Getting into Planetfall

Hi all,

So, I’ve spent the last couple of days looking over some more of the Planetfall stuff and been getting rather excited by it all. Between the existing Dindrenzi models, the upcoming aircraft and the solid rule set it was always going to be hard to resist. Not only that but one of the main reasons I got into Firestorm Armada was the promise of being able to link Planetfall and Armada games together at some point; now possible through the System Wars rule set. It helps somewhat that Chris, one of my regular opponents, has recently picked up the Sorylian core helix to give my Dindrenzi someone to conquer! In addition to that my other regular opponent, Jon, has said he’ll pick up some Aquan bits when I do.

I spent a fair amount of today reading over the core rules and the ORBAT for the Dindrenzi and looking at the various models that each faction currently has access to and I really like the look and feel of them.  The Dindrenzi’s planetside assets look great, continuing in the theme of a rail gun on a ship/battlestation/skimmer but in the case of their ground units with an incredible amount of agility, mobility and speed. All of their tanks have Hit and Run, allowing them to choose to shoot before moving, their rail guns are some of the most potent weapons around, they are masters of the Sky Drop, bringing in the dreaded Nyx infantry to land on a tuppence* and they look damn good doing it.

With all of that being the case, I’m going to be buying the Dindrenzi core helix this weekend (probably ordering a second one while I’m at it so I have a full 3000 point list to get started with) and giving the game a go. For the moment, this is the 3000 point list I’ve come up with:

Dindrenzi Core Helix

Kratos Heavy Tank Squadron

  • 2 Kratos Heavy Tanks

Eris Medium Tank Squadron

  • 3 Eris Medium Tanks
  • 1 Circe Specialist Tank

Eris Medium Tank Squadron

  • 3 Eris Medium Tanks
  • 1 Circe Specialist Tank

Leto Light Tank Squadron

  • 5 Leto Light Tanks

Leto Light Tank Squadron

  • 5 Leto Light Tanks

Nyx Infantry Cadre

  • Officer
  • 3 Sweeper Teams

Nyx Infantry Cadre

  • Officer
  • 3 Sweeper Teams

Nyx Infantry Cadre

  • 3 Gun Teams

Nyx Infantry Cadre

  • 3 Gun Teams

3 Logistics Points

2990 Points

I’m a big fan of the Nyx so wanted to put as many of them in as I could of the two specialities and the Kratos is a monster.

Either way, I’m really looking forward to getting into the game and widening the content on the blog out to include a new game and hopefully entertain all you fine folks with the tales of my conquest of the Storm Zone!

Until next time!

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