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Post by TheDecay on Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:17 pm

KVLT and I just got a few ships for this, they should arrive in the mail in a week or so. Anyone else play? So pumped to finally get a chance to try this game out, I've only heard great things about it.

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Re: Battlefleet Gothic

Post by NTaW on Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:38 pm

While I have no ships if you can run a demo game for me with what you have I'm interested in trying it out. I absolutely love X-Wing (and am struggling not to buy Armada) and always casually looked over the BFG stuff with interest as a kid but knew I'd never toss money at those cool little ships when I could get MOAR MUHREENZ!!!

Ahem...demo game if you can. I'm down.
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Re: Battlefleet Gothic

Post by TheDecay on Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:03 pm

lol sweet I'll be having my own demo game soon so I'll definitely teach you what I can pick up

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Re: Battlefleet Gothic

Post by Marshal Franz on Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:35 pm

been awhile, I could try and find my stuff

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Re: Battlefleet Gothic

Post by KVLT on Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:38 pm

Do it >Smile

Think of how sick it will make future campaigns.
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Re: Battlefleet Gothic

Post by THarcourt on Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:19 pm

Its an awesome game unless you are playing against Eldar or Necrons ... they kind of always win ...
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Re: Battlefleet Gothic

Post by NTaW on Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:25 pm

KVLT wrote:Think of how sick it will make future campaigns.

Oh man! Yes. This so much. Might just have to look into this game a bit more....
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Re: Battlefleet Gothic

Post by TheDecay on Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:28 am

If anyone wants to get into bfg take a look at this Facebook group.
https://m.facebook.com/groups/841802212533930

There's about 40 guys around the GTA just getting into it with a few vets teaching everyone the basics and planning intro games for people actually interested

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Re: Battlefleet Gothic

Post by jae4x4 on Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:14 pm

Hey guys James here. I run the Battle Fleet Toronto Group. If anyone is interested in learning the game, we do demo games upon request. Also we have a few fleets for sale (unbuilt, unpainted, nib, nos), currently we have a 2000 point Eldar fleet and 2x 2000 point Chaos Fleets for sale. Trying to grow the game so we can have some Campaigns (bfg has best campaign potential) and Tournaments in the future.

You can find us on facebook if you search Toronto Battlefleet Gothic!
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Re: Battlefleet Gothic

Post by NTaW on Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:06 pm

Sounds good! Since I know very little about the game, a couple questions on size:

-What's the average points battle for a game (if there is one, if not what's the range)
-What's the rough number of ships for the average/minimum points level
-What do you think a starting investment would range from based on the answers to the questions above
-What table size is typically used for matches

Don't mean to bombard you...just curious.
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Re: Battlefleet Gothic

Post by jae4x4 on Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:18 pm

-What's the average points battle for a game. 1000-2000, 1500 is average

-What's the rough number of ships for the average/minimum points level. All depends on the class of ships you are using. Escorts = 25-40 pts, Light Cruisers = 100-180 points, Cruisers = 150-230 points, Heavy Cruisers = 220-280, Grand Cruiser = 250-300, Battleships = 280-450. Most fleet lists will require 2 Cruisers to field a heavy cruiser and 3 cruiser/heavy cruisers to field a battleship.

-What do you think a starting investment would range from based on the answers to the questions above. I sell 2000 point armies at around 250$ to 300$ (i lose a bit of money on this but just like 10-20$ on the shipping)

-What table size is typically used for matches. 6'x4'

If you have any more questions post them here. I cant post pictures being a new member, but if you join the FB group I can show you easier!
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Re: Battlefleet Gothic

Post by TheDecay on Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:27 pm

The best part is all the rules are free online! There's a few sites with pdf's of every book if you just dig around google for a while.

https://docs.google.com/folderview?id=0B1Nr32u9sF3EYWQxMjcxMmItMGU1MS00NzdlLTk1YTktZWQ2MmIwYjU2ZGUz&usp=drive_web&hl=en#list

There's a ton there, James will be able to tell you which versions we'll all be using though.

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Re: Battlefleet Gothic

Post by NTaW on Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:59 pm

Thanks for the information guys! I'm going to start with the main book, but which ruleset is currently being used?

James, I feel like you should be able to post pictures regardless of the length of your membership. If you like, try clicking the little picture icon two to the left of the YouTube button directly above where you type your post. There should be an option to post the link from where the picture is hosted online (I typically right-click a picture to open it by itself in a new tab then copy/paste that link). Otherwise if you have something like Flickr just copy the BBCode directly into the text window.

