History TabletopGame / BattlefleetGothic

25th Jun '16 11:39:41 AM Prfnoff
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'''''Battlefleet Gothic''''' takes everything [[RuleOfCool cool]] about [[StandardStarshipScuffle naval combat]] [[AnachronismStew throughout history]], and mixes it with the gothic aesthetic and unending, chaotic [[MemeticMutation grimdarkness]] of the ''Warhammer 40,000'' universe. Joyfully embracing SpaceIsAnOcean in every way possible, the game throws together vast hypertech spaceships, Napoleonic line tactics and broadsides, torpedoes and torpedo boats, sailing, [[EarthShatteringKaboom planet-splitting]] weapons, ramming and boarding actions, {{Old School Dogfight}}s, sea shanties and alien monsters.

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'''''Battlefleet Gothic''''' ''Battlefleet Gothic'' takes everything [[RuleOfCool cool]] about [[StandardStarshipScuffle naval combat]] [[AnachronismStew throughout history]], and mixes it with the gothic aesthetic and unending, chaotic [[MemeticMutation grimdarkness]] of the ''Warhammer 40,000'' universe. Joyfully embracing SpaceIsAnOcean in every way possible, the game throws together vast hypertech spaceships, Napoleonic line tactics and broadsides, torpedoes and torpedo boats, sailing, [[EarthShatteringKaboom planet-splitting]] weapons, ramming and boarding actions, {{Old School Dogfight}}s, sea shanties and alien monsters.
23rd Jun '16 8:52:00 PM ErikModi
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* WaveMotionGun: Not for nothing are this game's initials [[BFG "BFG"]]. Starting with the massive basic weapons, moving up to the heavier armor-piercing lances, through the mass accelerators that fire skyscraper-sized projectiles at relativistic speeds (Imperial Nova Cannon), to the planet-busting main guns of the aptly-named ''Planet Killer'' and the equally devastating Warp Cannons of the Activated Blackstone Fortresses.

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* WaveMotionGun: Not for nothing are this game's initials [[BFG [[{{BFG}} "BFG"]]. Starting with the massive basic weapons, moving up to the heavier armor-piercing lances, through the mass accelerators that fire skyscraper-sized projectiles at relativistic speeds (Imperial Nova Cannon), to the planet-busting main guns of the aptly-named ''Planet Killer'' and the equally devastating Warp Cannons of the Activated Blackstone Fortresses.
23rd Jun '16 8:51:40 PM ErikModi
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* UnitsNotToScale: And then some!
* WaveMotionGun: Not for nothing are this game's initials "BFG".

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* UnitsNotToScale: And then some!
some! Specifically, the rulebook flat-out admits that the models are not to scale with the game environment (or necessarily with each other), but that they're designed in such a way that you can build and paint them to look pretty. Actual distances are measured from the "stem" which holds the actual model to its base, representing the much smaller area of space the ship actually occupies. Ships in base-to-base contact are "close" (i.e., a few thousand kilometers apart) while the shortest-range of weapons, 30 centimeters, may be capable of firing across ''millions'' of kilometers of space.
* WaveMotionGun: Not for nothing are this game's initials "BFG".[[BFG "BFG"]]. Starting with the massive basic weapons, moving up to the heavier armor-piercing lances, through the mass accelerators that fire skyscraper-sized projectiles at relativistic speeds (Imperial Nova Cannon), to the planet-busting main guns of the aptly-named ''Planet Killer'' and the equally devastating Warp Cannons of the Activated Blackstone Fortresses.
23rd Jun '16 8:42:11 PM ErikModi
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** Ramming is an Insane tactic as far as the other factions are concerned. Would you charge across ''tens of thousands'' of kilometers of empty space under enemy fire to hit the other guy, most probably after sustaining crippling damage? Insane. But as Imperium puts it, "Only the Insane have the strength to prosper, only those who prosper can judge what is Sane."

