Sunday 12 February 2017


Dropfleet! Woo hoo!

After waiting what seemed like an eternity, it finally arrived! I have actually had some ships painted since about November but didn't have any bases to mount them on until my pledge arrived at the start of January...

So, first up are these:
Moscow and 2 New Orleans. The Moscow is a properly shooty ship, covered in guns! It can do some serious damage when it goes weapons free. The New Orleans are my strike carriers, which are essential in the game as they are one of the ships that can drop troops onto the planets surface. 

Next up:
Berlin and 2 Toulon. The Berlins main weapon is a big laser which is whats known as a Burnthrough gun which is capable of doing lots of damage. The Toulon are more or less your standard shooty frigates.

Finishing the starter fleet: 
Seattle. This is my fleet carrier. It has a couple of big guns on it but its other main function is its ability to launch fighters and bombers!

Expanding from the starter set are: 
A Rio and 2 Taipei. The Rio is your standard shooty cruiser whilst the Taipei are close action specialists. You have to get in cloose with them but they are able to deal out alot of damage for a little ship.

Further expansion: 
Avalon and 2 Lima. The Avalon is my kickstarter exclusive battlecruiser. If you haven't noticed, it has an even bigger version of the burnthrough laser on the Berlin. It also has 4 other big guns, so looking forward to using this bad boy! The 2 Lima are interesting ships that I think have an ability for the UCM which at the moment, no other fleet has. The ability to independently scan other ships, adding spikes and making them easier to see!

More big guns:
2 New Cairo and 2 Jakarta. The New Cairo have the big burnthrough laser of the Berlin, but no other guns. And you have to have a minimum of 2. They are however faster than the bigger cuisers, able to keep up with the figates of the fleet. The Jakarta are defensive frigates, kept within 4" of other friendly ships they add a bonus to point defence. Not sure these will see much use but we'll see as I play more games.

Rounding off:
Adding in another Toulon and a New Orleans. I have 4 frigates left to paint and have now decided how to assemble these. You may have noticed the coloured bead around the flight stands. I picked this up from the DFC facebook group as a quick and cheap way to signify your battlegroups. Some people have painted colours on the bases but I find the beads much easier and £1.50 for 100 beads i'm well covered!

Last off: 
I ordered these 2 Imperial Assault models in November but due to me not realising 1 was a pre-order, I didn't receive them until January...

So, on the left is my second Luke Skywalker. This version being the Jedi version from later in the original trilogy. The one on the right is the Inquisitor from the Rebels tv series. Both weren't that much fun to paint as they are mostly black but they were quick paint jobs!