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Dropfleet Commander

A project in Croydon, UK by Hawk Wargames

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Dropfleet Commander is an orbital space combat game designed by Andy Chambers and David Lewis, based in the Dropzone Commander Universe
Backers: 3918
Average Pledge Per Backer: £161

Funded: £629,222 of £40,000
Dates: Oct 30th -> Dec 3rd (35 days)
Project By: Hawk Wargames
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Latest News

Update #32 - Just over 3 hours to go...

December 3rd - via:
Thanks for your patience with us getting this Update out to you... Well, that has been an active afternoon! First off - We have unlocked the Faction Specific Dropfleet Commander T-shirts as Bolt-Ons... and here is an example of what they are going... (Read More)

Update #31 - A busy night and morning... The unlocks so far!

December 3rd - via:
With a little over 10 hours left to go, we have smashed through two more unlocks. Thank you all! Here are the unlocks: The Scourge Space Station Resin Scenery Upgrade PackBolt-on £15This is an add on pack for the Modular Space Station Pack, so can... (Read More)

Update #30 - Five Hundred Thousand - and more importantly: Frigate Bonanza!

December 2nd - via:
Well... that was a busy afternoon!  The Frigate Bonanza Reward for all pledge level backers, is now unlocked. What does this mean? Every pledge level backer (if you have backed one of the following pledge levels: Lieutenant, Commander, Captain,... (Read More)

Update #29 - A lunch time update... and some more goals

December 2nd - via:
After a busy night and morning we have unlocked even more stretch goals, with some great rewards and Bolt-Ons now available: 3000 Backers - Free UCM Dog TagThe UCM Dog Tag will be added into every single Backer who has backed a pledge level. This... (Read More)

Update #28 - Clusters, Sectors, and Shaltari Shooters

December 1st - via:
Welcome to the start of December, and the beginning of the last few days of this Dropfleet Commander Kickstarter! What a November it has been... However, always wanting to look forward, we have a few exciting things to show you, as well as a bit more... (Read More)

Update #27 - Thanks for your patience - Some more PHR!

November 30th - via:
From deep in South London, in the Hawk Wargames studios, we are happy to be able to bring you some new PHR... but first, here is the most recent unlock from £440k: The Eden Prime Map Set brings 6 double sided maps showing regions from across the... (Read More)

Update #26 - Q&A part 4

November 29th - via:
We're getting close to our next stretch goal unlock, the Eden Prime Map Pack! It includes maps of areas from the Reconquest: Phase 1 expansion book in Dropzone commander (namely, areas of the Planet Eden Prime), and we will have pictures for you in... (Read More)

Update 25 - Liner images and Q&A

November 28th - via:
Today we're doing another Q&A session from 5.30 - 6.30pm. Please note, due to logins and to stop confusion, this will be one person answering your questions; this means that while we will answer as many as we can as quickly and succinctly as we... (Read More)

Update #24 – A whole host of unlocks, and more Q&A Sessions

November 27th - via:
Thanks to new pledges and increased support from loyal backers, we’ve smashed through a series of stretch goals! Yesterday’s update gave backers information and images about the Admiral’s T-shirt, available as a bolt on to all, and today... (Read More)

Update #23 - UCMF Admiral T-shirts available to bolt on, and more pictures of Battlecruisers!

November 26th - via:
Since the battlecruisers seemed so well received, we thought we'd show some more pictures from the page just in case you missed them! Beyond this, we have updated the page to show off the most recent unlock... The UCMF Admiral KS Exclusive T-Shirt!... (Read More)

Update #22 - Battlecruisers to increase your fleet's firepower

November 25th - via:
Today’s update is all about firepower – torrents of explosive, burning death unleashed at lethal speed toward the enemy fleet. And what better way to bring overwhelming force to bear than with one of the four unlocked Battlecruisers!... (Read More)

Update #21 - PHR Ajax Class Cruiser - Painted!

November 24th - via:
We know there has been some serious anticipation in the run up to seeing some painted PHR models, and we are happy to announce we have the Ajax Class Cruiser for you to see. There are more photos on the Campaign Page, under the PHR. We hope to have... (Read More)

Update #20 - The Activation Card Pack

November 23rd - via:
We’ve unlocked Activation cards, an important extra when moving from starter to larger scale games of Dropfleet Commander. How does this work and are they 100% necessary to the game? Read on… As with Dropzone Commander, Dropfleet Commander works... (Read More)

Update #19 - Backer Rewards

November 20th - via:
As promised, we have put together lists of backer rewards for each pledge level!  We have also updated the page with this information too!We have unlocked the Activation Card Sets as Bolt-Ons, and these will be explained in detail early next week. ... (Read More)

Update 18# - Any questions part 2

November 19th - via:
We've had feedback from comments and on social media that backers liked the Q&A yesterday, so we'll be doing the same today. Tomorrow we'll be posting more about the pledge levels and giving a clearer view of the rewards for each, but for today... (Read More)