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** Ramming is an Insane tactic as far as the other factions are concerned. Would you charge across ''tens of thousands'' of kilometers of empty space under enemy fire to hit the other guy, most probably after sustaining crippling damage? Insane. But as Imperium puts it, "Only the Insane have the strength to prosper, only those who prosper can judge what is Sane."" Or perhaps [[MemeticMutation "Fly me closer, I want to hit them with my sword."]]
23rd Jun '16 8:37:04 PM ErikModi
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* EliteMooks: Space Marines and their Chaos counterparts, as putting them on a ship gives it a better leadership rating. Among them there are also terminator marines, which help with boarding actions.

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* EliteMooks: Space Marines and their Chaos counterparts, as putting them on a ship gives it a better leadership rating. rating as well as boarding and hit-and-run attack ratings. Among them there are also terminator Terminator marines, which help with boarding actions.improve hit-and-run attacks even further.
23rd Jun '16 8:35:40 PM ErikModi
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** Two Blackstone fortresses working together can destroy a planet. Three cause a sun to go supernova.

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** Two Blackstone fortresses working together can destroy a planet. Three cause a sun to go supernova. According to game rules (specifically, the Exteminatus! scenario) a single Activated Blackstone Fortress is sufficient to at the very least destroy all life on a planet.
23rd Apr '16 6:22:24 PM ErikModi
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: [[UpToEleven ''All over the place'']] among the various fleets:

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: [[UpToEleven ''All ''[[UpToEleven All over the place'']] place]]'' among the various fleets:
11th Apr '16 7:48:21 AM ErikModi
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** Imperial Navy: Ship classes like ''Tyrant'', ''Dominator'', and ''Firestorm'', and individual ship names like ''Bloodhawk'', ''Flame of Purity'', and ''[[KillItWithFire Incendruis]]''.

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** Imperial Navy: Ship classes like ''Tyrant'', ''Dominator'', and ''Firestorm'', and individual ship names like ''Bloodhawk'', ''Flame of Purity'', and ''[[KillItWithFire Incendruis]]''.Incendrius]]''.
11th Apr '16 7:47:49 AM ErikModi
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** Imperial Navy: Ship classes like ''Tyrant'', ''Dominator'', and ''Firestorm'', and individual ship names like ''Bloodhawk'', ''Flame of Purity'', and [[KillItWithFire ''Incendruis''.]]
** Chaos Fleet: ''Despoiler'' Class Battleship, ''Repulsive'' Class Grand Cruiser, and ''Styx'' Class Heavy Cruiser, and ship names like ''Heartless Destroyer'', [[GratuitousLatin ''Malignus Maximus'',]] and ''Despicable Ecstasy.''

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** Imperial Navy: Ship classes like ''Tyrant'', ''Dominator'', and ''Firestorm'', and individual ship names like ''Bloodhawk'', ''Flame of Purity'', and [[KillItWithFire ''Incendruis''.]]
''[[KillItWithFire Incendruis]]''.
** Chaos Fleet: ''Despoiler'' Class Battleship, ''Repulsive'' Class Grand Cruiser, and ''Styx'' Class Heavy Cruiser, and ship names like ''Heartless Destroyer'', [[GratuitousLatin ''Malignus Maximus'',]] ''[[GratuitousLatin Malignus Maximus]]'', and ''Despicable Ecstasy.''
11th Apr '16 7:46:37 AM ErikModi
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: [[UpToEleven ''All over the place'']] among the various fleets:
** Imperial Navy: Ship classes like ''Tyrant'', ''Dominator'', and ''Firestorm'', and individual ship names like ''Bloodhawk'', ''Flame of Purity'', and [[KillItWithFire ''Incendruis''.]]
** Chaos Fleet: ''Despoiler'' Class Battleship, ''Repulsive'' Class Grand Cruiser, and ''Styx'' Class Heavy Cruiser, and ship names like ''Heartless Destroyer'', [[GratuitousLatin ''Malignus Maximus'',]] and ''Despicable Ecstasy.''
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