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WargamerAU Forums _ 40k General Discussion _ Blackstone Fortress 'True' Size

Posted by: Primarch_Anubis Mar 4 2018, 02:38 AM

i seek any and all lore pertaining to the True, In-Universe size of the Blackstone Fortress.
The only snipped of lore I got was from ONE youtube vid, that the innermost chamber was easily 100 Terran miles across. I find the wikis' lack of definitive detail disturbing; and appalling.
I would greatly appreciate any lore the community knows, as well as the source of said lore.

Thank You.

Posted by: BearPowers Mar 5 2018, 06:11 AM

Not necessarily an answer, but they featured in both the table top and video game version of Battle Fleet Gothic. You could potentially find a ship you know the size of and build a rough guess by comparing it to the Blackstone Fortress.

Posted by: D_Arquebus Mar 5 2018, 11:34 AM

QUOTE(BearPowers @ Mar 5 2018, 07:11 AM) *
Not necessarily an answer, but they featured in both the table top and video game version of Battle Fleet Gothic. You could potentially find a ship you know the size of and build a rough guess by comparing it to the Blackstone Fortress.


I recall it was understood that the scale between ships and Fortress-like installations was not the same... The size of the Fortresses would perhaps be prohibitive on a TT scale.

Unfortunately, I cannot recall reading the dimensions of a Blackstone anywhere before.

Posted by: Kn'Thrak Mar 5 2018, 08:06 PM

I don't think the BFG rules even covered the size - and that's their original source material. I'd go look in the book for you, but I have no idea where it is.

They were closed up originally as imperial bases and they used them as defence stations and a major port. Definitely bigger than a Ramilles if the size of that is somewhere, but nowhere near as big as Port Maw.

Posted by: chromedog Mar 6 2018, 02:17 PM

BFG doesn't cover the size of it. I checked my files (got the pdfs when GW had them for download for a while)

The ships in BFG are more accurately the size of a pinhead atop the post on the flying bases, the models themselves are visual representations to aid play.

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