With the announcement of Dropzone Commander 2 today, what is better than to post something about something else? Just some pics from today’s game. How about that?
Still… mostly it is just pictures.
So we played a 1999 points battle Scourge Vs Resistance with Famous commander. Salakhan and The Dinosaur.
I have found that adding some variation to the normal “Tournament game”-routine we kind of have gotten stuck in really adds a lot for me right now. I can’t get in the games I want so when we do play we do it much less serious. This might mean I can’t compete in next invasion (though I plan to attend and play) for the win but it keeps me playing.
Dropfleet Commander finally arrived in Gothenburg. I and a friend, Westman, decided to play a game to try out the rules and get a feeling for the game. We decided on 600 pts and that we would play the introductory scenario Expeditionary Raid.
+++ Operational Parameters +++
Expeditionary Raid to secure industrial and military sectors on Eden VII in Grid 067829 aka. The Paradise’s Outback. Naval Intelligence report minor Scourge activity in the surroundings. Scans of the target area show no active Orbital Defence Emplacements. Recommended approach is a Lightning Strike to secure essential infrastructure and operational military assets. Caution is advised. Navigational hazards are present, remnants from the initial stages of the Reconquest is still in orbit over the target area.
+++ Expected Losses +++
Naval Assets: Minimum
Ground Assets: Minimum
So I’m back after my third Invasion and as like the two other times it was great fun and five good intense battles with 5 nice opponents. My personal goal this time was to have three wins and make it to the upper half. First time I had three losses and two wins and second time one loss, two draws and two wins but I have always make it to the upper half. Last time I played Feral Resistance but now I was back with the Allies…
Time for the after action report of Winter Invasion 2016. It was a blast! I am starting to feel at home in Croydon. I also guess this mean I am part time Londoner. I sleep in english hotels, shower in english showers, use english toilets and drink american beer at english pubs while eating home-made burgers and socialising with the DzC elite (read OB). If this goes on I need to get myself a post box. Egge has already gone through the opening excitement as the venue was closed up when we arrived after having an english breakfast. I will share with you my first sight as I walked through the doors.
The final game awaited. Invasion had almost ended. The game awaiting me would be a fantastic one, full of surprises and unlikely events. After going through the fifth game I will share a few of my reflections of the event itself.
I will also take the opportunity to apologise for not posting this post last week as intended. But life got in the way. Enough of that, lets get to it. Continue reading
The original DZC rulebook have some hidden gems in my opinion. As a tournament player I do find that playing massive and not-so-balanced-mission can be fun as long as there correct expectations are there. Therefor me and Snolb talked about the missions in the rulebook that doesn’t get as much action as the rest. There are very few actually getting used out there. Mostly we have been thinking the Attacker-Defender missions in the rulebook. That means
These are six of the available 12 missions which actually hint that DZC had a original purpose of being about 50-50 casual gaming with cool models and 50-50 balanced play. Later on this changed and from the rulebook Hawk have with their tournament pack basically said that only four missions are worth playing in any kind of balanced setting and in their own tournament they are only consider 2 of them worthwhile.
But the variation of the missions is what caught my eye in the beginning. Not playing pitched battle (focal point of objective missions) or a small variation of that was one of the main drivers for me. So me and Snolb decided for the following thing;
We are going to test all Attacker and Defender missions in the rulebook and blog about it. At least each mission will be played twice.
And film it.
The goal isn’t to film poorly but we will take this as learning to get the hang of making small films. The set-up of these blogs will basically always be a 2 parter:
So let’s start
Time for the last game of the first day and the first game of the second day. Since I had good success in the first two games I had climbed to table six, therefore being in the top 12 players, if I remember correctly. It was time to have my first game against a member of Team OB. I did not have the pleasure during the spring and since those chaps are nice guys I hoped for a fun time. Mega Mike did not disappoint. Continue reading
As it stands my position worsened 5 placements and being the only swede who lowered in % in placements I am the standing joke in the group. But I did get 5 good games. Although I don’t have a good recollection of them – all other swedes have much better reports. Mine are just vague and most likely not interesting.
So let me tell you about them anyway. The little I remember.
Two and a half week ago since Invasion. An incredible event with lots of fun, food and beer. As you already may have read we did quite well in Team Sweden. Personally it went really good and I improved both in position and most importantly in points. I intended to do a more detailed AAR but realised already during Invasion that I have trouble remembering the games. I blame the concentration and fun. Therefore this will most likely be short and hopefully I can remember some details about each game