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I know, I know, this is a *tad* late but...
I want to start a small battle fleet gothic army to play with mates at my gaming club

I already have a small tau force, costing of a custodian, a couple of protectors and a few wardens as well as the barracudas and manta squadrons I may have lost
I was thinking of maybe getting a few imperial and chaos ships to have small games with- nothing complicated like 'Nids or anything KISS right?
But I will need the rules and codexs? Which I presume the web has in it's infinity somewhere.

But basically, are there any starter sets that were :cray: around?
And are there any 'must buys'
And what should I be looking to get for each fleet?
I probs have a ~£50 budget

Any help welcome, thanks!
 

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Mh...the base set will cost your firstborn and trhee ounce of gold. You should browse auctions and specialist forums for private sellers. it's the only way of having some original models.
Then, about the things you will need:
For a chaos fleet - 6 cruisers and a repulsive grand cruiser makes for a good and vast fleet
For Imperial fleet - 4 cruisers, 6 escorts, 1 battleship and you will be fine.
just be aware that chaos fleet is strong at cruisers, while imperial is paramount on battleships.
If you just want to learn the game try and find 2 cruiser per fleet. then play some games and expand 2 ships at a time
EDIT: also, with 50£ you cannot go too far. With the prices going mad due to gw shut down, 50£ can be 4 cruisers or 6 if you are incredibly lucky!!
 

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I'll probs be happy with just 2-4 cruisers a side or around 500pts
But could I have your starter set if I guess your name? I may have your name somewhere around here... :crazy:
But GW still sells cobras and dauntless' by way of miracle so could I make a force out of them? Perhaps with only a few other ship lobbed in?
 

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But GW still sells cobras and dauntless' by way of miracle so could I make a force out of them? Perhaps with only a few other ship lobbed in?
You can get for shure pack of cobras for the imperial fleet and be happy. with 2 more cruisers you can oppose 3 chaos cruisers...and no, i'll never get rid of my starter set...because i don't own it!!! I bought my ships just a month or two before the shutdown...
 

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So are you recommending a pack of each or what?
I'm super new to this
 

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I've seen quite nice (3d) models from BFG made from cardboard. That could be an option. The user "nooker" on the yakromunda.com forum posted some pics of them a while ago. Took some time before I noticed they were made of cardboard, actually!

Edit: here it is: http://www.yakromunda.com/forums/index.php?topic=934

Edit 2: it seems you need to be logged in to view and download the blueprint attachements...
 

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wow thanks gork
i thought that i acually could use orks rather than chaos as they seem more difgrent from thw imperials
also they can be scratch bjilt qhuite ssimply
but what im dreally after is a ordanace army (tau) a shooty army(imperials i presume)) and a good opposite to both
 

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Nids are always a good choice. While they're also ordinance heavy, they're really the only fleet in the game that really wants to get their ships into base to base contact with other ships.

Plus, they can easily be built using nid bits from 40k. With the exception of the hive ship, that's even what GW did when they sculpted the official models.
 

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The probs with that though is that I would have to get bits from the nid range, and I don't particularly want to start a nid army as well as a nid fleet

Would this make a decent bid fleet?
 

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not bad as a beginning! if this manage to stay under 10 -12 £ you won the day. More than 15£ i'd just buy a box of warrior tiranyds and a sprue from a friend and kitbash myself...
 

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Don't have any nid friends really, or any at all :(
but seriously, I don't have know any nid players, chaos is all I really know, I could cannibalise my bros orks, he won't notice
>.> <.< >.>

EDIT: also, could anybody tell what ships they are? It looks like the big one is a cruiser, the 3 scythed ones are vanguards, and the other one are ???
But I don't know nids at all, just Terence pics
 
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