I have been looking at Dropzone Commander for quite some time now. The models are really nice and I have heard great things about the gameplay from my friends who have already taken the plunge. The draw back for me has been cost. Sometimes the cost has been nigh on hilarious, especially in the case of their resin buildings. However, this premium cost appears to be part of their start up and as they grow and gain traction with the market they are looking much more reasonable and offer options that are far more affordable; for example card terrain for an entire 6'x4' city at half the price of one of the previously linked buildings.
Now they have really upped their game in terms of value; a starter set allowing two players to get playing straight out of the box for a reasonable price (the same price as one of those buildings...):
2 Player Starter Set £60.00
Hawk Wargames is pleased to announce the brand new Dropzone Commander 2 Player Starter Set! It is designed to be one of the most complete wargaming starter sets ever released. Containing two sizable starter forces, the full sized 1.1 DZC Core Rulebook, plenty of accessories as well as a starter battlefield with a set of card scenery, the only other things a new player will need are glue and paints! This boxed set makes a fantastic entry point into the Dropzone Commander universe as well as a great way for existing players to add to the core of their forces.
All the 10mm scale miniatures in this box set are injection moulded in plastic. These crisply moulded models feature extremely fine detail, matching our resin kits in quality. Be sure to check out the photo gallery (by clicking on the product image) for a visual tour of this amazing box set!
This product is now available for PRE-ORDER: All products currently on pre-order will start shipping for delivery coinciding with the in-store release date of September 28th 2013. Orders containing pre-ordered products will be held until this ship date. If you'd like to order regular and pre-ordered products and would like the regular products to be shipped ahead of the pre-ordered ones, please place two separate orders.
United Colonies of Mankind Starter Force:
- 3x Sabre Main Battle Tanks
- 3x Rapier AA Tanks
- 2x Bear APC’s (+1 bonus spare!)
- 30x Colonial Legionnaires (on 6 bases)
- 3x Condor Medium Dropships (now with clear canopy!)
The Scourge Starter Force:
- 3x Hunter Main Grav-Tanks
- 3x Reaper AA Grav-Tanks
- 2x Invader APC’s (+1 bonus spare!)
- 30x Scourge Warriors (on 6 bases)
- 3x Marauder Medium Dropships
Starter Urban Battlefield:
- 2x Urban Streets Posters, will join together in 4 different ways to create a 48”x33” road layout
- Both posters feature stunning artwork on the reverse face!
- 10 x Pre-cut, pre-folded card buildings in 10 different designs
Rules and Accessories:
- Full sized Dropzone Commander 1.1 Core Rulebook
- UCM and Scourge reference sheets with stats, army composition and quick reference tables
- Starter scenario and turn sequence prompt sheet
- 10x 14mm D6 black dice
- 1m/38” Hawk Wargames tape measure keyring
- Full set of card templates and Scenario Object tokens
Do you think this will encourage you to jump on Dropzone Commander? Are you already playing the game and looking to use this to tempt friends to join you? Either way further details are available here