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Dropfleet Commander Kickstarter

Post  Glitch on Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:10 pm

Dropfleet Commander's Kickstarter is live.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hawkwargames/dropfleet-commander/?ref=kicktraq

Beast of War's Coverage of the Game Mechanics

Manoeuvres:
http://www.beastsofwar.com/dropfleet/weekend-fleet-manoeuvres/

Shooting:
http://www.beastsofwar.com/dropfleet/weekend-weapons-free/

Planetary Assault:
TBA

Additional Old GenCon Demo (Probably Outdated)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGssTiZn8v8


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Re: Dropfleet Commander Kickstarter

Post  lothlann on Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:43 pm

looks cool to bad i rather play phr, ill just wait till they make the ships for them if they ever choose to.
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Re: Dropfleet Commander Kickstarter

Post  Glitch on Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:49 pm

Apparently PHR and Shaltari are ready, but are going to be unlocked as kickstarter stretch goals. Seeing at where the kickstarter is in less than 24hours, I suspect that they'll update with those stretch goals unlocked pretty quick here.
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Post  CA$H on Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:59 pm

Still waiting on my Heavy Gear kickstarter.....
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Re: Dropfleet Commander Kickstarter

Post  Glitch on Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:09 pm

I've been buying my Dropzone Commander directly from Hawk. They've always been really good in the customer service compartment. In fact, their stuff arrives really quick, faster than most of my stuff from the UK, and yet they always feel like they could have sent it faster, so they toss in an extra random free model. Accordingly, they're already got all the CAD's done, they're just raising money to make the plastic moulds (which can cost upwards of $30000).
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Re: Dropfleet Commander Kickstarter

Post  Diragi on Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:21 pm

Desert Rat wrote:Apparently PHR and Shaltari are ready, but are going to be unlocked as kickstarter stretch goals. Seeing at where the kickstarter is in less than 24hours, I suspect that they'll update with those stretch goals unlocked pretty quick here.

The Beasts of War hr on it kind has me sold -- a bit like BFG with a bit more depth. Still not sold on the looks -- waiting for the PHR as well.

Looks like the both the PHR and Shaltari have been unlocked but they've only added the CAD images for the later.
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Post  Diragi on Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:28 pm

Stretch Goals:
Unlocked: £40k - Goal Reached
Unlocked: £70k - Race Pins (Bolt-on)
Unlocked: £100k - Hostile Map Set (Bolt-on)
Unlocked: £110k - Faction dice (Bolt-on)
Unlocked: £130k - SHALTARI PLASTIC STARTER FLEET UNLOCKS (Bolt-on)
Unlocked: £140k - Acrylic Tokens (Bolt-on)
Unlocked: £150k - High Rank Backers - 1 Free Scourge Frigate Sprue (makes 4 Frigates)

Still Locked:

£190k - Alien Map Set (Bolt-on)£195k - Art Print 2 (Bolt-on)
£200k - High Rank Backers - 1 Free UCM Frigate Sprue (makes 4 Frigates)
£210k - PHR PLASTIC STARTER FLEET UNLOCKS (Bolt-on)
£230k - Art Print 3 (Bolt-on)
£240k - Nocturnal Map Set (Bolt-on)
£250k - Kickstarter Exclusive Paper Radar Map (Bolt-on)

--- Other Stretch goals will be added ----

£300k - High Rank Backers - 1 Free Shaltari Frigate Sprue (makes 4 Frigates)
--- Other Stretch goals will be added ----
£350k - High Rank Backers - 1 Free PHR Frigate Sprue (makes 4 Frigates)


Free Rewards for all backers:

Unlocked: £150k - 1 Free Scourge Cruiser Sprue (makes 1 cruiser with all upgrades)
£200k - 1 Free UCM Cruiser Sprue (makes 1 cruiser with all upgrades
£300k - 1 Free Shaltari Cruiser Sprue (makes 1 cruiser with all upgrades)
£350k - 1 Free PHR Cruiser Sprue (makes 1 cruiser with all upgrades)
£500k - Frigate Bonanza (Super Reward) 4 Frigates for each race (16 Frigates total!)

