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Darwin_green
25-06-2006, 23:47
hello. I've been having a hard time tracking my only friend who plays BFG to help me out.

I just recently picked up some eldar escorts, a blister of aconites, hemlock, and nightshade destroyers. The store has a few more blisters of each(on sale) and I was wondering which ones I should also get? They don't have any cruisers, but that's what ebay's for.

Tussky
26-06-2006, 00:34
It depens on.

I think the aconite is the worst of the eldar escorts.(Not if you play against eldar!Then they must be included!),but the power of the eldar is in the torpedos and lances,so get hemlocks,nightshades,hellebores!

ReDavide
29-06-2006, 16:56
Most of your escorts should be nightshades and hemlocks.

Aconites and hellebores are too expensive and fragile to be used in squadrons of their own. They can work ok if you squadron one or two of them with lots of little guys though. Just keep the cheap escorts closer to the enemy so the aconite/hellebore will be the last to die.

Wraithbored
29-06-2006, 17:09
All escorts except for the hellebore. Hemlock, Aconite's and Nightshades are awesome and remember mixed squadrons are awesome. My Eldar fleet has yet to be beat(only played around 30 games so it's early to say! :p ), and I use mixed squadrons all the time with only 1 or 2 cruisers.

luchog
29-06-2006, 21:59
I just picked up a huge lot of BFG on eBay for a bit over US$200 (including rulebooks and expansions), and I'm not sure if these fleets will play fine on their own; or if I'll need to pick up a few extras to balance them out. Any advice would be welcome (as long as it's not stupid :D ).

I've never played before, but the employees at the local GW shop are starting up a BFG group, and the game looks interesting. My play style in 40k tends to go for fast-moving ranged attacks by preference. The set hasn't shown up yet, so I'm not entirely sure what all is in it. Hopefully the info that comes with the lot will tell me more.

Here's the list of what was in the lot, from the auction listing:

Imperial Fleet of 18 ships

1 Imperial Battleship (didn't say which one it was, from the pic it looks like Retribution class)
8 Imperial Cruisers
2 Imperial Light Cruisers (not sure what these are)
3 Imperial Frigates (again not sure, looks like Firestorm)
4 Imperial Destroyers (no idea what these are, probably Sword-class frigates)

Chaos fleet of 12 ships

One Chaos Planet Killer
Eight Chaos Battlecruisers (pretty sure these are Hellfire Daemonships, but some may be Despoilers)
Three Chaos Raiders (looks like Infidel class)

Eldar fleet of 14 ships

One Eldar Void Stalker
Three Eldar Cruisers (from the pic I'm pretty sure these are Shadow class)
Four Eldar Hellbore Frigates
Three Eldar Aconite Frigates
Three Eldar Nightshade Destroyers

Space stations and terrain

One Blackstone Fortress

Assorted terrain and scenario models including; eight custom merchant ships, one massive spaceport, one space station, 16 asteroids, and several planets.

ReDavide
01-07-2006, 09:26
My play style in 40k tends to go for fast-moving ranged attacks by preference. Sounds like Eldar Corsairs.
Necrons, Space Marines, and other flavors of Eldar also fit that style, though they tend to make more use of boarding actions than Corsairs do.

1 Imperial Battleship (didn't say which one it was, from the pic it looks like Retribution class)It's a beautiful ship, though you might want to consider retrofitting it into an Emperor.

8 Imperial Cruisers
2 Imperial Light Cruisers (not sure what these are)
3 Imperial Frigates (again not sure, looks like Firestorm)
4 Imperial Destroyers (no idea what these are, probably Sword-class frigates)Nice balanced fleet. This could play perfectly well without the battleship if need be.


Chaos fleet of 12 ships

One Chaos Planet Killer
Eight Chaos Battlecruisers (pretty sure these are Hellfire Daemonships, but some may be Despoilers)
Three Chaos Raiders (looks like Infidel class)The battlecruiser assortment, if they really turn out to be what you say, is highly unusual. Hellfires are unofficial and require a good bit of conversion, and Despoilers are great big metal battleships. You may need to buy a pack of chaos cruisers, or barter them off of someone who has bought the BFG boxed set.


Eldar fleet of 14 ships

One Eldar Void Stalker
Three Eldar Cruisers (from the pic I'm pretty sure these are Shadow class)
Four Eldar Hellbore Frigates
Three Eldar Aconite Frigates
Three Eldar Nightshade Destroyers
This will be a workable but difficult fleet. It's got lots of firepower, but is fragile even for Eldar. You could balance it out by purchasing a few hemlock escorts (for bulk) and an Eclipse cruiser (for attack craft support).

Unfortunately the most battle-worthy fleet of the bunch is also the one that plays the least like your preferred style. :(

Radical Inquisitor
16-07-2006, 02:40
I would suggest the Eldar as they seem to fit your style the best. Add a couple blisters of hemlocks and nightshades and back them up with an eclipse. shadows are rarely worth it imo.

Darwin_green
22-07-2006, 09:54
well I went to the dark side and assembled a Dark Eldar Fleet.

Made about a 1000pts worth

archon-cruiser with launch bays, and one reroll- 375

cruiser- lance - 230

8 escorts- 4 with torpedoes, 2 with lances, and two with batteries-400
comes to about 1005

I learned torpedoes are going to be fun as heck, unless I play the other eldar player, then it's batteries all the way.

ArtificerArmour
22-07-2006, 16:59
I'd love for them to make rules for a dark eldar battleship.

Anyway, did you actually convert the models? Or just leave them as they were?

Darwin_green
22-07-2006, 23:19
i just used some scrap bits and some old Dark Eldar Jetbikes for my small fleet.

Getz
23-07-2006, 12:15
I would suggest the Eldar as they seem to fit your style the best. Add a couple blisters of hemlocks and nightshades and back them up with an eclipse. shadows are rarely worth it imo.

Hah, If you want speed and ranged Firepower to to the Dark Gods.

The Chaos fleet a can out run everyone but the Eldar and Dark Eldar (yes, that means you too necron players!) but you won't be too worried about that because Eldar craft that get into range with thier weapons inevitably get smashed up by all the range 60 gun batteries you can take...

The Chaos fleet is relatively fast and can out gun every other fleet in the game in a straight slugging match, and usually at a longer range that the opponent can reach to. They're also pretty adept at carrier warfare too, as the fleet's cruiser sized carriers are both extremely good (although the Despoiler class Battleship is a pile of ****).

Also, unlike the Eldar corsairs, you opponent won't groan when you show up with your fleet... I wouldn't go so far as to say Eldar are cheese, but against some fleets they are positively unfair. The poor old Imperials especially need to bring specifically tailored lists if they want to stand an even chance against Eldar Corsairs...