Dropfleet Commander – Battlegroup Typhon, Task Force Theta 

So a few months ago I received my Kickstarter pledge for Dropfleet Commander from Hawk Wargames, and shame on me I’ve been letting my fleet sit in space dock.
But no more, we’re pulling the Fleet out of mothballs and powering up the main reactors.

It’s taken a couple of days but I’ve finished magnetising my UCM cruisers. Currently Battlegroup Typhon, Taskforce Theta consists of:

• 1 Avalon class Battlecruiser 

• 2 Heavy Cruisers chassis 

• 2 Cruisers chassis 

• 2 Saratoga Class light cruisers 

• 8 Frigate chassis 

I’ve been lacking in games so far (with only about 2 under my belt), all the games I’ve played so far have be at the Skirmish level (lists up to 999 points).
The last game I played I used the following list:

————————————–Ucm 1000 – 981pts

UCM – 3 launch assets
SR12 Vanguard battlegroup (241pts)

1 x Moscow – 163pts – H

2 x Taipei – 78pts – L

SR12 Line battlegroup (250pts)

2 x New Cairo – 176pts – M

2 x Lima – 74pts – L

SR8 Line battlegroup (228pts)

2 x New Orleans – 64pts – L

1 x Seattle – 132pts – M

   + UCM Captain (20pts, 2AV)

1 x New Orleans – 32pts – L

SR11 Pathfinder battlegroup (242pts)

2 x Rio – 210pts – M

1 x New Orleans – 32pts – L

————- dflist.com ————- 


For a tournament level (Clash level) list of 1250 pts I have the Avalon Battlecruiser and an unbuilt cruiser and frigate sprue, as well as the ships meantioned earlier for me to play with to get me up to the 1250 pts level.


Out of the remaining Cruiser and Frigate sprue I have I cant decide what to build. Do I want an extra Seattle class carrier, or another Rio class cruiser, or even a San Fransico from the Cruiser sprue? And for the Frigate sprue do I want more Strike Cruisers or Attack Frigates? Currently I’m thinking of adding 1 Strike Cruiser and 3 of the Attack Frigate chassis.
Ahh hell, I think I’ll just magnetise the lot and be done with it.

If you happen to have a 1250 pts UCM list, why not share with myself so I can give it a whirl.

Until next time, I’ll see you at the table.

– from The Man Cave 

8 thoughts on “Dropfleet Commander – Battlegroup Typhon, Task Force Theta 

  1. Hey, good to see you’re getting to grips with things. My 1250pts list from UK Games Expo was:
    ————————————–
    UCM 1250 UKGE FINAL – 1247pts
    UCM – 9 launch assets

    SR10 Vanguard battlegroup (205pts)
    1 x Atlantis – 205pts – H
       + UCM Vice-Admiral (80pts, 4AV)

    SR10 Line battlegroup (241pts)
    1 x San Francisco – 111pts – M
    2 x New Orleans – 64pts – L
    3 x Santiago – 66pts – L

    SR10 Line battlegroup (264pts)
    1 x Seattle – 132pts – M
    1 x Seattle – 132pts – M

    SR11 Line battlegroup (213pts)
    2 x New Cairo – 176pts – M
    1 x Lima – 37pts – L

    SR4 Pathfinder battlegroup (128pts)
    2 x New Orleans – 64pts – L
    2 x New Orleans – 64pts – L

    SR4 Pathfinder battlegroup (156pts)
    4 x Taipei – 156pts – L
    ————————————–
    http://dflist.com/s/#/share/d9ff495894497
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    If you’re interested, we’re having a tournament in October in Worcester! You should come along. hawkforum.co.uk/hawkforum/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=10227

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  2. Aw that’s a shame. Tickets are a steal at £6? 😉 I use them to snipe cruisers in SR5 or above battle groups usually. Great at taking out troopships. Took out a diamond battleship once too!

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      • Ive been playing around with the idea of the following

        ————————————–
        Taipei ucm – 1248pts
        UCM – 0 launch assets

        SR21 Vanguard battlegroup (376pts)
        1 x Moscow – 163pts – H
        2 x New Cairo – 176pts – M
        1 x Lima – 37pts – L

        SR9 Line battlegroup (267pts)
        1 x San Francisco – 111pts – M
        4 x Taipei – 156pts – L

        SR7 Line battlegroup (169pts)
        2 x New Orleans – 64pts – L
        1 x Rio – 105pts – M
           + UCM Captain (20pts, 2AV)

        SR9 Pathfinder battlegroup (267pts)
        1 x San Francisco – 111pts – M
        4 x Taipei – 156pts – L

        SR4 Pathfinder battlegroup (149pts)
        3 x Taipei – 117pts – L
        1 x New Orleans – 32pts – L
        ————- dflist.com ————-

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  3. You not a fan of launch? Suggestions would be to try and keep your ground launchers together so the san frans and new orleans. I’d try and group up your ‘shooty’ ships such a the Taipei’s. New Cairos work great together with Limas! What was the reasoning behind putting the admiral on the Rio (a cruiser) rather than the Moscow (heavy cruiser)? I ask as when admirals are put in a Heavy tonnage ship, you get a free upgrade (in this case from 2AV to 3AV). List is definitely Taipei heavy – great ships so I don’t blame you, Shaltari will get eaten up by this list.

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    • I like launch, unfortunately ucm suffer with lack of launch unless you invest in a battleship, or take Atlantis & Seattle combo which eat up points.

      My thinking on the list is a wave approach. Silent running Taipei’s followed by San Frans, followed by Moscow and friends, followed strike carriers. Rio’s running mop up.

      Forcing my opponent to choose between denying the ground to me via the San fran’s or concentrating on removing taipei’s.

      I expect the Moscow & friends to be off the table by turns 3 or 4 after taking off a fair bit. That’s why the admiral is on the Rio

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