Shaltari go fabulous!!

So I have been busy lately sticking some colour on things. Plus after some thoughts about making this blog a little more live rather than I have in the past. 

Here is my WIP of my Shaltari for DFC

All the red 🙂

Which is actually turning out to be an easy job just lots of stages. So this is a brass basecoat and nuln oil wash. Then a seal followed finally by pink elephants…..

Sorry I meant Tamiya Clear Red….boy is that stuff some gooooood shit 😉

Now comes the hard part carefully  adding details with messing up this won’t go well.

Dropfleet Commander Token Review

Hello all been a while I did a review and while my main photo editing software is still playing up figured I need some content 😉

Handily I have just the thing to hand, the great guys over at LaserForge part of the The Model Exchange site has some really nice token sets for dropfleet commander. Which can only be a good thing with all the tracking you need to do.

The do some lovely ship trackers but in this review we are going to be looking at some other shiny things.

First up the Range Finder set – £12.95

Its available in various colours as you would expect, it comes with plenty of stuff which is great for the costs.

  • 8″ Movement ruler
  • 45 and 90 deg turn keys for both small and large bases
  • Blast Radius keys for when things go BOOM
  • Place Holders for bas types

I have the nice light blue acrylics the quality is great all the lines are nice and deep (for adding colour) and the numbers/lettering are done well also.

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The turn keys fit perfectly around the bases making for nice snug turning. The only issue I have is if you want to turn a ship in the middle of lots of other ships as the are pretty chunky.

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This obviously helps with the place holder keys so you can clear the cluster so you can turn, with much less fuss.

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Altogether and great little set to make playing that little bit easier and is also cool looking.

Next we have the Asset pack – £5.95

Which has oodles of tokens that cover all your needs for the second phase of the game. You are going to be swimming in infantry, tanks, and bombers etc. in this pack, the full list is

  • 4x Defence Batteries
  • 8x Tanks
  • 4x Triple Infantry
  • 6x Single Infantry
  • 3x Torpedo
  • 7x Bomber
  • 7x Fighter

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Like all the packs you can have either MDF or acrylic my examples are MDF as I plan to do some painting on them eventually.

Obviously these are pretty large tokens which do take up more real estate on the clusters but really it helps as all the shapes are different enough to make instant spotting the board much easier.

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While the remaining tokens all look cool and are nice and functional.

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As mentioned about the size of these tokens, the only one that may cause a little problem is the triple infantry marker as you can see its a pretty big’un.

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Despite the sizing of these tokens they are great value for the number you get and well who doesn’t like adding to their painting pile by painting some tokens as well 😀

Finally we have the Sectors pack – £3.95

Again I went with the MDF ones as these will be easy to paint up to match the sector colours, the pack contains:

  • 3x Military Sectors
  • 3x Comms Station Sectors
  • 3x Power Plant Sectors
  • 4x Commercial Sectors
  • 8x Industrial Sectors

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These are spot on to replace the cardboard tokens with no issue.

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Overall, these are really nice and have easily to tell what they are from the clear picture design which is always a win! A spot of colour will further extend this.

So altogether these are great little sets for anyone wanting to dip their toy into Dropfleet Commander and well worth looking at for their quality and price.