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As stated before I was getting an Imperial starter fleet to add to the 4 cruisers i got with the boxed game this fleet made my points go from 815pts to a whopping 2550pts without any paid for fleet commander or re-rolls
heres the list can some of you more experienced players tell me what you think
Emperor class battleship Ark Imperious 345pts
Mars class battle cruiser Fearless 270pts
Overlord class battle cruiser Battle axe 235pts
Lunar class cruisers Invincible 180pts
Tyrant class cruiser Indefatigable 185pts
(to the crew of a less sober disposition The Unpronounceable!)
Dominator class cruiser Imperial Oak 190pts
Gothic class cruiser Vengeance 180pts
Dictator class cruiser Eagle 220pts
Dauntless class light cruisers Hood 110pts
Sword Class frigate squadron Green squadron (3 frigates) 105pts
firestorm Class frigate squadron Blue squadron (3 frigates)120pts
Cobra class destroyer squadron yellow squadron (4 Destroyers)120pts
Yeah, that looks pretty good as it currently stands. You have enough cruisers, and the fleet is of a sufficient size to field the battleship.
The one area you are quite weak in is escorts. It would be a good idea to get a few more of these:
- Cobras. Great for shooting torpedoes across the enemy battle line, good for flanking to get good angle for torpedo fire and a cool looking little ship. You need to be careful not to expose them to too much return fire as they die quickly (4+ armour). In a fleet the size of your I would have around 3 squadrons of 3-4 vessels.
- Sword and Firestorm. Great to guard the vulnerable rear of you larger ships. Also useful for filling holes that open up in your battle line, providing some extra direct-fire punch to compliment your cruisers, or chasing after crippled enemy vessels to finish them off. I prefer Swords, but firestorms can be useful. I would get another squardon of 4-6 of either of these ships.
If you were to get any more cruisers I would suggest another Gothic and another Tyrant. Gothics compliment Lunars very well and Tyrants are very useful when fighting Eldar. You would also benefit from another Dauntless - I love these speedy cruisers. Take a look at my post in this thread for a few tactical snippets.