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Battlefleet Gothic is Games Workshop's game of spaceship combat in the 41st millenium. You command a fleet of giant warships through asteroid fields and nebulae, and into combat. Can you marshall your forces and blast your opponent's fleet into the blackness of space?

The game is played in two dimensions, rather than three like Aeronautica Imperialis, which keeps the gameplay moving fast. It is more tactical than Warhammer 40k, but slightly less so than Warhammer Fantasy Battle. Proper deployment and movement are essential, as most weapon systems have restricted firing arcs. You can employ all sorts of strategies. Most fleets are geared towards long range firepower, hit and run tactics, or boarding actions.

All of the major races from Warhammer 40k are represented including:
  • Imperial Navy
  • Space Marines
  • Chaos
  • Orks
  • Tyranids
  • Eldar (corsairs and craftworld)
  • Dark Eldar
  • Tau
  • Necrons


Each fleet has its advantages and disadvantages.

Imperial Navy
Advantages
  • Loads of Torpedoes
  • Nova Cannons
  • High Prow Armor
  • Acceess to Light Cruisers

Disadvantages
  • Expensive Carriers
  • Few Lances
  • Slow Ships




Space Marines
Advantages
  • Killer Boarding Parties
  • Thunderhawk Gunships
  • Planet Bombardment Cannons
  • High Armor

Disadvantages
  • Few Turrets
  • Low Shields
  • Few Lances
  • Cruisers




Chaos
Advantages
  • Fast Ships
  • Long Range Weapons
  • Lots of Carriers

Disadvantages
  • Few Torpedoes
  • No Lite Cruisers




Orks
Advantages
  • Durable Ships
  • Eavy Prow Armor
  • Tons of Prow Weapons
  • Fast Ships

Disadvantages
  • Weak Rear Armor
  • Weak Shields
  • Few Turrets
  • Poor Manuverability
  • Few Lances




Eldar
Advantages
  • Fast
  • Highly Manuverable
  • Super Lances
  • Super Ordinance
  • Holofields

Disadvantages
  • Fragile Ships
  • No Shields
  • No Turrets
  • Short Range Weaponry




Dark Eldar
Advantages
  • Mimic Engines
  • Impailer Assault Boat
  • Leech Torpedoes


Disadvantages
  • Only two types of ships
  • No Shields
  • Fragile Ships




Necrons
Advantages
  • Starpulse Generator Area Effect Weapon
  • Immunity to Celestial Pheonmena
  • Fast Ships
  • Reactive Hull


Disadvantages
  • Expensive Ships
  • Modified Victory Points Table




Tau
Advantages
  • Overlapping Fire Arcs
  • Lots of Carriers
  • Advanced Ordinance
  • Allies such as the Demiurg

Disadvantages
  • Slow Ships
  • Poor Assault




Tyranids
Advantages
  • Lethal Boarding Actions
  • Lots of Ordinance
  • Pyro Acid Gun Batteries

Disadvantages
  • Slow
  • Short Range Weapons
  • Instinctual Behavior











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