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Dropfleet Commander Boot Camp – Saturday

Dropfleet Commander Boot Camp – Saturday

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We're now getting stuck into some more gaming for Dropfleet Commander at the Boot Camp this weekend. Hawk Wargames have some neat ways for folks to get stuck into the game and we'll be following along as the Boot Campers learn the tactics and techniques needed to survive.

Comment To Win Awesome Goodies This Weekend!

It will be interesting to see how these first battles play out as we look at some simple scenarios and learn the rules. Of course, there's much more to come too so keep an eye on things as they develop throughout the day.

Special Thanks To

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What has been your highlight from the weekend so far?

The Basics Of Dropfleet Commander

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Here Dave and Darren from Hawk Wargames take you though the basics of Dropfleet Commander with a few sample turns looking at movement, firing and some of the more technical aspects of battling on the tabletop.

We'll be diving into more detail as the weekend progresses but this gets everyone up to speed for their first game.

Justin Gets A Game In...

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Justin has now taken to the tabletop with his PHR fleet against the UCM and things look like they're going to be heating up.

Who do you think is going to win in this exchange?

Justin Gets A Game In...

New Objectives From Command Sir!

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We'll shortly be joining up with Dave again to talk about the next scenarios the Boot Camp members are going to be playing out today looking at Ramming, Bombardment and the destruction of Space Stations!

New Objectives From Command Sir!

Third Spot Prize - Blasting Sectors!

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We catch up with Andy who was able to get his hands on the Third Prize as part of his game with Justin.

It's time to blow up some sectors and as we find out from Dave there are some deadly ways to make this a reality.

Justin Claims Victory…But At What Price?

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Justin has been able to claim victory over Andy but at what price? It seems like his fleet might be getting a very funny looking ship in its midst.

It's interesting seeing how the games play out and while it's fun to blast people out of the sky you HAVE to think about your ground assets.

Dave Talks Terrain, Destruction & More Goodies Ahead

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We're now stopping in with Dave to talk more about the next scenario which will include how terrain moves around, moons and the fact that we might be able to get stuck into a BIG game featuring all manner of ships.

A 1500 Boot Camp Mega Game

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We're cranking things up to the next level for this game where the Boot Camp members are bringing together a combined force of PHR against a large Scourge menace.

...with a Moon involved this could end up being a lot of fun.

The Mega Space Station Ambush Begins!

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This UCM facility has now been caught napping and a whole bunch of fleets are closing in to try and take advantage of this massive structure.

We'll be following as this battle unfolds and Dave will be GM'ing throughout to make sure things are nice and nasty. Of course there are some goodies on offer too!

The Mega Space Station Ambush Part Deux - Galactic Boogaloo!

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We're catching up with things as we move towards the next turn of the game where things are blowing up, people are winning goodies AND we're seeing the Space Station get a bit of an upgrade.

Let's see how this carnage continues!

Mid-Turn With The Mega Station Ambush

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We're joining the guys as they play through another turn of the Mega Station Ambush. We had to jump in here because there's been another big explosion on the Space Station ending with another set of goodies being handed out.

...what nefarious schemes does Dave have for the participants now?

That's A Wrap For Saturday!

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...and that's us done for Saturday. We'very had a great time and can't wait to see what Dave has in store for us tomorrow!

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spiritofthwwolf
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Yay! It’s the start of Saturday’s blogging!

thawer
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lets get started

smurfsoden
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Can’t wait to see what you guys get up to. My mates will be at mine in an hour to start some dropfleet gaming for ourselves

minty45
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Bombs Away!!!!!! or should that be microwaves??? doesn’t sound right?

dorthonion
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I should have driven up to Coleraine and banged pots and pans loudly from 06:00 and screamed ‘The Scourge are coming!’

wesadie1969
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Drink and snacks sorted, let’s begin.

anurak
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Another contest? You are truly beasts. The creators are very generous. Good luck with the contest.

skidus
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Any chance of some hawk painting guides?

setesch
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Now it gets serious. Learning to play… allways the fun part of a game 🙂

badula
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Hey hardsleepers! was a long night at the pub?

jesusjohn
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good luck.

guillotine
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Here we go again!

foyble
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Phew. Let’s start again

donlou
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not sure if its resolved or not but I thought I give it a push just in case its not:

@junebunny1 asked:
Please tell Ras he needs to call my mobile phone.

rasmus
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Thanks

nogginthenog
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Another great weekend of gaming ahead!

bust1985
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So what other game would people compare this too?

coxjul
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It shares a lot with other large space fleet games such as StarWars Armada and GW BattleField Gothic. The difference being the orbital nature of the game and the objective taking.

thomasaagaard
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But it is also very different.
The fact that you don’t have fixed ranges for weapons do change the game a lot, compared to BFG.
So this do have some elements of Submarine games/sims… since your actions do have a huge impact on how close the enemy need to be able to target you.

kantor72
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Loving the look for the entire game 😀 . I don’t know what fleet i would go with, they all look so good.

72draco
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Looks like a combination of Leviathan and Battlefleet Gothic.

coxjul
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Let battles commence… Shortly!
Still getting my head around force organisation to sort out which variants to build.. Groups/tonnage groups then battlegroups.
E.g. If a Cruiser is G:1-2, do those two cruisers have to share the same class or just the same tonnage group?

ijontichy
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Nice to see this game played! I’m still patiently waiting for my pledge-rewards.
Have fun guys!

partridgeking
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And onwards!

jvalle22
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It’s awesome being in the US. I watched Friday’s blog yesterday and was sad that I’d have to wait for today’s, but no! 6 hrs ahead in the UK.

The yellow ship going across the screen had me laughing so hard..

revliss
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look like i better post my wip went my late backer ks ship

scab1234
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I think Justin’s banana is pretty ! Have a great day guys.

cypher2009
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Curse my bank account! Why do I have no money then a bootcamp is announced? It looks so much fun. I am determined to get to a bootcamp with my wife (and I will apologise in advance for the poor sods who play against her… She can be soooo vicious in wargaming). Hope all have a great weekend (by the looks of it, Im sure you all will). 🙂

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