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Greetings to all spacefaring folk.

After much discussion and support, witness the creation of the Pirate's Haven clan. This clan is for Battlefleet Gothic Players. Anyone interested in BFG is welcome to join. The clan will be a LO based club to promote the game sytem and create an article base for Battlefleet Gothic. To join, simply PM me and then post some info about yourself on this thread. For the moment, we are simply gathering info on members. Ranks and titles will be applied soon.

When posting about yourself, I need to know:

Where you are from (so we have a rough Idea of the spread of "the clan")
What fleets you collect.
What your specialism is in BFG (e.g. painting, tactis, scenery etc.)
Whether you would write an article at some point.
If you have a games workshop store/ gaming club near you.

It would be nice If peolple could submit articles according to their specialism/ fleet. New players are not excluded from this as even a "Why I got into BFG" article would be invaluable to potential players. So for example:

Username: Will J.
Location: Abergavenny, Wales, UK.
Fleets: Imperial, Chaos, Eldar.
Specialism: Painting and Scenery.
Article potential: Scenery articles.
Local GW store/ Gaming club: GW Cardiff.

So if you are interested in being a part of a BFG online community, please feel free to join up and post in the BFG forum or this thread from time to time.

NEW member list in order of appearance:

Will J
Neferata
Xethemez
Strewart
Rogoth
monsieurcartier
Da Mighty Camel
Archetype
Shadowrunstephen
iamspartacus
Wolf_Pack
Deek
JORMAGI
Tdh6002
Kingbob
Arklite
Koiman1
Valhallan_Might
Ulrik_grogswiller
rp252
felonius_maximus
 

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Hi. My name is Steve, and I'm an alcoholic. :S Oh woops, wrong thread.

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Fleets: Imperial and Chaos
Specialism: Crapping on really. :p I guess just general information, I don't get many battles due to a lack of BFG opponents... :(
Article Potential: Have written articles in the past, but I'm at uni so may not have time. Definite maybe.
Local GW store: Theres 3 in my city each around the same distance. Marion, City and Tea Tree Plaza.

Hello. :D
 

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Location: New Hampshire, US.
Fleets: Imperial (@2000pts), Chaos (@1000 pts), Tau (300 pts).
Specialization: Learning.
Article Specialization: General Interest.
Local GW Store/Gaming club: Danvers, MA (65, yes 65, miles away)


Suggestion: I like Pirate Haven Clan, but how about "Port Freehold", "Freehold Station" or "Port Gothic"? Makes it sound more... naval. No?
 

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Hi all, I will just repost my data in this topic. I started Gothic before 40k about 3-4 years ago in fact, and I am recently getting back into it with a group of friends,



Location: South Devon, UK
Fleets: Imperial, Chaos, Orks
Specialism: Tactics
Article potential: Imperial fleet strategies.
Local club: GW Torquay, South Devon Games Club.
 

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OK people, seeing as we have a good number of founding members, lets get to buisiness.

Rogoth had some very interesting ideas about goals to result from the "mission statement." For clarity, and for the benefit of those who may join in the future here's the list again:

"To promote Battlefleet gothic as a game system.
To introduce new players to the game, through LO and clubs/ stores/ freinds.
To produce a range of source material that will be useful for both veterans and newcomers.
To foster a "community spirit" within the LO BFG players."

As for actual goals, like Rogoth said, we should try to learn the rules of at least one extra fleet on top of our existing ones. For me it will be Tau protector fleets.
I would like everyone (who would like to) to write or co- write an article of their choice. It need only be a short one. To get ourselves goin we should also agree on some kind of deadline to work to. But this is only if everyone has time and energy, I know that LO is probably low on your lists of priorities. I will begin working on a scenery article about how I made my orbital dock and defence platforms.
Once we have enough members, we will also begin talk of an e-mail campaign or petition to get our escorts back.

One thing I would really like to see is an expansion to the BFG system. House rules and such would be lovely. I am currently working on a new race of merchantmen, probably for use with Tau. This would just be cool to see.

Everyone has shown an impressive amount of enthusiasm for this, so lets see if we can make it wrk :D!

By the way, I would like everyone to put a link to the Haven in their sig if possible, if nothing else peolpe will know we exist that way. I've made a sig image, does anyone have anwhere to host it?
 

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[*url=http://www.librarium-online.com/forums/clubs-clans/61363-pirates-haven.html][*img]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e332/pathfinder16/TPH2.jpg[/img][/url]

Right copy that to your sig, and remove the * at the start, remove the * in the thing, and it should make the picture appear and if you click the picture, it will lead you here.

Testing:

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Click the pic and it opens this thread. :)
 

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Location: Dallas, Texas
Fleets: Dark Eldar (1500) and Imperial (1500)
Specialization: Hit and run raiding parties
Article Specialization: The correct usage of "hit-and-run" tactics (aka how to be a good pirate and not a dead one)
Local GW Store/Gaming club: Gamesworkshop at Grapevine Mills Mall and Thor's Hammer in Austin, Texas when I'm away from home (and in Austin, Texas)
 
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You said this was open to everyone, so why shouldn't I get word out about BFG? Probalbly the least typo- and ambiguity-ridden games sytem GW has made.

