The rules for the upcoming Dust Tactics expansion Operation “Icarus” are now available on our Dust Tactics support page ! The siege of Zverograd continues, and the three factions are all trying to secure this vital military target. The Allies currently possess the most powerful air force on the planet, but the Axis is in control of the airfield in Soviet Zverograd. The helicopters of the SSU and the new Axis jets are beginning to close the gap in control of the skies. In order for the Allies to secure their dominance in the air, they must launch a major offensive to take control of the airfield.

Prepare for an Aerial Assault

The Allies will have to take care as they plan their approach. New rules are introduced for taking some limited cover in the few trees that line the strip, deadly and explosive minefields create an added obstacle to tactics on the ground, and the Axis’ infantry can take shelter from the Allied barrage in quonset huts. These hazards and havens will be vital to the Allied assault and will be just as crucial for any Axis or SSU defense plan.

A large array of new skills are introduced in Operation “Icarus,” offering a whole host of news ways to gain a tactical edge. A good general knows the strengths of the units he commands, so to make the best use of all these new abilities, begin planning now.

More Realism in Your Dogfights

If you hunger for a more realistic representation of airborne combat, new Optional Advanced Flying Rules (pdf, 1.5 MB) are also now available on our Dust Tactics  support page. These rules were designed to give the aerial battles of Dust Tactics a greater sense of realism to the use of planes in combat.

Head to our Dust Tactics support page to download the rules (pdf, 4.2 MB) for Operation “Icarus.” and plan for the Allies’ push into Zverograd and take a look at a different way to leverage your power in the air!


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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