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by Councillor
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Dropzone Commander
Topic: UCM needs some love (and help)
Replies: 78
Views: 6412

Re: UCM needs some love (and help)

The broadsword complaints are issues all heavies with one shot have. Take more than one. It's cheap. There's no reason the weapon needs to shoot through passives and do 3/6 points of damage for 75 points. (And making other faction's one-hitters better is not what I'm advocating!) How does this impro...
by Councillor
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: DFC Rules
Topic: Overcharge, subsystem and low power
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Overcharge, subsystem and low power

You have the same problem as the rest of us. These layering exception special rules do not have a clear interpretation. Dave could say tomorrow that "Overcharging is one weapon and linked only" or he could tell us the double Vents and double banks is legal. Can Subsystem activate twice for 2 Vents a...
by Councillor
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Dropzone Commander
Topic: Question, who's better
Replies: 1
Views: 382

Re: Question, who's better

Quick summary: They don't play the same way. If you don't want to play Shaltari, then don't. They're annoying to paint anyway. UCM can be good. Zone is still an excellent game because you can get kicked up and down the board and still win on VP. Their traditional "Dave's Mega Army" type lists genera...
by Councillor
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Dropzone Commander
Topic: UCM needs some love (and help)
Replies: 78
Views: 6412

Re: UCM needs some love (and help)

Broadsword is too cheap now. It was always good at removing standard choices but now... The weapon is completely out of line with what other factions pay for that kind of firepower and is an outlier in the UCM as well. Fireblades may also be too cheap. They were the best value for price vs. weight o...
by Councillor
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Dropzone Commander
Topic: UCM needs some love (and help)
Replies: 78
Views: 6412

Re: UCM needs some love (and help)

I believe MF - is explained as "no restriction, up to and including your maximum Move." Lots of stuff can still fire when it gets boosted movement from roads. I don't have my book on me, so I can't fire up an exact quote for you. Is this intentional or is this a consequence of a "copy-paste" shortha...
by Councillor
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Dropzone Commander
Topic: Scourge units to look forward to.
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: Scourge units to look forward to.

So now the Overlord is a new tiny commander. What will it do?
by Councillor
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Dropfleet Commander
Topic: Resistance Starter Box
Replies: 20
Views: 1308

Re: Resistance Starter Box

Cornicen -Class Escort Carrier (Light Cruiser) - 90 pts Fighters + Bombers Broadside Vent Cannon Turret Ablative Armour I like this one. Part of me screams about having 2x Launch slots for maximum efficiency, but I think the ability to do something during the regular turn phase is a reasonable exch...
by Councillor
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Dropzone Commander
Topic: UCM needs some love (and help)
Replies: 78
Views: 6412

Re: UCM needs some love (and help)

E13 and Devastator 3... so it's a better ocelot now. Albatross has 9 HP. Why? Fireblades getting better is nice. 2+ accuracy is inconsistent with the rest of the non-Shaltari flame weapons, so I don't know why they didn't just increase the shots and keep it at 3+, but I do approve of the general imp...
by Councillor
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Dropzone Commander
Topic: UCM needs some love (and help)
Replies: 78
Views: 6412

Re: UCM needs some love (and help)

Hunters would have to be pretty bad to be made obsolete by Annihilators in the current rules. Though if you made the Annihilator good enough, they would be. Especially when there's a compelling alternative in the Stalker to fill required BG slots. (I think Stalkers are pretty good now.) That's where...
by Councillor
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Dropzone Commander
Topic: UCM needs some love (and help)
Replies: 78
Views: 6412

Re: UCM needs some love (and help)

Giving it Area makes it a superior choice to equivalent Sabres in every situation. Katanas are different enough to warrant taking them on their own merits. Devastator-2, a 36" countered range, improved energy and 4 DP without the Large special rule, seems alright to me. It's not flashy, but that's t...