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In general if I need replacement parts due to damage I will often find the support email and send all details I can along with photos up front. Pretty much all model firms want to see the problem and see any batch/packer/picker/id codes attached. GW even want to see receipts of sale when you buy from 3rd parties.

It makes perfect sense - they want to see unique identifiers to ID the model so they can track errors to specific models or even to pickers/packers/casters who might not be doing their job right; they also want to see the problem to make sure its valid and to be aware of it for the future (easier to train people to spot things if they can see it) and to track any repeat occurrences. And finally they want to make sure its a legitimate request not just someone trying to game the system

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Teaser Tuesday – Super Space

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Teaser Tuesday – Super Space
Hey folks, today we’ve got some “super” exciting things to show you!

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, where we look at what’s coming out in the world of TTCombat this week!

This Friday you can expect to see some brand new Dropfleet Commander Space Stations. These new kits are fully compatible with the existing Space Stations allowing you to make even bigger stations than ever!

First off we have the Defence Grid Space Station. These impressive looking stations add a dual layer to the standard space stations, making them look super heavy – perfect for a military station. They come equipped with some fantastic weaponry such as the 35-KL Quad Mass Drivers. This upgrade is sure to put a dent into enemy forces.

The next Space Station is the Astrobotanical Lab. This peculiar Station is a more passive alternative to the Defence Grid. However don’t let this fool you, the Astrobotanical is equally as important within the battlefield. Its Signature Bloom will help to disguise friendly ships if they hang around close to it.

The last thing we’ll be teasing today goes hand in hand with the Space Stations: we have our very own TTCombat Superglue! This quick drying and strong holding glue is perfect for plastic, resin and metal models.

The Space Stations will be available for Pre-Order on Friday and the glue will be ready for purchase on Friday too!

In the meantime why not check out our existing Dropfleet Commander kits; alongside our ever growing hobby accessories there’s plenty to get your hands on!
   
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The silent running space station is cool

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Cool. I'm getting battleship basestar vibes from that top one.
   
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Those are some biiiig guns.

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The military station with guns the size of ships is silly but the flying greenhouse, OMG that is just lovely. I could never paint it well, but it is lovely.

What are the ships around it, I don't recognize them.

 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
What are the ships around it, I don't recognize them.
They're the Resistance Destroyers & Monitors.


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Well it’s about that time when things are getting back to what we are used to. Just in time for some sweet exclusives to be released into the wild.

Greetings folks and welcome to another WIP Wednesday where we show what works we have in progress on a Wednesday. We have some Dropzone Commander exclusives on the way for you this week and they are something special.

Each of our Dropzone factions will be getting a unique, alternate sculpt which will be available on our webstore during the UK Game Expo and at the event itself. That’s right we will be there showing off as many products as we can muster up to Birmingham. Some new, some old and some exclusive. Although the UCM Osprey is our 2021 exclusive, we thought it was high time to introduce a new set of Exclusives. These will be available at every event we attend, and on the webstore, and not timed, so you can pick them up whenever we’re at a show in the future.

UCM Polar Bear

So, let’s begin with the UCM Polar Bear, an alternate sculpt to the Kodiak armoured command vehicle. Yes, this to is basically a mobile command centre capable of orbital strikes and almost total destruction. It’s completely redesigned, more fitting for hostile environments. Oh and yes it comes with parts to make the Panda as well.

Shaltari Ronin

The Shaltari Ronin Tripod! More imposing than its alternate, yes. Less nimble, slightly. More awesome, oh yeah! This little piece of artillery has the potential to do some serious, serious damage before being taken out of commission.

PHR Taranis

The PHR Taranis Walker. Looking a bit like an angry metallic tortoise, this indirect fire walker has the ability to severely damage any unit behind enemy lines. All from the safety and comfort of being super far away.

Oh and we’ve got the first resin masters for the Taranis to have a peek at too!

That’s all we’re showing today, but all factions are getting a cool new alternate style unit, so keep your eyes open!

We cant wait to get to the UK Games Expo and see all of your wonderful faces again. We will be demoing many of our games for those of you who are not familiar with all of our lines.

Keep an eye out on our webstore or right here on TTCommunity for more updates on our journey to the UK Games Expo.

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THat first exclusive reminds me of one of my favorite toys from when I was a kid.

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I’m all-in for those space stations. I can’t wait to mount some of the huge guns to some battleship conversions…

None of the Dropzone stuff does it for me. The Polar Bear comes closest, but the differing track shapes bother me.


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I quiet like the ronin alternative
   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
I’m all-in for those space stations. I can’t wait to mount some of the huge guns to some battleship conversions…

None of the Dropzone stuff does it for me. The Polar Bear comes closest, but the differing track shapes bother me.


