|NCO Command Squads Lead from the Frontlines
Announcing two new Dust Tactics Heavy Command Squads
|Dust Premium Miniatures | Published 19 September 2011|
Johnny remembered catching a stray laser in the stomach. He remembered dropping as the world went black… He woke up with a grizzled face staring at him. The Corps Officer Field Medic was holding a needle in his hand, tucking it back into a first aid kit on the side of his battle suit. The Field Medic was shouting at him over the sound of rifle fire. “Son! That scratch ain’t nothing a good bandage and a weekend with a beautiful woman can’t fix. Now get up, Johnny! It ain’t that bad.”
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of two new command squads for Dust Tactics, the Allied Corps Officers and the Axis Heavy Kommandotrupp. These squads will add new vitality to your Dust Tactics armies and, as always, will see simultaneous release from our Dust Tactics Premium line, outfitting them with stunning, professional paint work.
Fierce urban battles rage along the southern coast of Great Britain. In Southampton, Portsmouth, and Brighton, Allied soldiers battle Axis walkers in close combat, and both sides rely upon the guidance of these heavily armored commanders who lead from the front lines.
Both of these NCO Command Squads feature three dramatically sculpted, armored miniatures and add versatility to your armies with handy new skills defined in the Operation “Cerberus” rulebook. Their battle suits let them shrug off small arms fire while they call in artillery strikes, repair walkers, boosting troops to tremendous feats, and heal injured soldiers.
The Allied Corps Officers squad for Dust Tactics serves fearlessly with their heavy battle suits and high-tech weaponry. The members of this Allied NCO Command Squad have been around for years and have always managed to bring their men back.
As an NCO Command Squad, the Corps Officers make all your Allied units better as a savvy general knows when to draw upon each of the squad’s powerful skills. Calling in artillery fire and getting fallen soldiers back on their feet, the Corps Officers can provide the extra bit of inspiration your troops need to achieve victory.
The Corps Officers are no slouches in combat, either. With their flamethrower, dual Victory MGs, and rocket punches, these soldiers can put a hurting on enemy squads or walkers, both.
On the other side of the battle, the Axis Heavy Kommandotrupp march to the front lines in their protective battle suits and blast at soldiers and walkers with their Fliegerfaust burst weapon and twin MG44.
In the chaos of battle, this powerful new squad provides clear direction for other troops, and when Allied forces think they’re getting the upper hand, the Heavy Kommandotrupp can provide them with unwelcome surprises. Able to patch up wounded soldiers and get them battle ready, the Heavy Kommandotrupp also has the ability to boost their allies with potent, untested chemicals. Though the side effects aren’t yet known, the Axis are wasting no time in making use of these chemicals on the field of battle where they can accelerate soldiers actions far beyond normal human rates of movement.
Dust Tactics continues to provide some of the most eye-catching miniatures available, and each of these squads features three distinct, sculpted miniatures that will bring your games to life. Futhermore, as with all Dust Tactics miniatures, both the Corps Officers and Heavy Kommandotrupp will be available as professionally painted squads from our Dust Tactics Premium line and will be legal for use in Dust Warfare.
Look for these exciting new command squads to lead your troops to victory when they come out in the Fourth Quarter of 2011!
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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.