[DZC] PHR vs Scourge vs Resistance – Search

We played a pretty nice game of Dropzone Commander. We wanted to try the 2+ player missions and decided to play search. In this mission you place over 30 markers on the field and not only into buildings. Almost every unit except flyers can expose those markers. Under those markers are 5 mission objectives. The goal is to find those objectives and bring them back to your table corner. That’s right you start in a corner in this mission.

My 870 points skirmish list looked like this:

Breaching Drills [50 pts]
Breaching Drill: Model 109 Breaching Drill [50 pts]

Vehicle Detachment [173 pts]
Gun Wagons: 3x Gun Wagon, NT-1 Kraken [113 pts]
Rocket Technicals: 6x Rocket Technical [60 pts]

Resistance Band [244 pts]
Fighters: 2x Resistance Fighters, AT-77 Lifthawk, 3x MT-90 Jackson [148 pts]
^ Sharing ^ Fighters: 2x Resistance Fighters [48 pts]
^ Sharing ^ Fighters: 2x Resistance Fighters [48 pts]

Resistance Band [264 pts]
Veterans: 2x Occupation Veterans, NT-1 Kraken, 2x Battle Bus(+Rocket Launcher Battery) [168 pts]
^ Sharing ^ Fighters: 4x Resistance Fighters [96 pts]

Rusted Fist [135 pts]
Hannibals: 2x M9 Hannibal, AT-77 Lifthawk [135 pts]

Actually I had to prox the Occupation Veterans and the additional Fighters. I hadn’t painted them at that moment. That’s why you see these unpainted bases with marks V1,2 and F1,..,4. Sorry for that 😉

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The game started pretty slowly. Everyone except our PHR player made very careful and defensive moves.
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My first aggressive move was to place the drill behind the Scourge players lines. I wanted to surprise him a little bit. I had my Technicals ready to capture a marker right in front of him. And I got lucky and picked one! But I quickly realized that Technicals aren’t that tough. He wiped them out and I lost the objective.
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Later on the Scourge and PHR got into a massive fire fight about… pretty much nothing, but they realized that too late 😀 In the meantime I found another objective and secured it with my Occupation Veterans. And I secured the afore mentioned objective with my Hannibals. But the PHR player also found two objectives and was able to secure them.
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Within the last round the last objective was discovered by the Scourge and we all had to switch our tactics rapidly. Everyone tried to get that last objective, to win the game or just to save his honor 🙂
Actually nobody managed to take it from the Scourge, so the final result was:

PHR: 4 points, but more winning points
Res: 4 points
Scourge: 2 points

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Final Thougts
Technicals are nice, but they are not that tough. So the drill should be placed in cover and the Technicals should also have cover all the time. I hadn’t that much contact to the enemy and did not gain so much experience. So I can’t tell anything about the close combat abilities of the Occupation Veterans or about the busses. I need to play more games for that.
But the 3 player mission is really cool. Since our group includes just three players, we can always have a nice game. Also this specific mission is really nice, but more than 5 objectives could bring more fun and tension to the game.

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