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BFG – Scratchbuild Ad-Mech Fleet 1

Hi guys,

See I told you I wasn’t dead! >.<

More seriously, I am moving to London so all of my models and books etc are in storage and my hobby time has slowed down somewhat.

I did, however, have a couple of spare Imperial cruisers lying around and decided with a little bit of work they could make up a rough and ready Adeptus Mecahnicus fleet. They weren’t in great condition though, coated very thickly in paint and lacking some small bits and pieces. This meant I was quite limited in what I could achieve but given I wasnt terribly interested in the Adeptus Mechanicus and these cruisers were spares, I am not too fussed with the rough and ready outcome.


Ferrum Dei

The fleet is just going to be a little 1,500pt list, with a single battleship and a varied selection of cruisers.

Veneratus 9         100 RR                   50
Oberon BB w/ Augmented Weapons Relay    370

FERRUM DEI Dictator           255 Nova                20

SCIENTIA Lunar              215  W/B                10

SANGUINEM  Tyrant             220 W/B                10

DEUS INIMICIS Gothic             215 Special Torps       20

Just a nice straight forward and well rounded list that uses my four spare Imperial cruisers and an Ad-Mech Battleship I previously bought.


Ferrum Dei

As you can see, the Imperial Cruiser has been left relatively unscathed as I couldn’t do much with the thick paint covering. I added some “Ad-mech” style things (on the side fin, on the prow, the crane thing) and added on a Nova Cannon. Having both launch bays and the Nova means when I Reload Ornance both should be ready to go. I also added the extra lance turret on the dorsal spine – all Ad-Mech cruisers get a FP 1 60cm lance as part of their cost.

A rough drybrush with gray, then some dark red and silver as contrast colours. I chose to add some bright yellow (and orange on some ships) to highlight their more “industrial” look.

It is amazing what you can make out of some really rather rough cruisers!

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BFG – Lunars, Dominators & Dictators

Next up are six of the cruisers in the fleet – two Lunars, two Dominators and two Dictators.

Lunar Class Cruisers, the Eusebius and the Irenaeus

Lunar Class Cruisers, the Eusebius and the Irenaeus

Dominator Class Cruisers, the Athanasius and the Cyprian

Dominator Class Cruisers, the Athanasius and the Cyprian

Dictator Class Cruisers, the Arius and the Tertullian

Dictator Class Cruisers, the Arius and the Tertullian

Each of the cruisers is painted in the same style as the battleship in the last post, and all of the bases are magnetised for ease of storage.

One more post to go with this fleet!

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Battlefleet Bakka – Mercury, Dictator, and Dominators

Hi again,

Another update on the Bakka fleet – I have finished painting all of the cruisers now and just have little bits and pieces to do on the escorts before everything is sorted. The last coouple I had to do were a pair of Dominators, which I am thinking of pairing up with a Lunar each in game, an Ad-Mech Dictator and a Mercury Class Battlecruiser.

2 x Dominators

The Bakka fleet list is quite launch bay light for fluff reasons – the Garerox Prerogative being a major ideological split within the fleet with the ordnance crowd losing out to the big-gun admirals. Given this it is quite difficult to get a decent amount of ordnance – handily solved to a certain extent by the ease of allying in Adeptus Mechanicus vessels. I chose the Dictator mainly for the launch bays, even though I realise that Ad-meching a Dictator is probably not the most competitive choice.

F – Ad-mech Dictator
R – Mercury Class Battlecruiser

The Mercury Class Battlecruiser (rear of the above photo) is a battlecruiser specifically designed to hunt pirates – high speed, powerful weapons. It is effectively armed with FP10 60cm WB, 2 x 60cm Dorsal Lances and a Nova Cannon. However there is a downside to all thie loveliness – when it is finally destroyed (hopefully not to soon given it should be standing quite far off from the enemy fleet) it rolls 3D6 on the Catastrophic Damage Table making it much, much more likely to explode!

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