|Dust Tactics | Published 17 January 2011|
His squad had been concealed in a frigid foxhole for nearly 30 hours, having escorted the observers perilously close to the enemy base. Now, finally, the sergeant spotted the target through the scope of his massive .50 caliber sniper rifle. “It’s her, all right. Sigrid. Range 1300 meters.” He concentrated to keep her in his sights, but the Axis Colonel moved like a woman possessed, weaving between tents and behind tanks as she barked orders to her men. “Damn,” he finally conceded, “I can’t get a clean shot.”
“Time’s up, Sergeant” grumbled a nearby radioman. “You had your chance. We’ll take it from here.” Peering through his binoculars, the observer lifted his radio’s mouthpiece. “13 Foxtrot to Steel Rain. You have the coordinates. Commence bombardment.”
Sometimes you want to eliminate your opponents with pinpoint accuracy... and sometimes you just want to reduce their position to a smoking crater. This spring, you’ll have the firepower to do both. Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of two new expansions for Dust Tactics, the tactical miniatures board game of explosive battlefield combat!
With the Allies’ Special Ops Rangers and the Axis’ Special Ops Grenadiers, you’ll wield the deadly precision of expert snipers and the superior tactics of long-distance observers. Each expansion contains two units consisting of two figures, for a total of four figures per box.
Precision and Power
The Allies’ Special Ops Rangers expansion contains figures and cards for both a sniper squad and an observer squad. These highly trained units specialize in frustrating their enemies from afar, whether by picking off individual targets with high-powered rifles, or by providing coordinates for artillery-bearing units. Crack Shots have the devastating “Sniper” ability, and can individually pick their targets — officers beware! 13 Foxtrot, observers best kept off the front lines, can use their “Artillery Strike” ability to provide useful coordinates to friendly walkers.
Meanwhile, the Axis’ Special Ops Grenadiers are deadly squads formed in response to recent devastating losses at Stalingrad. The Sturmgrenadiere Sniper Squad, secretly trained by the Blutkreuz Korps in the heart of the Black Forest, use a highly specialized weapon: the Sniper Gewehr. The Sturmgrenadiere Observer Squad (also known as Beobachter), like their Allied counterpart, is adept at collecting the coordinates needed to guide a devastating artillery strike.
Looking for premium painted versions of these exciting squads? They’ll be released concurrently with their unpainted counterparts, and they’ll come in the same box configurations.
Keep checking back for more on Dust Tactics, and this spring, expand your tactical options!
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.
I like the look of those, nice stuff!
Sweet news indeed!
yay snipers but the artillery looks pretty cool two but i got a question do you need to be using a lothar or steel rain or do they use "off board" artillery
finally Snipers. was wondering if they were coming out in this expansion
Looks like all miss saves. That could be annoying.
Or useful, depending on which side you're on