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ok well i am completly new to BFG so new in fact that i havent even gotten the box set yet and i just wanted some advice on what navy i should go with and how much i need to spend to deploy a nice fleet.
For most fleets, you can field a good, all round fleet for about $55-$60 (thats about four cruisers and six escorts by my reconing, give or take), but thats if you are buying from a local store, but it will be a bit more getting pieces online because of shipping.
As to what fleet you should get, there is a great article, IMO, at the bottom of the page when you first get to LO (the main page). Good luck!
Hey Admiral Dacius, welcome to BFG, and welcome to LO as a whole!
Before I start, here are some links you will find very useful:
- The specialist games website has everything you need to start playing BFG. This includes free copies of all current rules and much more. http://www.specialist-games.com/batt...ic/Default.asp
- There is a clan here on LO devoted to BFG. Come along and have a look, its another good place to discuss the game. http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...tes-haven.html (The Pirate's Haven)
- Rogoth (one of our members) wrote a good article on choosing a fleet. Take a look: http://www.librarium-online.com/content/view/256/2/
Of course, at the end of the day which fleet you choose is up to you. I would have a look at each fleet (and rogoth's article) and have a good think about it. Don't just consider the rules, also think about which fleet looks best, and which fleet's fluff you like best. I say this because BFG is far less centered on list building than other GW games - its more how you use the ships on the table that counts. With that in mind, be sure to choose the fleet you like.
However, some fleets are a little more suited to beginners than others. The Chaos and Imperial fleets are the best for those with little experience; they are the easiest fleets to use. They are also some of the cheapest - you get 4 cruisers from each in the starter pack! The other fleets are good, but they are often harder to use meaning you may find winning your early games quite difficult. I'm biased (being a corrupt Chaos Warlord) and love my Chaos fleet, but either of the two fleets in the starter pack are great choices to start.
A great thing about BFG is that, relative to other GW games, it is quite cheap to collect. How much you are going to spend depends quite heavily on what fleet you are collecting and how big you want it to be. You can get around 1500 points of Chaos/Imperial (say 6 cruisers and some escorts) ships for around Â£45. Necrons will cost less as their fleets are always small, and Tau will cost more thanks to their points-cheap ships.
If you are getting the starter kit, you will have 4 crusiers (from both Chaos and Imperial) in there right from the start, so you will save a bit of money (the starter kit is good value for money IMO). Another bonus of the starter kit is you get a small opposing fleet you can lend to others to fight against - and get them interested in BFG
I hope that has helped a bit mate. You will enjoy BFG, it is an awesome game. On a final note, there is BFG competition currently running. Have a look at the link in my signature (the red text below) and see if you want to join - the more the merrier!
Good luck with the fleet buddy.
thank you both for the overwhelming ammount of information that has cemented my playing of this game! but the link you gave me to the specialist store did not work. it would just stay on that one page even after i clicked submit. if anyone know mozzila firefox or normal internet explorer that could help me that would be very kind of them.
I have firefox and all I do is go to specialist-games.com and follow website to BFG. It works for me, so dont know wats goin on. Also, to read any articles, I think that you need adobe acrobat or watever its called.