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Made in de
Experienced Maneater






Hello everyone,

I got into BFG in December as a lot of people in my group picked it up again and 3D printing made it accessible without spending hundreds of money on Ebay.
The rules are still available all over the web, but I found it hard to get into, as the PDF Games Workshop uploaded in 2004 was already a revised version of their rulebook, but the 2010 Errata/FAQ was written with the original rulebook in mind. So a lot of rules were already changed and the Errata was referencing an older version.

To learn the game, and to have a physical up-to-date copy, I spent a lot of hours creating a Remastered Edition, with all the changes incorporated. I know there were other projects like this before, but as far as I know they all addded houserules sooner or later or just aren't fit for printing.

As I like to share my work with the community, I present to you my BFG Remastered Edition.
It incldues all the fluff about the Gothic war, the full and updated rules, scenarios, campaign system and the two campaigns from the Armada book (Armageddon and 13th Black Crusade). It doesn't include any fleet lists or ship profiles, as this would have added another 150-200 pages and countless more hours. I found it much easier to have the cards of the actual ships in play or simply, a filled out fleet registry.


Downloadlink: BFG Remastered Rulebook 1.03

Print files:
Content (116 MB)
Cover (8 MB)

Specs for getting it printed:
Hardcover
Colour profile: ISO Coated v2 300%
Size: 170 x 240 mm
Bleeding: 3 mm
Colour: 4/4C
Content: 200 pages

Cover size: 366 x 245 mm (spine is 16 mm)
Bleeding: 15 mm
Colour: 4/0C





And some sample pages from within:


More in spoilers
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Enjoy!

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Made in gb
Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain





Earth

damn its a shame the fleet lists are not in there but great work and thanks !
   
Made in pt
Fireknife Shas'el




Lisbon, Portugal

Yeah, do you plan on adding updated fleet lists?

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 Unit1126PLL wrote:
"FW is unbalanced and going to ruin tournaments."
"Name one where it did that."
"IT JUST DOES OKAY!"

 Shadenuat wrote:
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Made in de
Experienced Maneater






Yes, I'm planning on making a second volume with the fleet lists and ship profiles.
But as stated above, it would have added another 150-200 pages and taken a lot more hours of work.
There are also so many useful ship profile cards floating around, that personally, I find fare more useful than flipping through page after page.

So I thought the best solution was to split it into two volume, rules and fleet lists.


 
   
Made in gb
Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain





Earth

That makes complete sense, I look forward to seeing your work and thanks again.
   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut



London

Wow, so this includes the errata, faq etc released in 2010?
   
Made in de
Experienced Maneater






The_Real_Chris wrote:
Wow, so this includes the errata, faq etc released in 2010?

Exactly.


 
   
Made in fi
Longtime Dakkanaut






Great project! I'll give it a read, this seems like a nice and practical package given I too had a friend interested in getting into BFG at some point this year.

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Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut



London

Very quickly after scanning - I thought their was a rule brought in that allowed escorts that were braced to have a chance of surviving critical hits on a 4+ (as normal for being braced). Can't find it - were those rule changes included in the book?
   
Made in de
Experienced Maneater






The_Real_Chris wrote:
Very quickly after scanning - I thought their was a rule brought in that allowed escorts that were braced to have a chance of surviving critical hits on a 4+ (as normal for being braced). Can't find it - were those rule changes included in the book?

I'm positive I haven't seen this rule in the rulebook or the Compendium. Maybe it was for a specific fleet? If you can find it, let me know!


 
   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut



London

 Hanskrampf wrote:
The_Real_Chris wrote:
Very quickly after scanning - I thought their was a rule brought in that allowed escorts that were braced to have a chance of surviving critical hits on a 4+ (as normal for being braced). Can't find it - were those rule changes included in the book?

I'm positive I haven't seen this rule in the rulebook or the Compendium. Maybe it was for a specific fleet? If you can find it, let me know!


This language in the FAQ?

BRACE FOR IMPACT: Brace For Impact special orders can be undertaken ANY time a ship faces taking damage before the actual to-hit result is rolled, including when ramming or being rammed or against damage from asteroid fields. For example, you do not have to make the leadership check to brace until you know a ship has successfully passed its test to ram, but it must be made before any damage rolls are made. In the same manner, one does not have to brace for damage against traversing asteroid fields until after one actually fails the leadership test to traverse the field but before any rolls to inflict damage are made. When facing damage from an exploding vessel, one may wait until the 3D6cm measurement for blast radius is made but before any hits are rolled. It may now also be used to protect against critical damage from any kind of H&R attack. See p.11 for more on ramming, p.13 for more on
   
Made in de
Experienced Maneater






The_Real_Chris wrote:
 Hanskrampf wrote:
The_Real_Chris wrote:
Very quickly after scanning - I thought their was a rule brought in that allowed escorts that were braced to have a chance of surviving critical hits on a 4+ (as normal for being braced). Can't find it - were those rule changes included in the book?

I'm positive I haven't seen this rule in the rulebook or the Compendium. Maybe it was for a specific fleet? If you can find it, let me know!


