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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Dropfleet Commander Kickstarter - the wait is over!

Well I'm back! it's been a long time since I last posted, essentially I decended into a bit of a sulk as I waited for my Dropfleet commander KS pledge to arrive, and although I worked on other projects including: 

  • Imperial Guard Kill team 
  • Horse Archers for Lion rampant
  • Some Ancient Britons to use in Frostgrave 

I didn't feel the urge to write about them, lost in the growing frustration of waiting my KS, as it turned out I was among a handful of orders that got lost and as such had to wait until the new year to receive it.

Don't get me wrong I haven't had to wait for DFC models; my friend Graeme received his pledge as one of the first and as such he gave me his KS "freebies" for the Scourge and Shaltari in exchange for my UCM & PHR Freebies (when I was due to get them). Also in the excitement of DFC shipping I bought a Scourge starter from a friend who backed at the highest pledge level and had enough starter sets to sell one off without issue.

With these models I have played two games, both of which are mediocre, but maybe this was tainted by my anger and frustration of not knowing what was going or when I was going to get my stuff.

Really this post is essentially nothing more than a list of what I got in a hope to invoke the passion for documenting my painting process and general blogging again.

Opened KS box

Sprues for the 2 player starter set: Scourge top, UCM bottom

Shaltari Starter fleet add on

Freebies: 1 cruiser and Frigate sprue for each race.
UCM dog tag and credit at bottom of picture
The thing to note about the models is that they are made from HARD plastic, now the reason I emphasize on the "hard" part is these are unlike any plastic I have ever used.
This is not a plastic to be cut using your old faithful, glue and paint encrusted hobby knife, this plastic requires a new sharp precision knife. I have also found that when cutting the Shaltari from their sprue some of the "spines/transport nodes" snap off.

Flight stands, dice and tape measure
Flight asset add on (fighters,bombers & torpedoes) 

Activation cards add on

Quick reference guides, battlegroup cards, building instructions and flight dial stickers for the "Freebies"

2 player set: Rulebook with vertical sleeve, battlegroup cards, quick reference guides, building instructions, flight dial stickers, cardboard game tokens and two fold out map sheets.
The 2 player set above came all shrink wrapped together which was very helpful; I'm not sure if that was a KS pledge organisation or if the retail 2 player set comes the same way, but I hope for everyone's sake that it does.

Well that will do for now in regards to the DFC KS but I hope to continue with my blog and that it's helpful to you as it is to me.

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