Reports from the Mongoose Den


Dec 12, 2017
Jacksonville FL
Well this is the first post in a series of posts that I'll be giving as we attempt to kick off a BFG group in Jacksonville FL.

(btw if anyone here is IN Jacksonville and interested in playing BFG just send me a message or even meet up at the GW on a Friday or Saturday. Someone will probably be able to tell you who you're looking for. ;))

So R and I have been working on learning the rules. We don't have much time to devote to it so we've been slowly escalating our matches. We started off with Cruiser Clash (Lunar and Gothic vs Double Carnage) with the Imperium pulling off the win in round 8.

The second game though is where things went pear-shaped.

Through random dice roll (1-2 = Eldar, 3-4 Space Marines, 5-6 Imperium) it ended up being R's 600 pts of Chaos vs my 600 pts of Eldar. This was both our first match using Eldar and our first match using escorts, so we were probably trying to learn too many rules at once.

Eldar won... but barely. And apparently we really need to pay attention to the rules a lot more.

The first issue was misreading how Holofields interact with batteries. For the first combat we did the save WITH the right shift. We fixed that though. But we then totally missed the OTHER piece of glass in the Eldar glass cannon.

We totally missed the Critical Damage on a 4+ line in the rules. :oops:

The Eldar (and by extension myself in this case) are apparently cheating bastards. End result is that next time I see R I have to admit that I screwed up.

Luckily we were just chocking the whole thing up to learning anyway, but still.

Oh well. Lesson learned.

Hit me up in this thread as we hear about the trials and tribulations of getting people interested in a game that we haven't quite learned yet.

P.S. expect photos of fleets to randomly start appearing in this thread as I finally square away my new apartment and have a chance to start painting and assembling.

- The Mongoose
Space Marine Fleet List is up in the vault. Worked it up so that it looks slightly cleaner than my Carcharodons list (which I will probably go back to eventually) and took out the repeated Strike Cruiser profile. Did you want to use Space Wolves in BFG but didn't have a specific list for them or unique ships? Then this list is for you!
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