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New Temptations, New Shinies, And New Upcomings

I got a chance to play Games Workshop’s Warhammer Underworld: Shadespire the other day and that is a fine little piece of miniature bliss. The last GW game I played and enjoyed was Space Hulk 3.0, but I don’t own it. I own a copy of Dreadfleet but it is still in shrink and I haven’t gotten enough of a push to rectify that.  Shadespire, however, seems right up my alley.

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Dropzone Commander Update From Across The Pond

Salute 2018 was this past weekend in London and while the new owners of Dropzone Commander didn’t put on the kind of spectacle that Hawk Wargames used to throw, they did have a few interesting items to pour over.

photo from Salute 2018 TTCombat booth- Louis Simpson

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Gaslands Deathrace Prep

Gaslands most popular game scenario is the “Deathrace” scenario featured prominently in the rulebook.  The main feature of the scenario is a last-man-standing race around a course, passing through various gates to get through the finish.  The Gaslands community has come up with a lot of different options for these gates but since I’m using a less popular scale at 10mm, I decided to check out some of the Dropzone Commander terrain out there and found a great set put out by 4Ground.

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Accidental Find: Toy Terrain

The Gaslands Facebook page is a non-stop flow of treasure hunters looking for the next cool Hotwheels at their local supermarket or thrift store.  While I’m all set to use my half-scaled version from Dropzone Commander, I was curious to see what could be had at my local Walmart.

While not really something to post a “look at me!” thread on Facebook, I did find this little Cars 3 toy interesting for the flaming oil drums.  They looked like they were in scale with my 28-32mm terrain so I took a gamble and picked it.  If nothing else, the car could go to my boy and the obligatory other toys could go to rest of the minions when I got home.

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Dropzone Commander State Of The State

Well, the new owners of Dropzone Commander, TTCombat, held a live chat on the current state of the product line and that of it’s sister game, Dropfleet Commander.  One of the admins for the main Facebook group posted the summary for those that couldn’t attend:

hmmm.

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Gaslands Templates Complete

Not much to this update but I was able to finish up my Gaslands templates.

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Entering The World Of Post-Apocalyptic Vehicular Combat. Again.

It’s funny how quickly a fire can spread, especially with heavy winds. A particularly fast spreading wildfire just hit my game group hard and it has us all scrambling to keep up.  Gaslands is one of the Osprey “Blue Book” games’ series where they have a designer put together a rule system and setting in a very defined format.  The game, written/designed by Mike Hutchinson, came out last year but really took off with my group thanks to a review of it on the Secret Cabal gaming podcast.

In essence, the game rule set for miniature car/vehicle combat using template movement a la X-wing (without the hidden selection process).  The rule set is super cheap and picking it up is easy by buying the PDF of Osprey’s site or picking up a hardcopy off Amazon.

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Stop Humping The Laser

Last weekend I got a chance to use my Laser again in another Dropzone Commander game.  This time it was with some friends in a three-army free-for-all.

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Fully Armed And Operational

Last week, I had completed the customization of my Aegis Orbital Defense Laser for Dropzone Commander but I hadn’t completed the painting of it yet. Since it was to be used in a game later that weekend, I had to get it done and I thought I’d share the final model.

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Dropzone Commander Winter Campaign, Finale

This weekend saw the conclusion of our Dropzone Commander Winter Campaign.

BEGIN TRANSMISSION…COMMAND EYES ONLY…
PROJECT: ARTHUR MILLER
INTELLIGENCE REPORTS LOCATION OF FUNCTIONAL ORBITAL LASER IN ABANDONED CITY CENTER, NEW LONDON.
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE IS TO CONTROL THE LASER TO ASSIST IN ORBITAL BATTLE.
SECONDARY OBJECTIVE IS TO LOCATE AND RETRIEVE PLANS FOR ORBITAL LASER AND POWER SUPPLY, HIDDEN IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN NEW LONDON.
DETAILED MAPS TO FOLLOW…
END TRANSMISSION

The campaign coordinator had us bring our Aegis Orbital Defense Laser so I was glad to finish mine up for the game.  I’ll have final pictures of that up later this week but for now, on with the game!

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