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ghost hunter
25-12-2006, 18:18
right i got the starter set this christmas and i would like to do an imperial fleet i have already constructed oe lunar class cruiser but am wondering what the othe three should be and what ships i should buy after that to continue with my fleet ?

ReDavide
26-12-2006, 05:40
Turn one into a Dictator or Mars class so you have a chance to see if attack craft please you.

Turn one into a Dominator (especially if you choose the Dictator above), since it's an all-round good ship and may be your only nova cannon.

Turn one into a Gothic, because they're the coolest-looking cruiser.

Shinnentai
26-12-2006, 12:41
Turn one into a Gothic, because they're the coolest-looking cruiser.
And also because you wouldn't have any weapons battery hardpoints by that time :D

fracas
26-12-2006, 13:02
make one a Marse battlecruiser. this is a great ship to make as your command ship. long range lances, 45cm batteries (crucial if you ever face eldar), launch bays for fighters and bombers, as well as a nova cannon.

make one a Tyrant and upgrade its weapon batteries to 45cm.

ghost hunter
26-12-2006, 15:10
Well i have constructed them all into the following

2 lunar class crusiers

1 Dmoniator class cruiser

1 Gothic cass cruiser

thank you for the help

Cactusman
26-12-2006, 18:59
You may want to diversify sooner or later. Just in case you do, buy escorts for when some smug space elf player turns up and starts running about all over the table. And gothics work best in squadrons. they don't do much on their own. so get another one. Sword class frigates are the way forward... as well as the dauntless light cruisers. we love 'em...
BFG is the bee's **************. The best game to come out for years. Nice one for getting into it. I am constantly scouring the earth for opponents so I may well bump into you one day.

ghost hunter
26-12-2006, 19:22
You may want to diversify sooner or later. Just in case you do, buy escorts for when some smug space elf player turns up and starts running about all over the table. And gothics work best in squadrons. they don't do much on their own. so get another one. Sword class frigates are the way forward... as well as the dauntless light cruisers. we love 'em...
BFG is the bee's **************. The best game to come out for years. Nice one for getting into it. I am constantly scouring the earth for opponents so I may well bump into you one day.


so next on my shoping list are some escorts and sword class frigtes

Getz
28-12-2006, 22:37
so next on my shoping list are some escorts and sword class frigtes

Then an Emperor Class Battleship...

It will complement you cruisers better than the Retribution and give you ordnance - at the very least you will need fighter cover...

hereticdave
08-01-2007, 20:15
What about the Chaos side of things - whats a good recommendation for them?

ReDavide
08-01-2007, 20:48
What about the Chaos side of things - whats a good recommendation for them?

The Styx is overpriced.
The Battleships are pretty but getting them to be worth their points can be challenging.
The Grand Cruisers (aside from the Repulsive) are even prettier than the battleships, but even more challenging.
The escorts are ugly as hell.

But the Repulsive and the rest of the cruisers & heavy cruisers are all great ships, and it's hard to go wrong with any of them.

hereticdave
08-01-2007, 20:57
Cheers ReDavide!

Getz
08-01-2007, 22:36
The core of any Chaos fleet is it's cruisers, especially the Devestation and Carnage class - both of which are inexpensive and great at what they do.

Chaos have some of the best escorts going (The Infidel especially - a Cobra on steroids) but there battleships are weak (although the Desolator has the advantage of being cheap).

Four your first four Cruisers I recommend a Carnage, Devastation and Acheron (not a popular choice, but the synergy with the other two cruisers is awesome) to form the core of your fleet, plus a Slaughter to run as a outrider. Then throw in a Squadron of Infidels as a Torpedo attack squadron and a squadron of iconoclasts to screen the body of the fleet.

fracas
08-01-2007, 22:55
I will also recommend the line of your fleet be made of Devastations and Carnages. 2 of each would do nicely.
then in addition i'd say a pair of slaughters.

BlackJuju
01-02-2007, 23:25
But the Repulsive and the rest of the cruisers & heavy cruisers are all great ships, and it's hard to go wrong with any of them.


I see that a lot in BFG forums and I never understanding, why a Repulsive Class Grand Cruiser is (almost) the best chooise, what makes it so special compared to the other Grand Cruisers/Battlecruisers. ?:eyebrows:

Shockwave
02-02-2007, 00:12
Why is the Repulsive such a good ship?

It's because of it's VERY high firepower weapon batterys on a crusier hull (Heavy crusier at that) Due to it's ability to turn faster then any Battleship, it can get that Firepower where it's needed. Not forgetting it has a good torpedo spread.

ReDavide
02-02-2007, 10:25
The other GC's lack any forward armament. This puts a serious damper on their usefulness. The Vengeance has enough range to partly make up for it, but it doesn't match up to the Repulsives' stronger batteries, dorsal lances, and torpedoes.

Remember that the Vengeance can also upgrade its shields for +15pts (BFG FAQ 1.5, under Ramming, Boarding, and Base Size.)

Getz
02-02-2007, 12:55
That said, I would take a Hades over a Repulsive any day - The Lance Armament is much more formidable and the ship is faster too...

The Repulsive is a fine ship on it's own, but in a fleet that likes to stand off at 45-60cm, a ship that needs to be closer yet isn't fast enough to keep up strikes me as a liability.

IncrediSteve
02-02-2007, 17:35
The Repulsive is good to keep as a rear guard with your carrier base. It's also very cool looking, and the only chaos cruiser with Torpedoes.

Give it the range boost to 45cm Lances and the unique third shield, and it can add significant firepower when teamed with Murders and Carnages