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That’s a cool little vehicle, Theophony.


THe best part was it was all electronic and you programmed it like old Rogue trader robots. Move 6 feet forward, turn left, move 3ft forward, turn right, fire lasers (Flashing lights and zapping sounds). Plus it came out around the time of BattleStar Galactica...hence the look of it.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

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 Theophony wrote:
 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
I’m all-in for those space stations. I can’t wait to mount some of the huge guns to some battleship conversions…

None of the Dropzone stuff does it for me. The Polar Bear comes closest, but the differing track shapes bother me.


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That’s a cool little vehicle, Theophony.


THe best part was it was all electronic and you programmed it like old Rogue trader robots. Move 6 feet forward, turn left, move 3ft forward, turn right, fire lasers (Flashing lights and zapping sounds). Plus it came out around the time of BattleStar Galactica...hence the look of it.


And came with a trailer that tipped up. I seem to remember the advert had a kid delivering an apple to his dad or something. Marketed cleverly as an educational toy.

Haven't used my UCM Kodiak yet... but I think I need a tracked version. :-)

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Space Stations – What Are They?

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Space Stations – What Are They?

Where do they live? How do they work? And why?

Today we’re going to answer all of these questions as we have a little look at the new Space Stations!

This week sees the release of two new scenery sets for Dropfleet Commander: the Astrobotanical Lab and the Defence Grid. Both of these new kits are designed to be fully modular, and work with the existing Space Station kit, allowing you to make the craziest stations you’ve ever thought of. Now with more guns! Or plants, I guess, if that’s your thing.



What Do They Do?
In-game, Space Stations provide an alternative for drop sites. They’re not on the ground, but floating around in space! That means that troop carriers with Bulk Landers can really make the most of their launch capabilities.

Although up until now, Space Stations have always been an optional part of scenarios, with the release of these new sets we thought it was high time for them to be rolled into the main game and let people use their lovingly crafted orbitals to their heart’s content!



With these new rules, you will be able to include Space Stations in your fleet, paying for them with your points just like normal.

When you’re setting up the board, you may replace any uncontrolled Space Station or Cluster with your own Space Station (rolling off if more than one player has Space Stations in their list). The friendly station follows all the regular rules for Space Stations, and isn’t controlled by any player until they get some ground assets in there. It simply gives players a little more control over how their games are going to go – paying points for the option to replace the existing locations with one of your choosing.

Upgrades
But – as you can see above – you can also upgrade your Space Stations! You already have the choice over Small, Medium, or Large (the stat lines of which will be familiar to you), but you’ve also got a choice of upgrades!



While Space Stations in some of the scenarios are already armed with weapon systems, if you’re bringing your own, you have to pay for them! The larger your Space Station, the more options you get from the Armaments list. From the standard weapon options to a couple of extra bonus special rules, you can kit your station out your way.

Defence Grid
It’s not just small guns though, what about some big guns?



Your Defence Grid comes with a whole load of weapons! That huge Quad Mass Driver is certainly very scary. 4 Attacks with Damage 4?? That’s going to be a really scary gun to face. And they’re also Unhackable, which means your opponent cannot fire these weapons.

However, they can be stopped by controlling the station. So get your carriers forwards quickly, or that 35-KL is going to be raining fire down upon you! With this particular upgrade, you have to carefully decide where to deploy your Space Station. Do you keep it in the back field to get access to the weapons early? Or do you put it further up the board so you get the most out of its Close Action weapons? Space Stations don’t have the best Scan range, so it’s a difficult decision!

Astrobotanical Lab
Of course if you’re a gardener and not a fighter, you could try an Astrobotanical Lab. Or you could take a Large Space Station and have both!



The Astrobotanical Lab doesn’t come with weapons (although has plenty of spots to place Armaments from the plastic sprues), but its Signature Bloom is a powerful secondary ability in its own right!

Astrobotanical Labs literally light up the night sky, confusing enemy scans and throwing their equipment out with crazy readings. In game-terms, this means that any friendly ships close enough don’t have to worry about Minor Spikes! Although a minor buff, it actually helps out a lot, keeping your forces more hidden when positioning, or ignoring Flash weapons entirely.



So who’s excited to add some Space Stations to their lists? Although we’re not giving everything away today, these are super useful for changing your games up a little with a relatively low points cost. Although if you start fully upgrading your stations, you’re going to start to feel the pinch on points for the rest of your fleet.

The Defence Grid and Astrobotanical Lab will be available tomorrow for pre-order, and the full rules will be available for free download as usual as well! Check back with us then, and don’t forget to head to the TTCombat webstore have a look at the rest of the Dropfleet Commander range.
   
