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I don't understand what battlefleet gothic really is. I know it's somthing about spaceships shooting the crap out of each other, but what is it really like. Please explain.
Last edited by Blobby Goat; April 12th, 2005 at 02:06.
In war there is no substitute for victory
It's a game set in the same time period as Warhammer 40K is. You control a fleet of spacecraft from one of the WH40K races (Space Marines, Eldar, Tyranids, etc) and duke it out with other fleets. You use miniatures same as with WHFB and WH40K, except each model represents a ship instead of a single man.
It's very similar to WH40K in terms of structure - the game has turns which are further broken into specific phases (moving, shooting, etc). Each ship has a points cost and statline, like models in WH40K. That kind of thing.
To see what the mini's look like, you can check out the BFG section of the GW Online Store.
The rulebook is actually free to download off of GW's Specialist Games site. Also on that site is a gallery, so you can see what the mini's look like. In the forum and in the rulebook there are mini-battle reports, so you can get an example of the flow of the game.