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A Video Overview of Dust Tactics and Dust Warfare at Gen Con Indy 2012
|Dust Tactics | Published 22 August 2012|
Gen Con Indy 2012 may be over, but the dust has yet to settle! Dust Tactics and Dust Warfare had an amazing show, with spoilers of exciting upcoming miniatures, packed demo tables, and tense championship tournaments. Today, we’re pleased to present a video overview of Dust’s spectacular presence at the best four days in gaming.
Two years ago at Gen Con 2010, we debuted Dust Tactics, the pulse-pounding miniatures board game of explosive battlefield combat. The war has only heated up since; Dust Warfare hit stores earlier this year, bringing the battle from the board to the tabletop. Then, the Sino-Soviet Union joined the fight, becoming a fully playable faction capable of matching the Axis and Allies in every way.
Announcements, Demos, and Tournaments
FFG’s booth displayed early sneak peeks of several upcoming Dust miniatures, including the IS-48 Heavy Tank and the Red Guards Assault Squad. We even had two prototype Axis flyers on display, a taste of the aerial war to come! At the demo tables, hundreds of attendees were introduced to Dust Tactics and Dust Warfare for the first time, engaging in brief skirmishes designed to quickly convey the game’s fundamentals.
The most exciting competition, however, took place in the Event Hall. For the second time since the debut of Dust Tactics, Gen Con played host to exciting championship tournaments. But this year, Dust Warfare joined the action. Both games were well represented by eager players, who fielded armies spanning all three factions. But in the end, JP Lacroute was crowned North American Champion for Dust Tactics, and Louis Gentile (last year’s Dust Tactics runner-up) claimed the same title for Dust Warfare!
We at FFG are thrilled by the variety presented by both games, both in miniatures and play styles, and we look forward to seeing the best players in the world face off at the FFG World Championship Weekend, November 9th-11th.
Keep checking back for more on these phenomenal games, and make your plans to join us in Roseville this November!
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.