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1 Dropfleet Commander on Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:58 am

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The Kickstarter is live:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hawkwargames/dropfleet-commander/description

Looks like it's only Scourge and UCM to begin with.

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2 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:44 am

It'll be all 4 as it gets funded. Going to have a look at this!

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3 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:48 am

Looks like the shaltari fleet is unlocked. Might go in for it.

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4 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:36 am

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This is a funny one for me, as there's not going to be a Resistance Fleet, and that means duplicating somebody else's fleet if everyone else gets into it. I tend to play Allied Resistance, so I could get UCM and still be 'in-faction', or I could just get Scourge because they're pretty.

Not sure yet. I'll wait and see.

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5 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:50 am

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Notably, it's currently worth two people getting the starter set pledge and an extra rulebook compared to individually backing, as it's £15 cheaper. Although that might change as pledge goals are unlocked, as currently each pledge gets a free Scourge ship. I'd imagine a UCM one will follow.

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6 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:00 pm

They are going to do a resistance fleet

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7 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:19 pm

Love the look of the ships!

The Cheatari even get ship sized gates...

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8 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:37 pm

Mike and I are in for this! Starter set and a rulebook each! Woo hoo!

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9 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:05 pm

Woohoo!

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10 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:29 am

I'll have a look properly later, might want to add to someone else's pledge rather than do my own, depends what you can get.

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11 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:33 am

They don't seem to list a PHR side, I can't see anywhere where it's made clear that one will be available (to order through the kickstarter anyway).

Matt, as far as I can tell the starter set is the only saving that can be made, the rest is just 'army + rulebook' for £45.

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12 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:41 am

There will be a PHR set Wes, as there's badges or something available as a reward I think. I suspect theory reason there's nothing else yet is they're a later unlock, as the initial surge of backers blazed through what they had already outlined much quickerbthan expected. Already thirty grand beyond the highest projected unlock so far so you'll more than likely see a new slew of cool stuff added over the next couple of.days to keep up with pledges.

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13 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:55 am

They've updated it. PHR unlock at £210k. Shouldn't be far off!

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14 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:32 am

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After much thought, I think I'm going to give this a miss. There's no sign of any Resistance in the Kickstarter - if they show up I'll have another think about it. We've also found out that we need to replace the boiler today, so I'm suddenly short of cash.

With you lot getting this stuff painted, it might buy me some time to catch up with my army for Dropzone Commander. 

Also, I've got plenty to be getting on with next year. Bolt Action Germans, FoW Americans, War of 1812 and of course, yet more Batman.

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15 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:59 am

Some FAQ's are up now - there will be no resistance fleet (sounds like there might be the odd ship or something but it won't be a separate faction).

They've confirmed what me and Wes were grumbling about - we have to pay more money and get less stuff 'cos we're not playing UCM or Scourge. Mutter mutter, etc.

I've backed though, it'll work out cheaper than buying it later, and for the first time we've planned to do two linked games and keep the same factions, allowing some sort of campaign business.

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16 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:47 am

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What do you mean pay more get less?

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17 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:30 am

Pay more, get the same

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18 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:38 am

Well the starter set is £60, if you add another rulebook for £15 (which you can't do yet but we'll assume that it'll be about that price) then it's £75 (£37.50 each). That's for two forces, two rulebooks and a load of other starter set stuff.

The other sets are £45 each for a rule book and a force, but no other stuff.

So, pay more, get less.

It's unlikely to stop me buying it, it's just a bit odd. I'm assuming it's 'logistically not viable for us' because they probably intend to make a lot more starter sets then the additional forces, so they'll be cheaper for them to produce.

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19 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:32 pm

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Starters are always a better deal though. At least there's a fleet for you to buy... Sad

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20 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:51 pm

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There might be a saving in selling the free UCM Scourge Ships you'll get. Unless all of the free ships are unlocked, you won't be able to swap them with Pete and Mike.

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21 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:42 pm

General Wronghouse wrote:There might be a saving in selling the free UCM Scourge Ships you'll get. Unless all of the free ships are unlocked, you won't be able to swap them with Pete and Mike.

This is true. I did wonder about going mental, getting a high rank pledge, then selling all the bits I don't need, but I suspect that most of the people that would buy them will be in on the kickstarter anyway...

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22 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:43 pm

Kieron wrote:Starters are always a better deal though.

True, but still annoying.

Kieron wrote:At least there's a fleet for you to buy... Sad

Yeah, you won't be allowed to play. And woe betide you if we catch you looking at our stuff!

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23 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:10 pm

The launch assets look interesting.

And actually, they're making me think I might get the "radar" map. Since the launch assets are out of scale with the other ships (for good reason, they'd be microscopic otherwise) the whole thing becomes representative anyway. So playing on a radar table sort of thing makes sense to me.

So there.

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24 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:27 pm

Looking at how it's going, everyone should get free ships to swap.

Apart from Kieron obviously.

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25 Re: Dropfleet Commander on Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:30 pm

RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED FOR SPACESHIPS!!!

It's gonna be forever before it actually launches isn't it...

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