Dropzone Commander Hobby Blog: Part 1

I have no idea what I’m getting myself into. All I am armed with is my limited human knowledge and ability to spend money on things I don’t need. So naturally I went with the Scourge, because what better way is there to expand your knowledge then to add an entire other mental presence into your mind and relinquish your freedom to it!

The first thing I had to do was buy models. So of course I went ahead and bought the super starter pack deluxe. Mine came with a Scourge Starter pack, about 10-15 extra kits I may or may not need, and the most adorable scowl on my wife’s face. With a reasonably terrible 1500 point list and a bunch of unopened models I was ready to proceed onto the next step. (Disclaimer, I have a very old phone so a lot of the model pictures will not be the best quality)

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I had to decide a paint scheme. Now I am not a very good painter, I don’t know the difference between base coats and highlights, I still don’t see why priming is so important, and I just figured out what a wash is. However, Dropzone models are tiny and really easy to paint! I wanted to go with a purple color so I promptly painted two test models. One was purple with a blue highlight, and the other with a grey highlight. In the process of painting these models I realized I wanted a third option to compare the other two, so I put together a third model and painted it just white, then I slapped some Guillaman Blue Glaze (my favorite citadel paint that I never use!) onto it and realized I was on to something.


Sometimes going white is better.

I now have a mini-fleet at my disposal to terrorize all my opponents. Tremble in terror at my all powerful snow scourge!


Stay tuned next week when I talk a little bit more about the fluff of the Scourge, and then I can introduce you all to “Mr. Giggles”



About Petey Pab

Aspiring 40k analyst, tournament reporter and Ultramarines enthusiast, Petey Pab only seeks to gather more knowledge about the game of 40k and share it with as many people as he can in order to unite both hobbyists and gamers. We are, after all, two sides of the same coin.

8 Responses to “Dropzone Commander Hobby Blog: Part 1”

  1. Reecius
    Reecius April 15, 2016 4:28 pm #

    Looking forward to seeing these on the table, buddy!

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      Novastar April 15, 2016 9:24 pm #

      The PHR will eliminate the scourge threat

      • Reecius
        Reecius April 17, 2016 11:33 am #

        Not before UCM does it!

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    Thimn Witt April 16, 2016 4:32 am #

    Awesome, another Scourge player! May thier noodly appendages touch the enslaved!

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    Egge April 17, 2016 12:41 pm #

    Good to go! Last invasion was hard on the Scourge results so we need more players to prove their worth! A fun read and good to read more DZC on the page!

    • Reecius
      Reecius April 17, 2016 1:34 pm #

      Yeah, Frankie and my armies are painted, and Raw Dogger and Pablo are getting in to it, too. Ironically, we just need a PHR player to round it out, lol, which is usually the most common army.

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        Egge April 18, 2016 3:04 am #

        That’s great! Although you need to cover a lot of games I have not looked back on my nids after entering the scene of DZC. The tournament games are so much tighter and exciting than anything I have experienced in 40k over some 15 years of tournament gaming.

        Then again. After 15 years it is not illogical to assume one might get tired on 40k for a while…

        But I really hope you will keep the DZC posts more active from now on! Good luck.

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