Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Battlegroup Operational

We're coming up to what's quite possibly the campaign which I'm most excited about... Battlefleet Gothic

And so, without any further ado, allow me to introduce to you the fleet.

Battlegroup Adama in all its glory

Sword Squadron Ignis, Dauntless Ligth Cruisers Mayhem, Havoc, Revenge and Avenger, and Cobra Squadron Cazon

Swords are great escorts... It's been so long since I last played BFG that I cant remember why, but they are nonetheless great escorts :P  The Dauntless class is also possibly the best light cruiser out there (Seeing that it's a pretty short list of light cruisers out there...) Remember many an opponent often underestimating them early only to then witness what utter mayhem they can cause when they hit a battleline from the sides with torpedoes or lances.

Cobra Destroyers (Actually, those models are Hunters I think, but have always preferred the models and played em as Cobras). Lovely little harassment Destroyers which are great at disrupting an opponents fiendish plans.

Apocalypse Class Battleship 'Imperial Wrath'. Sadly, this was quite a late addition to my fleet towards when BFG play was dwindling down again so I think I've only ever fielded it once... Still, Nova Cannon on the prow and look at all those lances. I mean. Just. Look at em... Blasting away at range and then ripping the guts out of heretic ships of the line with awesome broadsides.... PAX IMPERIALIS heretic scum!!!

Seriously, LOOK at all those lance batteries. LOOK AT EM!

Here you see 'Revenge' escorting Imperial Behemoth Class Mass Conveyors. Each one of those is capable of transporting multiple regiments of Imperial Guardsmen and their attendant vehicles, weapons and supplies to conduct fully independent combat operations.

 Will prove to be very useful and fun models for those planetary invasion scenarios...

Here you see the Mars Class Battlecruiser 'Lion El'Jonson' and the Armageddon Class Battlecruiser 'Sparta'. The Lion is probably my most favourite vessel and more often than not serves as Battlegroup Flagship. She has a very illustrious career and has brought ruination to many a traitor vessel. The 'Sparta' has also served with distinction and is one of those great backup ships coz they can dish out a hell of a lot of fire.

The Retribution Class Battleship 'Rex Imperium'. Official Flagship of Fleet Admiral Riker Adama though as mentioned, he typically does fly his flag on the 'Lion' more often than not. A great gunboat the Retribution is, but far too often, the more nimble ships out there tend to be able to do her great harm.

Ships of the Line. Yet to be christened Lunar Class Cruiser. Dictator Class Cruisers 'Truth & Reconciliation' and 'Pax Imperialis', Dominator Class Cruiser 'Lucius Verinus'. My carrier heavy preference is I think a result of numerous engagements with Hive Fleet Zaki, which frankly leaves even the most grizzled Fleet Veteran crying like a little girl in the bathtub as she clutches her favourite inanimate Teddy.... Yes, Tyranid fleets are not to be trifled with. The Dominator is a great ship of the line and can hold up to even the battleships if you support her properly. Hmm, might reconfigure the Lunar into a Dominator as a matter of fact.

Will do a Space Marine showcase separately, but not really planning to involve them in this campaign.... Save perhaps the good chaps from the Imperial Inquisition's very own Matt Wardified kick a demon in the face then date his girlfriend Imperial Grey Knights.

So lets blow some stuff up then :D


  1. Very nice! You going to get names on those ships?

  2. Very impressive fleet there bro! Looking forward to seeing them in action again.
    But...Riker Adama....creative juices ran dry or something hehe

  3. Yea I know, will think of something more original when I've got enough leftover brain energy... Too much work going on :S

  4. Jeff, as in names etched onto the ships? No, sadly not gone that far yet :P

  5. Niiiiiice. I see you're also a fan of them Dauntless. Excellent ships. This will look awesome on the Legio starfield tables.