"The Scourge are foul, neuro-parasitic lifeforms which can utterly dominate an unfortunate host, bending its life to its will. They thrive on the conquest and absorption of other races, their very mode of existence as potent a threat as their formidable battlefield technology. They are the galaxy's ultimate predators.
Their breathtaking assimilation of the central planets, including Earth itself, has made them the primary threat to the very existence of mankind. Their methods of killing on the battlefield are abhorrent to witness, but violent death at the hand of their potent plasma weaponry can be as nothing compared to the dread of being taken alive"
Today on ToaTS I will be taking a look at the Dropzone Commander Scourge Starter Force from Hawk Wargames
Scourge Starter Force
Now that's a bonus!
That is quite a lot of stuff! All the vehicles are in a high detail resin, as are the warriors bases.
Marauder Medium Dropship
The Marauder Medium Dropship is the spearhead of the landing forces. Bringing heavy armour into the fight
The supports can be fitted in a position to carry 3 tanks or 2 APCS.
There is a little extra resin around the 'eyes' but that's wasn't bad to clean off. The bottoms of the wings also have a tab of resin but that clipped off cleanly.
The Marauder is VERY highly detailed. After cleaning off the eyes I honestly couldn't find a single problem with the casting. All the detail is in great condition.
Hunter Main Grav Tank
The Hunter is a frontline armour vehicle armed with a massive plasma cannon.
The eyes again had some roughness but easily fixed with a hobby knife being run over the front.
I like it. Very nice indeed.
Reaper AA Grav Tank
The Reaper is the Anti-Air attack for the Scourge forces.
Minimal mould lines again and a tiny bit of flash that just scraped away.
A nice piece that will be great fun for a painter.
Invaders APCs are unarmoured assault vehicles that release hordes of Scourge troops via the front hatch right into the heart of battle
To be honest I did wonder why there was a base to begin with. Then I realised they can be placed into flying Dropships and a hollow bottom wouldn't look very good.
Apart from a very small tab on the inside of the base, this APC took NO time to clean up. That's good!
I do like these a lot!
Warriors are the core fighting force of the Scourge attack.
They just need clipping off the sprue and sticking straight in. No files or anything. Some of the base have a small resin tab on the bottom but a quick cut sorts that right out.
In the 2 pictures above you can see 1 of each type in the box next to the 'Doctor' who is a 28mm mini on a 30mm base.
Price - I have seen several thoughts on the DzC prices online and as these were sent for review for free (Thanks again HWG) I can't comment on a personal level.
The set is £70 from the Hawk Wargames Site. For everything that is included, I think that is a good price. Maybe a a little towards the higher end of the market but still good for the quality.
Overall - The Scourge Starter Force is a nice set. The high level of detail is impressive and the models to together well. They may need a little more prep work than some are used to but it is worth it in the end.
Out of the forces I have seen so far, I think the Scourge is the one I would continue with.
8 out of 10 Badger pointsA bit less cleaning needed and maybe a touch cheaper (£5 or so less?) and these would make a 10
What are your thoughts on this set and the Dropzone Commander game in general?