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Dropfleet Commander Boot Camp – Friday

Dropfleet Commander Boot Camp – Friday

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We're kicking things off as we get stuck into the Dropfleet Commander Boot Camp alongside Hawk Wargames. With it being Friday the Boot Campers are just arriving and they're getting stuck into building their fleets ready for battle over the weekend.

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It's time to follow along as these captains begin getting their vessels ready for war and maybe we'll even see the first few games getting played too, later on tonight.

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Hawk Wargames - Deep-Cut StudioThe Army Painter

Will you be following along with the Boot Camp this weekend?

Welcome To The Dropfleet Commander Boot Camp!

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We're kicking off here at the Dropfleet Commander Boot Camp alongside Hawk Wargames, and as the members get stuck into their models we're seeing people building and even considering painting their models too!

The First Models Get Assembled

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We're seeing people tinkering around with a range of different models and starting to get to grips with the way you play with the sprues and more.

With that in mind stay tuned as we'll be talking with Dave from Hawk Wargames about some tips and tactics for putting together your Starter Set.

The First Models Get Assembled

Busy At Work...

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Catching Up With Richard - Why Did You Pick UCM?

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We're going to be talking with some of the Boot Camp members throughout the weekend as they start to explore their fleets.

Kicking things off we're talking with Richard about the UCM and what made him pick this faction.

Tinkering Away On Ships Of All Shapes

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When you get up close and personal with the models you see just how detailed they are. It's neat seeing how they're coming together.

We have a fair few UCM players and some PHR too. Shaltari also has a good showing but the Scourge might have their work cut out for them!

Tinkering Away On Ships Of All Shapes

Catching Up With Nate – Why Did You Pick Scourge?

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We're now chatting with Nate about why he went for the Scourge as his fleet of choice. I think you can guess the main reason and that's because they are rather pretty!

Well, pretty in their own weird way of course!

Asking Questions & Fiddlin’ With Sprues!

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Folks are now truly getting stuck into building their Fleets and with that folks are also asking some rules questions of Dave from Hawk Wargames.

Do you have any questions you'd like to pose on building fleets and more?

Asking Questions & Fiddlin’ With Sprues!

Popping Into The Hawk Pop Up Store

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We're talking with Darren about what's going on with the Hawk Wargames Pop Up Shop where you can pick up some awesome bits and pieces to complement your fleet at the Boot Camp.

As well as additional Starter Sets we also have Battleships, Books, and of course more from The Army Painter too for someone looking to paint up their army here at the Boot Camp.

Reinforcements For The Fleet!

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Catching Up With Michael - Why Did You Pick PHR?

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We're talking with Michael about why he chose to play as the PHR this weekend for Dropfleet Commander. Of course there's some tactical thinking going on here but...

...will this survive the coming games over the weekend?

Our Lovely Display Table!

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One of the things we always try and do is put together a display board. In this case we took one of the mats from Deep-Cut Studio and then whacked Warren's massive Space Station on top of it.

You can see some of the ships floating around this mighty space station here in the images below. The question is, what kind of game are we going to put together featuring this?

What would you plan?

Our Lovely Display Table!

Catching Up With Adam - Why Did You Pick Shaltari?

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We're talking with Adam about just why he chose Shaltari as his fleet for Dropfleet Commander.

I think it had something to do with them looking beautiful alien...and a little like space hedgehogs. Cannot.Unsee.

Food Time!

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With what is now a tradition we have a look at the food that's on offer.

We have some wonderful grub from the caterer including fish and chicken goujons and the good ol' fashioned chips.

Food Time!

Building Your Dropfleet – Tips From Dave

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Come and join Dave as he runs through just what tips you need when it comes to assembling your fleets for Dropfleet Commander.

There are some helpful hints in here for everyone who has picked up the game, no matter what faction, so get stuck in.

Chatter After Chips...

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Justin’s PHR Fleet (Banana Fleet)

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Justin has actually got some time to get involved with this particular Boot Camp. So, he picked up the PHR Fleet and has been gleefully putting it together.

He also has some plans for the paint scheme but some of us think it might make them look like a bunch of space bananas!

Final Painting Moments Before The Pub!

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Before folks head to the pub they get in the last few minutes of building and painting before it all begins in earnest again tomorrow.

Make sure to follow us throughout the weekend as we're going to be delving into all manner of epic battles!

Final Painting Moments Before The Pub!

