2023-01-05Squeezed in a 150tv game of Heavy Gear Blitz in the waining hours of 2022, though we accidentally played it with older v2 scenarios. It went... very poorly for me.
2022-12-30Year's end and I'm making some surprising last minute progress on a number of fronts.
2022-11-13My second year at MillenniumCon, a mostly-historical mostly-miniatures mostly-wargames convention in my metro area. 7 different games in 2 and a third days, ranging from spaceships to Napoleonics to zombie survival to ACW brown water naval action. Much fun was had, many pics and notes within.
2022-10-17I've gotten behind as blogs are want to do, and it's only partially excused by a breakneck work schedule me and missus have been laboring under combined with my own procrastination. I've scrapped like 3 partially written articles and I'm just going to do a big summary of it all and move forward.
2022-07-13Finished assembling painting and basing some Special Forces and Elites for my Heavy Gear Southern army. There's not nearly enough close up angle shots on these models around the web, so here we go.
2022-05-29Impressions from the first learning games of Heavy Gear Blitz 3.1 Edition
2022-05-20I stumbled upon another similar scale combined arms game, then just had some fun painting it up.
2022-05-1410mm SF is the middle child of the non-28s, neither as prevalent as 6 or 15. But, it's not unheard of outside of the Drop games.
2022-04-25It's been 3 years since the first teasers of Battle for Earth came out. 3 years of hints and glimpses and rumors and 'leaks'. 3 years of time to playtest, refine, tweak, balance, improve, and optimize designs. Let's see what TTCombat can produce with 3 years.
2022-04-14Pimping the game with improvements to the default components and chits
2022-04-13Finished the Battlecruisers and Battleship for Dropfleet UCM, and the San Fran bays I kinda forgot in my last batch
2022-04-11Beach Weekend Battles! Over a mini-vacation weekend at a friend's beach house, we found time for more games of Dropfleet.
2022-04-10Much procrastination but eventually, the write up though mostly pictures of a Demolition centric 3p scenario involving the Aegis Defense Laser model.
2022-03-22We play an asymmetric 3-way assault on a defended position
2022-03-12There's only two options for '10mm urban city' game mats for Dropzone I can find, so lets do a side by side review of them
2022-02-19We play an asymmetric 3-way stage coach heist
2022-02-01Trying something oddball with the scenario, just to shake things up, as well as a lot of rarely seen units. Which we proceed to smash into one another.
2022-01-29I've gotten very little hobby work done over the extended holiday season, though I've gotten a few games in with my usual gaming friends. One post to catch them all up.
2022-01-26A bevy of new Standard Armor units and others for every faction. But a mixed bag of great ideas and poor execution. Details further in.
2022-01-25Pics and notes from the first in-person game, some immediate hot takes on rules and hobby
2021-11-07I attended Millennium-Con in Round Rock Texas last weekend and played a wide variety of games I hadn't before, or in a great many year. I came away from each of them with some thoughts on game design in general, and how they relate to the state and future of the Drop games.
2021-10-28Droplfeet houserules for v1.3 - Alternative Ground Combat Rules AKA Ravanar's Pendulum & Torpedo Bombardment
2021-10-27Rules and Stats compatible with the current edition to make use of the Beta Airstrike mechanic, which is vastly more fun and interesting and strategic than the current 'Fast' Rule.
2021-10-17An account of a recent game wherein Kukri delete an entire platoon of Resistance Fighters and humanity's day never improves
2021-10-06The houserules our group are testing to tweak a few aspects of Dropzone to increase the verisimilitude and correct a few balance deficiencies.
2021-09-21Finished painting up my ~starter set of Dropfleet Commander UCM ships. Weather/Family/Work all aligned for some good photos of the finished fleet.
2021-09-15yadzcb has a better cadence than yadcb to me, and I honestly thought it'd be years before touching Dropfleet, and then I heard about UKGE...
2021-09-02An overview of unit roles and capabilities of the Scourge occupation forces
2021-08-30An evaluation of the aesthetics and mechanics of TTC's August wave of new model weapon options being re-released.
2021-07-31An account of a recent game wherein Cyclones rule the skies and Destroyers live up to their names.
2021-07-30I finished my Resistance to the point I can field a full 1500 legal army, and am eager to do so. Take a look.
2021-07-26I may not have entirely finished my Resistance army by my arbitrary deadline, but my Lifthawks and Jacksons are table ready and worth showing off.
2021-07-15I've been considering how to narratively present any given game of DZC I run and there's a pretty big variance in the amount of explanation necessary for different matchups. These are my notes for explaining the whole point of any given game I'm playing.
2021-07-12I finally finished my Resistance Gun Wagons after much procrastination and painter's block, and I'm actually really happy with how they came out.
2021-07-09My 'All-Comers' Scourge tournament army list for v2.2.0 rev1.1 of Dropzone Commander
2021-07-08Dropzone Commander is in a better state at the moment than it has been since before TTC released the Battle for Earth book (Summer 2019), which is different but not necessarily improved over the iterative direction it was taking up til the end of the Beta in Spring 2019.
2021-07-02My FLGS, Game Kastle Austin, is grandly reopening in two weeks time. I need to get my Resistance painted up to a fieldable level before then so I can start fishing for other Dropzone players or inviting new people to try it. Unpainted models DO NOT make for a good first impression. So lets take inventory and see what needs prioritized.
2021-07-01Collected local Resistance cell information combined with fleet intelligence dispatches and recent battlefield after action reports have produced the following intelligence report on the observed Scourge forces counterattacking our operations on Newbraska. (AKA, my Scourge army)
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