Rumours, Battle Reports, and Terrain

Video Battle Report

First things first, Natfka has posted up a video battle report against Shawn from blue table painting. It’s an hour and a half long, but worth watching. Once again, Dave explains a bunch of basics at the start. If you are already a DzC player, you can consider skipping to 22:00 but it’s always worth listening Dave’s thoughts, because it gives you a good feel for the ideas and theories behind the game’s design.

 

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Flyers in DzC and New Scenario Pieces for Pre-Order!

New modular monorailThe monorail scenery pack and Orbital Defence Laser scenery pack are available for pre-order on the hawk wargames site, at 45 pounds each. The monorail in particular looks amazing, with a series of pylons supporting a flexible plastic track which you can use to put seven feet of track on your table, in whatever shape you desire. Between missions you can change up the track shape!  Continue reading

Dropfleet Commander Announced

Dropfleet Commander - 10mm scale At salute 2014, Hawk have announced Dropfleet Commander. And they did it in style, with a full 10mm scale strike carrier. According to Dave, this is only one of the smallest units in the new game. Also announced is that Andy Chambers (of Battlefleet gothic fame) will be designing the game. To say I’m excited is no under-statement, and here’s why.  Continue reading

New Experimental Rules for March Releases

Hawk wargames have released the UCM Eagle, Scourge Harbinger, Scourge Stalker, PHR Mercury, and Shaltari Caiman Heavy Grav Tank.

Scourge HarbingerEach of these units, look like they are going to introduce some serious changes to the DzC meta. The Scourge Harbinger, for example, is a heavily armoured dropship, combined with capable demolition, and light AA. It’s going to take some serious AA to knock down a dropship with 4 damage points, and armour 6. With the threat of an E11 bomb and the capability to down light dropships on a 2+ followed by a 3+, it is going to be a great distraction unit once it’s dropped it’s payload, at 55pts.

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New Experimental Rules for January Releases

Shaltari Tarantula Walkers

During the pre-christmas days of December, Hawk showed off renders for their new models. Three have been debuted for January pre-order. Coinciding with pre-order availability, Hawk have released the current state experimental rules for these units.

This article will be my un-tested opinion on the units capabilities and costs. It isn’t based on play-testing, and it isn’t based on mathematics. It’s based on me eyeballing the statline and drawing on my experience with DZC.

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Ferrum Class Drone Base Update – “Doomfridge” no longer?

Simon has announced on the hawk forums that the 1.1 rules for the Ferrum are live. At the moment, the 1.0 rules appear in the downloads sections still, so it’s not apparent how to get at the new rules :)

However, the summary that simon has given looks very promising.

 

 

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DZC Update: 12 Days of Christmas (X2?)

Not content to rest on their laurels, Hawk Wargames are at it again.

A new UCM tank.

In addition to the Resistance, which we know is an upcoming faction, hawk have designs for what is probably three new units for each faction, or eight new units and four teasers for resistance models. Over the first 12 days of christmas, Hawk is releasing teaser glimpses of their upcoming units, and in the following 12 days, we are told they are releasing full shots and perhaps more info. Continue reading