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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #75 on: December 04, 2016, 10:57:19 AM »
I use the glaze for my admech and scourge models.

The shade yellow looks orange jn the pot!
But I got it. Will test today if I get some free time with kids.
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #76 on: December 04, 2016, 06:57:23 PM »
Wet the entire surface with a weak coat if green before you start to blend in the yellow. Work from edges in with the tip of brush.
There are 40 different shades of black, so many fortresses and ways to attack.

So why you complaining!

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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #77 on: December 05, 2016, 10:27:23 AM »
Matt whupped me in our 2nd game (which we actually finished).
He killed my light cruiser before it did anything, with an 8 damage burnthrough attack (6 criticals), which meant I just didn't have the variety and scope of firepower to respond.
I managed to kill both his cruisers, but his Shenlong Heavy cruiser was basically unscathed so dominated from turn4 onward once the rest were all fucked up.

I also messed up my movement on my strike carriers, and matt utilised the Scourge's faster movement to get more troops dropped to the surface.

While I can (and will) complain about Matt's flukey burnthrough roll to melt my light cruiser, he definitely outplayed me and deserved the win.

game took us 3 hours. (If we were short of time I'd have conceded after turn 4 I think). Hopefully 2.5 hours next time.

Think we'll swap back fleets back again next time, and then perhaps expand the points and/or try a different scenario.



My inked PHR ship looks better up close, but from the tabletop I think the stripey ones look better. You can barely see the blue detailing, or the yellow ink edges.
I'm wondering about striping the inked one in silver paint, then layer the yellow ink onto those stripes, to get inky yellow stripes?
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #78 on: December 05, 2016, 10:34:18 AM »






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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #79 on: December 05, 2016, 10:36:43 AM »
What a great difference the mats and paint make - I doubt 'both' fleets were painted though ........................ that's my boy  :engel:
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #80 on: December 05, 2016, 10:45:21 AM »
Dropfleet t-shirt!

Nice photos! The yellow stripe ships do look better from a distance.

So are there bases or something on the planet that you have to drop the troops onto?
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #81 on: December 05, 2016, 10:52:46 AM »
I almost wore my t-shirt too! haha.

@Mids, the scourge fleet is totally finished. Nuln oiled- and silver highlighted last night just before the game. I wacked the first green ink layer on the PHR just so they'd look semi-painted during the game.

@Rufus, yup, have to drop troops onto the cardboard "clusters"- which have varying numbers of "sectors" inside them. It's how you score Victory points!

Matt also shot down one of my strike carriers (frigates which can drop troops) with the defence battery inside the military sector in the middle of the board. boo!
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #82 on: December 05, 2016, 02:26:22 PM »
@Mids, the scourge fleet is totally finished. Nuln oiled- and silver highlighted last night just before the game. I wacked the first green ink layer on the PHR just so they'd look semi-painted during the game.


Ah - both your fleets then - so painted.
I saw Matt's last weekend ........................... in their solid grey state  :engel:

Still he's quicker at writing army lists ..........................................
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #83 on: December 24, 2016, 12:44:26 PM »
I can't decide if I should do green and tan for my UCM, (like my tau) or blue and yellow (like my eldar).

blue feels a bit garish for them.
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #84 on: January 25, 2017, 12:14:53 AM »


Highlights are sloppy,but I dig it.
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #85 on: January 25, 2017, 01:22:08 AM »
I like it! :icon_biggrin: :::cheers:::

Too bad the bases aren't clear, the black sticks out too much, especially when on the cool looking planet and moon maps.

And I see halfmen!
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #86 on: January 25, 2017, 02:48:06 PM »
That looks nice! Which fleet is that ship from? The same as the other green ones you did? It looks like a different style.
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #87 on: January 25, 2017, 04:20:49 PM »
It's UCM, normal humans.

The other was PHR, android futurey humans.

I can't decide on a scheme for them, so have stopped painting them!
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #88 on: January 25, 2017, 04:36:26 PM »
I like the design of the UCM one more than the PHR. It looks easier to paint too!
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Re: Drop Fleet Commander kickstarter (bfg/Andy chambers)
« Reply #89 on: January 28, 2017, 12:26:45 AM »
"it can't die now unless I roll the worst cripple damage... Why did I say that?"

*Rolls dice*

*Worst cripple roll, ship dies"
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