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  • ORDER! (Imperium [IG, SM, SoB, et-all], Tau, Eldar)

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With the most gracious permission of our esteemed super-mod Lord Borak, I am creating a new vote war, but this one's a bit different...

This vote war is a match up between different Battle Fleet Gothic lists, and has more than one set of winners and some interesting twists:

We will be starting in two weeks time or when we have gathered 16 players: in two teams of 8: split up along the 'forces of order' V 'forces of disorder' lines.

Lists are made up of 2000 points, and not a single point over.

In composing your list you may make use of "counts as" ships for the special ships in the BFG rule book and other supplements, but must clearly indicate in your list which ships count as which ships, and pay all relevant upgrade costs or +5 points whichever is higher.

You may, should you wish, enter a fleet on each side of the conflict: but must indicate which fleet you would rather give up if there is significant interest to make room for new players, and should also be aware that this may not be the one that ends up being sacrificed: I will do my best to keep the two sides even.

Check back here tomorrow for further information about the systems in which the conflict will take place and further special rules: This is more than just a vote war, this is also kind of a campaign...

(Bed time for me, is 4:00 AM and I'm sick...)
 

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You might want to limit numbers to 8 initially, don't think you'll get 16.

I've never played, but happy to give it a crack if you need numbers. Think I have a copy of the rules laying around somewhere, are there different splatbooks I need to find for different lists?
 

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If people don't mind I have two fleets I can toss in: (One on each side.) I know the person running the vote-war does not usually participate, but to get the BFG numbers we need for a decent game would be boosted by my doing so.

In a related note, If everyone is amenable we will reduce the starting number of players to 8, with up to 2 fleets each: one on each side.

If we get further players before I am back at home next Monday we will re-expand to the maximum of 16 but I don't anticipate that happening. (Thought BFG was much more popular than it apparently actually is...)

Now for further information on the game:

The Albigensian Reach: It is the year 165.M42.

For thousands of years the Emperor has sat immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth, his body suffused with invisible power from the Dark Age of Technology.

By his will the Astronamican shines forth from Holy Terra and guides ships through the warp: while it is by his grace that Astropaths: possessors of humanity's only ability to communicate over interstellar distances: function.

The cost for this is high, but without H.I.M. the Imperium ceases to exist.

Now these two great forces come together to propagate the current conflict.
The House of Yarrick, old in the annals of the Imperium even before the famous Commissar of the Armageddon War Zone, for they are among the Fifty Families, the eldest of all dynasties of Rogue Traders.

Eldest does not necessarily mean smartest, and that proved so here: the Yarricks found an unexplored system, five suns, a white giant at the core, orbited by two Lagrange locked dwarfs, one yellow and one red, and out beyond that Sol-Class yellow and then a blue dwarf, each with it's own system of planets. They were incautious in exploring the system and their ship was caught in a gravity riptide forcing them to send out an un-codded distress call. In response just about every major group of the modern galaxy has come calling looking to secure the prize for themselves.

Additional Rules:

1: any fleet which is allowed to borrow other ships for a set cost (SM, Orks, Chaos...) can do so to any ships which meet the general guidelines of their existing options for the same rough costs.

(Example: For SM any Imperial Navy escort vessels for +5 pts, so for example they could field a squadron of Falchions for the same price as a Sword squadron... )

2: In the voting we allow 3 options for answers, of which you can only use 1 per vote.

A: (XXX) Win: You think this fleet you think Wins the battle.
B: (XXX) Lose: The fleet voted for Losses the battle in your estimation.
C: TIE: Depending on the Battle in question (Mentioned as part of the post which begins the voting for the battle.) either all sides get +0.5 votes or -0.5 votes. (At then end of the battle 1/2 votes are rounded up or down to the next whole vote based on if it's a + or - battle.) Vote this if you think both fleets are equally likely to come out ahead or take damage with no decisive victory.)

The reason for having the option to vote both win and loss is some battles will be 3-4 way bloodbaths with multiple fleets clashing, not just two.

The competition will last for between 5 and 10 rounds of chicanery depending on number of applicants and number of variations on the battles I can come up with: And by the end of it we will have a pretty good landscape of the system for some future things I plan to do with it...

(Including a set of themed vote wars at some later time.)
 

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To anyone who is willing to play in this vote war, PLEASE send me your fleet(s) either in a PM or here, I will have to call this a mulligan if we don't get at least 6 total fleets!

(We are half way there with my 2 and Lord Borak's one, just need 3 more which could happen with only two more players if someone does a fleet for both sides: current rosters are 2 disorder and 1 order.)
 

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BFG players are a rare breed and if I'm honest the odds of getting enough to do this are going to be slim to none. The 40k votewar only pulled in 10 entrants...
 
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