The war for the fate of the world is heating up with the addition of four new expansions for Dust Tactics and Dust Warfare ! Unveiled last weekend at Gen Con Indy 2012, these new units bring a range of options to all three factions. For the SSU, the IS-48 Super-Heavy Tank is an unstoppable powerhouse, while the Red Guard Assault Squad is made up of some of the world’s most inventive and cunning soldiers. To respond to this threat, the Axis fields its Heavy Antitank Grenadiers , and the Allies attack under cover of night with their British Commandos Kill Squad !

We’re pleased to announce that all four of these versatile expansions are coming in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Something for Everyone

The IS-48 Super-Heavy Tank, Karl Marx, is perhaps the most powerful ground vehicle in the world. Armed with the brand new Heavy Tesla Gun, this tank is a dire threat to infantry and vehicle units alike. Designed by the SSU, the tank’s deadly Tesla cannon ignores cover, wipes out out enemy squads in a single burst, and “explodes” for tremendous damage against enemy vehicles. When the IS-48 Super-Heavy Tank takes the battlefield it instantly becomes the centerpiece of any army.

Backing up their new armored behemoth are the SSU’s famous Red Guards Infantry Regiments, and 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. With their PPSh-48, DPM MG, UGLs, and Molotov cocktails, these Guards are capable of dealing critical damage to unwary foes.

Not to be outdone, the Axis and Allies each bring significant firepower. The development of heavy body armor allowed the Axis to deploy its soldiers into the deadliest of combat zones at lightning speed, often well before they could mobilize long-range support. Axis engineers worked tirelessly to develop long-range weaponry for these elite soldiers, and the result was the Caseless PaK 7.5 cm. With this formidable weapon, the Axis Heavy Antitank Grenadiers are deadlier than ever. The Heavy Antitank Grenadiers share a single base and come with a special card with three health boxes, like on a hero card.

Meanwhile, the 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 its 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.

Want These Awesome Miniatures Pre-Painted?

As soon as these Dust Tactics and Dust Warfare units are available at retailers near you, we’ll also have professionally pre-painted versions available on our webstore through our Dust Tactics Premium Edition line.

Each Premium Edition miniature is painstakingly detailed according to the art scheme developed by Vincent Fontaine, master painter and Dust Studio’s Art Director. These Premium Edition miniatures are as close as you can get to the world of Dust without having to seek shelter from incoming mortars and laser fire!

Whether you wish to customize your own miniatures or field any army of battle-ready, pre-painted Premium Edition units, these upcoming expansions add serious firepower to any SSU army. Look for two builds of the IS-48 , both units from the British Commandos Kill Squad , two configurations of the Heavy Antitank Grenadiers , and the Premium Red Guard Assault Squad to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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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