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That Botanical station is something I certainly wouldn't mind having. Pretty sure I'd struggle to paint it though.
   
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That is an awesome model.
   
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WIP Wed: Return of a Champion

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So without further ado, let’s get to it. Some of you may remember back in 2018 we released a Remnant Centurion model for Dropfleet Commander. This special edition was a sneaky pre-cursor for what turned into the full Resistance fleet. Sadly, this will not be returning in its current state.

Remnant Centurion 2-Up



We made it super sized version though! The 2-up Remnant Centurion makes for a fantastic show piece or if you really wanted to, you could find a way to include it in your games. Or just fly it around the room making pew pew and zoomy noises.

If you did have your heart set on one of these in he regular scale then take a look at the Resistance Centurion. Not quite the same but very similar which may suit your purposes.



Don’t talk to me or my son ever again!

The 2-Up Remnant Centurion will be available to order on the TTCombat webstore during the event, and in plenty of events to come in the future. There will be limited stock during each event (since they are very labour intensive to produce), so get over to the webstore (or see us in person at UK Games Expo) quick to get yours!

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That could be my dreadnaught. I wonder how much it will cost…

   
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The 2 up UCM battleship would be a good price indicator I would guess
   
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SoCal

Well, that’s a battleship and this is a cruiser. Still, good point. So, up to 50 GBP.

   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Well, that’s a battleship and this is a cruiser. Still, good point. So, up to 50 GBP.
It's £50



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Oh no, that resistance spider tank. Oh no. No no.

   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Oh no, that resistance spider tank. Oh no. No no.
Oh yes
   
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Those shaltari walkers look - eh - they seem to be rather a crude design - esp when they add the blade which just seems wrong on a design that's clearly just a mobile walking gun platform. They lack the elegance that the rest of the race tends to have esp their other tri-legged walkers

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The alternate PHR Taranis/Thor walkers are "meh". Like a pug whose head has been replaced by a gun mount. The alternate Scourge Corruptors I like. OTOH, have yet to play Dropfleet Commander, and have not played DzC for a few years. Too many mini games, not enough time.

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beast_gts wrote:
 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Oh no, that resistance spider tank. Oh no. No no.
Oh yes


Thanks for posting the price and the pics.

The only one I’m really interested in is the 2-up Centurian. Mayyyyyhbe the Scourge flyers to convert to space ships.

   
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I'll be getting 4 of the Resistance mechs (don't even play them (yet) lol).

Considering 2 packs of the PHR walkers - I already have 4 each Thor/Taranis, but I have pretty much everything PHR thus far and feel obligated to get these even though I'm not big on the design.

The UCM pack looks cool too but I don't necessarily like it any more or less than the base design. Might pick up 1 pack for the command vehicles but we'll see.

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 Ancestral Hamster wrote:
The alternate PHR Taranis/Thor walkers are "meh". Like a pug whose head has been replaced by a gun mount. The alternate Scourge Corruptors I like. OTOH, have yet to play Dropfleet Commander, and have not played DzC for a few years. Too many mini games, not enough time.
m

They’re great with Horizon Wars, which is comparatively a very easy game to learn and play.

   
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Dropzone restocks and some new variants.

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Welcome to another Friday release, this week we have some new models coming for Dropzone Commander. If you want to check out what MDF is being released this week too, you can check that out here.

If you missed yesterdays post regarding the new Dropzone units and their rules, you can check that out here. The Stat Cards for these units have also been made available on the Dropzone Commander site.

Last time we did this we had over 80 miniatures coming back into stock, allowing you to build the armies you wanted. This time it’s a few things that were left off from our previous restock with some variants added.

We do also have an update for the Dropzone Commander FAQ going live too, you can find the FAQ 2.2.0 here in the Dropzone Commander Resources through the TTCombat webstore. We have a few units to get through so lets get into it.

ACCESSORY:

Aegis Orbital Defence Laser



First up is the accessory, The Aegis Orbital Defence Laser. This kit has been made a little bit smaller than it was before. You should now have more room on the battlefield when placing your Defence Laser. This is something you may want to take control of or destroy pretty quick. Units can take cover here and whilst they’re there, they might as well use the laser right? I mean, with Destroyer 5+ and Devastator-5 (Scenery) why not?

You can get your very own Orbital Defence Laser for just £25

UCM:

Scimitar Heavy Tanks



Coming with two options, Scimitar and Flail. The Flail is your short range bomb with tracks, this thing will get in close and then BOOM! Everything around it takes damage, except for itself. This of course does also ignore both Passive and Evasion Countermeasures so you probably want to destroy it quick.

