Admiral Fawlkes' Gothic Blog

Admiral Fawlkes' Gothic Blog

Postby Fawlkes » Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:41 pm

As some of you may have noticed, I'm currently undertaking a large purchase of various Battlefleet Gothic bits and pieces, in an attempt to get some popularity going, in the Club, for one of Games Workshop's most popular specialist games.

So, I've been playing Gothic since about 2003, first getting my paws on the boxed game, and having no idea how to play (As is the way most times). My fleet was always Imperial, and my first one was painted the boring, standard 'Gothic' scheme of Green, White and Gold (Never thought I'd paint something those colours!) This fleet eventually included a Retribution Class Battleship, numerous cruisers, Swords and Cobras. But, as is the way, it was sold on to Steve of GW Glasgow and Gothic faded as I picked up other games.

A few years later, however, I picked the game up again, collecting Imperials, liking the new 'Armada' expansion and the Fanatic Magazine articles.

The fleet this time became 'Battlefleet Glasgow', in reference to the small gaming club I started in Langside College. The colours of red, black and gold being quite a change from the norm. This too was shelved not long after as interest waned again.

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A comparison between the old 'Battlefleet Glasgow' colours [Left] and the new 'Un-named Battlefleet' colours [Right]

In the intermittent times, I would get out my fleet and set them up, admire them, and then put them away, waiting for the time they could get a good run out again. Now may be the time, as a few people have mentioned an interest in Gothic and I have had a game or two since reprising the game for myself.

So, the point of this is to track progress as I work on three fleets; My own Imperial Fleet, an Ork Raider fleet, and an Eldar Pirate fleet. Most will be retroactive looks at models I have assembled and painted for them. But, I'm hoping by the end, I will have a 2,000pt Imperial Battlefleet and two 1,000pt Pirate fleets.

So, 'All Ahead Full'...

A new beginning; The original fleet

The original fleet (The second one), was recently reinforced by some Dauntless's I purchased from eBay, but the original fleet was;

  • An Apocalypse Class Battleship
  • An Armageddon Class Battlecruiser
  • A Mars Class Battlecruiser
  • An Overlord Class Battlecruiser
  • Two Gothic Class Cruisers
  • A Lunar Class Cruiser
  • A Tyrant Class Cruiser
  • A Dominator Class Cruiser
  • A Dictator Class Cruiser
  • Four Dauntless Class Light Cruisers with a mix of Lances and Torpedoes
  • An Endurance Class Light Cruiser
  • Nine Sword Class Frigates

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The current amount of fully painted models for my own fleet is pitiful, but will increase.
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Re: Admiral Fawlkes' Gothic Blog

Postby Fawlkes » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:18 pm

The unpainted models

I have plenty unpainted (Most of the above list, as it happens). However, the next ship to be getting the paint-job is my Flagship; The 'Immanis Requiem'

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The Apocalypse class Battleship boasts a fearsome 6 lances.
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Re: Admiral Fawlkes' Gothic Blog

Postby Fawlkes » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:52 pm

The Green Horde (The Ork Pirates)

At Claymore, I managed to blag £50 of Ork BFG blisters for a measly £35. Two Killkroozers, six Onslaught Class Escorts and three Savage Gunships. These have now been painted in a rag-tag assortment of colours. A Kroozer and some Onlaughts being inspired by the 'Bad Moons' clan, the Savage Gunships and the other Kroozer in the colours of the 'Goffs'. The last three were done in a deep green and hopefully I'll add a Terror Ship to the fleet in the same colours.

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The Onslaughts in the 'Bad Moon' colours, with one of the Kroozers in the background. The hulls were basecoated Iyanden Darksun, inked with Devlan Mud, before being brushed with a very light drybrush of Golden Yellow. The 'face' was painted Knarloc Green, Inked with Thrakka Green and then drybrushed with Goblin Green. It seems the heads of the Onslaughts ended up a deeper green than the Kroozer. Oh well.

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The Kroozer in the 'Goff' colours. I've still to add 'dags' to it, but it looks a lot nicer in the flesh than it does in this picture.
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