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Title: Sisters of Silence in BFG
Description: Ideas for ship classes/conversions/rules

LoneWolf83 - September 13, 2012 08:30 AM (GMT)
Hi all,

I apologize if this topic has already been covered (and feel free to direct me to the relevant thread if it has), but I was thinking of creating a small battlegroup of ships that would be styled around the Silent Sisterhood. I have already thought of some of the rules (area affect 'aura' that will affect any daemonships/ ships with mark of chaos within a certain range), however I have been struggling to think of how to model the ships. Any ideas on this (or even rules tips) would be greatly appreciated! ;)

malika - September 13, 2012 09:49 AM (GMT)
Hmm, what about simply using Grey Knights Strike cruisers?

Gagoc TheAncient - September 13, 2012 07:19 PM (GMT)
The SoS are strongly associated with the Black Ships.
Some these are cruiser-class ships.

Brother Handro - September 13, 2012 09:44 PM (GMT)
Der_H and I have been planning to play BFG games set in the heresy era, with a hodgepodge of rules.

This page has amongst it a list for Inquisition fleets, including Black Ships. (As battleships, not cruisers, but it's all at your discretion when you're playing count-as and homebrew).

As for modelling, Black Ships are meant to be just that; sleek, dark and dangerous looking. So I don't think a lumbering battleship would work visually. (Although it may be fitting rules-wise). Maybe a battlebarge would portray a vessel that would voyage from system to system taking the Emperor's tithe. The landing bays and troop capacity would represent a ship capable of herding the dengerous minority into its dark holds, with the firepower and durability to keep them there if ever attacked.

On a smaller scale, a strke cruiser would fit this bill as well.

Then, your choice of escorts is up to you. (Excluding post-heresy designs naturally).

'The Voice' in Tales of Heresy probably has descriptions of Black ships in it; certainly it should inspire you anyway!

LoneWolf83 - September 25, 2012 07:49 AM (GMT)
Hi all, many thanks for the feedback and the food for thought. I've spent the last week or so delving through the dark corners of the net and there seem to be two schools of thought regarding 'black ships'. One set has the black ships belonging to the adeptus astra telepathica and the other to the inquisition. While I have heard inquisition warships being referred to as black ships (with the usual sleek lines and non-reflective hulls), I haven't heard mention of the telepaths version. While I can see the need for the SOS to be highly mobile to act as a quick response force where needed, I can also (obviously) see them being the ship-borne garrison for the telepath black ships to keep rogue psykers in check. I always pictured the telepath black ships to be slow moving leviathans with a much more dark and arcane look to them than normal ships... kind of like what Pinhead's ship would look like if he ever felt like a trip to the star :-)
Going by that route though would mean I had battlebarge's and strike cruisers, which seems a little too similar to the space marine fleet list. I'd like to give the SOS fleet a distinct _'feel' and character, and not simply copy another fleet list... any thoughts?

Once again, huge thanks for the feedback! :-)

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