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A review of Dust Tactics at Gen Con Indy 2011
Dust Tactics | Published 11 August 2011

Gen Con Indy 2011 has now come and gone, and fans of Dust Tactics have plenty of reasons to be excited. Our demo tables of both Dust Tactics and Dust Warfare were full throughout the convention as were the tables for the Dust Tactics Learn to Play events. In fact, Fantasy Flight Games had to bring in extra staff to help cover everyone lining up for the Learn to Play tables! The weekend also saw the first annual Dust Tactics World Championship tournament, and we unveiled some fantastic new walkers that have already started a buzz across the internet.

Having a blast

This year’s response for Dust Tactics in the Exhibitor Hall was terrific! We had demo tables running all weekend for both Dust Tactics and Dust Warfare, and players kept our demo staff busy with both games the entire time.

The Revised Core Set released with a bang as players rushed to our booth to snag copies of this great collection of units. We completely sold out of our Premium Edition Revised Core Set and had only a handful of regular Revised Core Sets remaining at the end of the show.

Players showed their appreciation for the exceptional paint work of the Premium Edition miniatures in general as we sold out of several premium expansion sets. Altogether, we sold an impressive number of expansion units, including the new Grim Reapers and Axis Gorillas.

Victory on the battlefield

On Saturday, we held our first ever Dust Tactics World Championship. A great group of competitors sat down for the thrill of competition, the camaraderie, and the chance to learn from each other.

The tournament saw a diverse array of army design, but in the end, two Axis players paired against each other for the final confrontation. When the dust settled, Christopher Smith defeated Louis Gentile in an excellent match in which his Axis Gorillas managed to elude artillery fire directed by Louis’s Special Ops Grenadiers long enough to rush into close combat and claim the win.

View the Dust Tactics World Championship report as a QuickTime movie (33 MB) or on YouTube

Players told us they had a great time, they were excited about where the game was going, and they were blown away by the new heavy walkers we had on display. We were fortunate to host such a great group of players who clearly loved playing the game.

We’re already looking forward to next year’s Dust Tactics World Championship and wondering what the armies will look like.

Advanced technology

Maybe we’ll see some of these in next year’s Dust Tactics armies…

Thanks to all the Dust Tactics players and fans who showed up to Gen Con Indy 2011 for making it a marvelous convention! We look forward to what the next year holds in store, and as you enjoy the game, keep checking our website for news about the newest releases, painting tips, strategy articles, friendly discussion on our community forums, and more.

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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Published: 8/14/2011 6:05:28 PM

Yes. Cngratulations to the winners and the players and FFG for a great game! Look forward to more.

Published: 8/13/2011 7:36:29 PM

Congratulations Chris, Dust Tactics World Champion. Great job bringing it back to Milwaukee. I'm looking forward to beating you next week!

Published: 8/13/2011 1:30:35 AM

Still, the video is fine, I repeat.  KWL that they even made it & posted it for free.  I know it's advertising, but not many companies can afford this.

Published: 8/12/2011 1:41:35 PM

If I was there this year, gladly. Itd be fun.

Published: 8/12/2011 12:08:08 PM

Maybe they couldn't afford anyone.  Would you volunteer?

Published: 8/12/2011 6:00:22 AM

Really Lete. Well everyone is different. I have seen less shaky footage on an episode of cops during a foot chase. I just think its a quality thing. If they are going to hire someone to do this, get them free entry into the con, get them places to stay and give them equipment then they can at least make it look a little more professional. After that real slick intro they made for Dust Tactics, it was a let down to see the same shakey footage as the GenCon updates.

Fortunately I dont hire FFG to shoot videos, and the only real reason why I mention it is because its a real easy fix. Im not judging them on their interviewing skills or editing abilities. (Not really judgint THEM at all, just pointing out the camera footage is very shakey for no real reason).

Published: 8/12/2011 5:52:27 AM

As a videographer too, I believe that the FREE VIDEO is fine.

Published: 8/11/2011 5:03:14 PM

Again, I must implore FFG to buy a tripod. As a videographer I know they can be a burdon to carry about, but if you "own" that space for the tournaments you could easily have one or two or three just set up around the tables that could easily be moved or pushed out of the way as needed. Especially during the interviews, the group shot and the close ups, the camera shake is bad.

But that Dust Tactics logo, awesome. You should do with Dust Tactics/Dust Warfare what you did with Midnight and do your own little movies! Episodes! Whatever!

Published: 8/11/2011 4:59:13 PM

So when will use lowlies who coldnt make GenCon get a chance to get the revised core?

Published: 8/11/2011 3:47:12 PM

It remembers me AT-43...

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