Though I am a bit slower than expected (due to other projects), here is the first playable version of the Battlefleet Gothic Slaugth fleet list:
It is intended to be played with the 2010 FAQ / rules update.
Now let there be heavy playtesting to balance all the rules / ships and their point costs. Have fun!
Today I just finished my Grey Knights strike cruiser. For the model I used Firestorm Armada’s Zenian League Rense System Navy (RSN) Phoenix Class Destroyer.
For the basecoat I used Citadels Chaos Black, then Vallejos Gunmetal Metal. Then I inked the whole miniature with Badab Black, let it dry and afterwards drybrushed everything with Vallejo Game Color Silver.
The details are painted with Shining Gold, Golden Yellow, Scarlett Red and highlighted with brightened up versions of the same colours. Then I added some Games Workshop’s decals using Vallejos Decal Medium to cover and soften the borders of the decals so you won’t see them. Some lines and dots of white colour were put on the highest lying edges of the hull to strengthen the shining impression of the metal body.
Here is a brief introduction of two of the factions participating in our Battlefleet Gothic campaign. But let them speak for themselves:
The Inquisition fleet at D’Gruppa has now been identified as “the cleaning”, the personal fleet of Lord Inquisitor Torquemada Coteaz, who currently is on a crusade to the Orar sub-sector to reincorporate the blackstone fortresses back into the Empire.
His flagship, the “bark of truth,” was seen along with a cruiser of the Grey Knights. About the rest of the fleet there is still known nothing.
Formerly Fabricator General Typherius Xran was taken into custody under suspicion of tech heresy in carrying out various experiments prohibited by the Crimson Guard and was sent to Mars for further questioning. The command of the Adeptus Mechanicus command is now taken over by Magos Karastas Zel’noras, Celerius Tribuni and commander of the Crimson Guard. He personally supervised the repair of the former flagship Xrans, Ark of Clarity. His old flagship Wrath of the Mechanicum, a strong modified cruiser, formerly of Imperial Navy ranks joined the fleet to punish his enemies for their crimes.
I’ve been working on the Amaranthine Syndicate / Slaugth faction fleet list for Battlefleet Gothic in the past few days and although heavy deleting and rewriting is going on at the moment I wanted to show what I’ve been working on recently.
This version is far from done and even not playable yet but maybe you already want to take a look to see where this is going.
The ship weapon stats are not final, also the point costs are not adjusted properly. There are some descriptions wrong and/or missing and I’m not yet happy with the critical hit table of the new “Necrotic Beams”. Also I find it very hard to write new ship types.
My plan is to release a playable Version 0.5 soon and then extensively playtest and refine the fleet list. Also I am working on minature models for the Slaugth faction. They hopefully will be ready for ‘mass production’ once we hit version 1.0.
Comments, ideas and helpful suggestions are very welcome!
The Mechanicum wanted to choose a stable alternative warp route to fly around Orar and instead to reach the system 201/23/GS/N.35/4, but was intercepted by a blockade of the Chaos fleet, which has brought the system itself under control.
The Inquisition is now owns the hive world Anvil 206. Several Mechanicum formations wanted to stop the conquest of the system by Lord Coteaz for unknown reasons, but failed due to the late arrival of reinforcements. The Mechanicum must now answer for this incident and may now answer to allegations of tech heresy. The war clouds are gathering..
Only the Tyranids were no longer seen again. Meanwhile astronavigators keep it very likely that only a smaller arm of the tyranid hive fleet has touched the sub-sector as a larger swarm passed.
Sub-sector 201/23/GS/S Orar:
– Alpha Legion, Lord Bale – 11 Renown
– Inquisition, Lord Torquemenda Coteaz – 11 Renown
– Adeptus Mechanicum, Fabricator General – 1 Renown
As you can see my Battlefleet Gothic Traitor fleet (Alpha Legion colour scheme) is growing. Or at least it is getting some paint. As already mentioned previously I use Firestorm Armada models as chep proxies.
From left to right you can see:
– Sorylian Collective Plumbata Class Corvette -> perfectly to use for escort ships with a lance weapon in the front (e.g. Chaos Idolator Class Raider)
– Zenian League RSN Spook Class Cruiser -> I think it fits very good for Imperial Navy Cruisers although I use this as a Chaos carrier
– Corsairs Brigand Class Cruiser -> they have a nice ‘evil’ look so you can use them as ‘standard’ Chaos Cruisers
The quality of the cast is ok. They come in resin with metal parts but the price is unbeatable: 6 – 7,25£ for 1 cruiser is just great!
Some of my friends and me recently started playing Battlefield Gothic, one of the abandoned, unloved “Specialist Games” from Games Workshop.
Because the miniatures are now out of production we decided to use spaceships from Firestorm Armada. They look suprisingly good and in comparison they are really cheap.
Now I start building both Imperial Navy and Traitor fleets.