Some Dropzone Commander Pics From Valhalla!

OK, so I managed to get a weak signal and am trying to upload some pics!

Here are some of the new studio Dropzone Commander minis, painted! Also, some of the new terrain and some of the new Resistance models, in their first trip to the USA. They look great and listening to Dave talk about the factions guiding principals of an ultra elite group of fighters using extremely low tech weapons and equipment, I really dig it! This is a faction that will be visually striking with cool rules.

I like the idea of survivors such as those from the Terminator franchise having fought against the Scourge for 150 years. Only the strong survive and a culture that would come from that would produce tough as nails fighters. However, they don’t have much industry to speak of and work with what little resources they have.

Rules wise, they will have good stats, but crap vehicles and weapons but, get this, most of them have NO countermeasures!! Holy crap, that is game changing. That really, really changes the way the game is played. They overcome their technological weaknesses through determination and brute force. They have trucks loaded with improvised artillery, and the more their are in a unit, the further their range is or the larger the area of effect for blast. This represents them overcoming counter measures with sheer volume of fire. How cool! They do have some drop ships but those they have are utilitarian and rugged. They also use hover craft that can carry multiple vehicles. They look great too, with incredible detail. You can see all the transmission on the bottom of the vehicles.

Units of Resistance will be bigger and more cost effective to buy as well, but weak. Dave is willing to slow down sales of a unit that is too good to preserve game balance. That commitment to the integrity of his game over profit is amazing. That is what most of us gamers have been waiting for in a game company. Talking to him is like talking to a fellow nerd that is ultra enthusiastic about his own game, and geek culture in general. It makes me like DzC even more than I already do. He is a guy that is very talented, and very committed to the fine detail of making a great game.

Anyway, enough ranting, here’s some pics!

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24 Responses to “Some Dropzone Commander Pics From Valhalla!”

  1. TinBane May 6, 2014 10:44 pm
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    That monorail is STUNNING.

    The resistance models look pretty great, sounds like they will be interesting to play against. Their models are awesome looking!

    • Reecius
      Reecius May 7, 2014 10:13 am
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      It is seriously cool, and the track it comes with is actually 7′ long!

  2. Rich with GSI May 6, 2014 10:47 pm
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    I didn’t realize how big the Hades is… holy crap!

    • Reecius
      Reecius May 7, 2014 10:07 am
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      Yeah, its huge! The bigger vehicles in the game are really big.

  3. Crisp Mini May 7, 2014 6:19 am
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    Resistance sound wild. No Countermeasures? That is wild.

    Looking forward to it!

    • Reecius
      Reecius May 7, 2014 10:05 am
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      Yeah, its pretty cool!

  4. Hotsauceman1 May 7, 2014 7:30 am
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    Well, looking at resistance, Im not a fan f their aestetic. And Slowing sales to preserve game balance? What does that mean?

    • Reecius
      Reecius May 7, 2014 10:04 am
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      It means if a unit is selling red hit because it is op, Dave will tone down its rules to keep the game balanced, even if it means doing so will slow down short term sales.

      • Crisp Mini May 7, 2014 10:40 am
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        It means they give a damn about the integrity of their game

        • Reecius
          Reecius May 7, 2014 10:41 am
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          Exactly.

          • Hotsauceman1 May 7, 2014 10:46 am
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            I thought something different, like he would change the price on them.NVM

  5. WarbossJosh May 7, 2014 9:33 am
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    That big scorpion looking model is awesome!

  6. Mister Shine May 7, 2014 10:54 am
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    Thats the Hades

    Also I wonder how they’ll do against Scourge. The no countermeasures thing wont help scourge much will it?

    • TinBane May 7, 2014 3:29 pm
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      Pretty much no.
      Doesn’t help shaltari as much either in some cases. I imagine that Resistance will have lots of low armour units, units like AA are good against them (the odds of a rapier closing a kill on an A 5, 1DP target is greater than that of a railgun IIRC. Shaltari unit AA is 18″/18″.

      • Mister Shine May 8, 2014 3:45 am
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        Hmmm, guess it’ll encourge Scourge to make more use of the Annihilator then?

  7. Gargh May 7, 2014 1:14 pm
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    Overall I’d have to choose Shaltari or maybe Scourge over the Resistance, but dammit their big dropship looks great. I love that design. Also I would be tempted by the trucks if only for the Command and Conquer: Generals nostalgia value…

  8. Vidar May 7, 2014 7:07 pm
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    Mad Max!!! Master Blaster in the house. Let’s go Resistance!

    • Reecius
      Reecius May 8, 2014 5:52 pm
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      They sound awesome! You can play them as feral resistance (like crazy, savage warlords) or as resistance who are still relatively civilized and that team up with the UCM to fight the Scourge.

  9. Jason
    Raw Dogger May 7, 2014 9:08 pm
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    I like the idea of the resistance but not quite sure I like the aesthetic. I’ve been looking seriously at the UCM faction

    • Zeos May 8, 2014 5:49 am
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      I also have mixed feelings of the 50s retro future looks to some of their vehicles but on the other hand flat bed trucks with mortars on them is one if my favorite military ideas ever. Also their tank looks like a sci-fi leopard 2 which I also think its pretty cool.

      • anonymou5 May 8, 2014 8:48 am
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        We had Leopard 2 direct fire support during clearance ops in RC South. That thing will always hold a special place in my heart.

    • Reecius
      Reecius May 8, 2014 9:53 am
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      I play UCM, they’re awesome.

  10. Josh August 24, 2015 10:53 am
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    How big are the fighters’ bases? they look about 1″ x 1″?

  11. Brian K. September 10, 2015 7:01 am
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    Really nice paint job on the Scourge. Hard to tell exactly from the pictures but did you go for a Non Metal Metallic on their armour? I’m curious what colours you used as it’s got a good dark feeling and isn’t too shiny.

    And I’m loving all the new Scourge nasty walker units.