History YMMV / BattlefleetGothic

6th Oct '17 10:20:21 AM mack
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** With the models having ceased production prices are rising on the grey market beyond the cost from the start. Rare metal ships like the largest metal battleships, Abaddon's Planet Killer, the Blackstone Fortresses and Necrons can cost far more to acquire than their original retail costs.

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** With the models having ceased production prices are rising on the grey market beyond the cost from the start. their original retail costs. Rare metal ships like such as the largest metal battleships, Abaddon's Planet Killer, the Blackstone Fortresses Fortress and Necrons can cost far more to acquire than their original retail costs.originally.
6th Oct '17 10:19:39 AM mack
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** With the models having ceased production the costs are starting to rise on the grey market.

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** With the models having ceased production the costs prices are starting to rise rising on the grey market.market beyond the cost from the start. Rare metal ships like the largest metal battleships, Abaddon's Planet Killer, the Blackstone Fortresses and Necrons can cost far more to acquire than their original retail costs.
6th Oct '17 10:16:46 AM mack
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* CrackIsCheaper: At launch it avoided this trope, especially if compared to the Warhammer parent games. The starter set came with 4 cruisers (the backbone of any fleet) for both Chaos & the Imperium, making it was very easy to swap with someone on the "other side" to get 8 cruisers, and additional plastic cruisers were cheap. With the addition of a metal battleship to act as fleet flagship, a light cruiser or two and 6 to 10 small escorts, you could have a fleet that would fight as large a battle as most people would want to play in a few hours, for a fraction of the cost of a Warhammer 40000 or Fantasy army.

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* CrackIsCheaper: At launch it avoided this trope, especially if compared to the Warhammer parent games. The starter set came with 4 cruisers (the backbone of any fleet) for both Chaos & the Imperium, making it was very easy to swap with someone on the "other side" to get 8 cruisers, and additional cruisers (which was almost as much as any fleet would need), while more plastic cruisers were cheap. With the addition of a metal battleship to act as fleet flagship, a light cruiser or two and 6 to 10 small escorts, you could have a fleet that would fight as large a battle as most people would want to play in a few hours, for a fraction of the cost of a Warhammer 40000 or Fantasy army.
6th Oct '17 10:05:14 AM mack
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* CrackIsCheaper: At launch it avoided this trope, especially if compared to the Warhammer parent games. The starter set came with 4 cruisers (the backbone of any fleet) for both Chaos & the Imperium, making it was very easy to swap with someone on the "other side" to get 8 cruisers, and additional plastic cruisers were quite cheap. With the addition of a metal battleship to act as fleet flagship, a light cruiser or two and 6 to 10 small escorts, you could have a fleet that would fight as large a battle as most people would want to play for a fraction of the cost of a Warhammer 40000 or Fantasy army.
** The Orks & Eldar were more expensive as their entire fleets were in metal but the general fleet size of around a dozen ships would mitigate the total cost. Fleets added later like the Necrons & Space Marines were harder to get a hold of, requiring shipping products directly from the UK, which could push the cost right up.

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* CrackIsCheaper: At launch it avoided this trope, especially if compared to the Warhammer parent games. The starter set came with 4 cruisers (the backbone of any fleet) for both Chaos & the Imperium, making it was very easy to swap with someone on the "other side" to get 8 cruisers, and additional plastic cruisers were quite cheap. With the addition of a metal battleship to act as fleet flagship, a light cruiser or two and 6 to 10 small escorts, you could have a fleet that would fight as large a battle as most people would want to play in a few hours, for a fraction of the cost of a Warhammer 40000 or Fantasy army.
** The Orks & Eldar were more expensive as their entire fleets were in metal but the general fleet size of around a dozen ships would mitigate the total cost. cost.
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Fleets added later like the Necrons Necrons, Tyranids, Tau & Space Marines were harder to get a hold of, requiring shipping products directly from the Games Workshop HQ in the UK, which could push the cost right up.up for those outside the UK or Europe.
6th Oct '17 10:03:10 AM mack
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* CrackIsCheaper: Good luck tracking a set down without shilling out a few hundred bucks. Doesn't help that it's not officially produced anymore.
* CultClassic: Pretty much from launch day. It was never going to draw the crowds the parent game did, but with miniatures relatively easy to put together and paint, fleets rarely require more than a dozen ships with quite simple rules. This ease of entry along with the overall theme of a space naval combat tabletop game being relatively unique saw the game develop into a tabletop cult classic. Along with Mordheim, the game was popular enough to see a video game based upon it, 15 years after the original tabletop game launched.

