Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Dropzone Commander 2 Player Starter Set

HUGE NEWS for all you Dropzone Commander fans, and if your not already a fan you could well be after this very special new release! Hawk Wargames have now released an amazing 2 player start set for Dropzone Commander and I think you will be amazed by the value of this incredible set!

Amazing box art! and it gives you a massive clue as to what the contents are! Thats right you get TWO starter armies in this box set and they are UCM and Scourge complete with rulebook and even some terrain (full contents list is further down).

Thats a lot of stuff!

I know what your thinking, that is a hell of a lot of Dropzone stuff, it’s going to be VERY expensive…Well you couldn’t be more wrong, the value of this boxed set is silly cheap at £60 RRP or $95 (U.S.) RRP !!! Here is an actual list of the contents inside this amazing two player starter set!

Contents (Miniatures and Scenery):

United Colonies of Mankind Starter Force (Injection moulded plastic, 10mm scale)
  • 3x Sabre Main Battle Tanks
  • 3x Rapier AA Tanks
  • 2x Bear APC’s (+1 bonus spare!)
  • 30x Colonial Legionnaires (on 6 bases)
  • 3x Condor Medium Dropships (now with clear canopy and pilot!)

The Scourge Starter Force (Injection moulded plastic, 10mm scale)

  • 3x Hunter Main Grav-Tanks
  • 3x Reaper AA Grav-Tanks
  • 2x Invader APC’s (+1 bonus spare!)
  • 30x Scourge Warriors (on 6 bases)
  • 3x Marauder Medium Dropships
Starter Urban Battlefield: 2x Road Layout Posters, will join together in 4 different ways to create a 48”x33” urban road layout. Both posters feature stunning artwork on the reverse face! 10 x Pre-cut, pre-folded card buildings in 10 different designs

Contents (Other): Full sized Dropzone Commander Core Rulebook: New and revised 1.1 edition 156 Pages, A4 sized and full colour throughout Over 300 vibrant photographs Full army lists and background for 4 full factions 12 exciting scenarios with variants

Fastplay Aids:

  • UCM and Scourge reference sheets with stats, army composition and quick reference tables
    • Starter scenario and turn sequence prompt sheetGaming Accessories:
  • 10x 14mm D6 black dice
  • 1m/38” keyring tape measure
  • Full set of templates and Scenario Object tokens

So how is it so frikkin cheap?  A normal (Resin) starter box for an army is £68 RRP and in this set your getting TWO and the full rulebook and scenery and loads of accessories! Well the reason its so cheap is because its plastic, YES you read that right, its PLASTIC! I think this is fantastic, I have loved Dropzone Commander since its very first arrival on the gaming scene, but always held off because of the initial cost. But this now has made the game very affordable and I cant wait to get the set and I expect to see this game being played everywhere very soon. Just one thing I noticed is dont go thinking that, because the kits are plastic in this 2 player box set the quality of the sculpts are going to be compromised just take a look at the sprues, these 10mm scale miniatures look just as good as their resin counterparts!

Go halves with a friend and its only £30!

I could’t be more happy with this box set, the value for money is out of this world and  I would be chuffed to go halves with a friend with this set. If you wanted to get involved with this game before but wasn’t happy with how much it would cost you, then you have no excuse now, get involved, you wont regret it!

The only concession I would be making is that I would have preferred to get a PHR or a Shaltari Army but at this price UCM and Scourge to start it is then.

So when are you getting yours? The official release date is 28th September 2013 but pre orders are up now on various gaming websites.


  1. I may well look into this now. Like you I was put of by the initial cost of getting 2 armies and the rules and then having spent £150.00 thinking nah it's not for me. But this starter set may be more affordable for me. Cheers I appreciate the heads up.

    1. Your welcome Clint. Im so glad this starter is for the UCM and Scourge as I bought Shaltari and PHR. Now I can indulge my shiny obsession for having all factions in a game.