Backer number Free Rewards:

2000 backers: UCM Credit
3000 backers: UCM Dog Tag


Timed based Rewards:

25th November - KS Exclusive Battlecruisers for Scourge, Shaltari and PHR (Bolt-on)
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Re: Dropfleet Commander Kickstarter

Post  CA$H on Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:51 pm

I like the UCM ships - so I may back it if people want to play....

Saving grace is it will be fast to paint...like Dropzone is..
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Post  Joyous_Oblivion on Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:39 pm

I really like starship combat games (thus interest in Armada and overall sadness BFG went the way of the dodo) so I'd probably be in though this likely won't be something we are playing till late 2016.

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Re: Dropfleet Commander Kickstarter

Post  Glitch on Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:12 pm

If you're interested in Firestorm Armada, the rules are available for free over here:
http://www.spartangames.co.uk/resources/downloads

It's a great game. When I head back for the holidays, I'll make sure I bring my fleets back.

As for Drop Fleet, I'm definitely picking up the models simply cause I do like them. So if someone is interested but not sure they'll have someone to play with, I'll definitely be pledging.
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Post  CA$H on Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:03 am

Desert Rat wrote:If you're interested in Firestorm Armada, the rules are available for free over here:
http://www.spartangames.co.uk/resources/downloads

It's a great game. When I head back for the holidays, I'll make sure I bring my fleets back.

As for Drop Fleet, I'm definitely picking up the models simply cause I do like them. So if someone is interested but not sure they'll have someone to play with, I'll definitely be pledging.

I always wanted to try Firestorm Armada.....

The sheer variation of fleets is crazy - looks like about 20 different factions?!??!
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Post  Glitch on Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:37 am

Technically there are six "core" factions. And a ton of minor factions that are grouped together (more on this below).

However, in the fluff, three are allied against the other three and they are the main belligerents in the war (Dindrenzi, Directorate, and Relthoza vs. Terrans, Sorylians, and Aquans). Each of these sides created broader alliances that are the minor factions (Zenian Leauge vs. Alliance of Kurak).

So the six core races get full support (pretty much every class of ship) and constant expansions.

The minor races don't, but typically get enough for a Type 1, 2, and 3, ship (frigate size, cruiser size, battleship size). Regardless, they can be pretty fun and since you're not really playing a self contained mini faction, but the whole alliance, I think you can take other alliance ships.
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Post  Glitch on Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:53 pm

And... PHR has been unlocked. Pictures to be added later though.
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Post  Glitch on Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:26 pm

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Re: Dropfleet Commander Kickstarter

Post  Joyous_Oblivion on Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:16 pm

With the exception of the Scourge, all the fleets look really cool to me so far. I'll prolly be onboard for this game.

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Post  CA$H on Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:33 pm

Having watched the demo, and a demo of FireStorm Armada - I think Armada is a "better" system......
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Post  Glitch on Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:35 pm

Looking at the two of them, I think that they're both "space fleet" games, but that's about where it ends. They're different kind of space games. Either way, I'll have both =P
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Post  Joyous_Oblivion on Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:40 am

I'll give Hawk credit...them ships be sexy. Well the UCM ones anyways...actually all look great just UCM seems to 'get' space combat. It doesn't have to be pretty or aerodynamic (looking at you starfleet...) it just needs to be a platform to house what you need. In UCMs case...a shit tonne of guns lol.

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Post  Glitch on Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:14 pm

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Post  Glitch on Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:03 am

If anyone is interested, the kickstarter ends tonight at 6pm.
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Post  Diragi on Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:08 pm

Joyous_Oblivion wrote:I'll give Hawk credit...them ships be sexy. Well the UCM ones anyways...actually all look great just UCM seems to 'get' space combat. It doesn't have to be pretty or aerodynamic (looking at you starfleet...) it just needs to be a platform to house what you need. In UCMs case...a shit tonne of guns lol.

I agree that the UCM have the nicest looking ships of the bunch -- I'm not sure about the rest. I wish that they didn't just use one platform for every single cruiser for a given nation. I guess it's for gaming purposes (and streamlining production) to keep it as simple as possible. I was holding out hope for the PHR but mehhh.
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