|Dust Tactics | Published 18 May 2011|
“Did you hear that?” Sigrid hissed.
“Nein,” the officer mumbled. The Baron’s daughter made him uncomfortable.
“Idiot,” Sigrid whispered, but the officer heard it nonetheless. “I’m sure I heard something. Prepare the apes and the Untertoten.”
“But Colonel...” he did not want to go near those things again, they weren’t normal. They were...unholy.
Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Axis Gorillas and Axis Zombies, two new expansions for Dust Tactics! Both expansions bring inhuman advantages against Allied units. The Axis Gorillas are extraordinarily strong while the Axis Zombies are fearless and resilient to damage.
A fistful of tank
The secret laboratories of the Blutkreuz Korps have produced effective combat units in the past, but none have been considered works of art until the “KampfsAffen” Program yielded the Axis Gorillas. Genetically altered for an increased mental capacity, these specimens also possess both Herculean strength and bestial savagery that they are forced to direct against Allied targets in battle.
These inhuman fighters cast dread into the hearts of Allied soldiers when they charge into the fray. However, the Axis’ poor treatment of these creatures puts their side at risk of reprisal. Could an ape revolt be brewing?
Axis Gorillas have the Blutkreuz Ape ability, which means only a hero with this same ability can join their squad. Luckily for the Axis Gorillas, their fearsome and intelligent leader Markus (available in Operation “SeeLöwe”) can join his simian brothers.
Allied units are advised to kill Axis Gorillas on sight or keep a distance as their monstrous attacks are brutal enough to destroy both squads and walkers of any strength in close combat. Don’t be surprised to see a pack of enraged gorillas tearing apart an Allied walker with sickening ease.
With their Fast ability Allied troops can be certain that it won’t be long before the Axis Gorillas are on top of them.
In the wake of Germany’s invasion of Stalingrad, where hundreds of thousands of soldiers had been lost or grievously injured, the Axis leaders turned to the extremes of science. From the labs of the Blutkreuz Korps comes a horrific solution: Wiederbeleben Serum. When this elixir is injected into the corpses of fallen soldiers, it not only reanimates them but grants them incredible resilience. With the Axis Zombies, the Axis now has plenty of new troops for the front lines.
These nightmarish creatures are one of the most powerful units of the Axis. Allied units are advised to use all available resources against these living corpses as they can destroy both squads of soldiers and powerful walkers in close combat.
The Blutkreuz Korps overestimated the tolerance of the majority of the soldiers in the Axis army to their resurrected war companions; many soldiers have deserted their positions. The Axis Zombies possess the Blutkreuz Zombie ability and can only be joined by a hero with the same ability, and so far only the Blutkreuz Korps can withstand the presence of these corpse warriors.
Despite their simple minds, the Blutkreuz Korps needs these undead soldiers to focus on only one objective, annihilating the enemy. With their Fast ability, the Axis Zombies can easily close in on their targets. Allied commanders will need to adapt quickly to these new enemies as they are both mindlessly fearless and sometimes appear impervious to gunfire.
Premium painted versions
Looking for premium painted versions of the Axis Gorillas and Axis Zombies? They’ll be released concurrently with their unpainted counterparts.
Keep checking back from more on Dust Tactics, and watch for these terrifying units to be released in the third quarter of 2011!
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.
Still awaiting the arrival of the ZOMBIES...
gorillas and zombies look great. can't wait til they are available.
I gotta get me some of those gorillas!
one word..... AWESOME!