Friday, 8 September 2017


It has been donkeys years since I had a game of Games Workshops Battle Fleet: Gothic so I thought I would give it a run out.

Here are some photos of the action.

 The rulebook. The game featured a Chaos force versus an Imperial force, both sides had a pair of cruisers and some escorts.
 My old painted chipboard boards are a bit scuffed but they still look ok to me.
 Chaos Infidel class escorts. Known as the Jaws of Death.
 A pair of Chaos cruisers head either side of the planet. The Rage of Khorne furthest away to the right and the Plaguebearer nearest.
 The Imperial cruisers. Righteous Fury nearest and the Imperious in the distance.
 The Imperial escorts head up the flank behind the asteroid field.
 Under fire!. The Imperious weathers the storm.
 The Plaguebearer sends fighters and bombers to attack the Righteous Fury.
 The Imperial Cobra squadron.
 Passing through the asteroids was a bit scary but they all made it through.
 To ambush the Chaos escort squadron.
 Away torpedoes!.
 Bombers attack the Chaos flagship but are driven off by flak.
 Two of the three Chaos escorts are destroyed by the torpedo attack.
 A close shave!. You have to be careful where you point torpedoes.
 Another one of the torpedoes that missed the escorts runs into the Plaguebearer  Chaos cruiser close to the planet. This lucky shot takes her last hit point and the cruiser becomes a blazing wreck circling the planet.
 The last Infidel escort harries the cruiser Imperious like a little terrier eventually inflicting enough damage to cripple the vessel.
 The wreck of the Nurgle infected Plaguebearer.
 The Rage of Khorne launches bombers against the Cobra squadron destroying one of them. I was tempted to retaliate but turned about to protect the cruiser Imperious. Do ones duty!.
 So they launched torpedoes at the enemy vessel.
 And blew it to smithereens!.
 At this point the Imperial cruisers were way out of position and they called off the action quite satisfied with the destruction of the Plaguebearer and the Infidel squadron known as the Jaws of Death.
The captain of the Rage of Death heads for home seething.


  1. Hi Paul. I only just caught your blog by accident while searching for WW2 variants of Battlefllet Gothic. Did you ever write up the rules for that?

    1. Stephen, I didn't publish my variant on this blog because I was wary of copyright. I have a hardcopy which I could scan for you if you give me your email.

  2. fun post. I sold off all my BFG stuff a few years ago, but kept the rules. Great game. couldn't find anyone to play it, however, and made a killing with the ships being out of production [THANKS GW!].

    You can publish your variations on a "WWII BFG" I just don't think you can publish the entire set of rules.

    1. Thanks for your comment, I took the plunge and published them for Stephen, it'll be your fault if a GW hit team knock down my front door and shoot me!.