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BFG – Video Batrep by Guerilla Miniature Games

Hi guys,

I came across a really cool video batrep for BFG you may be interested by the guys at Guerilla Miniature Games.

Catch it here –

I promise a proper blog post soon!

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BFG – Beserker Fleet of Khorne Fleet Pic and Page

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Hi guys,

Just a quick post to let you know I have put up a new page at the top of the home page for my Beserker Fleet of Khorne. It neatly lists the ships that make up the fleet and includes a new full fleet picture. Check it out!

Also in the next couple of days I will be doing the obligatory blog year round-up post, so keep checking back.

Thanks!

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BFG – Beserker Fleet of Khorne Cruisers

Hi guys,

So in the last post I introduced some of the light cruisers which make up my newly painted Beserker Fleet of Khorne, but today it is the turn of the bigger boys to take to the stage, along with a little extra.

Two Slaughter Class Cruisers

Two Slaughter Class Cruisers

First up are two Slaughter Class Cruisers, the Destroyer and the Horror – exceptionally vicious at close range and very speedy, they make excellent Khornate missiles to fire toward the enemy. The combination of being cheap, able to keep up with the light cruisers, and being very good at short ranges and boarding (with the Mark of Khorne of course) make these two a really central part of the way the fleet plays.

Two Acheron Heavy Cruisers

Two Acheron Heavy Cruisers

Next up are the two Acherons, the Torment and the Despair. They don’t really fit in with the theme of the fleet terribly well, being long-range lance ships, but they do provide a nice foil to the more brutish approach of the slaughters and light cruisers. Occasionally I drop the Mark of Khorne off the Pagan class to run these two as Hades Class Heavy Cruisers instead, but I feel that dilutes the theme a little.

Unbeliever Class

Unbeliever Class

Last, but not least, is the Damnation, an Unbeliever Class Light Cruiser. Obviously a re-painted and requisitioned Imperial Dauntless Class, the Unbeliever is another Book of Nemesis ship. Quite nippy, it has almost exactly the same load out as a lance Dauntless, so I feel comfortable using it as a proxy for this fleet. After all Chaos fleet must acquire reinforcements somehow.

I am quite happy with the prow!

I am quite happy with the prow!

That brings us to the end of the newly painted World Eaters fleet – I have some group shot that will male their way up onto the blog eventually, but all of the ships have now been seen. I hope you like them, as always feel free to shoot me a comment!

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BFG – Beserker Fleet of Khorne Light Cruisers

Hi guys!

I am back and bearing the gift of BFG pictures like the happy little Christmas Elf I am.

The four light cruisers made by carving up regular Chaos cruisers

The four light cruisers made by carving up regular Chaos cruisers

Do you remember the Maelstrom fleet I was building earlier on in the year here, and which made a appearance in a batrep versus my friend Ben’s Thousand Sons fleet (here, here, and here)? Well it has morphed slightly from a Chaos Renegade fleet with Khorne leanings into a fully fledged Beserker Fleet of Khorne! Still relying mostly on light cruisers and closing with the enemy though.

Two Heretic class Light Cruisers

Two Heretic class Light Cruisers

I have always been a bit bored of the whole Khorne / Chaos = Red thing that GW have had going on for the last decade or so, so I decided to go for a somewhat different colour scheme that harks back to the pre-heresy colours of the World Eaters, combined with a little of the more typically Khornate brass. It also sets them apart from the colour schemes of my other fleets – my colour choices are becoming a little cramped!

Pagan class Light Cruiser

Pagan class Light Cruiser

Schismatic class Light Cruiser

Schismatic class Light Cruiser

So the fleet as it now stands at 1,490pts is as follows:

  • WARMASTER – Ld8 –                                          50
  • TORMENT – Acheron –                                      190
  • DESPAIR – Acheron –                                         190
  • HORROR – Slaughter w/ MoKhorne –                 200
  • DESTROYER – Slaughter w/MoKhorne –            200
  • BANE – Heretic Light Cruiser –                            120
  • DAMNED – Heretic Light Cruiser –                       120
  • DOOM – Schismatic Light Cruiser –                     125
  • RAVAGER – Pagan Light Cruiser w/ MoKhorne – 170
  • DAMNATION – Unbeliever Light Cruiser –            125

All of the light cruisers are from the Book of Nemesis supplement but have been incorporated into the BFG:Revised ruleset. They are a tad cheap in my opinion, but the fleet is hardly optimised so I feel less bad about using so many of them in a raiding themed fleet like this. Pics of the rest of the fleet to follow shortly!

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BFG: Calixis Sector Campaign Turn 4 Pics!

