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Offline Chios

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Hidden gem ships
« on: March 24, 2019, 10:21:28 PM »
After a year-long hiatus, today we had a 6 player game (3v3, 600 pts each player).
I had never before tried the Murder and Hades, because I was really scared of not having prow weapons in multiple arcs.
I brought 2 Murder in a squadron and a Hades and I'm loving these things! The lances suppressed a battlebarge and the weapons batteries felled Eldar in the meantime. I think I will change the mainstay of my fleet, which up to now have been two Inferno with the side lances and an Acheron...

So...
Do you have a class of ship you eschewed at first, but "discovered" later on and swear by?
I'd like to hear some BFG stories!

Offline Bessemer

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Re: Hidden gem ships
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2019, 06:15:54 PM »
A latecomer to the 2 Murder/Hades combo myself. My main opponent and I both used to laugh at the Murder, not so funny now!:)

The ship I really came to like was the Explorer. When I first saw the stats (and most of the Kor'Vattra) I wrote them off. Years later when I won a Tau fleet on Ebay that came with 3 Explorers, I only painted one up because I needed it as a minimum above 750pts. After a few games it became apparent it had the best ordnance-to-points ratio in the game and became a staple in the fleet. I quickly painted up the other two! The sheer wall of AC/torps is horrifying,and 750pt 3 Explorer fleet is a beast for low-point games.
I refuse to be killed by something I've never heard of.

Offline horizon

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Re: Hidden gem ships
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 07:56:13 PM »
The MMH combo is a classic one and the prow on long range gunnery is just excellent.

The CCC combi is better at circling broadsides.

Offline Zelnik

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Re: Hidden gem ships
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 02:49:17 AM »
Looks like someone found the old "Power Drill" tactic from yesteryear.

It's a great squadron, but it is expensive. You will need to focus the heart of your fleet in the formation, and it makes you weak on ordnance.


Offline Zelnik

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Re: Hidden gem ships
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 03:15:13 PM »
If you want real hidden gems, play with a squadron of six nicassar dhows. Laugh as your enemy has problems killing a two shield escort with 180 degree turns, 3 port AND starboard batteries each, and a kickass little mini