Tag Archives: Fleet List

BFG Rogue Trader Update

Some of you might have noticed me mention to Andy from Miniature Miscellany, in the comments on the last post, that I bought another bundle of Spacefleet miniatures from eBay just after posting up my completed Rogue Trader fleet.

eBay loot

eBay loot

It is true that my Rogue Trader fleet is now no longer complete as I need to paint some ships to bring it up to its new points level, but I got the ships for a good price. The three on the bottom right (SF Emperor, Tyrant and Dominator) are going to from a small 1,000pt Inquisition Fleet – a Black Ship and 2 Inquisitorial Cruisers. The others (clockwise from bottom left: Gothic, Ironclad, Galaxy Troop Ship, Annihilator, Tunderbolt and unknown possibly non-GW model) are all going into the Rogue Trader fleet and raising it to a full 3,000pts. They will be used as: Gothic – RT Cruiser with Targetting Matrix, Ironclad – RT Murder with Targetting Matrix, Galaxy – Galaxy Class Troop transport (Warprift 31/32 has cross-over rules), Annihilator – Dauntless w/Lances, Thunderbolt – Dauntless w/Torpedoes, and the unknown ship is going to fill in as a super-heavy transport with advanced sensors.

 

I am away from the UK from the end of this week so blogging may slow down for a week or so but normal service should be maintained through the christmas holidays.

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BFG – Rogue Trader Fleet

Hi guys,

I have now finished painting up a Rogue Trader fleet for BFG  – I know I blogged about this a while back when the idea was still just germinating in my head here, but the list has changed significantly since then as has the style I went for.

Rogue Trader Fleet

Rogue Trader Fleet

I decided to try and build a Rogue Trader fleet mostly built around the old Spacefleet miniatures as they give a nice pre-heresy / ancient tech feel to the fleet. Also, while they align nicely with the Rogue Trader ships in the 2010 FAQ, there are also rules given for them in Warprift 31 and 32.

Murder Class

Murder Class

Rogue Trader Cruisers

Rogue Trader Cruisers

Rogue Trader Cruisers

Rogue Trader Cruisers

So, the fleet now tops out at about 2000pts with a Spacefleet Ironclad standing in as a Murder Class Cruiser with a Targetting Matrix, 4 Spacefleet Gothics as normal Rogue Trader Cruisers with Targetting Matrices, one Goliath Transport Ship as a Heavy Fuel Transport, 8 Spacefleet Cobra Destroyers to be used as any escorts needed, 6 Xenos escorts as well as nine mixed transport ships. As a fleet I think it will throw out a scary amount of firepower in the 30-45cm range band because of the Targetting Matrices (The vessel counts all targets as closing when using the gunnery table within 30cm and ignores right-shift modifiers for shooting greater than 30cm) but is very weak in lances and completely lacks fighter / bomber wings. Much more of a fun / campaign fleet than a competitive one.

Heavy Fuel Transport - I need to patch up some of the metallic on the top

Heavy Fuel Transport – I need to patch up some of the metallic on the top

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The Merchant Fleets of Mankind – BFG Rogue Traders?

I have always loved the idea of Rogue Traders – those individuals set loose from the strictures of the Imperium to go explore, make money and generally do whatever the hell they like. Eisenhorn and Ravenor just increased this as well as the very nice Rogue Trader Cruiser model from GW.

Rogue Trader Cruiser – Yours for £12.30

However since getting into BFG, the cost of all of the transport models from either GW or Forgeworld put me off. Everywhere else I looked also worked out pretty pricey for what I wanted, and I kind of dropped the idea. However a couple of weeks ago I snapped up some em4 spacecraft models from a Buy It Now on Ebay, in the expectation that my £3 would be wasted and they would be horrible (Just like the 100 or so Dwarves I got off them when I was first getting into WHFB…).

em4 Spacecraft

Scale comparison with Imperial Cruiser

To my surprise, when they arrived they were actually decent. A nicely cast, but slightly bendy gray plastic, set of 12 generic spacecraft in the right scale for BFG and with hex flying stands included – all for only £2.55! This reignited my interest in doing a Rogue Trader fleet for BFG and since then I have been feverishly writing list after list, trying to balance coolness, cost, and playability.

Peasmold Class Recycling Ship from GZG

Buying 2 more packs from em4, the GW Rogue Trader Cruiser, a Dauntless light cruiser gives me a fluffy 1500pt list for less than £30. Not bad! I am also thinking of splashing out £7.50 on the model above from GZG to count as a Heavy Fuel Transport.

The list has ended up being much more fluff than competitive but it should be fun to play against if nothing else:

Veteran Rogue Trader     50

Rogue Trader Cruiser w/ Extra Shield   205

Dauntless Light Cruiser 125

6 x Xenos Escorts         300

6 x Xenos Escorts          300

6 x Armed Freighter     120

6 x Armed Freighter      120

6 x Armed Freighter     120

4 x Cargo Ship                  40

2 x Q-Ship                        120

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