Hi guys,

I know I said I had deleted all the pics of this campaign accidentally from my phone, but luckily one of the players (Tom L) had managed to snap a couple so here they are:

The Ork fleet goes for a pincer movement on the Chaos fleet, unluckily catching a solar flare at a critical moment

The Ork fleet goes for a pincer movement on the Chaos fleet, unluckily catching a solar flare at a critical moment

Ork pincer 2

Ork pincer 2

Sadly the laying of a blast marker on every ship stripped the Orks of their shields, leavign the left pincer weakened agaisnt a focused Chaos attack

Sadly the laying of a blast marker on every ship stripped the Orks of their shields, leaving the left pincer weakened against a focused Chaos attack

The Chaos fleet responds with a co-ordinated attack on the left Ork pincer, helped by a timely radiation burst causing some of the Orks to flee (reduced to Ld 1)

The Chaos fleet responds with a co-ordinated attack on the left Ork pincer, helped by a timely radiation burst causing some of the Orks to flee (reduced to Ld 1)

Meanwhile on the other board, Mike J's Hulk makes its first appearance in the campaign

Meanwhile on the other board, Mike J’s Hulk makes its first appearance in the campaign

The Imperials respond by deploying some Light Cruisers and a Battleship for the first time - Tom L was new to the game and eager to try out all the ship types available

The Imperials respond by deploying some Light Cruisers and a Battleship for the first time – Tom L was new to the game and eager to try out all the ship types available

The Imperial go for a pincer attack too

The Imperial go for a pincer attack too

Retribution Class Battleship

Retribution Class Battleship

The Hulk is surrounded in a nimbus of coruscating fire from three Imperial ships and is reduced to half its starting damage!

The Hulk is surrounded in a nimbus of coruscating fire from three Imperial ships and is reduced to half its starting damage!

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BFG: Calixis Sector Campaign Turn 4

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Unfortunately, all of the pictures I took of these two games were eaten by the ‘Nids that inhabit my camera…

Sorry guys!

It was a close fought pair of games with Tom L’s Imperials facing off against Mike J’s Ork Hulk ‘n’ Rok list – Tom managed to get the Hulk within one point of half damage and seemed to have fun trying out an Imperial battleship for the first time. One the other board, Ben B took adavantage of a lucky Solar Flare and Rad burst to dismember Mike B’s Orkish pincer movement.

The campaign seems to have been a success with two new players both picking the game up and seeming to enjoy it. I would like to run another in maybe six months or so and see if the games are just as good.

Thanks for following along guys!

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BFG: Calixis Sector Campaign Turn 3

Hi guys,

Turn 3

Turn 3

After a week break (I was at a conference) the BFG campaign at my local club kicks off again with two more complicated scenarios. The first, pitting the Ork Rok fleet against the Chaos fleet, was the simple matter of performing a lobotomy on the brain of William, the psychic void whale of Iocanthus, where players had to first find the beast before killing it, moving a transport into contact with it and then off the board, while the second was the childs play of threading their way through a web of asteroid belts and automated defences to escape through a rarely used warp jump point. Please click on the “Continue Reading” to catch the rest of the battle!

Table 1 with asteroid belts and automated defences

Table 1 with asteroid belts and automated defences

The Ork fleet

The Ork fleet

 

Continue reading

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BFG: Calixis Sector Campaign Turn 2

Turn 2 guys!

Turn 2

Turn 2

Second turn of my local clubs mini-BFG campaign and the Renegades and Orks once again clashed over the same planets of the Calixis Sector – the Renegades mounting an abortive push against the sector capital of Scintilla, while  the Orks managed to wrest the mining planet of Luggnum from the control of the Renegades. The ork victory meant that the planet switched control. Lots of pictures this week!

The Imperials deploy around Scintilla hoping to stop the Ork fleet making into the inner biosphere of the system

The Imperials deploy around Scintilla hoping to stop the Ork fleet making into the inner biosphere of the system

An Imperial Overlord and Gothic drift closer to the Debris Field, waiting for the reported Ork fleet to arrive

An Imperial Overlord and Gothic drift closer to the Debris Field, waiting for the reported Ork fleet to arrive

While over on the other board, the Chaos fleet hopes to destroy the Ork landing forces convoy before they can reach the system

While over on the other board, the Chaos fleet hopes to destroy the Ork landing forces convoy before they can reach the system

The Roks arrive - greeted by the looming presence of an Imperial Battlecruiser

The Roks arrive – greeted by the looming presence of an Imperial Battlecruiser

Ah pre-measuring :D

Ah pre-measuring 😀

A solar flare streaks across the mercurial zone battlefield

A solar flare streaks across the mercurial zone battlefield

The Ork Convoy and the Ork fleet escorting it appears, driving into the board and launching some pre-emptive torpedoes

The Ork Convoy and the Ork fleet escorting it appears, driving into the board and launching some pre-emptive torpedoes

The Overlord opens fire, scoring hits on the Roks

The Overlord opens fire, scoring hits on the Roks

The Gothic (with the third shield won in the last game) crumples and is crippled under heavy firepower from the Roks

The Gothic (with the third shield won in the last game) crumples and is crippled under heavy firepower from the Roks

On the other table, the Chaos Cruiser rides over the Ork torpedoes, taking one point of damage

On the other table, the Chaos Cruiser rides over the Ork torpedoes, taking one point of damage

