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CaptainDangerous

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Me likely the sound of that!
So what is the difference between the three cruisers and the three escorts?
Do brute ram ships have guns?
And when you say all the guns, how many is that exactly? (We blood axes are educated orks, We can count lotz upto 20!) :)
 
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Righto, moved this to a seperate thread so it doesnt get very confusing.

you'll have 2 main crusiers, the terror and the kill kroosers. Kills are the mainline ship, lots of guns, the terrors are slightly less guns, but have launchbays. That is the total difference as far as models go, the gw ones are practically interchangeable given how similar the fins with guns or launch bays looked.

Now, the escorts. Brutes have 2 firepower, which is actually pretty respectable for their cost. The models ahve a sorta pointy claw look to the front, and the gw models if memory serves... didnt actually really show any guns (they must have been under all that armour plating!).

The other 3 escort types are very similar looking overall (I always struggle to tell them apart). Ravagers are a little bigger than the other 2 I think, but @Llewy our resident ork expert or @radulykan , our resident all-things-bfg- expert might be able to expand more on them.

Then you will want 2 other ships that are cruiser sized (litle bigger than the kills and terrors) to play named ships. Thes eare custom jobs so go nuts with them.

Hope that helps dude
 

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Great.......Iv been put on the naughty step........:unsure:
:LOL:

So would this work as a starting fleet:
1 battleship with insane amount of guns
2 kroozers with lotz of guns
1 kroozer with guns and launchbays
2 of each escort (6 total)
And 3 brute ramships
?

And it doesn’t matter what the guns look like as long as there’s lots of them?

Thanks for the help Spafe! :)
 

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Great.......Iv been put on the naughty step........:unsure:
:LOL:

So would this work as a starting fleet:
1 battleship with insane amount of guns
2 kroozers with lotz of guns
1 kroozer with guns and launchbays
2 of each escort (6 total)
And 3 brute ramships
?

And it doesn’t matter what the guns look like as long as there’s lots of them?

Thanks for the help Spafe! :)
That sounds perfect! Also dig @spafes tweak to add a few more brute rams

Orks is orks so none of this stuff actually matters, but just incase you need some reference point while scrambling bits together, here you go:

Hammerclass Battle Kroozer (battleship)

For Waaagh Wot Kins I went with the generic hammerclass cos I've always felt funny about 'special characters'. The hammerclass still ded shooty and super ace.


I made mine the same size more or less as the g dub one. It should be on a big fly base if poss. Whatever battleship you choose you can check the armament in the rulebook and model them on more or less, for example I made sure I had holes for fighta bombers to come out of at the top/dorsal.

Here's the g dub one for comparison (from Google image search). You probably know but they released one model that had variant add ons so it could be any of the famous battleships (gorbads revenge etc.) But of course they are Orky so are actually sposed to look more different to each other.


Terror ship and Kill kroozer

As far as I can tell these were on the small fly bases. I fattened both mine up.


You already know the deal, one of them has launchbays. :p
Can't wait to see your three!! (y)

Escorts

The three ork escorts (brute rams aside) look incredibly similar to the untrained eye.

The ravager has torpedoes and guns which is ace. So they are easy to spot cos of the torps.

The onslaught has 'ordinary' guns :notworthy:.

The savage gunship has heavy guns (only 15cm range though)... But they are a bit fasta. I haven't really tried these yet.

This is a savage gunship for the size:


Brute ram ships

I love brute rams cos they can turn 90° whereas all the other ships manage 45° at best. Plus they are small and nippy (25cm!). They just need something to ram with on the front and some guns as well for good measure.



Hope that's helpful Cap, the various sizes for your conversions. Course it doesn't matter anyway cos they're orks but it gives you something to work with!
 

CaptainDangerous

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*the kaptin has a sparkle in his eye as he is hit with inspiration*
This is perfect llewy! Exactly what I was looking for! Thank you!
I must say this is a ace post to wake up to!!
I went on a BFG reading binge yesterday, and I think I have the basics down - left abit, right abit, Dakkadakka!

Thank you again for the help fellas!
Iv got the knowledge, now, how do I get the materials without Mrs Dangerous noticing.....:cautious:.....:sneaky:
:D
It might be afew weeks but I hope you like my efforts!
 

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*the kaptin has a sparkle in his eye as he is hit with inspiration*
This is perfect llewy! Exactly what I was looking for! Thank you!
I must say this is a ace post to wake up to!!
I went on a BFG reading binge yesterday, and I think I have the basics down - left abit, right abit, Dakkadakka!

Thank you again for the help fellas!
Iv got the knowledge, now, how do I get the materials without Mrs Dangerous noticing.....:cautious:.....:sneaky:
:D
It might be afew weeks but I hope you like my efforts!
Hahahaha - I love the Captains "sneaky-face" - are you sure you aren't an Eldar?
 

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just a quick note, the ork cruisers go on large flying bases, anything with 10 hit points does. hope to see your efforts soon Kaptin :)
hahaha - thanks @radulykan - good to know - I wondered about this and me & Llewy were discussing it a couple of weeks ago now.

in this case, the only ship I have that needs to be based on the larger diameter base would be the Black Lotus / Void Stalker then, all the other cruisers (Eclipse & Shadow) only have a measly 6 HP!!

however, because they are precious to me and made of lovely HEFTY lead / pewter I shall continue to base them on the larger bases and endeavour to signify the smaller base size in a subtle manner befitting the "space-cowardly" aesthetic... :cool: