credit to 1000 more, and sore loser about the other 8000...
Well funny enough between me and my friend we have something at least from almost every 40k army and not too few that are way over 2000 points. Having a variety of models for an army to field and a variety of armies to choose is great.
Having a bit for everything BFG sure will help get people into the game, they will be able to see how all the fleets work and most likely will see one they like.
Lets face it, with enough money there would be very few armies I wouldn't have. Getting them all for BFG is a lot cheaper as you said, if you want them then go for it.
Nope i dont think your nuts
Because i just used almost 800 USD to start a Chaos and a Imperial fleet.
And i dont even have anyone to game against :blink: (well maybe im a bit nuts too).
But its ok, if you (like i) think that the models look great, and could be fun to have as a hobby. then go ahead
And the idea of lending a fleet to guests, friends or visitors was also my catalyst to create both a IM and a Chaos fleet im sure a Ork will come some day, just love the sight of those rustbuckets :wub:
anyway i say go for it
Battle fleet gothic is great, I mean the commands you can give, like come to a new heading, burn retros full, it makes it so much more real and you feel like a great commander
The Predator Lingers forth. Suddenly the sound of several wipping sounds can be heard far off into the distance, a second later the once mighty Predator ignited with flames. "Sir what was that" The srgt replied "Its those damn Broadsides"
Hear the wip, fear the Broadside.
Quite so, steel_legion. I've found every game I've ever played of BFG - even small ones between a handful of cruisers - to be more dramatic and surprising than all the games of Warhammer 40k I've played. 40k's still a good game, but it doesn't compare to BFG in terms of tactics and whatnot.
Victory always depends on your commands and how well you can read the battle situation. Having a stacked fleet won't help you when the admiral you're facing can outmaneuver or outthink you. I think that its easily the most fun tabletop game I've ever played, and the fact that it is set in the 41st millenium and tied into the Warhammer 40,000 story just makes it even better.
Spread the word...I think BFG could gain quite a large following if only more 40k players were introduced to it properly (eg. actually saw a game in action).