The Chaos fleet flanks left

The Chaos fleet flanks left

The Imperials split, each cruiser targetting a different group of roks

The Imperials split, each cruiser targetting a different group of roks

The Ork transport convoy pushes ahead into the middle of the board

The Ork transport convoy pushes ahead into the middle of the board

While the Overlord continues to reap a toll on the Orks

While the Overlord continues to reap a toll on the Orks

The improved Gothic dies, and the Swords move up to take its place

The improved Gothic dies, and the Swords move up to take its place

The Chaos Repulsive blows chunks out of the Ork escorts

The Chaos Repulsive blows chunks out of the Ork escorts

While another cruiser curves round behind the transport convoy

While another cruiser curves round behind the transport convoy

The Repulsive is caught by some Ork Heavy Gunz, taking heavy damage

The Repulsive is caught by some Ork Heavy Gunz, taking heavy damage

The Roks make short work of the Swords and power for the edge of the board

The Roks make short work of the Swords and power for the edge of the board

The Overlord finishes off the middle group of Roks in reply and begins a long stern chase after the other group

The Overlord finishes off the middle group of Roks in reply and begins a long stern chase after the other group

On the other board, the Orks do serious damage to the Chaos fleet

On the other board, the Orks do serious damage to the Chaos fleet

While the escorts and transports run for the board edge

While the escorts and transports run for the board edge

The Imperial defences take some shots at the racing Orks - only to get torpedoes in return

The Imperial defences take some shots at the racing Orks – only to get torpedoes in return

The Orks escape

The Orks escape

The Imperial vs. Rok game came to a strong Ork victory in the end, with most of the Roks making it off the board. With this victory, Mike the Ork Warlord, won a refit for his Big Mek’s Rok – they decided to build Killa Kans to help with the reloading of ordnance. The Ork vs. Chaos game was much closer – 408VP’s to 393VP’s – only 15 victory points giving the Ork fleet the win. As a reward the Terror Ship in the Ork fleet received Mad Bommerz – meaning that instead of rolling D3 attack runs, the Fighta-Bommas will make D6 attack runs – very nasty!

Current campaign score is 19 to the Renegades and 22 to the Orks.

 

I hope everyone is enjoying these little reports / pictures – feel free to leave a comment!

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BFG: Calixis Sector Campaign Turn 1

Hi guys!

So the first week of our little BFG campaign kicked off last night with two closely fought games. Each teams picked their controlled planets (we somehow managed to muck this up and not evenly divide the planets – so the planet Settlement 228 has magically rebelled and joined the Renegade side over night…) before deciding where they would be attacking that turn – the Renegades launching an attack on the sector capital of Scintilla, while the Orks attacked toward the mining planet of Luggnum.

Turn 1

Turn 1

It was the first ever game of BFG for two of the players, so we just played a small 500pt Cruiser Clash overLuggnum, while the other two played a 1000pt Planetary Assault scenario over Scintilla. Victory went to the defenders in both cases – meaning the map remained unchanged.

The beginner Ork and Imperial fleets clash over the planet of Luggnum

The beginner Ork and Imperial fleets clash over the planet of Luggnum

While on the other board, a Chaos fleet attempts to break through the Ork defences on Scintilla

While on the other board, a Chaos fleet attempts to break through the Ork defences on Scintilla

The Chaos fleet was led by the Thousand Sons, while the Orks had assembled a fleet full of Roks

The Chaos fleet was led by the Thousand Sons, while the Orks had assembled a fleet full of Roks

The minefield the Orks had set up proved particularly troublesome!

The minefield the Orks had set up proved particularly troublesome!

Mike, the Ork player, has a fleet entirely made up of Roks for this campaign

Mike, the Ork player, has a fleet entirely made up of Roks for this campaign

Close in action sees the Chaos fleet struggle with the Orks resilience

Close in action sees the Chaos fleet struggle with the Orks resilience

While on the other table the Imperials manage to destroy all the Orks apart from a single damaged Kill Kroozer, while the Imperials are left with a damaged Dictator and a single Sword

While on the other table the Imperials manage to destroy all the Orks apart from a single damaged Kill Kroozer, while the Imperials are left with a damaged Dictator and a single Sword

So with victory to the Orks over Scintilla and victory to the Imperials over Luggnum, the map stays as it is, with each side maintaining control over their current planets. However victory did earn the victorious commanders some additional benefits – an additional shield generator for an Imperial Gothic class cruiser, while the Ork Meks rigged up some Grot shaped targetters on the Warlord’s Rok – while the planets controlled produced campaign points for each side meaning that the two teams are currently drawn – Orks with 19 points (18 planets controlled, +1 for a victory) against the Renegades 19 points (18 planets controlled, +1 for a victory).

Next week the opponents are being switched to allow the newbie players to play against the ones that have played before at 750pts!

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The Calixis Sector – BFG Campaign Report 1

Hi guys!

I attend a local war-gaming club called Warforge near to where I live and will be running a BFG campaign there over the next four weeks.

Campaign Map

Campaign Map

We will be playing across the map above – shamelessly looted from the Fantasy Flight Games / Dark Heresy and tinkered with to make it a little  more playable – with four players plus me. There are two teams, one with two Ork players, the other with a Chaos fleet and an Imperial fleet, which will fight two games per week.

I will keep you guys updated with pics / snippets throughout the next four weeks.

Thanks,

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