News for November 2012
Kill Squads, Tesla Guns, and Lasers
New Units for Each Dust Tactics Faction Are Now Available
Dust Tactics | Published 26 November 2012

New units for each faction in Dust Tactics and Dust Warfare are now on sale at your local retailer and on our webstore! The SSU have powerful new infantry in the form of the Red Guards Assault Squad, and their Heavy Tesla Gun enters the fray on the IS-48 Super Heavy Tank. Meanwhile, the Axis is leveraging some hard hitting infantry in the form of the Heavy Antitank Grenadiers, and the Allies are bringing some grave threats to their opponents’ infantry by introducing the British Commandos Kill Squad.

IS-48 Super Heavy Tank

The two IS-48 configurations: Lavrentiy Beria (left) and Karl Marx (right)

In its Karl Marx configuration, the IS-48 Super Heavy Tank is armed with a Heavy Tesla Gun, making this tank is a dire threat to infantry and vehicle units alike. Designed by the SSU, the tank’s deadly Tesla cannon ignores cover, has a chance of wiping out enemy squads in a single burst, and “explodes” for tremendous damage against enemy vehicles.

The Lavrentiy Beria is the second configuration of the IS-48 Super-Heavy Tank, and, though it doesn’t come equipped with the Heavy Tesla Gun, it packs a mean punch against smaller tanks and all infantry with its ATO-45 flame weapon. The Lavrentiy Beria also punches through even the heaviest armor at any range with its 152mm ML-20S Gun.

Red Guards Assault Squad

The core of the SSU’s famous Red Guards Infantry Regiments, the Red Guards Assault Squad consists of some of the best soldiers on the planet. Joining a unit of the Red Guards is an honor for any SSU soldier; it means that he has made it through the selection process and survived one of the world’s toughest training programs.

The Red Guards Assault Squad are armed to the teeth with their PPSh-48, DPM MG, UGLs, and Molotov cocktails, these troops are capable of dealing critical damage to unwary foes.

Heavy Antitank Grenadiers

Both configurations of the Axis’ Heavy Antitank Grenadiers share a single base and come with a special card with three health boxes, like on a hero card. The more traditional Jagdgrenadiere unit brings a devastating Caseless PaK 7.5 cm gun, specifically designed to cut through tank armor. Though bullets are dependable, laser technology can cut down foes with incredible speed, and the Laser-Jagdgrenadiere tout the powerful Laser Kanone for the express purpose of slicing through heavy armor.

British Commandos Kill Squad

The British Commandos Kill Squad (left) and the French Foreign Legion Kill Squad (right)

The Allies British Commandos Kill Squad provides players with three carefully sculpted miniatures that they can configure as either a British Commandos Kill Squad or a French Foreign Legion Kill Squad. Either of these Allied Kill Squads can rain death upon enemy infantry with 50W Phaser Rifles. The British Commandos back up their firepower with the Scout skill while the French Foreign Legion Kill Squad can use its Assault skill to execute a vital tactical maneuver once per game.

Pre-Painted Minis are Ready for Action

As always, FFG is proud to also offer Dust Tactics Premium Editions of each of these units. The Premium Edition models of these tanks and troops are professionally painted to reflect the intention of Vincent Fontaine, master painter and Dust Studio’s Art Director.

Each of these new units brings tactical advantages and some real power to the battlefield for both Dust Tactics and Dust Warfare, so stop by your local retailer to add these units to your battle plans today!

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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