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Photos From Gen Con Day 3

Gen Con this year has been everything I was expecting it to be. Mostly: filled with awesome stuff to see and filled with lots of people! Saturday has always been the busiest day, and yesterday was no exception. And while there was a mildly-noticeable larger crowd, we weren't all packed in like sardines, for the most part. You could still get around to see all the great booths here at the show. Though taking pictures was sometimes difficult. But take them I did. And here they are for you to see.

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Hawk Wargames Announces Dropzone Commander 2nd Edition

I remember when Dropzone Commander was just coming out. I was exceedingly interested in this new miniatures game. A lot of my friends back in the day had played Epic, and it looked like that same sort of feel to it. However, after watching a couple games, I realized it just wasn't quite for me. Not to say it was a bad game, by any means, it just didn't seem like a thing for me. Well, perhaps this new edition will change all that, as Hawk Wargames has announced they're in early alpha testing of Dropzone Commander 2nd edition.

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Gen Con Day 4 Photos

Well, it's getting to be bedtime. Gotta get to sleep so I can make the epic migration back to the sauna that is Atlanta in August. I'm going to miss Gen Con. This was a good year. Despite the fact that I didn't get really much of a chance to hang out with too many people (Gen Con, if nothing else, is hundreds of "we'll hang out later" comments said in passing that, sadly, never get to actually happen), it was still a pretty good show. Lots of things to see. Lots of big announcements. And lots of photos. My phone says I've taken over 1,600 in the past several days, a good portion of which have been posted here for you. Speaking of which, here's the last galleries from the show.

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Some More Adepticon Photos

It's day 3 here at Adepticon. It's been a wild day... and I'm not even talking about the gaming. We woke up to some lovely weather. And then, just about 10min. ago, for about a minute, the lights all went out in the dealer's hall/gaming area. I just missed snapping a photo of everyone gaming for a moment via cellphone flashlight.

Anyway, what I did grab photos of were... a bunch of things.

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Thursday Terrain Corner

We're heading down that slope into the weekend, picking up speed as we go. Thursday is here and that means it's time to make sure your gaming table looks as good as possible with our Terrain Corner feature.

Today's stories include: Winterdale: Medieval Fantasy Citadel Collection for 28mm on Kickstarter and Deep-Cut Studio releases new Dropzone gaming mat.


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Hawk Wargames Launches Dropfleet Commander Kickstarter

Hawk Wargames takes to the air with their latest Kickstarter campaign. Well, more to the air than they already were with Dropzone Commander. How did those drop ships get to the planet they're commanding, anyway? That would be the spaceships of the various faction fleets. That's where Dropfleet Commander comes in. Take control of your own armada of ships, fighting off your enemy's fleet, in order to dominate the upper atmosphere.

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Review Roundup

Welcome back to Saturday, everyone. With any luck, you're having some fun gaming with friends, or will be having such fun soon. I mean... it's Saturday. Gaming is just what you do!

But at the moment, what we are doing is looking at some review from the past week.

This batch we have reviews/previews of: Broom Service, Dragonwood, Res Publica: 2230, Murano, Viceroy, Dropzone Commander, Game of Thrones LCG 2nd Edition, Systema Gaming Base-0 Storage Silo, and Warlord Games' plastic M3A1 Half-Track.


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New DropZone Commander Kits Available to Pre-Order from Hawk Wargames

There's only 3 important things you need take into account in Dropzone Commander from Hawk Wargames. Location, Location, Location. Getting the right troops where you need them at the right time is the major key to victory. Without that, you're sunk. To help expand your arsenal and make sure that you have those right troops that you can get to all the places at the right times, Hawk Wargames has started taking pre-orders for the next set of releases for the game.

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Details Emerge on Dropfleet from Hawk Wargames

Hawk Wargames has posted up their Newsletter #40, which gives us a look inside the workings of their upcoming fleet miniatures game, Dropfleet (working title). They teased this game a bit at Salute, but now there's some concrete details. Much as in Dropzone Commander, Dropfleet will focus on maneuver and getting your troops where they need to be. Instead of taking place in deep space like other fleet games, Dropfleet will take place in close orbit around a planet (think of the battle over Coruscant in that one Star Wars movie that may or may not exist, depending on your opinions of such things). The rules have been designed by Andy Chambers, and will include frameworks for melding both Dropfleet and Dropzone Commander into one game. Check out previews of some of the UCM ships below the cut.
They also have some previews of upcoming Dropzone Commander releases.

From the newsletter:
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New Commanders for Dropzone Commander

Hawk Wargames knows you only have one of the two elements of Dropzone Commander if you don't have any Commanders. As such, they've got new Commander Units for all their 5 factions. The models let you lead from the front in their giant command vehicles. The figures are up for pre-sale now and will be shipped out on the 28th.

From the website:
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TGN Sunday Edition: News Snippets

"What's a news snippet?" I hear you ask. Well, they're just those shorter stories that we come across here at TGN that don't have much to go with it. Maybe it's a piece of concept art that we don't know what specific game it's for. Or it's an unlabeled green. Or it's something else along those lines that aren't a full story, but we want to make sure you know about it anyway. We've collected them together and have them here for you now.

-Black Wasp Games Concept Art
-Wild West Exodus previews March releases
-New Preview Greens for Mega Man Board Game
-Campaign Coins releases Fate Coins
-Hitechminiatures new relase: Gerhard Blitz
-RN Estudio: Odin is comming
-New Preview Renders from Hawk Wargames
-New Cellar Shelf from Thomarillion


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Litko Heads to the Dropzone

Litko will be helping out Dropzone Commander players with a new set of tokens and templates specifically designed for use with the popular minis game.

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About the set:

Litko will be helping Dropozone Commander players upgrade their game soon with a new line of gaming accessories compatible with the popular miniature wargame. The line will include Tactical flight bases which have the firing arcs laser etched into them, Blast/LZ Templates, Goal Oriented scenario tokens, Building Damage markers, and Faction specific activation tokens.

Working directly from gamer feedback, Litko has made each blast template to incorporate all firing arcs and center cuts to fit around the flight stand pole for perfect centering on flying models. The Goal oriented tokens will include the proportionate number of double-sided Possible and Revealed Objective tokens for both Objective scenario types. Over-sized and reverse etched for high visibility, the Building Markers won't ever be overlooked across war-torn skylines. Each faction specific token set strikingly features a unique icon and color for activation tokens along with Forward Air Controller tokens for your forces.

Litko has released a production photo of the entire line. Pricing to follow.



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Hawk Wargames taking pre-orders for Resistance faction

Hawk Wargames is now taking orders for their newest Dropzone Commander faction, the Resistance, over in their webshop.

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From the website:

The Resistance is a complex, characterful and disparate assortment of human survivors on the Cradle Worlds and Earth itself, currently occupied by the dreaded alien Scourge. The very existence of the Resistance has shaped UCM military planning for its Reconquest, which became a war of liberation rather than simply a war of revenge as soon as they were discovered. Indeed, the Resistance alone are responsible for a reconquest being possible at all, as they were able to activate and maintain foldspace nodes on all but one of the Cradle Worlds, allowing UCM invasion fleets to jump to their locations accurately. Theirs is a tale of loss, grit and determination to survive in the face of insurmountable odds.



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