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* CrackIsCheaper: Good luck tracking a At launch it avoided this trope, especially if compared to the Warhammer parent games. The starter set down without shilling out came with 4 cruisers (the backbone of any fleet) for both Chaos & the Imperium, making it was very easy to swap with someone on the "other side" to get 8 cruisers, and additional plastic cruisers were quite cheap. With the addition of a few hundred bucks. Doesn't help metal battleship to act as fleet flagship, a light cruiser or two and 6 to 10 small escorts, you could have a fleet that it's not officially produced anymore.
would fight as large a battle as most people would want to play for a fraction of the cost of a Warhammer 40000 or Fantasy army.
** The Orks & Eldar were more expensive as their entire fleets were in metal but the general fleet size of around a dozen ships would mitigate the total cost. Fleets added later like the Necrons & Space Marines were harder to get a hold of, requiring shipping products directly from the UK, which could push the cost right up.
** With the models having ceased production the costs are starting to rise on the grey market.
* CultClassic: Pretty much from launch day. It was never going to draw the crowds the parent game did, but with the miniatures relatively were easy to put together and & paint, fleets rarely require more than a dozen ships with quite the cost was cheap, and the game had simple rules. This ease of entry along with the overall theme of a space naval combat tabletop game being relatively unique saw the game develop into a tabletop cult classic. Along with Mordheim, the game was popular enough to see a video game based upon it, it 15 years after the original tabletop game launched.
6th Oct '17 9:48:58 AM mack
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* CultClassic: Is still quite a popular game, the miniatures are relatively easy to put together and paint, and the rules are quite simple, and the overall theme of a space naval combat tabletop game is relatively unique. This was the case even directly after it's launch in 1999, as it fought for room against the behemoths of the two main Warhammer games, as well as ''TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Bloodbowl}}'' and a few years later the Lord Of The Rings tabletop game.

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* CultClassic: Is still quite a popular game, Pretty much from launch day. It was never going to draw the crowds the parent game did, but with miniatures are relatively easy to put together and paint, and the rules are fleets rarely require more than a dozen ships with quite simple, and simple rules. This ease of entry along with the overall theme of a space naval combat tabletop game is being relatively unique. This was unique saw the case even directly after it's launch in 1999, as it fought for room against the behemoths of the two main Warhammer games, as well as ''TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Bloodbowl}}'' and game develop into a few years later the Lord Of The Rings tabletop game.cult classic. Along with Mordheim, the game was popular enough to see a video game based upon it, 15 years after the original tabletop game launched.
6th Oct '17 9:41:26 AM mack
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* CultClassic: Is still quite a popular game, the miniatures are relatively easy to put together and paint, and the rules are quite simple, and the overall theme of a space naval combat tabletop game is relatively unique.

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* CultClassic: Is still quite a popular game, the miniatures are relatively easy to put together and paint, and the rules are quite simple, and the overall theme of a space naval combat tabletop game is relatively unique. This was the case even directly after it's launch in 1999, as it fought for room against the behemoths of the two main Warhammer games, as well as ''TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Bloodbowl}}'' and a few years later the Lord Of The Rings tabletop game.
23rd Jun '17 2:02:25 AM darkknight109
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* GameBreaker:
** The Necrons. While most of the factions were reasonably well-balanced, the Necrons were obscenely overpowered in several different ways. They get the only armour saves in the game, their light cruisers are easily capable of going toe-to-toe with battleships of other factions, and their inertialess drive gives them incredible speed. Like their 40k equivalents of the day, the Necrons were overpowered by design, offset by a rule that granted more victory points than a ship's value to an opponent that managed to kill one, but it wasn't enough to compensate for the raw power the Necrons brought to the table.
** Fighters/bombers/assault boats (and any ship that could carry them), at least initially. In the first iteration of the game's rules there were no limits on how many of these things you could have; as long as you had models for them, your fleet could basically continually pump out fighters out of their hangers every turn, which made escorts semi-worthless and turned the game into a contest of who could build up the largest cloud of fighters the fastest. A homebrew rule - which was later canonized in a later ruleset - made it so that the maximum number of starfighters on the board could not exceed the total number of launch bays in its parent fleet in order to address this issue.
12th Aug '15 11:08:14 PM erttheking
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* CrackIsCheaper: Good luck tracking a set down without shilling out a few hundred bucks. Doesn't help that it's not officially produced anymore.
14th Apr '14 6:00:42 AM mack
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* CultClassic: Is still quite a popular game, the miniatures are relatively easy to put together and paint, and the rules are quite simple.

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* CultClassic: Is still quite a popular game, the miniatures are relatively easy to put together and paint, and the rules are quite simple.simple, and the overall theme of a space naval combat tabletop game is relatively unique.
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