Update #17 - Any questions/ Answering your thoughts in a Q&A

November 18th - via:
We've had a fair few questions about our stretch goal unlocks and where the campaign is going. So today, rather than post a specific update, we thought we'd try to answer your questions about yesterday's information and the campaign as a whole in the... (Read More)

Update #16 - Stretch Goal unlocks up to £575,000

November 17th - via:
A shorter update today, listing the unlocks that we have planned up to £575k (with those after the Frigate Bonanza to be announced as we hopefully approach £500k). We will have more information about each as we near the unlocks - so while we will... (Read More)

Update #15 - First Shaltari Painted Pictures

November 16th - via:
Today we have images of the Shaltari fleet, and as promised they are vibrant, sleek and deadly. Shaltari Starter Fleet Similar to the other factions, weapons on Shaltari are plug-ins. With cruisers and heavy cruisers these are on the forward struts,... (Read More)

Update #14 - Plans for this coming week

November 15th - via:
Just a short update today, as we travel back from the various shows. Wow... well we have gone past our £350k stretch goal! Thank you! Warfare in Reading (UK) was a great show, and Dave has been working hard all weekend to present some great visual... (Read More)

Update #13 - Some more PHR Spaceships

November 13th - via:
With another busy and active week going by, we are grateful again for all of your support in our Kickstarter! More artwork for the rulebook is being created, final spaceship designs are being tweaked, and refined rules are being internally... (Read More)

Update #12 - Updated content and more information

November 12th - via:
Just a quick update today, as we have had a lot of communication so far. With just over 21 days left, we still have a fair way to go, but we still have exciting things to show!  Firstly, we have updated the Unlocks and the Bolt-Ons, so this is all... (Read More)

Wargame designed by independent company from Croydon obliterates Kickstarter target

November 12th - via:
A CROYDON company has raised £338,000 and counting through crowd-funding to release its latest tabletop miniatures game. (Read More)

Update #11 - More PHR renders with weapon options

November 11th - via:
This evening we have more renders of PHR cruisers! Backers have also asked for more information on tactics an abilities, and while we aren't releasing rules or specifics we can give an idea of the flavour of some of the ships, showing their... (Read More)

Update #10 - Plastic Modular Space Station Scenery Pack

November 10th - via:
We’ve hit £325K, and with this stretch goal achieved we can now unlock plastic space station kits! This kit was a long term plan that we were originally hoping to bring to players in 2017. With the success of the campaign so far, we are able to... (Read More)

Update #9 - Collector's Edition KS Exclusive 2-Up UCM Beijing Class Battleship

November 9th - via:
Firstly, apologies to everyone for letting a few days pass without an update! Many of the team have returned from their various events across Europe. We are excited to be able to present the next unlocked Bolt-On - The Collectors Edition Kickstarter... (Read More)

Update #8 - An eary Update and Launch Assets Pack Described

November 6th - via:
As a few of the team are in the midst of travelling to various locations - Belgium for Crisis, Germany for a Dropzone Commander Bootcamp and Wales for a Retailer Gaming day... So we thought it best to post an early update, especially considering the... (Read More)

Update #7 - We are listening, and we would like to present...

November 5th - via:
1. It feels like a long time since we launched this Kickstarter, however as we enter day 6 (and if you are following closely on these updates, you will notice this is for the second time - we thought it was already day 6 yesterday; it was only day 5)... (Read More)

Update #6 - PHR... Presenting the Ajax Class Cruiser

November 4th - via:
As we enter the first hours of day 6, we are delighted to be in the position that we have passed 2000 backers! This means a reward for every pledge level backer!  We are also excited to say that we have a few renders to show off to you of the PHR.... (Read More)

Update #5 - FAQs, Stretch Goals, and something to consider...

November 3rd - via:
As we enter day 5, we again have to say how grateful we are for all of your support! We have created a range of FAQ's which we hope will answer some questions that people have been putting to us. We have also included an interview podcast link with... (Read More)

Update #4 - Stretch Goals, Unlocks and Bases

November 2nd - via:
As we enter the start of Day 4, we want to express our gratitude again for the amount of support we have been shown so far!  We are stunned to have gone through 11 Stretch Goals (listed below) since reaching our initial goal: Unlocked: £70k - Race... (Read More)

Project Update #3 - Thank you again!

October 31st - via:
It’s been a hugely successful start for the campaign, and we’re bowled over by the support and pledges from backers – Thank you again! As a small team, we must admit to being somewhat overwhelmed with some aspects, but we have taken a step back... (Read More)

Project Update #2: Dropfleet Commander by Hawk Wargames - It's happening very fast!

October 30th - via:
Dear Dropfleet backers, Firstly, we want to say a huge thank you for all of your support. We are very proud of Dropfleet commander as a product and we always had high hopes of exceeding our pledge target, but none of us expected the explosive level... (Read More)

Project Update #1: Dropfleet Commander by Hawk Wargames - It's happening

October 30th - via:
Welcome to the Dropfleet Commander Kickstarter Campaign.  Thanks to your amazing support, we’ve smashed our target and funded Dropfleet Commander in under 15 minutes! Thank you! Extending the Admiral PledgeWe didn't expect such a fantastic start... (Read More)

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