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BFG: Craftworld Eldar Wraithships

250Hi guys,

Just a quick post in keeping with the EPIC Eldar Tactica starting, showing off some of the models I use as Eldar Wraithships. I use some old plastic models produced by GW for their game, Spacefleet, whose models turn up with some regularity on eBay, along with the Imperial models also produced for it.

IMG_0827They are quite nice little ships and are plastic which is a nice change. They fit the Eldar Craftworld aesthetics quite well too and take paint nicely.

IMG_0826I use four in my 1000pt Craftworld Eldar fleet as wraithships, two with torpedoes and phantom lances, and two with launch bays and weapons batteries. With the addition of a GW Wraithship model as a Dragon Ship (it is significantly larger than the spacefleet models) and an autarch it makes a nicely rounded 1,000pt fleet.

IMG_0828As I said above the ship is a little small for a normal cruiser, but as the Wraithship is only 6DC it works quite well. As you can see in the picture it is a similar size to a GW Space Marine Strike Cruiser which is also 6DC.

Just a quick post that might save you a couple of quid the next time they come up on eBay!

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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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