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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Grand Inquisitor Fulminarex
Published: 7/7/2011 1:14:14 PM

I am not so sure it is a money grab. You do get more than enough minis with the set, so the value us there. I will get one or two of them.

And correct me if I am wrong, but isn't a business in BUSINESS to make money?

Published: 6/17/2011 7:39:59 AM

I love this game and will buy at least two of the new core sets.  I think they will be a nice addition to the series.  I hope everyone who is going negative about the recently announced additions maintains an open mind long enough to see how these do once they are actually released.  DONT FEAR CHANGE - I am hopeful they will be good changes and keep the game going.

Published: 6/8/2011 11:24:40 PM

can't wait for it to be available.

Published: 6/8/2011 9:12:17 PM

I love the class 3 soldiers and the unique walkers. I'll be buying one set for that alone.I am elated at the pace of new units coming out. Blitzgreig !

Published: 6/8/2011 8:54:30 PM

The boards are actually what make me less interested overall in the game. I would actually prefer it be a real Table Top skirmish game and leave the boards out of it. Its fine to have the "board maps" but it kind of restricts free form play. Every game has to be based on a board.

I think it would do well if it would advertise a tad bit more. But it wouldnt surprise me if Paolo Parente eventually (within a year) had a video game version of it.  I look forward to seeing how the game plays out. FFG could do worse, but this setting should get similar focus GWs 40K does from FFG. A card game, maybe a descent/dungeon style game.

Its a shame, as I have seen two of my favorite settings vanish recently (Mutant Chronicles and AT-43). Hopefully Dust survives for a while. I want me some Axis Gorillas!

Published: 6/8/2011 4:42:33 PM

Its Great to see FFG pushing this game. The marketing is going well under FFG. As a former at-43 player actually having marketing is great and keeps the interest going (poor marketing is one ,some would say one of many, that killed Rackham). But I must admitt I find this a little odd. A revised addition already! I understand that reducing the price point from $100 to $80 and selling a smaller pack my seem more afforable to the average games player. (This equates to a reduced £80 / £70 down to £60/£50 here in the uk).  For me as a player who buys everything released (except I've stopped buying resin as you can't use them in the game) here is my 10 pence (or 10 cents). 1) Revised Cards - waste of time (but may bring the game profit) - my view game needs the resin kits actually having cards as preview models. Whats the worst that can happen - they sell more. 2) This core set will be a good expansion for existing players (its what should have happened with Cyclone and Sealowe, in addition to seperate units boxes). I assume that the dust tactics game (which for me is by far the best selling point for the game) will stop and be replaced by this. Thats a shame as its the best miniature value set on the market in my mind. And it will be less than a year that its been out. But if it brings new punters. Hate the new maps and buy the tiles seperately, hope the future expansions are not reduced further were you have to buy seperate tiles. 3) Seperate boards - hope this is a one off. Unless they are different and new boards section with new scenery sections. 



Ken on Cape
Published: 6/8/2011 4:37:23 PM

First FFG comes out with a revised Curse of Dark Pharoh expansion for AH.


Now They come out with a revised core set for a game that has not  even been out a year.


Not a money grab at all, nope.


Starting to lose alot of respect for FFG.

Published: 6/8/2011 2:04:00 PM

sry i couldn't read anythin about a premium edtition for the new core set...

Published: 6/8/2011 11:06:24 AM

I just realized, I only purchased the original core set like 2 days ago, it hasnt even arrived yet at my house. I suppose it is an excuse to give FFG more money, get more figs, but still. Sheeesh. LOL.

Published: 6/7/2011 11:14:41 PM

A TT would be nice. Perhaps also a RPG?

Published: 6/7/2011 10:53:56 PM

 Sweet Lara !

Published: 6/7/2011 10:06:36 PM

Nevermind, wrong one I see it now.

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