With the 2013 Regional Championships nearly upon us, Dust Tactics has received updates to both its Tournament rules and FAQ. Lead developer Zach Tewalthomas and the rest of the Dust Tactics team have been hard at work on both of these documents, and Zach took some time to talk about both of these important pieces of intel.

A Word from the Developer

Hello Dust Tactics fans! It's time for another FAQ update. In this document, we answer rules questions about aircraft, dim light, and underground combat. We’ll also shed light on skills like Tank Riders and Take Aim, take a closer look at the USMC Mortar Team and the Fireball, and much more! The biggest addition to the FAQ is an entire section that breaks down rules for units that take up two spaces on the battlefield. We go into detail concerning legal movements, entering the battlefield, unit targeting, and the ways to change a two-spacer's orientation during the game. This is the most comprehensive FAQ to date, and it will surely come in handy when times get tough on the battlefield. Download it today from the Dust Tactics  support page .

2013 introduces some exciting changes for Dust Tactics tournament play. The highly successful format used for last year's National and World Championship tournaments have been applied to this year's official Dust Tactics Tournament Rules, allowing for a more balanced and evenly matched tournament structure. Board setup and objectives are no longer scenario-based, but are determined by the players themselves. Before play begins, players vie for optimal battlefield conditions, using the contents of a Dust Tactics Terrain Tile Set to create games that are truly unique. For those of you who are already accustomed to the tourney rules used in last year's championships, there are a couple of changes. A tournament board may now include a tile with triangle (water) squares, and there is an entirely new scenario option available for games in which one of these tiles has been placed!

It's an exciting time for Dust Tactics . Whether you have your sights set on the Dust Tactics  World Championships or simply wish to battle against a close group of friends, the official  Dust Tactics Tournament Rules are here and better than ever!

Thanks Zach! The updated Dust Tactics FAQ and tournament rules are now available on the game’s support page . Download these vital documents and begin strategizing for a Regional Championship near you!

Dust Tactics FAQ, high res (pdf, 28.8 MB)
Dust Tactics FAQ, low res (pdf, 3. 7 MB)
Dust Tactics Tournament Rules (pdf, 749 KB)

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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