Underground Scenery Pack from Hawk Wargames is coming out this weekend according their latest newsletter, and I figured it was time to take a first hand look at it.
Here is a link to where you can pre-order this pack or as of this weekend just order it.
First off, lets talk about the Scenery Packs for Dropzone Commander. Scenery packs come with rules online for new and very cool missions from Hawk Wargames. The Orbital Defense Laser, Bunkers, and Monorail packs have rules for them in the latest rule book release, Reconquest Phase 1. The Underground Hanger, while not having rules in the book, will have free to download pdf rules for it.
As for the model itself, it comes with 4 metal radar installations and a large resin underground hanger entrance. The resin hanger is one solid piece of resin that is apparently very durable, since I dropped it on a hardwood floor right out of the box. (no damage to it, the floor, or myself).
The model in the above pic, is still a WIP in regards to wrapping up its paint. Ive got a couple layers on it, and have to get into the details asap.
Here is a quick video look at it.
Underground Hangar Scenery Pack£40.00
This product is now available for PRE-ORDER: This product (currently on pre-order) will start shipping for delivery coinciding with the in-store release date of January 31st 2015. Orders containing pre-ordered products will be held until the ship date. If you'd like to order regular and pre-ordered products and would like the regular products to be shipped ahead of the pre-ordered ones, please place two separate orders.
Underground hangars are an extremely common feature on both the Cradle Worlds and the Colonies. Their primary purpose is to protect and store military assets beneath hundreds of feet of solid rock in much the same way as the concealed submarine bases of the 20th Century. In the past, these installations were built primarily to preserve the beauty of the Cradle Worlds from defilement by unsightly military structures. In the war-torn 27th Century, they are built by the UCM for their excellent defensive capabilities and to protect their personnel from harsh surface environments.
These installations usually feature large mechanical apertures which open these cavernous spaces to the surface, allowing aerial assets to strike forth or reach safety. Although these are large structures in themselves, they are merely a visible clue to the vast complex of hangars, storage facilities and living quarters lurking beneath the surface.
The gateways to the subterranean world have often been the focus for bloody battles during the Reconquest, as they can be choke points, supply gateways, entrances and escape routes to both enemy and friendly forces, depending on the mission and who has control of these crucial structures.
New scenarios to be used with this model will be coming soon.
One Hangar Entrance, and 4 Radar Dishes per Box