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Offline timdp

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Basic Imperial Fleet list?
« on: May 21, 2015, 05:08:24 AM »
Hi Guys,

Please get me started with basic 1000 and 1500 point Imperial lists. Only requirement is an Emperor battleship in the 1500 point list and no light cruisers (none currently at acceptable level of paint).

Available cruisers:
2 x Mars
1 x Armageddon
3 x Lunar
2 x Tyrant
1 x Dominator
2 x Gothic
1 x Dictator

Swords
Cobras

Thx,

Tim

« Last Edit: May 21, 2015, 05:37:59 AM by timdp »

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Re: Basic Imperial Fleet list?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2015, 12:07:06 AM »
BFG Original or BFG:R? Or any other considerations? Like do any of the lunars have Nova Cannons?
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Re: Basic Imperial Fleet list?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2015, 12:50:59 AM »
In a 1500pt list the Emperor is probably enough launch bays.  I'd load up on escorts (5x Swords, 3x Cobras, 3x Cobras, if possible) and that leaves you with points for a mix of four standard cruisers.  That's a fairly normal list and I'd say it doesn't make too big a difference which you pick. 

If you like to combine bombers and torpedoes, remove Swords, use all your Cobras, and use a Mars alongside the Emperor.

I struggle with the Imperial Navy in 1,000pt games so I don't feel qualified to give advice at that level...

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Re: Basic Imperial Fleet list?
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2015, 06:43:31 AM »
Whenever you do get to play, don't forget to form up into squadrons.

3 Lunars by themselves makes for a great squadron. Tyrants and Gothics also go well together. An average of 4-8 Launch Bays is a good rule of thumb. Give these lists a try:

1000
[370] Mars - Admiral

[180] Lunar
[180] Lunar
[180] Lunar

[90] 3 Cobras - Widowmakers

This gives you a smattering of options: some launch bays for air cover, a solid core squadron bristling with weapons power, and a flanking escort squadron that gets an extra +1 Ld bonus for enemy contacts. Good for reloading!


1500
[465] Emperor - Admiral

[185] Tyrant
[185] Tyrant
[180] Gothic
[180] Gothic

[210] 6 Swords
[60] 2 Cobras

Here, you have two solid gun squadrons. Their massed weapons batteries can drive off Eldar and their lances can make short work of heavily armored targets. Plus, you have seven ships with torpedoes, which is great for the shotgun attack. The frigates enjoy the company of the Emperor for mutual protection.
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Re: Basic Imperial Fleet list?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2015, 09:36:16 PM »
1500
[465] Emperor - Admiral

[185] Tyrant
[185] Tyrant
[180] Gothic
[180] Gothic

[180] Lunar
[180] Lunar
[180] Lunar

[105] 3 Sword Frigates

Here, you have two solid gun squadrons. Their massed weapons batteries can drive off Eldar and their lances can make short work of heavily armored targets. Plus, you have seven ships with torpedoes, which is great for the shotgun attack. The frigates enjoy the company of the Emperor for mutual protection.
Isn't this a bit more than 1500 points?

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Re: Basic Imperial Fleet list?
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2015, 03:32:56 AM »
Using BFG:R
Using Segmentum Obscurus (Gothic Sector) Fleet List
1k
Mars+admiral- 335
Lunar+power ram- 185
Lunar- 180
Gothic- 180
4x Cobras- 120

OR drop a cobra and take the Left Col Shift on the Mars and a Power Ram on the other Lunar.
OR swap the Lunar+Power ram for a Tyrant w/ 45cm batteries

Mars hangs in support with cobra/torp screen. Lunars and Gothic hunt.

1500
Emperor+Admiral+Reroll- 465
Lunar-180
Lunar-180
Gothic-180
Dominator-190
Tyrant+45cm batteries-185
4 x Cobras- 120

OR drop a Cobra and take sharks on the emperor and take
-power rams on all the cruiser w/out nova cannons
-OR an extra reroll
-OR a solar admiral

Lunars and Gothic pack. Dominator and Tyrant Support them/hunt on their own. Emperor supports both groups, cobra screen.
« Last Edit: June 05, 2015, 08:42:34 PM by Gothmog Lord of Balrogs »
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Re: Basic Imperial Fleet list?
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2015, 06:26:56 PM »
Whoopsy doodle! I did the math three times and it came out to 1500 every time, so I have no idea why I made such a hefty list! I'll be changing that then...

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Re: Basic Imperial Fleet list?
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2015, 08:43:03 PM »
Whoopsy doodle! I did the math three times and it came out to 1500 every time, so I have no idea why I made such a hefty list! I'll be changing that then...

I did the same thing on my 1500. OOPS. Fixed though now.
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Re: Basic Imperial Fleet list?
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2015, 09:29:47 PM »
Whoopsy doodle! I did the math three times and it came out to 1500 every time, so I have no idea why I made such a hefty list! I'll be changing that then...
This brings you to 1465 pts by my count. My suggestion would be an extra Cobra (bringing the total to 3) and the Assault Boat upgrade on the Emperor class Battleship to bring you to 1500 exactly.

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Re: Basic Imperial Fleet list?
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2015, 10:15:04 PM »
Yep! A little room to spare. I like the assault boats/extra cobra combo.