This language in the FAQ?

BRACE FOR IMPACT: Brace For Impact special orders can be undertaken ANY time a ship faces taking damage before the actual to-hit result is rolled, including when ramming or being rammed or against damage from asteroid fields. For example, you do not have to make the leadership check to brace until you know a ship has successfully passed its test to ram, but it must be made before any damage rolls are made. In the same manner, one does not have to brace for damage against traversing asteroid fields until after one actually fails the leadership test to traverse the field but before any rolls to inflict damage are made. When facing damage from an exploding vessel, one may wait until the 3D6cm measurement for blast radius is made but before any hits are rolled. It may now also be used to protect against critical damage from any kind of H&R attack. See p.11 for more on ramming, p.13 for more on


Okay... seems like I missed it after all. It is included though (reading the same things over and over really scrambles your brain), at the end of the Hit-and-Run paragraph. But maybe I should add it to the order as well.
Thanks for spotting it.


 
   
Made in fr
Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





France

Thank you for your work ! You serve the Soviet Union and it's gladly appreciated haha
(Don't ban me, it's a meme reference, I swear)

   
Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

I always love to see BFG support, it is still one of the best games GW has ever made. i fortunately still have my original books as well as the 2010 FAQ (along with my thousand sons and necron fleets..talk about polar opposites..i mostly break out the necrons to punish dirty eldar players )



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Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Stellar work hans.

My all time favourite GW game.

Have you been on the specialist games forum?

https://www.specialist-arms.com/

It's where the original GW site went when it went down. Lots of BFG fans and material there to look at.


Great work
   
Made in au
Frenzied Berserker Terminator






This is exactly what I needed to get back into this game. Bought a fleet years ago, never got into it because of how scattered all the rules were.

Thanks for all your hard work!

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Made in gb
Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain





Cardiff

Well this is beautiful!

Damn you. I spent the afternoon scratch building a Battle Barge!!!

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut




I also am a big BFG fan. Wish it would get a reboot. That's money GW is just leaving on the table, IMO.
   
Made in pt
Fireknife Shas'el




Lisbon, Portugal

phydaux wrote:
I also am a big BFG fan. Wish it would get a reboot. That's money GW is just leaving on the table, IMO.


Same here, man. Imagine BFG with plastic ships...

40k, AI, BFG & KT: / Battletech / Infinity: Nomads / MCP / SW Legion & X-Wing: CIS / WWX: Union

 Unit1126PLL wrote:
"FW is unbalanced and going to ruin tournaments."
"Name one where it did that."
"IT JUST DOES OKAY!"

 Shadenuat wrote:
Voted Astra Militarum for a chance for them to get nerfed instead of my own army.
 
   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





 Vector Strike wrote:
phydaux wrote:
I also am a big BFG fan. Wish it would get a reboot. That's money GW is just leaving on the table, IMO.


Same here, man. Imagine BFG with plastic ships...


The original BFG was released with plastic ships...

Not all their ships were plastic, but you could definitely play with nothing but plastic ships if you wanted to.
   
Made in pt
Fireknife Shas'el




Lisbon, Portugal

Hellebore wrote:
 Vector Strike wrote:
phydaux wrote:
I also am a big BFG fan. Wish it would get a reboot. That's money GW is just leaving on the table, IMO.


Same here, man. Imagine BFG with plastic ships...


The original BFG was released with plastic ships...

Not all their ships were plastic, but you could definitely play with nothing but plastic ships if you wanted to.


Sorry, wasn't clear on what I meant - Tau plastic ships

40k, AI, BFG & KT: / Battletech / Infinity: Nomads / MCP / SW Legion & X-Wing: CIS / WWX: Union

 Unit1126PLL wrote:
"FW is unbalanced and going to ruin tournaments."
"Name one where it did that."
"IT JUST DOES OKAY!"

 Shadenuat wrote:
Voted Astra Militarum for a chance for them to get nerfed instead of my own army.
 
   
Made in de
Experienced Maneater






Uploaded a new version.


 
   
Made in gb
Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain





Cardiff

Same link?

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
Made in de
Experienced Maneater






 JohnnyHell wrote:
Same link?

Yeah, replaced it.


 
   
Made in gb
Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain





Cardiff

Thank you so much. Just getting into BFG (I know right!) and this book update is making it easier. This and the resources on Yaktribe and I’m all set!

Some of the way they write rules is so needlessly complex for what are actually fairly simple concepts. Aiiiieee.

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
Made in de
Experienced Maneater






Printed copy came in the mail today



 
   
Made in de
Experienced Maneater






Added the print files and specs in the first post.


 
   
Made in it
Oozing Spawning Vat



Italy

Well,
thank you so much for this massive work!
I stubled upon this topic looking for some people still playing tabletop BFG and I find your remastered rulebook really useful and well done!

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Old Man Deda
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The truth is usually just an excuse for a lack of imagination.
-Elim Garak 
   
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Home Base: Waconia, MN (Minneapolis)

Is it possible to get a link to the print site you used? I ask because most of the ones I'm looking at don't do mm measurements and I'd love an updated hard back copy of this ruleset

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