Dropzone Commander Battle Report #10 – Secure the Flanks – 1500 PHR vs UCM

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A battle report trying out some new army lists and one of the new tournament missions from the recent tournament pack. We thought this was a really good, fun mission!

As always, let us know what you think and how we can make these battle reports better.

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3 Responses to “Dropzone Commander Battle Report #10 – Secure the Flanks – 1500 PHR vs UCM”

  1. NIK2286 August 25, 2014 2:18 pm
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    Might be nit-picky, but starting each section with each of you staring at the camera got silly. Maybe cut it a little better, or just focus solely on the battlefield more often.

    I do like the subtitles so we know which BATTLEGROUP did what. That’s a nice touch!
    Maybe add more thoughts on WHY you activated certain things when, because the thoughts at the end were enlightening. During the video I kept wondering “why didn’t activate this group now??” It may give away some plans to your opponent but I feel like these are the things I personally struggle with, and would like to know more about!

    Overall, I love the videos!! Keep the bat reps comin’!

    • Cameron August 25, 2014 6:31 pm
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      Thanks for the suggestions!

      It’s a tough balance. I like to add analysis and show every activation, but I also really strive to keep the times under 30 minutes, since I know I personally don’t have the time to watch marathon battle reports (I can’t even handle a 30 minute report, but my feedback so far has been that people like them at that length).

      The reason I start each shot with the camera zoomed out is that I’ve seen battle reports that consist of nothing but close-in shots, and it’s really easy to lose track of where you are on the battlefield and get confused. Now… you have a good point that I don’t have to start with a shot of my opponent’s face, and then move down to the table… I could probably trim a few seconds off by just starting with the wide shot of the table. I’ll play around with that. However, I do need to start with some sort of wide shot to orient the viewer.

      I think it would be tough to add too much color and explanation mid-battle, since it would *definitely* give away some of my long-term plans and clue in my opponent… but I do think I can explain why I did something after it has played out, or occasionally explain why I activated one group over another. I’ll try to add in a little more of that.

  2. Joshhodg August 27, 2014 5:40 pm
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    How the heck did you roll sooo many 1s to hit buildings. You do know you always hit on a 2+ regardless of modifiers right?