Last Friday, Hawk Wargames capped off a week of image teases with a major announcement for their flagship game, Dropzone Commander:
The game is now five years old and the publisher/designer felt like that was long enough to gain feedback and refine the system’s clunkier rules. Dave Lewis from Hawk Wargames sat down for an interview from the folks at Beasts of War and it looks like several welcome changes are coming:
- Renewed emphasis on using Dropships
- Dropships disassociated with Battlegroups, lessening their restrictions.
- Revamp of how Fast Movers operate
- Streamlining force building and making it less restrictive
- Updating Command Cards and allowing for customization
There was a bit more in that video link and none of it is fully vetted but Hawk is looking to release the new ruleset in time for the Christmas holiday.
Over on Facebook, Hawk did confirm that the two supplement rulebooks, Reconquest Phase 1 and 2 are not getting updated but rather, an errata sheet will be provided. Dave said in the interview the stat lines for units will largely go unchanged but we’ll see how that plays out. My faction is the Resistance and all of their content is in the Reconquest books so not updating them is an interesting decision.
Overall, I’m pretty excited and will definitely be hanging around the Hawk booth at Gen Con for more details.