Frequently Asked Questions
1.What is Battlefleet Gothic?
Battlefleet Gothic is a miniature wargame that was produced by Games Workshop from 1999 to 2013. It simulates combat between large spaceships. It was developed primarily by Andy Chambers. Although this miniature wargame is no longer supported by Games Workshop, a number of video game adaptations have been made since its cancellation.
2.Is the story part of the Warhammer universe?
Battlefleet Gothic is set in the fictional universe of Warhammer 40,000 — roughly 38,000 years in the future, when humanity has built a massive galactic empire that is beset by alien and supernatural foes. Battlefleet Gothic is an extension to the 40K universe, providing the ability for players to stage space battles between fleets of spacefaring ships. Players select spaceships from a variety of fleets representative of the various Warhammer 40,000 races.
3.What is Battlefleet Gothic gameplay like?
As in other miniature wargames, players use miniature models to represent warships. The playing field is usually a 4'x4' area that represents an area of space, upon which players place miniature models of planets, asteroids, and other obstacles. Players take turns to maneuver their fleets around the playing field with different objectives that help inform decision making. Cunning, strategy and luck of the dice determines the winner.
4.Scale of Battlefleet Gothic?
Battlefleet Gothic ships are represented by 2-10cm long models.