After the exciting in its initial release and a dozen or so games played, I put BFG aside in favour of other games and forgot it until now. Today, me and a buddy decided to dust off our fleets and try a game. We played the scenario "Escalating Engagement" in deep space and with fleets of 1.500 points each, divided into five battlegroups that would enter the board randomly.
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My first group to enter was a squadron of three cobra destructors. My opponent got two cruisers, one of them a carrier, so I moved my escorts behind a group of asteroids and wait for heavier reinforcements.
At the next turn the Chaos fleet received a battlefleet carrier which launched two waves of four bomber squadrons each, towards my incoming reinforcements.
My next group resulted to be the admiral's flagship, a Mars class heavy cruiser armed with launch bays and a Nova cannon, plus one Dauntless light cruiser with prow lances and one Lunar cruiser. They managed to destroy all the incoming bombers and then headed for the Chaos Battleship before more enemy ships would come, but they only managed to make it two hits. The Battleship in return launched eight more bomber squadrons and fired its seven lances, almost crippling both the Mars and the Lunar cruisers. Ouch!
At the third turn I received a squadron of Sword class frigates which make numbers with the destructors; and the Chaos forces received first one more cruiser and then another one, both surrounding my main forces.
In the next turn I got a squadron of Firestorm frigates armed with prow lances. He was receiving more and more cruisers and me only escorts, making it almost impossible for me to try something against those big fishes.
At the next turn his ships Lock on and concentrated their fire power, converting the flagship and the Dauntless into blazing hulks, and the Lunar barely escaping, crippled with only three hits remaining, and being chased very closely by a wave of vengeful Chaos bombers. I had them all Bracing for impact but regretfully it wasn't enough.
Finally the rest of my cruisers, a Dictator, a Lunar with Nova cannon and a Dauntless with torpedoes, appeared. They headed towards the Chaos fleet, helped by all the escorts, in an intent to save the surviving Lunar cruiser from the first group, firing and launching all their torpedoes and ordenance. But it was too late to win the day as the Chaos forces were still intact and too strong, so we decided to quit the game and stop the humiliating defeat that the Emperor's forces were suffering.
I didn't have luck with the deployment and reinforcements I received during all the game and besides, the scenario favoured a more manouvreable and fast fleet like the Chaos one, so I wasn't surprised by the outcome of the battle.
Next time we'll play a plain battle fleet and hopefully the Empire will do it better. Anyway, we had a great time putting all these ships into play once again after so much time, and we will shortly repeat for sure. BFG is a good game and with a lot of flavour.
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