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Announcing Allied Grim Reapers and Allied Tank Busters for Dust Tactics
Dust Tactics | Published 18 May 2011

“Ready, Frank? Johnny?”
Both of the other soldiers in Sam’s squad nodded. He readjusted his grip on his bazooka then activated his jetpack. They rose slowly off the ground, then gaining speed, quickly scaled the building in front of them.
“There,” Sam muttered into his walkie. The Axis soldiers had taken cover in the building’s doorway. He aimed. “Fire!”

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the Allied Grim Reapers and Tank Busters, two new expansions for Dust Tactics! Add the speed and power of these heavy ranger squads to your Allied forces!

A swift advantage

When failure against Axis technology is not an option, Allied scientists are at their best. Seeking to bring forth the destruction of their enemies and provided with vast resources, these scientists created the most modern of technologies: heavy combat armor and reactors. When a few fearless volunteers were equipped with them the Grim Reapers were born.

Named for the death their touch promises, these Allied soldiers attack from above. With the Jump ability and a movement of two, the Grim Reapers can deploy and sweep across the battlefield to reach and destroy any Axis infantry or walker. Players can also use their speed together with Jump to fly over buildings (introduced in Operation “SeeLöwe”), an advantage their Axis enemies have yet to access.

The Grim Reapers are also equipped with dangerous weaponry: Victory MG duals and Rocket Punches. Use the Victory MG duals to deal damage from afar then fly in close and use their turbo-charged fists to K.O. the enemy.

Make good use of their skills to effectively bring an early death to Axis units.

How to destroy a walker

Like their Grim Reaper comrades, the new Allied Tank Busters are equipped with the most modern technology the Allies have at their disposal. These forceful and stoic soldiers have seen too many their compatriots fall under the destructive onslaught of the Axis walkers and plan to use their superior armor and weaponry to cause as much Axis carnage as possible.

The new Allied Tank Busters seem to be a contradiction; despite their heavy combat armor they are able to move across the battlefield quickly. The Tank Busters’ specialty is to function as highly effective anti-armor units.

Each member is equipped with a reactor-fueled bazooka that can waste enemy armored vehicles. Take advantage of their speed to reach an enemy walker no matter where it hides; they are able to ignore obstacles in their path by flying over them! Should their bazookas fail them, these unbelievably strong individuals can punch through a walker’s armor during close combat.

Premium painted versions

Looking for premium painted versions of these swift squads? They’ll be released concurrently with their unpainted counterparts.

More Dust Tactics news will be appearing soon in the coming weeks. Prepare to launch assaults from above when the Grim Reapers and the Tank Busters are 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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Published: 6/7/2011 7:03:13 AM

How about some of the Sino-Soviets?  Or Japanese Axis units? 

How about some official rules for joe blow WW2 forces?  You know, a pack of cards with things like various Panzers and squads from the Wehrmacht and/or SS formations.  Then let us buy the models from Tamiya and field them ourselves.

Published: 5/29/2011 12:55:44 PM

Oh man thes are gonna be sweet out on the battle field

Published: 5/23/2011 1:22:39 AM

can't wait til they are available.

Kampfgruppe Cottrell
Published: 5/21/2011 4:53:37 PM

Looks like we're sliding a bit to AT43 for me.  Slow up the tech and keep it a bit more WWII.

Published: 5/21/2011 2:27:51 PM

Looks faciating hope to get them soon

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