Standard Cruiser Damage Output

So, before I get started, the disclaimer. Damage output of ships is only useful subject to the opportunity to use it. That means range (shaltari, PHR), survivability (UCM, PHR), and the ability to deliver damage before being weakened (Scourge, shaltari) play a critical role in how decisive these stats are.  Continue reading

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Dropfleet Commander – Under the Hood pt 1

Hi Guys,

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on here, and I’ve found the motivation. The stats and game theory behind DFC is interesting.

In this short piece, I’ll introduce and explains some base concepts that I’ll refer to later on. I’ll hopefully be posting a series of articles on mechanics, all linked and summarised here. 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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DZC Tactics: Main Battle Tanks


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In nearly every game of DZC, the most important compulsory unit in terms of damage output, is going to be the main battle tank or equivalent. All four (released) races have a mandatory armoured group to go with the mandatory infantry and command at 1500pts. What do you get for your points, how useful are they, and more importantly, how are they best used? Continue reading