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Offline Fullork12

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Squadren question.
« on: May 28, 2013, 02:26:16 AM »
Can you mix capital ships with escourts?

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Re: Squadren question.
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 02:43:27 AM »
no
 cruisers/heavy cruisers/battlecruisers and grand cruisers can mix with each others
but not with escorts or battleships

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Re: Squadren question.
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013, 06:50:17 AM »
no
 cruisers/heavy cruisers/battlecruisers and grand cruisers can mix with each others
but not with escorts or battleships

Grand Cruisers can only squadron with other Grand Cruisers and are capped at 3 like BBs, not 4 like cruisers.


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Re: Squadren question.
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2013, 02:40:39 PM »
Everyone has some house riles too tho so if your group wants to try using escorts with cruisers go for it! We allow grand cruisers to squadron with either battleships or other cruisers for instance.
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Re: Squadren question.
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2013, 07:52:14 PM »
Speaking of grand cruisers, where are the rules for them as a group? I ask because I only noticed the ship specific ones in the fleet lists.

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Re: Squadren question.
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2013, 10:27:22 PM »
You know, I knew I played it that grand cruisers squadroned separately from cruisers and battleships, and have for so long I forgot where I read that, but when I went back through the BFG core rules it simply says under "Squadrons" that "A squadron can contain up to six ships which must be all of the same type" (BBB pg. 37).  I skimmed the 2010 FAQ and was about to post to the thread about "squadron restrictions, waitwhat?" when I found what I was looking for under the "Ships of the Gothic Sector" section of the core rulebook, subheading "Forming Up The Fleet" (pg 105):

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Escort ships must be formed into squadrons of between two and six ships each (note, FAQ 2010 allows you to field a 1-escort squadron if all you have in the fleet is a single escort).  The escorts in a squadron do not have to all be of the same class.

Cruisers, heavy cruisers and battlecruisers may be formed into squadrons of two to four ships.  Battlecruisers, heavy cruisers and cruisers may be mixed together in the same squadron.

Grand cruisers and battleships may be formed into squadrons of two to three ships, but you may not mix battleships and grand cruisers in a squadron.

This I'm pretty sure is what Sigoroth's referencing, but like AndrewChristlieb said, everyone has house rules, and it's probably worth noting that these fleet list restrictions are on the same page as the "Breaking The Rules" box ;)
« Last Edit: May 29, 2013, 10:30:27 PM by Armiger84 »
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Re: Squadren question.
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2013, 04:02:29 AM »
That's why I didn't see it, I havn't yet played with the 2010 rules since I'm just learning the game.

Was that added for 2010?

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Re: Squadren question.
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2013, 04:39:53 AM »
No, it is written in the main rulebook. ;)
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