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Fanatic Mag 7 is here!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:07 pm 
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I received Fanatic mag #7 this morning. ?There are 3 articles for BFG, so it's quite a good one.

The first article is about chaos fleets of the four major powers in BFG, and introduces the nurgle list along with the Terminus Est. ?

The Terminus Est is, as expected, similar to the Despoiler but better. It can launch an unrivalled 9 attack craft markers, the prow lances are the same but can fire L/F/R, the dorsal lances are up to strength 4 but much shorter range. The
WB's are the same but shorter range with a special nurgle effect. ?Its turrets aren't actually turrets, but are a cloud of Destroyer Hive flies which act like normal turrets, except they make the ship harder to hit at close range and can't hit torpedoes. And of course it has the Mark of Nurgle.

It seems like a pretty amazing ship to me (8 lances from any direction at short range!), and I think it is undercosted and needs to go up in points slightly.

The second article is about Rogue Trader ships, and is mainly re-printed stuff from BFG mag 19, with a few changes. The Rogue Trader Cruiser still has poor stats. The only change is it now has S4 Prow WB's that only fire in the front arc, instead of S6 torpedoes.

The Armed Cargo Transport is slightly cheaper, but everything else is the same I think. Annoyingly, you still have to roll a D6 for Xenotech systems. There is a little bit of new fluff in the article which about Kar Duniash, which amongst other things,
states that the excellent RT Cruiser model is a Kar Duniash pattern cruiser, which is good.

The third article is the second part of Privateer, and includes 2 new scenarios, each with its own little fleet list. ?The first is a "Wolf Pack" scenario, with a human "Wolf Pack" pirate fleet. ?

The second scenario is a "Tau Space, Tau Trade", and has rule for a Tau "Commerce Protection Fleet".

Released for BFG alongside this issue are the Terminus Est mini, and a Nurgle booster back for chaos plastic cruisers. The Booster pack looks quite good, with a some nice nurglified bits.

Rob.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 6:56 am 
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Sounds cool- thanks for the review.

I'll sit quietly and wait for Issue #5 to be delivered in the meantime...

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 3:14 pm 
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They have been talking about a new fanatic game.  Did any of that get into issue 7?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 4:14 pm 
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So what about Epic in #7?! ??? ?

I only play Epic... :D :;): ?

It will be weeks or more before we in the colonies get it! :laugh:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 6:09 pm 
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Quote (DaltonCalford @ 31 2004 Dec.,14:14)

They have been talking about a new fanatic game.  Did any of that get into issue 7?


Yep, there is a preview of Battle of The Five Armies in mag 7.

So what about Epic in #7 ?!


There is a really nice article with a new seigeline scenario.  There are new unit stats for using IG (the regular Steel Legion list, not Baran) as siegers in the scenario.  There are lots of fortifications, emplacements, minefiels, etc as well.  The "new" units are Tarantulas, Moles, Hellbores and Gorgons.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2005 6:37 am 
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Thanks "R" !  I'm looking forward to the Battle of 5 Armies, as well as the Epic article ! :;):

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