Hawk Wargames made a big splash with the announcement of their newest Dropzone Commander starter set. Unlike their previous starter sets this one is for two players and contains the v1.1 rulebook, maps, card buildings, dice, tape measure, reference cards and plastic miniatures for the Scourge and UCM.
The miniatures look very nice. The detail is not quite as good as the resin miniatures but plastic is far easier to work with and will not have the random quality control issues the resin miniatures occasionally have. Moreover, they’ve made some minor changes to the miniatures such as the UCM Condor Dropship now has a clear canopy and the Bear APC has a one piece top hull so no more seams to fill!
Overall this is quite an amazing set. Considering it is coming from a new and small game publisher is even more surprising. Hopefully the plastic miniatures, as well as new sets, will be available separately in the future.
If you haven’t tried Dropzone Commander yet this is an excellent way to start. If you are a veteran it might be worth it for the miniatures and v1.1 rulebook (if you haven’t bought it yet).
For a nice intro to Dropzone Commander see the Blue Table Painting DzC videos;