You get two of these in a blister with options for both the Scimitar and Flail for £12

SCOURGE:

Annihilator Mobile Artillery



The Annihilator or as it was also called in the rules post “The High-Heeled Fish of Doom!”. This comes with weapon options to make three variants too. A very deadly walking ship that with one of its variants has unlimited range!

You get one Annihilator in a blister with parts to make any variant for only £12

Screamers



The Screamers are here and they are available as a two pack, these guys are perfect for getting in buildings and trying to halt enemy units from searching for objectives.

Two Screamers in a blister for £10

Harbinger Dropship



The Harbinger Dropship has a variant as seen here which is the Harbinger Troopship. This unit can carry your troops in whilst protecting itself from other aircraft if you take the Mini Arc Caster, whilst the Plasma Bombs deal damage to anything below.

One Harbinger with two variants in a blister for £12.

Savager Laser Barge



The Savager and its new variant, the Slaughterer. These are a fine addition to any Scourge army, especially with their Special Rules! Destroyer 6+ for the Savager? Area, Devastator-4 for the Slaughterer these can and will most likely make things hurt.

One of these in a blister with both weapons for £18

SHALTARI:

Firedrake Heavy Assault Gate



You saw that right, the Firedrake is here! It does have a variant too, the Frostdrake. Some of you may remember seeing the Firedrake and Frostdrake on sale seperately before, well we’ve made it so you can make either from a single purchase!

You get the Firedrake in a blister with the option to make a Frostdrake for only £18

RESISTANCE:

Hellhog Jumpjet



The Hellhog is great for any Resistance army. Flying fast and hitting hard with the ability to take Double Missile Pods alongside the Satan Chaingun and Cobra Missiles. That’s a lot of firepower for something this nimble!

One Hellhog Jumpjet in a blister for £12

Lifthawk Dropship



Double Missile Pods and a Flamethrower on a Lifthawk means more troop carrying and more damage, something that everyone likes! This can be pretty deadly when dropping units off at occupied buildings, burning everything around it!

The Lifthawk is available as a single model in a blister with weapon options for just £18

That’s quite a bit we have coming to pre-order today! Anything you like here or if you’re looking for your next project head over to the TTCombat webstore and have a look at what we have. If you have something of ours that you’ve been working on and would love to share it, please email us some photos to info@ttcombat.com. Who knows, we may ever show it off here for Monday Motivation for all to see!

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UCM Flail - I wonder to what degree the neon green paint scheme is coloring my opinion but it just doesn't look like a UCM unit. That top belongs on a Shaltari. Also, I'm having a hard time understanding how TT expects it to be used. Dropship flies over and lands, 2" disembark, 3" MV from this thing, center a template over it for another 2" of range. So you have to park a dropship 8" away from the enemy. Reapers love this. And then it has to roll for the template, maybe, but with an Acc penalty because it just dropped so it's even more likely to either miss on the roll (and does that mean you don't place the template or not?) or hit at E5 from a glance.

It has a Mv of 3", so anything with evasion can just casually walk away from it and watch it fail to keep up. Basically its only use is to jump in the middle of a pack of PHR Type-2s or Shaltari walkers (since it ignores PCM) and desperately hope for lots of 6 which doesn't sound like a strategy so much as reckless and foolhardy desperation. And that's very much NOT the UCM combat doctrine.

Harbinger Dropship - Been expecting this one since the Raider profile changed in April. I do not miss the Raider, it was ugly, and this model looks significantly nicer, but... I'm still pissed at the designer for claiming the Raider model was still supported. The unit profile doesn't match it at all. Actually the unit profile doesn't even match the new unit either come to think of it. There's nowhere to attach an arc caster and the cargo bay at the same time, nor is there an acid streamer in the pack it looks like.

A disappointing mess for a quality model.

Savager Laser Barge - The Eden's Dinosaur finally returns. They sat on this one for ages, I and many others have owned this model for years now. There's some weird probability curves on the laser. Not quite sure what to make of this one yet.

Slaughterer Ordnance Barge - Mv 0" on a flying unit is nonsense. Another unit with Behemoth stats which is probably a 'tease' their release is imminent. Ignoring Dev-B, this unit completely obviates the Annihilator. It doesn't have to land to fire, has more armor and DP, better accurary, better Dev values. Reeks of power creep and new-models-are-better syndrome.
   
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Flail targets itself with the template, and if it hits everything else under the template is automatically hit with an E7 Penetrative attack that ignores Passive Saves.

It feels like it’s intended for a meta that currently doesn’t exist
   
 
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