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    [1500] Imperial Fleet & some questions

    Hi

    I'm new to BFG, and I'd like some comments on my first list. Thanks!

    Fleet-Admiral Atskuli 50 pts
    Imperial Emperor Class Battleship with Shark Assault Boats (5pts) 370 pts
    Imperial Mars Class Battlecruiser with weapon battery upgrade 285pts

    2x Imperial Lunar Class Cruiser 180 pts/model
    1x Imperial Tyrant Class Cruiser with 45cm batteryrange and nova cannon 215pts

    4x Imperial Cobra Class Destroyer 30pts/each
    3x Imperial Sword Class Frigate 35pts/each

    Total. 1505


    Also a couple of questions:

    How big is the nova cannon template? Blast marker or ordance marker size in 40k?

    Some basic tactics with Imperial Fleet?


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    Before anything, how do you plan on running this fleet in games? What are you going to be fielding with what?

    For your fleet, I would strongly suggest staying away from battleships; their lack of speed and ability to function completely on par with your cruisers may end up being a hindrance for you.

    Nova cannon template is a bit smaller than the blast template I believe, though I've never compared the two because I managed to get my hands on a starter set back when GW still had them in their stores...

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    I don't really know what to be fielding with what. Never played a game of BFG before, don't really know how the game really works in action.

    Would really appreciate if you (or someone else) would measure the size of the template and it's hole.
    Also a question. Does it make a difference if a ship has for example 2 lauch bays with both 2 squadrons or one launch bay with 4 squadrons?

    I took away the battleship and modified my list a bit. The cruisers are still a problem, cause I don't know which of them are good.

    Fleet-Admiral Atskuli 50 pts
    Imperial Mars Class Battlecruiser with weapon battery upgrade 285pts

    2x Imperial Lunar Class Cruiser 180 pts/model
    2x Imperial Dominator Class Cruiser 190pts/model
    2x Imperial Dauntless Class Light Cruiser 110pts/model

    5x Imperial Cobra Class Destroyer 30pts/each
    3x Imperial Sword Class Frigate 35pts/each

    Total. 1500
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    battle ships are a hinderence well that depends upon your fleet tatics mate

    and my fave battle ships is the emperor and the battle barge. even though i am eldar player myself mostly got small space and iperil fleets

    so again i will ask how do you plan upon using the fleet sit back and mow them down with trops and attack craft or want to get up close and more personal?

    basic tatics for imperial fleet vs anything but eldar and necrons are as folowws general move head on with your heavily armoured prows firing torpedos till you are in range with your broad sides using your escouts to protect tyour ships of the line

    for a comparision try reading up on naval tactics in the rensonce peroid with wooden ship tatics and broadsides heres an artical on the spealist games website for general fleet tatics the eldar and necrons need a different articals all together.

    also is your fleet for games or a campain or both?

    here is one artical from spealist website deals with cursor tatics http://www.specialist-games.com/asse...ronTactics.pdf

    this artical refers about t lines and how to get there ect http://www.specialist-games.com/asse...rialTactic.pdf i highly recomend this one!

    http://www.specialist-games.com/assets/tactics.pdf this is a brief run dow of all the imperal ships from the bfg rule book but dosnt include the new ships in armda though this should give u an over view of ships and how to use them as a fleet formation for over all effect

    sure the emperor is slow 15cm but 16 wepons batteries to a boardside owwies + 8 waves of attak craft and did i mention the wepon bat is rang 60cm thats more than a retibution class battle ship

    as to your question 4 lunch bays from both sides starboard and port will lunch total of 8 where as 2 per side total is 4 waves of ordence per turn

    i quite like the no of escorts you have chosen for the imperal fleet very good choices for suporting role.

    nova = fun time for you head ache for oppents

    but if you like the emperor class battleship take one

    its in the end up to you but weather an empor class battle ship will fit your tatics and stlye in play will ultmitly affect how effect its perfomance in your battles

    also with only having one ordene fighter bay lunching craft you risk ablity to run out queickly hence why nearly all admerials are placed on fleet carries to use there reroll ablity on the ship should doubles come up and to provide the ship in question with higest leadership needed to pass those tests.

    how ever even should the emporer fail you got nice heavy shilds and hit points to use it as a make shift ship of the line with 16 wep batteries even if most admerials wont admit to using the ship in this manner

    how ever in 1500 one attat craft carrier should be enough for defencisve play how eva the empor will provide not only defnce but capable offenive power too
    esp if u support it with a mars or other craft carring carrier

    just soem thoughts and advice mate


    also have you read through the armada book? as i love the option to upgrade my bombers to trop bombers hehe they are leathal






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    I'd like to get head on with some of my ships, and some would give nova cannon support from behind. Also, I like flanking my enemy with Dauntless.

    What modifications should I make, if I play with this tactic?

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