When I first started with Battlefleet Gothic (BFG) I decided to collect a Chaos fleet as my starting point. There were numerous reasons for this:
1) it was one of the fleets in the original box set,
2) plastics.. big draw,
3) I was tired of being the goodie two shoes in every one of the GW niches,
4) straight forward playing style (unlike the Eldar which had yet to appear),
5) I had promised myself that I would only collect one fleet (yeah, no way I was holding to that rule).
My initial cruiser force was fleshed out with some of the metal escorts (I had talked the local store into getting one of the BFG rack deals from GW). Then I added some of the heavies to get some sorely needed punch.
One of the nicer aspects of plastics is that I did not feel like I had to sell my first born to ome up with some wreck vessels. I just needed a couple of plastic cruisers, an Xacto saw, and some green stuff and poof… two serviceable wrecks.
I took this fleet down to the only Dallas Grand Tournament they had with Specialist Games as a part of the lineup and managed to turn in a solid, if undistinguished, performance. The honors at that GT went to an Ork fleet with a Hulk and a couple of nasty kruizerz. While there, I picked up some of the Forgeworld resin Space Marine escorts and a bag of the Grey Knight Battlecruisers.
I am going to try and get my son’s interest in his Eldar Fleet rekindled and see if I can finish out the three Space Marine fleets, the Ork fleet, and the Tau fleet Ihave in the yards (and why did I ever buy 20 of the Defender Class Tau? Note to self, see the one fleet rule!)