News for December 2010
Fight For The Frozen Shores 24
Announcing Operation Cyclone, a campaign expansion for Dust Tactics
Dust Tactics | Published 20 December 2010

A rich mine of VK has been discovered in the subzero wastes of Antarctica, and its direct access to the sea makes it a dangerous new focal point of the war. As the Axis forces fortify their defenses on the icy shores, the Allies plan a swift and daring amphibious assault in the hopes of claiming the enemy position. Who will gain control of this bountiful energy source and the waterways necessary to transport it? And what will this mean for the outcome of the war? It will take monumental courage to defend your prize, or heavy casualties to take it! Prepare for fierce amphibious landings on the frozen tundra of Antarctica... this is Operation Cyclone.

Operation Cyclone is an exciting new campaign expansion for Dust Tactics, the tactical miniatures board game of explosive battlefield combat! Coming later this winter, Operation Cyclone brings the fight from Antarctica’s frozen waterways to its icy shores. With an exciting scenario guide including eight new battles, as well as the supplemental rules for artillery, amphibious assaults, and more, Operation Cyclone includes everything you need to expand your Dust Tactics experience! Also included in Operation Cyclone are six new terrain tiles, four ammo crates, four tank traps, nine terrain squares, and two amazing new heroes!

Two New Heroes Enter the Fray

Amphibious Landing terrain tiles allow attacking forces to pour onto the battlefield, while artillery rules bring a whole new dimension to the game. Leading their forces to glory or the grave, two new heroes also enter the fray.

For the allies, Master Sergeant Rosie Donovan is the brilliant engineer who designed the Allies’ first combat walker, and her mechanical know-how is a constant asset on the battlefield. Her Tank Head repair skill lets her fix damaged tanks... but don’t underestimate her destructive prowess. She has personally adapted her massive bazooka to take down enemy walkers with a single shot!

Meanwhile, the Axis officer Manfred Kreuzer is well respected amongst his peers, having been part of the expedition that first discovered alien technology in the remote caves of Antarctica. This hearty soldier boasts five health, meaning he’s able to protect his men longer than any other hero. What’s more, his Assault skill and unlimited Panzerfaust give him exceptional tactical flexibility.

Watch for updates on Operation Cyclone in the coming weeks, including an announcement for a premium painted version. Then, be ready when the assault launches later this winter!

Dust Tactics is a tactical miniatures game of brutal combat for 2-4 players. Based on the popular universe created by artist Paolo Parente, Dust Tactics presents an alternate 1940s reality in which alien technology fuels gigantic machines of war, and the world's superpowers clash over rare mineral deposits that could ultimately decide the outcome of WWII.

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Stacysensei
Published: 12/20/2010 11:54:08 PM
#12

$30 mo haratte 2 figures dake nante takasugiru.  shikamo fune ha kami dashi.

PanzerKraken
Published: 12/20/2010 9:43:13 PM
#11

Eh, that's odd.  Back when AEG was going to put this game out, the Artillery expansion pictured on the back of the manual was going to be the first expansion, ironic since this expansion is including the artillery rules when they aren't even out yet too.

wildger
Published: 12/20/2010 8:08:06 PM
#10

The second look at the tiles indicates that they represents amphibious transport.  D-Day at Antarctica??

Ken on Cape
Published: 12/20/2010 8:02:42 PM
#9

 What about command squads? The picture in the back of one of the books had what looked like artillery walkers, command squads, and sniper squads. Where is that stuff?

wildger
Published: 12/20/2010 6:34:20 PM
#8

Even at $30, the profit margin is way more than what they get from the starter set.

Bugman67
Published: 12/20/2010 6:25:09 PM
#7

Any info on deluxe edition for any of the current expansions?

Bugman67
Published: 12/20/2010 6:22:30 PM
#6

Depends on price. If they want $50 or $60 then not good. if it is $20 or $30 then good.

Just my 2 cents

paradiddlebob
Published: 12/20/2010 6:19:06 PM
#5

 Meh...looks disappointing; sorry.

Baenre
Published: 12/20/2010 6:12:52 PM
#4

Well if that's all that is in the box it should be very cheap.  Would have been nicer to see something a big more robust but i'll pick it up regardless.

Enies
Published: 12/20/2010 6:08:16 PM
#3

Agree where are the walkers ?

wildger
Published: 12/20/2010 5:47:13 PM
#2

Where are the new walkers!?

Drakkenstrike
Published: 12/20/2010 5:45:15 PM
#1

Any news if these will be available in a Deluxe, Painted Edition?

Jeremy D. Salinas

 

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