Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Assembling the Fleet

In preparation for an upcoming Battlefleet Gothic/Warhammer 40,000 campaign my local gaming club is running (rules developed by yours truly), I've decided to get to work on the more than 10,000 points of Imperial warships and extras I've got sitting around my workspace, begging for the brush. So far, the results are pretty good, if I may say so, myself.

Without further ado, my progress so far...

Imperial Fleet

Apocalypse class battleship
Apocalypse-class Battleship, Cairo
A large and robust but ponderous craft, its impressive array of lance batteries is perfect for destroying capital ships with deactivated shields

Apocalypse battleship, head-on view
Head-on view of Cairo.

Apocalypse battleship, three-quarters view
3/4 view

Dominator-class cruiser
Dominator-class Cruiser, Bane of Olima
Cruisers are the work horses of the Imperial Navy. This variant can lay down a withering torrent of firepower

Dominator 3-quarter
3/4 view

Dominator cruiser pair
A squadron of Dominator-class cruisers

Gothic-class cruiser
Gothic-class Cruiser, Saint Enodoch
Gothic-class cruisers are equipped with lance batteries and the dreaded nova cannon, making them perfect for hunting enemy cruisers

Gothic cruiser squadron
A squadron of Gothic-class cruisers

Firestorm class frigate
Firestorm-class Frigate
Frigates and other escorts act in a supportive role for their larger fleet-mates

Firestorm frigate squadron
While named, many Imperial escorts are put in squadrons and referred to by their group designation

Cobra class destroyer
Cobra-class Destroyers
In terms of displacement, the Cobra-class destroyer is the smallest warship in service to the Emperor. These destroyers are used in large squadrons to launch waves of torpedoes

Imperial fleet at muster
An Imperial warfleet at muster. Click above for a full sized image.

Space Marines

Space marine strike cruiser
Astartes Strike Cruiser, Puritas,
in service to the Adeptus Astartes Red Scorpions

Strike cruisers are warships in service to the Adeptus Astartes, the mighty Space Marines. While capable of self defense in space, Astartes warships are best suited to planetary landings

strike cruiser three quarters
3/4 view

strike cruiser name
Name painted onto the base of Puritas

space marine escorts
Escorts in the Red Scorpions chapter's fleet

Space marine fleet
A small Astartes interdiction fleet. This group is capable of bringing an entire company of Space Marines into battle.

Well, folks, that's all for now. Stay tuned for more updates as the days roll on.

All the best,