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Dropzone Commander – Scourge 1000 point basic paint job

The other part of the DZC starter set (a really great piece of kit) is the Scourge. I added to the basic plastics by getting a HQ (Desolator – level 5 commander), a pack of 8 Scout walkers (Prowlers), a pair of heavy tanks (Slayers) and a some Razorworms (they come six to a pack, I only needed two. (I love the fluff for these even if they can’t take objectives – they are killers through and through – just drop one or two in a building that the enemy needs to take and watch the carnage).

This batch used the same technique as the UCM but took longer to finish (about three hours all in) as the Desolator leg things and the Scout Walkers took longer to glue together. The base colour is again black, followed by Vallejo Game Color Scorpion Green (wondered when that would see the light of day again) and then some red for sensor bits and infantry hats. The infantry also had some beige for weapon barrels – why not, it’s a sci-fi game! Infantry bases and Razorworms were finished with some fine sand and PVA glue. The

The points values can vary over time as units are overhauled. This responsiveness is good, but can be a pain when trying to build a force and then see the value change slightly weeks later.

Here’s the Hawk Wargame site for DZC stuff…. link.  Here is the FFOR downloadable army generator…. link.

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Dropzone Commander – UCM 1000 point basic paint job

Using just the plastic starter set plus a Kodiak HQ, Wolverine missile launchers and a pair of Gladius Heavy Tanks (and a level 5 command upgrade) I got this lot based and painted in under two and a half hours.

The Gladius tank turrets were magnetized, though they are a bit flimsy for moving anyway.

Black spray undercoat (Halfords own primer).

Three colour paint job (base of black) then Vallejo Game Color “Tan” then “Plata” (Silver) for barrels. That’s it. It gets a force up and running for a game in no time.

I can revisit them anytime to add more colour as they are not sealed.

The infantry just had some fine sand PVA glued to the base.

There is no excuse not to get a painted army onto a table for a second game at least. Just a primer, a couple of paints and some PVA/sand or flock – heck you can just paint the base grey to match the roads.