News for June 2011
Same Dust...New Tactics 22
Announcing a brand new Core Set for Dust Tactics and a new point system
Dust Tactics | Published 07 June 2011

Your men are fatigued and without morale; their fellow soldiers have been killed in brutal encounters with the enemy. Walkers lie broken on the battlefield. How can you continue on? You’ll need new units, a new walker, a new hero...

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Dust Tactics: Revised Core Set, the tactical miniatures board game of brutal combat for 2-4 players based in an alternate 1940s universe!

A new point system

Last February we presented the official Dust Tactics tournament rules that introduced unique army point costs for all the units available to date. The response to these point costs was enthusiastically positive; players were inspired by the possibilities brought to the game experience, and said it made a great game even better.

Following on the success that the tournament rules have enjoyed, the decision was made to adopt the tournament army point system for the Dust Tactics game overall. This change allows for even more dynamic game design and balance while keeping the same overall enjoyable Dust Tactics play experience. This new point system is featured in Operation “SeeLöwe” and will continue to be the army point standard for all future releases.

The new point values (pdf, 220 KB) for all units released before Operation “SeeLöwe” are available for download on the support page.

If you prefer to have unit cards with the new point costs, you can pick up a Dust Tactics Unit Card Upgrade Pack, which includes cards with the new point costs for all units released before Operation “SeeLöwe.” For more information, visit our Dust Tactics Unit Card Upgrade Pack article

Mission Briefings

The year is 1947, and the war spawned by Germany’s invasion of Poland never ended, instead growing and spreading worldwide. The world’s superpowers clash over the revolutionary VK, a rare and mysterious alien power source that fuels the construction of incredible weaponry. Elite troops and massive combat walkers wage violent battles to claim the world’s VK deposits, because controlling VK and denying it to the enemy will decide the outcome of the war.

Dust Tactics: Revised Core Set features new cover art and includes:

  • All new, never-before-released miniatures exclusive to this Core Set
  • An updated and comprehensive rulebook
  • The “Victory Bridge” scenario book
  • Six custom dice
  • Two double-sided terrain posters (each the size of six terrain tiles)
  • 10 unit cards
  • Nine double-sided hazard squares
  • Two ammo-crates
  • Two anti-tank traps

Produced in a smaller more compact box, the Dust Tactics: Revised Core Set is the perfect introduction for new players or a great expansion for veteran players who own the original Dust Tactics Core Set.

The included terrain posters unique to the Revised Core Set introduce Dust Tactics players to new terrain elements featured in the “Victory Bridge” scenario book. These terrain posters are a new warfare experience due to the new environment they offer players: a bridge and building structures, as well as new terrain symbols.

The “Victory Bridge” scenario book offers players six never-before-seen scenarios with which they can carry out a campaign. England’s Cobden Bridge has suddenly become the strategic location for gaining access to Southampton. Can your faction take control of the bridge, and gain the advantage of advancing into southern England?


(click to see the reverse side of each Terrain Poster)

Further, these posters are not the only addition to our Dust Tactics terrain library. Dust Tactics players can pick up a copy of our Dust Tactics Terrain Tile Set to expand their battlefield. Additionally, we will continue to produce terrain tiles in upcoming campaign expansions. Visit our Dust Tactics Terrain Tile Set article for more information.

Your Allied forces

Reinforcements have appeared, their speedy arrival financed from the deep pockets of the secret Allied organization ASOCOM. The Allies are ready to say a deadly “hello” to their Axis foes with their new forces: the Blackhawk, Death Dealers, Hell Boys, Hammers, and a new hero named Rhino.

The high-tech Blackhawk can send a deluge of firepower against any infantry unit or tank. Use the walker’s speed to reach the enemy then turn Blackhawk’s cannons red hot when you increase its rate of fire.

The aptly named Hammers are ready to smash through Axis lines with their turbo-charged fists. These mighty forces are brutally fast and effective. While the Death Dealers have no special ability, they still deal out savage attacks with their full arsenal of weaponry. The Allied Hell Boys will certainly turn up the heat on the battlefield with their attacks. Get them close to any Axis walker then give them hell.

Sergeant Major William Springfield, aka Rhino, can become quite feverish in his devoted fight against enemy troops. Uncontrollable in his rage, Rhino will vigorously attack his foes, resulting in catastrophic Axis losses.

The Axis response

The Blutkreuz Korps refuse to be bested on any field of battle. When their spies heard about new Allied troops they found troops to counter the new arrival. The Axis high command is pleased to introduce the Heavy Flak Grenadiers, Sturmpionieren, Heavy Laser Grenadiers, the new walker, Hans, and fellow hero, Lara.

The Axis’ Hans should always be deployed to have it scout ahead and devastate any Allied walkers it finds. One hit is deadly to most tanks.

Both the Heavy Flak Grenadiers and the Heavy Laser Grenadiers are welcome additions to an Axis army. The Heavy Flak Grenadiers have an incredible rate of fire to attack against any sluggish target. The Heavy Laser Grenadiers are equally powerful. Pit them against Allied tanks; for every hit they deal incredible damage. Sturmpionieren possess terrifying weapons to be used in the course of battle, and are fast on their feet.

Leading these new troops into the fray is Lara Walter, a fearless queen of war. Shots from both of her MG 44 Zwei’s will annihilate infantry. Lara shares her fiery attitude with any squad she joins, spurring them to an effective advance.

Get ready to fight the war anew with these all new, never-before-released miniatures when Dust Tactics: Revised Core Set is 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.

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[So]Rice
Published: 6/7/2011 10:04:49 PM
#10

http://fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite_sec.asp?eidm=123&esem=2&esum=168

 

It looks like the price of $100.

JerusalemJones
Published: 6/7/2011 9:53:58 PM
#9

Looks like the revised Core Set is going to be $79.99, so it'll be cheaper.

[So]Rice
Published: 6/7/2011 8:14:04 PM
#8

Any news about the price, hopefully the price will be less since it has less models...

And hopefully TT rules soon too!

[So]Rice
Published: 6/7/2011 8:13:03 PM
#7

I like how the models are still on show bases even though the setting has moved from Antarctica to England ^_^ Nice models, more DUST TACTICS for me to paint ! ^_^

Gerbrecht
Published: 6/7/2011 8:11:08 PM
#6

A couple questions:

1) Will the new starter cost less since there are less figures?

2) Will the original starter still be available?

theguildllc
Published: 6/7/2011 8:04:48 PM
#5

gim-me-gim-me-gim-me-gim-me

Peacekeeper_b
Published: 6/7/2011 8:04:01 PM
#4

Pre Painted!!!! Replanning my purchases!

 

Firgus
Published: 6/7/2011 7:24:04 PM
#3

Premium means pre-painted, no?

Peacekeeper_b
Published: 6/7/2011 7:08:56 PM
#2

Whats so special about premium?

Cabello
Published: 6/7/2011 6:51:20 PM
#1

 Sounds great to me, as long as I can get a premium edition of course. Though given how things have gone thus far I have think I have little fear of that :)

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