This weekend saw a lot of Dropzone as we celebrated a friend’s birthday with a bunch of Dropzone Commander games going off simultaneously. With 6 players, we had all five factions represented and I did a poor job of capturing the event as we had several interesting games going on. My map featured the orbital defense laser in the “Laser 2” scenario from Reconquest Phase 1. The Shaltari v UCM was river defense layout and the Shaltari v Scourge was a custom narrative scenario with some elevated highway terrain.
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We arrived in Indy with much less ado than last time. No redeye flights. Just a quick flight and hop over to the hotel. Gen Con scaled back their advertising this year and didn’t have anything at the airport this time. We did arrive a day before most people but they had adverts at the airport last time. All-in-all, traveling went well with one notable exception:
After some furious painting this afternoon, I finished up my Dropzone Commander army for the big campaign event at Gen Con 2018. I went through to finalize my list and found that I didn’t just need to work up my new commander Tilt Rotor aircraft but also needed to work up another squad of infantry and another set of tanks.
Lucky for me, the infantry I was painting used a pretty simple scheme of just taking the base primer grey, adding black details like the boots, belts, and helmet, then washing it all in pure GW Nuln Oil.
Mantic did a much better job this year running a “Walking Dead Week” and kept up their blog everyday on new Walking Dead content. Nothing new came out to calm my growing fear that Mantic is discontinuing its support for the solo aspects of the game but hopefully I’ll find out more at Gen Con. Unfortunately, I didn’t have much else to add this week after all their information came out but I did break open some Dropzone Commander models and work them up.
I picked up several of the new Famous Commander models and was excited to open up this bad boy and get it assembled.
We had our first chance to play the new beta rules of Dropzone Commander (currently version 2.4.1). It was nice to see Dropzone hit the table but since they’ve only released stats for the four core factions, I was relegated to playing with my friend’s UCM models. We decided to keep it simple and play with only the starter set of models and out of five of us, we had all four factions covered.