Category Archives: UCM

2017 Hobby Year in Review

Once again it’s time for a reflection on a year of hobby.


I started the year with a deadline looming. A Team Yankee campaign was getting started. I had just acquired enough models to fill out an army and only had about five weeks to get it table ready. I also had Dropzone Commander and Arena Rex backburnered.

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Dropzone: Gen Wade / Broadsword

This tank is just so ridiculously big I knew I had to have it. When Reconquest: Phase 2 included rules for it as a regular model, I didn’t have any excuses. Well, then I managed to find excuses not to paint it for a long time.

General Wade / Broadsword

What Dropzone energy I have right now is directed towards Resistance, but I’ll have something fun to turn to when I decide to switch back to UCM.

2016 Hobby Year in Review

Now in its third year, let’s take a look at my hobby work over the past year.


I started the hobby year working through the¬†Malifaux Black Friday order and getting a few things ready for Adepticon. Then the queue got real. In 2015 I felt I had been a little too stingy at Adepticon. Let’s just say I didn’t have that problem this year.

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DZC: Phoenix

I may not have posted for a while, but I’ve been busy painting. First up, the Phoenix command gunship for Dropzone Commander.

Phoenix (top)
Phoenix (top)

I decided to pose it with the missile bays all the way open. I’m not sure it’s a great look, and probably would do it closed if I were paint another.

Phoenix (bottom)
Phoenix (bottom)

Like so many of the UCM aircraft, the underside of the model looks way cooler than the top. Lots of engine detail, a second canopy, and targeting array are hidden down below.

All the cool kids tell me how awesome this model is in game, though I have to admit I miss the Kodiak when I use it. This can do quite a bit of damage, but the Kodiak’s orbital strike can usually¬†delete one key model a turn.