With the arrival of the Nexus Psi Campaign, my brother & I have started it off. So far we are only two scenarios in and for my records, and for your interest I have decided to post my full Strike Force here on the Blog. This will include updates to the initial clearances, advances, injuries and losses. I hope it helps inspire you to try out campaigns of your own, for Deadzone or other games! Plague Strike Force: Total; 140 Points Initial Clearances: Stage 1A Stage 2A Stage 3A HMG The Force itself: Stage 1A x 1 Stage 2A x 4 Stage 3A x 7 Stage 3A HMG x 3 Stage 3D x 6 While I find naming the Plague a bit more of a challenge than naming a typical human style team, I decided that going with their designations to begin with would be good, and from there as they develop, and the opposition begins to recognise them I will name them. Stage 1A Jack - shortened from Jackpot, the main reason that Deadzones exisit, the Stage 1A is the main mobile target when the Plague appear, taking it out is what Strike Teams are all about. Many of the factions fighting in Deadzones have adopted this phrase after the Enforcers coined. Stage 2A Ram - shortened from Rampage, many a time have Enforcers and other factions seen a Stage 2A tear through its own lines, turning the firefight at a critical time, allowing them to retreat, or push on for their objective. Stage 3A Ghoul - their speed is terrifying to behold, allowing the plague to quickly close the gap and get in close. Nearly every race fears the constant threat of infection, and the speed at which the Ghouls can close the gap, and silence that accompanies them gives credence to this label. Stage 3D: Pup - coined in jest after the first encounters with them, due to the ease at which they could be dispatched, the name stuck, although now as the Plague tactics have evolved these 'Pups' bring a real threat to unwary warriors, while watching for the Ghouls, Rams & Jack's you can quickly find yourself over run by a horde of Pups.
Mantic have done it again. Another kickstarter that has captured my imagination. The last one they ran (Mars Attacks) left me hopeful I would be able to resist them in the future, as the game didnt appeal to me. However Dreadball Xtreme has been put up and I have already pledged in for Rampage. Love the idea of the Deadzone style Dreadball mat... hopefully it will translate well to standard Dreadball games as well - for ease of transport if nothing else! The new teams look sweet, and while I currently need to decide between the Plague or Robots for my extra free team (as part of Rampage) I look forward to their future choices.
The Chovar Psychic that has been included in Rampage as a Giant already looks amazing and I can't wait to get my hands on it.
All in all, this Kickstarter looks like a blast and I strongly advise anyone that has looked at Dreadball before to consider this kickstarter as it will give you most (if not all) of what you need to get into standard Dreadball too.
With the release of the new Dwarf army book I have decided its time to resurrect & dust off my army. They have been sitting on a shelf dutifully waiting since mid April last year. To ensure my name is not engraved in the Book of Grudges any further its definitely time for them to see some battles. The first thing I have done after getting my hands on the new army book is to do a quick comparison of my last army list.