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BFG Bakka – Emperor Class Battleship

Emperor Class Battleship

Emperor Class Battleship

Hi guys,

Back with another addition to my Bakka fleet, bringing it up to a nice round 3,000pts, the Emperor Class Battleship. A pretty solid and common feature of Imperial Fleets, the Bakka fleetlist only allows one, and only as reserves, unless the character Lord Admiral Rath is taken. This fits in with the general ordnance light feel of the fleet and it differentiates the list from the more common Gothic sector list.

Prow

Prow

Bakka’s Emperor Class is very famous however! Named the Dominus Astra, it plays a key part in turning back the Tyranid assualt on Macragge.

“Roaring forward on its many tails of white fire the Dominus Astra ripped through the bio-ships with its jagged ram, weapons blasting from every gun port and turret, the enemy so close that the shot and detonation of its fusion cannon were simultaneous. For a brief instant the Dominus Astra kept the horde back with the blaze of its weapons before the Tyranids swept in like a tide of bone and flesh to cover it with their numbers.

A black globe crackled and flared into existence over the spot. Real space rippled visibly and then shuddered back before the groaning warp drives of the Dominus Astra as it hurled itself into the warp. Reality contorted under the strain: mass and warp energy collided in a cataclysmic implosion of black light and impossible sound. All of the closest Tyranid ships were dragged into the Astra’s displacement and were lost with it. Those further away were smashed in the swirling storm of dust, rocks and other detritus swept into the ship’s wake. Great flares of incandescent gas gouted up from Circe to incinerate the handful of surviving ships that remained in a holocaust of flame. The Dominus Astra disappeared into the warp never to be seen again.”

Lord Admiral Rath powers the great beast of a Battleship right into the heart of the Tyranid fleet before deliberately engaging the warp engines, seemingly suicidally sucking vast numbers of them with him into the Warp.

AMBRIEL - my Emperor Class

AMBRIEL – my Emperor Class

The ship is painted to match the rest of my Bakka fleet in Dark Red, Black and Gold, with the weapons slots being magentised to allow for easy swapping. In game the Emperor is probably the most popular Battleship taken, offering long range weapons batteries and numerous launch bays. In the context of the Bakka fleet list, it is the launch bays that are hardest to come by, but this is hampered by the difficulty of actually taking it. The Emperor Class can normally only be taken as a reserve ship, needing three other battleships before it can be selected. This means that is just isnt feasible in normal sized games. The only way around this is to take Lord Admiral Rath, who although Ld 10 w/ 2 re-rolls, +1 defending against boarding and weapons ./ ship refit, is still very expensive at 200pts!

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BFG Bakka – Jovian Class Battlercruiser

Jovian Class Battlecruiser

Jovian Class Battlecruiser

Hi guys,

Just a quick update with two new ships for my Bakka Fleet. First up is the Jovian Class Battlecruiser, a unique ship from Battlefleet Bakka.

“The Jovian is viewed with misgivings by many authorities in Battlefleet Bakka, as history and tradition are hard to set aside in the Imperial Navy in general and by the fleetlords of Bakka in particular. With the history of the Garerox Prerogative required reading in the fleet academies, the very idea that the Imperial Navy should need a dedicated attack craft carrier is viewed as anathema. However, the horrors of the First Tyrannic War cast a negative light on Battlefleet Bakka‟s inherent distrust of attack craft, and while their tactics of relying on massed battery and lance fire proved effective, it was only prudent that more attack craft should be made available to support the battlefleet.”

The Jovian is a typical Imperial Battlecruiser with a difference. As a attack carrier is has three launch bays on each side along with two 60cm dorsal lances. In addition to this, it receives +2Ld when the enemy is on special orders thanks to its improved sensor array.

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As a reserve vessel, I reversed the prow colours, but otherwise kept the ship the same as the rest of the fleet. The only other change was drilling a few extra holes just behind the bridge in order to mount some extra antennae. In game it helps to plug the severe ordnance deficiency that the Bakka fleet has although because of its delicate nature it needs to be well protected to survive.

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Looking back on 2014

So almost three years of the blog now!

Quick run down of last years achievements:

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I have managed to finally finish the Lost and the Damned Tactica series!

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I have finished my Bakka Fleet

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I have run a BFG campaign at my local club

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Updated the Daemonworld Epic list I am championing

An additional couple of thousand points of reinforcements for my Ork fleet

Doubled the size of my Ork Fleet

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Played a giant Nagash themed WHFB battle

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Painted up a World Eater themed Beserker Fleet

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BFG Bakka – Dauntless and Enforcer Class Light Cruisers

Hi guys,

With their big brother

With their big brother

I have managed to get a little painting in – completing two light cruisers I have had for a while but were only partially painted in the wrong colour scheme. They are a Lance Dauntless and a converted Enforcer Class Light Cruiser – both useful little ships that form part of the bigger Bakka fleet above.

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The Lance Dauntless is a great little ship for nipping around the flanks of the enemy and picking off damaged enemy ships, while the Enforcer gives me a a couple more launch bays (desperately needed in the Bakka list) and some more lances to go with the Dauntless.

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Battlefleet Bakka – Lunars and Gothics

Hi guys,

I’ve just finished painting up my latest BFG fleet – a 2000pt Battlefleet Bakka list – and have a couple of pics. Eventually, once I have everything painted and pictured, I will do a seperate page at the top of the home area to gather all the pics together.

2 x Lunars

Bakka is mostly the same as the standard Imperial fleet list, with the a couple of new Battlecruisers and Escorts, so overall the fleet is pretty standard (2 Lunars, 2 Gothics, 2 Dominators) but also has a Mercury Class Battlecruiser (long rangeand good firepower but fragile), an Ad-mech Dictator for some ordnance, 6 Havoc escorts (WB with FP5) and 3 Viper Class Destroyers (Cobras with 3 Torps, no WB).

2 x Gothics

I haven’t had a chance to play with the fleet list yet, but am looking forward to getting them on the board. I bought them for a good price from a guy on Warseer, and given that some of the ships were already undercoated in that red, the colour scheme pretty much chose itself.

 

Also just a note to let anyone reading know – the blog has now passed 4,000 all time views!

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