Alors;

Username: Monsieurcartier
Location: Colchester, Essex, UK.
Fleets: Imperial, technically Tyranids&Chaos.
Specialism: Writing names in very small letters on flying bases.
Article potential: I'll get back to you.....
Local GW store/ Gaming club: GW Colchester, maybe GW Ipswich.
 

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A very warm welcom to MonsierCartier and Neferata. OK people, do we want any kind of rank system here? It could be fun, so lets throw some ideas around. If its generally felt that its unnecessary, we won't do it. Just thought I'd give you guys the option :). Articles are on the way. From me, you'll get a brand new armed merchant ship (complete with assembly guide) for use with Tau or Eldar, or as rogue traders in imperial fleets.
 

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Ranks are for n00bs

IMO a rank system would spoil the organisation. Everyone can be tasked with doing something, but to make people more special or chief pirates would be mean. Not to mention cause mutinies. How many pirate captains have been murdered by their own crew? *slowly steps behind Will J*

BTW, sorry about the typo-tastic post I made earlier.
 

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Yay, BFG-players!

Username: Da Mighty Camel
Location: Eskilstuna, Södermanland, Sweden.
Fleets: Orks! Waaagh!
Specialism: Orky stuff (ie. "When to push that red button").
Article potential: Scenery probably.
Local GW store/ Gaming club: Eskilstuna miniature gaming. No GW store though.

Kind of new to BFG. I have a 750pts Ork fleet and have played around 5 or six games. I tend to switch a lot between 40k, fantasy, Necromunda, Epic and so on so I have hard to focus on one game. :wacko:
I enjoy playing BFG, altough it is hard with my Orks so any tips would be welcommed. :yes:
 

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You're right monsieur, we just don't need it at the moment, or probably ever. Bt if it ever gets big enough we may need certain people to do certain tasks. But not right now :). For the moment we need ideas and articles :D!

Welcome Da mighty Camel! Hope you enjoy your stay.
 

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I have thought about getting an Eldar fleet for BFG, anyone can give me some tips for it? I plan to use to standard Eldar pirates rules and I think I will do a torpedo/lance-heavy fleet.
I love their models and I am an Eldar player at the heart so they have called to me for a long time now, time to answer that call. :)
 

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Eldar are a little diggicult to get used to. I painted a 1500 pt fleet for a freind, and played a few games with them. Weapons battery heavy fleet will make fine puree out of them. They are VERY fragile, they go critical on a 4+. That said their firepower is impressive, and they are VERY fast and manouverable. A good looking fleet though.
 

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Yeah, and looks are important to me. ;)
As long as I stay at long range from the weapon batteries and use hit-and-run attacks then I think I will be fine. And Eldar escorts are great, fast and can lay down a hail of precission fire.

Ok, I have made 2 fleet lists for the Eldar (800pts). Give me your opinions on them.

Aurora class light crusier.
140pts
-Pirate prince with 1 re-roll. 125pts
265pts

Hemlock squadron x 2.
3/4 Hemlocks (one squad is 3. one is 4)
120/165pts

Nightshade Destroyer squadron x 2.
3 Nightshades.
120pts

Total: 785pts

This list packs a lot of torps and pulsars, a total of 7 ships capable of firing torps and 8 pulsar-firers. It doesn't have that long range but combined with the speed of the Eldar I plan to dart in, fire away and dart back again.

2nd list.

Aurora class light crusier.
140pts

Eclipse class crusier.
250pts

Hemlock squadron x 2
3 Hemlocks.
120pts

Nightshade Destroyer squadron.
3 Nightshades.
120pts

Total: 750pts.

This one sacrifices one squad of Nightshades and the Hellbores for a carrier. Tactic is similar though.
 

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This really belongs in the BFG forum ;) But I like the lists. The second one is very strong, add some aconites instead of a hemlock squad and it will serve you well.
 

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I thought we could discuss anyting that belongs to BFG in this thread. :rolleyes:
I don't like Aconites. Sure, they got the awsome Eldar Weapon Batteries but 65pts for aa Escort that is not an Necron seems kind of overpriced. I will go for a squad of three in the larger games probably.

I postede the first list in the SG-forums as well. got some response and the first list now looks like this:

Aurora light crusier.
140pts
- Pirate Prince. 100pts
240

Hemlock Destroyers x 2
1 squad of 3, 1 squad of 5.
120/200pts

Nightshade Destroyer squadron x 2

3 Nightshades.
120pts

Total: 800pts
 

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Of course we can post anything BFG related here, thats what we're for :) Just thought it might get more replies there, thats all :). You sound like you know a thing or two about eldar, why not write a quick newbie's synopsis of the fleet? That would be really cool.

I will post some pics later today of the large scale (16 inch!!!) mock up i've built of the new merchant ship, and the work in progress of the BFG scale model. It will have some interesting rules combos (like the ability to swithch between solar sailing and thrusters!) But it will really be useful in objective based games, as its not that heavily armed, and is'nt really intended as a ship o' the line.
 
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