Category Archives: Resistance

Dropzone Commander: Battle Buses

One of the things I really miss with Resistance is light dropships. Battle Buses are supposed to help fill the gap, so let’s give it a whirl.

I’m not super excited about the weapons (I tend to play lite on upgrades), but I magnetized the howdahs to futureproof the models a bit.

Battle Bus (blue)
Battle Bus (blue)

I’ve seen a lot of these done up as yellow school buses. Always trying to be the special snowflake, I decided on a sherrif’s blue bus instead. For bonus fun, that would make a lot of the slats pre-existing.

Battle Bus (white)
Battle Bus (white)

I thought this bus looked like a tour bus, which around us tend to be white with a logo somewhere.

Battle Bus (con model)
Battle Bus (con model)

The con model was too cool not to leave open topped, so it gets to be armed.

Dropzone Commander: Berserkers

The Mad Max aesthetic of the Resistance is what really drew me to the faction. Berserkers are the epitome of that, at least as far as infantry go.

As usual for 10mm infantry, I’m not super pleased with how they turned out. They’re too small to effectively pick out details. I did my now-standard approach of picking a different accent color for each squad, so you can tell them apart on the table. This time it’s shoulder pads.

Dropzone: Typhoons

Perhaps my favorite UCM unit is the Falcon. How could I avoid the Resistance equivalent, the giant helicopters known as Typhoons?

Typhoons (group shot)
Typhoons (group shot)

The model comes with metal rotors, which I thought might be hard to work with or bendy, but it hasn’t really been a problem. I did magnetize the rotor hub and model body so I can pack them more easily.

Typhoon
Typhoon

In the one game I’ve gotten in with the Typhoons, they did fine work. I miss the Evasion from the Falcons, but higher armor and two damage points makes up for it.

Dropzone: Thunder Wagons

Way back at Adepticon 2016, I got to the Hawk booth too late for special edition models. I still wanted to throw them some money, and I was taking some classes on weathering techniques. I decided to put the two together, and picked up my first Resistance models, the new (at the time) Thunder Wagons.

Of course, I left them in their package for many months. Even after I actually started Resistance, these guys didn’t make the initial cut. Now, I’ve finally gotten around to them.

The rockets turned out a bit fresher looking than I had intended. The look dusty, rather than truly ancient. On the other hand, I’m not sure a really rusted out shell could be expected to fly. So maybe I can get away with declaring it intentional.

Thunder Wagons in Kraken Hovercraft

I had bought myself a second Resistance starter for the Lifthawks. So while I was at it, I painted up the second set of gun wagons (in muted tones, to be distinguishable) and Kraken.

Gun Wagons (muted tones)
Gun Wagons (muted tones)