|The Means, The Men, The Mission
Announcing Operation "SeeLöwe," a campaign expansion for Dust Tactics
|Dust Tactics | Published 22 March 2011|
“The weather forecast guys were wrong again. It’s too cloudy, too windy. We are going to lose many soldiers in the parachuting. And these new airplanes make too much noise-the English will hear us coming from kilometers away.”
The Allies are desperate; they face catastrophic losses across the coast of Great Britain. Dover is in ruins, overrun by Axis Walkers, Brighton is beset by Axis barges, Portsmouth has fallen, with Southampton to follow. With the situation so dire, the Allied forces have no choice but to split their focus, sending Her Majesty’s fleet to face the Axis Kriegsmarine in the Channel, and leaving the naval base at Scapa Flow defenseless...or so it seems.
Fantasy Flight Games is thrilled to announce the upcoming expansion for Dust Tactics, Operation “SeeLöwe!” An epic battle awaits you off the northeast coast of Scotland, at Scapa Flow. While the Allies rush to finish the development of a revolutionary new type of aircraft carrier, the secret Axis organization, Blutkreuz Korps, has deployed to Scapa Flow with one mission: capture the new ship or destroy it! But the Blutkreuz Korps are unaware that a special division of ASOCOM is stationed at the naval base. They will prove a difficult challenge for the Axis forces.
Operation “SeeLöwe” offers players eight new exciting scenarios that tell the story of the attack on Scapa Flow and its defenses. New tiles introduce buildings into the game, offering players new tactical decisions in an urban environment. New rules and new heroes further immerse you into this stimulating expedition.
Top Secret Origins
Also included in Operation “SeeLöwe” is the never-before-read history of the Axis and one of the cornerstones of their forces: the Blutkreuz Korps. Discover how and why this secret organization was born, and what motivates their sinister quest for absolute power. Uncover truths known only to a select Axis few, such as the conspiracy surrounding Hitler’s death.
Operation “SeeLöwe” welcomes two new heroes to the war:
While Ozz 117’s real name is unknown, he is one of the most active agents for the Allied forces. Equipped with the new Heavy Ranger armor, he is dangerously strong on the battlefield. Combining his Rocket Punch skill with his new Heroic Attack ability could change the course of battle in an instant. Also possessing the Jump skill, Ozz 117 is ready to handle the new building terrain. Ozz 117 believes the future of warfare will be based on his new armor; test him out and see if you agree.
Desperate to create a herculean subject that could withstand space travel, Axis scientists created Markus, the first successful specimen of their genetic experiments. With Markus’ amazing potential and an unachieved space program, The Blutkreuz Korps redirected Markus into combat. As a “war gorilla,” he is both capable of annihilating the enemy with his inhuman strength or his steel combat weapons and panzer gloves. Highly intelligent, this genetically-altered ape can use the new Charge and Blutkreuz Ape skills against his opponents.
Operation “SeeLöwe” will introduce a new level of strategy to your Dust Tactics gaming experiences. The scenarios included have no fixed amount of army points, allowing players to practice a different form of campaign customization. With an Allied hero with super strength and the first inhuman hero spawned by Axis experiments, this operation assures that the battlefield will never be the same.
Be on the lookout for updates on Operation “SeeLöwe” in the coming weeks, and be prepared to take the battle indoors!
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.
Looking forward to playing with class 3 armored soldiers. Fight like apes !
"There was once a different game that allowed that!" Of course there was! The game was called AT-43 (Rackham) and the apes were called Karmans. Still don't understand why it had to end (and Confrontation as well).
I hope Dust Tactics will stick to the "advanced" WWII-theme! Where are those Russians?
I know GrandInquistorKris is going to be one happy little Axis Monkey :)
Wow, I haven't even worked my way through all of Operation Cyclone yet. The pace of release seems to be picking up considerably.
Now they need to release a miniature of a head in a jar...and possibly a tie-in to the Obscura Korps....
O'h no, I thought I was buying into a WW2 plus game not Heroscape :( The armoured dude looks to much like a warhammer 40K space marine rather than something from a higher-tech 1940's. I think the needs to be more stem-punk (but not steam obviously) than 40K tech to be in keeping with the walkers - the two don't go together at all.
Yes, there is going to be an ape army. Along with an ape unit to go along with Markus. Along with an ape unit we will also see the Axis using an undead unit as well.
If you have the "Operation "Cyclone" expansion, look on the back of the rule book and you will read about how the apes are going to be introduced in the next expansion (and it has been confirmed here and now with this FFG post).
Things are looking good for "Dust Tactics" and I for one am enjoying the ride...
This game looked neat when it was sticking to the more military themes (even if sci-fi flavored) but these super-powered aspects interest me much less. Battle gorillas just don't do it for me and that power armor for the Allied guy looks more like a super hero than anything else.
I wish it had stuck with the more serious sci-fi military.
So, will there be a painted version of this like there are for all the regular troops and walkers? I know its only 2 figures, but frankly I want everything to match
Wow, after buying Operation Cyclone I was wondering how soon before we heard about the next expansion. Looks like the wait is over. Looks very interesting. A must have for me.
"I don't play the game, but it has a war gorilla! Can I field an army of them?"
There was once a different game that allowed that!
Oherwise this is a pretty good game, hoping that these expansions will add more to it though because I do find the base game a little dry.
I don't play the game, but it has a war gorilla! Can I field an army of them?