Checking Out Rob's Painted Scourge Fleet

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We take a look at the fleet painted up by Rob, of the Drop Beasts (more on that this weekend), who has gone for a very deep sea theme for his Scourge Fleet for this weekend.

They're looking great and it would be awesome to see them doing battle over the next couple of days!

And We're Done! Pub O'Clock Ready For Tomorrow

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...and that's us done for today. We're going to be heading to the pub and getting stuck into some awesome high jinks ahead of tomorrows activities.

As always don't forget to Comment on all of the videos from this weekends Boot Camp in order to be in with a chance of winning some epic goodies to get you started in the game of Dropfleet.

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dorthonion
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What the Hell has been keeping you? 🙂

Lancorz
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We’re going as fast as we can! D:

72draco
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Debating between UCM or PHR fleet.

tinfish
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Choose both 🙂

wayton
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That was my solution when faced with that choice.

lordsharick
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…..Lots of Orbital Trash to be left…..

redstar8368
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DROPFLEET i played my first game yesterday and it was awesome fun !

beetle
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About time to start tossing some torpedos and counters!

verystoic
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I’m hyped for the event. Just got my starterbox and I’m looking forward to see what you guys are doing while I paint my lovely scourge vessels.
btw Is there a plan where we can see what will happen over the weekend?

sinistros
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hmmm still waiting for my KS Stuff und I see here a lot of painted fleets and a lot of Space Station.
No more support for Hawk KS from mine side, next time I wait for retail, because you get it faster than from a Hawk Wargaming Kichstarter.

dahob
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Agreed, I’m pretty salty about not having my Commodore rewards yet. Seeing the pop up store kind of pisses me off.

That being said, looks like a great weekend. Hope you guys have a blast!

engineer2g
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Yeah its unfortunate how long it takes. I just got my stuff this Weds (commodore level same as dahob). Retail is definitely faster but it will come. Have faith.

toshkien
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enjoy yer bootcamp guys!

dystinction
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Very jealous of the participants….have a great time.
BTW, the clear base on the ‘Monster-Station’ looks great! I’m thinking custom clear bases for all the ships might be a cool idea!

kamkazekid
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Maaaaan hope I win on of those sets just to build/paint something Dropfleet. Still no word on my KS stuff

vitruviangoblin
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Ah, wish I was there. Have a great time everyone! And where the fudge has Justin’s beard gone? Only yesterday he said he was keeping it. Enquiring minds need to know!

trottskydm
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Somone needs to houserule rules for the resistance, let them start on the ground, give them lots of atmo craft, then they launch boarding actions up to orbit and use space stations. Somewhat reversing the way the game would play out.

steelobelisk
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Yeah, I’d love to see the resistance addded.

wils7
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Yeah. Something very early on. Dave said they don’t have space faring capabilities. But that could always change.

mothersbrotherjames
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Great idea. They would make great boarding teams.

avien
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I’d have no problem with a house rule for something like that on a one off, but I sincerely hope Hawk don’t add the Resistance to the game itself as it sort of goes against the background.

These are people who don’t have access to that sort of technology generally. I think the best way to incorporate the Resistance is to have them act on the ground targets in some way. If there are command cards similar to DZC then they could be incorporated in that way – as a bonus on ground assaults.

superfurrymaniac
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I think I’ll enjoy this weekend, really must try not to fall too far behind on the videos this time though. It’s much more fun to watch as they come on than cram them on Sunday night.

minigiant
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Plugged in to follow this bootcamp with great interest

brookspsu
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This game is amazing, just got my stuff, cant wait to play

steelobelisk
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Interested to see how the orbiting moons change the game.

oriskany
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Uh oh … here we go! Game looks great, especially for larger fleet battles.

@rasmus – blow up some ships for me! 😀

rasmus
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I am doing my best

jj20
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Are so annoyed I missed this one. Been meaning to get into drop fleet for some time

Kerry Adie
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So looking forward to this live blog.

sikil
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I hope I will be able to watch. Am at sea with dodgy reception…

thedoctorwhogamer
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the game deos look veary good

jkos
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Lovely to see all the ships 🙂

mightyprawn
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Really looking forward to this after a week of night shifts, those mats/ tables look so good!

fancybearzod
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It’s always a shame to see the beard go.

wargamehub
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Had to be this weekend, have an Infinity tournament tomorrow. I’m going to watch as much as possible though as I really am enjoying DFC.

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