News for September 2011
Operation Cerberus
Announcing an urban campaign expansion for Dust Tactics
Dust Premium Miniatures | Published 14 September 2011

Fantasy Flight Games is thrilled to announce Operation “Cerberus,” the third campaign expansion for Dust Tactics! As the battles get heavier, Allied and Axis forces call in armored reinforcements. Massive combat walkers tread the streets, armored troops storm the buildings of Southern England, and the campaign pushes deeper into urban warfare.

Operation “Cerberus” expands combat into multilevel structures, introduces new rules and skills, calls up two new heroes, details a chronology of the alternate-reality World War II, and profiles some of the war’s greatest heroes. With all of this and seven new scenarios, Operation “Cerberus” raises the stakes as brave Home Guard soldiers now fight to save their homeland!

Urban warfare

As the battles claim their toll, armored forces move further ashore, away from the sea and docks. Walkers march through the streets, laying down lethal streams of fire from their fearsome cannons. Outgunned by the walkers’ tremendous firepower, squads of soldiers find sheltered positions within tall buildings.

Operation “Cerberus” features new rules for multilevel combat. Squads can move up and down floors of the structures they enter, gaining advantages as they fire against foes outside the walls. This campaign expansion comes with parts for a customizable three-dimensional building, allowing players to construct terrain up to three stories tall.

A desperate defense

In Southampton, Portsmouth, and Brighton, Allied soldiers battle Axis walkers in close combat. With the help of the Home Guard, these brave soldiers fight to save their homeland–finding themselves in a desperate position that no one could have imagined just a few years ago.

Meanwhile, many of the Allied forces in the European theater concentrate in the United Kingdom. In a remote location north of London, the Allied Special Operations Command for Europe (ASOCOM “E”) prepares and arms many of the most formidable warriors of the Free World. With their unique weaponry and skills, these special operatives look to join the fight. If Western Europe is to be free again someday, if the British Isles are not to fall, they cannot fail!

As both Allies and Axis forces call in new reserves, Operation “Cerberus” introduces two new heroes. The assassin Angela plies her trade for the Axis while The Chef rushes into battle for the Allies with his two flamethrowers.

Players also gain new rules and skill descriptions for the heavily armored NCO Command Squads who have fought in the war for years and always managed to bring their men through battles alive. Operation “Cerberus” further details rules and skill descriptions for large vehicles that occupy multiple spaces.

Superior intelligence

In order to form sound battle plans, generals need good intel. Operation “Cerberus” provides a detailed chronology of the alternate-reality World War II of Dust Tactics. From the discovery of the crashed alien vessel in Antarctica to the Axis airdrops on Dover and the invasion of England, Operation “Cerberus” covers the most important events of a world now in its eleventh year of bitter conflict.

You’ll also find a history of ASOCOM, summaries of its major operations, and profiles of its most famous operatives and Most Wanted enemies.

Deeper into the dust

With all of this and seven new scenarios for urban warfare, Operation “Cerberus” expands your campaign deeper than ever into the world of Dust Tactics. Look for Operation “Cerberus” to release in the Fourth Quarter of 2011. As always, players will be able to purchase a copy with professionally painted miniatures from our Dust Tactics Premium line. Until then, keep checking our website for more intelligence on the battles raging in southern England and Dust Tactics!

Dust Tactics and Dust Warfare Premium Edition features stunning professionally painted miniatures. Based on the popular universe created by artist Paolo Parente, these games present 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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