More Malifaux and a new game!

I’ve been pretty steadily adding to my Malifaux collection of painted models. We’ve started a new campaign at our local store which has me really interested in painting more Resurrectionist faction models. In Malifaux, ¬†Ressurectionists are what they sound like. They are typically undead or people who focus on raising the undead. Here are some pictures of what I’ve painted in the last month for this faction.

Last year I backed a Kickstarter for Dropfleet Commander, the latest miniature game from Hawk Wargames. Dropfleet Commander, or DFC, is a spaceship game set in orbit above a planet versus being in deep space. There are a lot of unique mechanics to this game and, as we’ve come to expect from Hawk Wargames, the models are very beautiful. I have United Colonies of Man (UCM) and Scourge fleets painted and have played a few introductory games. I’m looking forward to growing my fleets and playing some larger games .

Dropzone Commander – UCM

Here is the 2nd army you receive in the starter box of Dropzone Commander, which is the United Colonies of Man or UCM. I decided to go with a grey theme with these guys because I think it looks good next to the blue them of my Scourge (see previous post). I really like the look of this army, partly because their tanks remind me of the tanks from TRON. The main color I used was Valejo Dark Grey.

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Dropzone Commander – Scourge

I’ve been hearing a lot of good reviews regarding Dropzone Commander¬†from Hawk Wargames, especially since the starter box came out in October of last year. Dropzone Commander is a 10mm miniature game utilizing dropships as a central theme for delivery and rapid redeployment of your units. I’ve heard the game referred to as the chess of wargaming due to it’s emphasis on tactics over complex rules. For roughly $100 US, the box comes with two starter armies with enough points for a 60 minute demo/skirmish, a full size rule book and card stock buildings among a lot of other items (markers/dice/tape measure). From what I understand (I have yet to play a game) these starting armies are not throw away armies that will never be used outside of a demo, but are solid units that will be used as you scale up your army(s). The models themselves are very good looking and they pack a lot of detail into their 10mm size. The first of the skirmish armies that I painted up are the Scourge, which are the universal “bad guys” in the game. They have an HR Giger look to them and all of their vehicles use grav technology to float around. I went with a bright scheme using Warpaints Crystal Blue as the main color with Gun Metal/Weapon Bronze/Lava Orange as accent colors.

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