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UCM vs. Shaltari - 600 pts - Expeditionary Raid

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UCM vs. Shaltari - 600 pts - Expeditionary Raid

PostTue Dec 13, 2016 11:42 am

I and a friend played our first Dropfleet game. This is the battle report and my impressions.

+++ Eden System +++
June 29th, 2670, D+23 (Theatre), D+23 (Reconquest)
+++ Operational Parameters +++
Expeditionary Raid to secure industrial and military sectors on Eden VII in Grid 067829 aka. The Paradise’s Outback. Naval Intelligence report minor Scourge activity in the surroundings. Scans of the target area show no active Orbital Defence Emplacements. Recommended approach is a Lightning Strike to secure essential infrastructure and operational military assets. Caution is advised. Navigational hazards are present, remnants from the initial stages of the Reconquest is still in orbit over the target area.
+++ Expected Losses +++
Naval Assets: Minimum
Ground Assets: Minimum

http://blog.dzcsweden.se/?p=4465
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Re: UCM vs. Shaltari - 600 pts - Expeditionary Raid

PostSun Jan 01, 2017 1:37 pm

Thanks for that, enjoyed the narrative and the initial thoughts from the admirals (and I personally prefer battle reports you can read than watch) Also glad to see the game was so close, I will be playing a shaltari v UCM game, but am worried about shaltari shenanigans (I am Shaltari, and my opponent does have difficulty against them in Dropzone due to the large difference in the way they play and all their dirty tricks compared to when I play with PHR, we will be doing 750 points)

As a small aside, in your first turn you said that you moved your amethyst into lower orbit at Full Thrust (the order I believe) and moved into low orbit.

But I think you can only change orbital layers when you can make a turn which you can't with full thrust (going from memory, if I look at the rules I might be wrong)
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Re: UCM vs. Shaltari - 600 pts - Expeditionary Raid

PostMon Jan 02, 2017 9:29 am

Thanks for your kind words and feedback. Hopefully at 750 points your opponent will feel she/he has enough tools to counter the shenanigans. I have not been able to play after my initial game but the feeling I get from listening to and reading other battle reports on higher points (800 - 1500) is that the game feel more and more balanced.

I think the most important thing to do as a Shaltari player (I play DzC as Shaltari too) is to be honest with your opponent about the shenanigans that are possible. Your opponent seem to be jaded but it could be good to point out the Shaltari special rules before playing rather than bringing them up when they occur. The best of luck to you both. Please feel free to come back and retell your great story.

I could recommend you the following document I created to help you remember all the phases and steps in DfC: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/28254115/DfC/Dropfleet%20Commander%20Quickplay%20v.2.1.pdf

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As a small aside, in your first turn you said that you moved your amethyst into lower orbit at Max Thrust (the order I believe) and moved into low orbit.

But I think you can only change orbital layers when you can make a turn which you can't with full thrust (going from memory, if I look at the rules I might be wrong)


I am sorry to say you remember it wrong. When doing a Full Thrust you can turn but not shoot (DfC Rulebook, pg. 43).
I write posts on DzC Sweden about new missions, tournament reports and other subjects that come to mind. http://www.blog.dzcsweden.se

An Unofficial Dropfleet Commander Quickplay I created http://blog.dzcsweden.se/?page_id=4573, Updated 20170201.

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