...or ignore that I apparently have a tech-support trigger.
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Re: Battlefleet Gothic

Post by TheDecay on Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:58 pm

We're using the Core Rulebook Beta 1.6

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Re: Battlefleet Gothic

Post by jae4x4 on Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:34 am

Battle Fleet Gothic Revised 1.6 (BFG:R) just google search it!
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Re: Battlefleet Gothic

Post by TheDecay on Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:28 am

KVLT, jae4x4 and I will be meeting at Meeplemart tonight around 6 to get a few games in. There will be a couple other players so if you want to come hang out and watch a bunch of games going on feel free to drop by!

Either way I'll be taking pictures of my FIRST 1v1 and post a tiny batrep in this thread for you guys to see.

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Re: Battlefleet Gothic

Post by TheDecay on Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:38 pm

Alright! It has been a long time coming but I finally got my 1v1 game in with jae4x4 and it was aaaawesome, I think I can safely say I'm hooked on BFG!

Without further adieu, some sweet ass space combat.

The Lists: 1500 points

The Ash Bringers Fleet:
Emperor Battleship w/ Shark Assault Boats
Dictator Cruiser
Lunar Cruiser
Gothic Cruiser
Tyrant Cruiser w/ Range upgrade
Dauntless Light Cruiser w/ Lances
Dauntless Light Cruiser w/ Lances
x3 Firestorm Escorts

Opposition:
Apocalypse Battleship
Mars Battlecruiser
Dictator Cruiser
Lunar Cruiser
Gothic Cruiser
Tyrant Cruiser w/ Range Upgrade + Nova Cannon

So coming into this I knew J out-ranged the crap out of me with 3 (!) Nova Cannons and a couple 60cm Lance batteries. I'd need first turn and I'd need to somehow split his force up so that my lighter, faster ships could sandwich his weakened line.

Luckily I win the roll off and get first! Here's our deployment.



J's left flank is huge! I need to split that up ASAP. My plan is to send out all my torpedoes in a huge salvo to create lanes of movement.



He takes the bait! His Lunar and Gothic move left to avoid the torpedoes and use the "Come to a New Heading" order to get 2 turns in their movement. He's going to try and kill my isolated Dictator which I was counting on.
His Nova Cannons all hit... Shocked I might be in trouble...but he rolls 1's and 2's on his D6 damage results! Wooo close call, I need to close fast.



My escorts and Dauntless Light Cruisers shoot up the side to try and get behind J's line, they're basically paper planes so we'll see how well they do!



Mid-game is where things always get interesting. We've set the field for battle and a blood bath ensues...
I take the middle of the map and get a few pot shots off with my Starboard batteries as well as a few Bombers harassing his Cruisers. On the far side my Dictator is waiting for the right time to book it into the fight, leaving J's squad stranded in the asteroids.



Hoooly crap BFG is a shit show! Lmao! Shots, Torpedoes, Attack Craft, Explosions! What else could you ask for rabbit

I focus his Mars on the right to try and reduce his Attack Craft capabilities so that my Emperor can reign supreme. I end up crippling it (half of its starting hit points) which in turn halves all its attack values. Pretty good so far! In the Ordinance phase I get really lucky and cripple J's Tyrant on the left with my Bombers further reducing his Fleets fire power.

In turn he cripples my Gothic...that Apocalypse is taking names with mass "Locked On" Lance batteries. To the right he all but erases my escort squadron AND a Dauntless, their pot shots will not have been in vain!



After I launch a HUGE wave of 8 Bombers, the crippled Mars takes one for the team to clear them out so the Apocalypse can keep ploughing ahead...
And it lives with 1 hull point! Suspect son of a...



I finally lose the valiant Dictator, which explodes right in the middle of 3 ships lol.
My last remaining Dauntless swings around to take the last point of damage off the Mars! I knew they'd do something this game Rolling Eyes
I also cripple the Apocalypse.
J FINALLY gets his Lunar and Gothic into the fight and tries to take a few more points off me by killing the Dauntless, he fires everything into it and I BRACE FOR IMPACT...
I roll three 6's! Lmao, hero Dauntless I swear.

With this, we call the game. I win with about 640 points and J has around 470 I think.

The Ash Bringers are victorious!
Wow what a close game Very Happy

The subtle strategy involved in BFG's orders and movement phases, coupled with the insane mini-game that is the Ordinance phase has me hooked, love this game already.

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Re: Battlefleet Gothic

Post by KVLT on Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:28 pm

Awesome battlereport. Can't wait to get some games in.
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