Monday, March 10, 2014

Finishing some new DZC units

I mostly finished a new batch of Dropzone miniatures. Overall, I bought units that would in my opinion compliment well each of my already existing forces (UCM and Scourge). I really like all of those, there are really now mini I dislike in the current DZC range. So it was really a good time painting these minis :

 Scourge Corsairs. I thought that Scourge would need some fast movers of their own as I was really sold on the design of the archangel fighter for UCM. In the end I really like the corsairs as painting them is a breeze and they look so good !

 Ferrum : currently one of my favorite unit for UCM. I haven't had the opportunity to use it, so it is purely from a visual perspective.
 The Kodiak. As I really like the look of the bear APC, the Kodiak is also on my all-time favorite list.
 Katana light tanks. I like them, I think they may even look better than the Sabres.
 Scourge Despoiler. Before getting my own large scourge dropship, I wasn't sold on the look of this one. Now that I have one, I find that it is the Marauder that is somewhat lacking. The Despoiler is more organic, Marauder "wings" are too flat and straight in comparison.
 Scourge Intruder dropships alpha, I really like how the passenger compartment looks like a insect cocoon. I can only imagine the creepiness and horror of seeing something hostile and alien emerging from that.

 The longbow artillery. I like how it looks.
 Gladius heavy tank for UCM. A really nice one.
 Albatross heavy dropship. another one of my favorites.
 Bear APC. Maybe my favorite model from the DZC range for UCM. I find that it has something from the tank from the movie "Aliens"

All of those still need some work : highlighting the edges, decals, and then the varnishing.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Game UCM vs Scourge (starter set mission)

Playing a game with painted miniatures and using the scenery I am working on (still some painting work on some buildings). Great time !

UCM Rapiers using abandoned cars and bus as cover near a factory.

the big building in the center is very tall, and a nice piece of terrain for blocking lines of sights. The only downside is that it is a bit narrow, at most there could be 9 or 10 infantry bases on the roof.
Scourge is disembarking AA tanks in the center.
Scourge infantry taking position in the tall building.
The other infantry group is looking for the objective in the other big building.
UCM bears park in front of the tall building and UCM legionnaires storm the lobby.
Scourge tanks moving very fast on the flank, taking some shots from the Sabre's railguns.

Scourge AA takes down the infantry dropship, reducing drastically the possibility of a objective extraction in time.
A very one sided CQB in the building, Scourge infantry deciding to stay, even when suffering very large casualties.
Only the Scourge AA survives from the assault of the rapiers and sabres.
Sabres have done their job, eliminating the Hunters. But they can't stop the Scourge infantry from extracting the objective. Scourge victory 2-1 !