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DzC Plastic Starter Sets and Special Characters!

DzC Plastic Starter Sets and Special Characters!

Postby markb » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:31 am

For those that haven't seen it the new news letter is up on the Hawk website and there are some interesting things on it. Firstly there is the upcoming release of plastic starter sets for the four original factions. These will have the same models in as the normal resin ones with a few extras. The Scourge and UCM are basically the same as what you get in the 2 player starter. The PHR get both turret weapons options for the Junos and can make a Menchit in addition to the Ares and Phobos. The Shaltari get an extra Haven and squad of Braves. Unlike the normal starters though you don't get the Command Cards. Still, at 35 quid a set there really is no excuse for people not to get in to DzC now!

Also it was revealed that Reconnquest Phase 1 has special characters in it for all the factions. I for one can't wait to get my hands on this book!

Here is the link to the news letter:

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"The guns have stopped because we are at last about to attack. Even our generals aren't mad enough to shell their own men, they think its far more sporting to let the Germans do it!"

Capt Edmund Blackadder, the Somme, 1917.

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Re: DzC Plastic Starter Sets and Special Characters!

Postby conscriptboris » Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:19 am

Yep, the plastic starter set made me make the plunge. The starter army's have been just that bit too much, the reduction of cost saw me buy the PHR and rulebook :)

Looking forward to playing!

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Re: DzC Plastic Starter Sets and Special Characters!

Postby Talus » Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:32 am

im planning a sizable expansion of my PHR and UCM with those sets =)


got the Resistance all pre-ordered too!


but what im looking forward to most, are the new command vehicles for the first 4 factions! dying to see what they come up with for PHR!
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Re: DzC Plastic Starter Sets and Special Characters!

Postby timewizard » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:13 pm

I didn't see anything about new command vehicles, I thought it was just the introduction of Famous Commanders that was referred to in the rulebook.
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Postby estarriol » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:41 pm

Oooooh nice, might make me jump in now, Scourge was the option I didn't want, but if I can do plastic Shaltari, I have no excuses left!
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Re: DzC Plastic Starter Sets and Special Characters!

Postby Talus » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:43 pm

i'll see if i can dig up the post on hawk, i believe it was something to do with the resistance having two, they were going to bring out second units for the other four
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Re: DzC Plastic Starter Sets and Special Characters!

Postby timewizard » Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:10 pm

They did have this for the new book:

The book also debuts 12 playable characters, with artwork, background and rules, with representatives from all five races.

So that would be 2 characters for each faction.

Still don't see anything about new command vehicles though.
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Re: DzC Plastic Starter Sets and Special Characters!

Postby markb » Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:57 pm

TW, I don't think it was on the forum anywhere about new command vehicles, I seem to remember seeing it in an interview with Dave on Faiet.
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Re: DzC Plastic Starter Sets and Special Characters!

Postby timewizard » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:05 pm

Ahh! Thanks Mark, I must have missed that one then.

I wonder what kind of special weapons an/or abilities the new commanders and their respective vehicles will have.

Thought I was something about a new scourge commander that did something to make the desolator even more devastating. Or was it the annihilator?
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Postby cgra1 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:18 am

I too am going Resistance mad. Got them pre-ordered. The special characters ate intriguing and im looking forward to see how they play.
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Re: DzC Plastic Starter Sets and Special Characters!

Postby timewizard » Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:53 pm

From what I understand, the Famous Commanders will not be tournament legal but should be interesting to play in pick up battles.
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Re: DzC Plastic Starter Sets and Special Characters!

Postby BDA » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:29 pm

i am going to be getting a plastic starter set to bulk out my shaltrie as i could do we with some more transports and basic units but before now did not really find the money to do so :)
cant say i like the look of the shaltrie commanders from the pics i have seen but i am sure i will grow use to them lol
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Re: DzC Plastic Starter Sets and Special Characters!

Postby timewizard » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:14 am

The Shaltari commanders are a bit odd looking, luckily there are no models of them in the game!

The plastic starter sets are going to be great ways to put a different army on the table. Great idea by Hawk to do this. Also seems to mean that the are committed to converting many of the models over to plastic. Should be interesting things coming up in the future.
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Re: DzC Plastic Starter Sets and Special Characters!

Postby BDA » Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:49 am

I have heard rumours than the commanders might be getting special/modified command vehicles :)
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Re: DzC Plastic Starter Sets and Special Characters!

Postby Cain Tiberius » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:27 am

Some will be a modified existing vehicle. Others will be a completely new vehicle.
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