|Dust Tactics | Published 21 December 2010|
The approach was relatively painless, a fact that left Rosie vaguely unnerved. Her landing boat had cut through the floating ice, its ramp slamming onto the icy shore and releasing her anxious squad to rush inland. Intel had warned of heavy Axis resistance, but aside from some light machine gun fire... nothing. But before she had to make sense of it, her answer dropped from the sky with a deafening wail. The mortar shell landed mere yards away, knocking Rosie into a snow drift and leaving her ears ringing. Then, through the carnage, she saw it: an enemy walker like none she had ever encountered, with massive gun racks lining its imposing frame... and it was preparing to fire again.
Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of two new expansions for Dust Tactics, the tactical miniatures board game of explosive battlefield combat! The Medium Assault Walker and the Medium Panzer Walker (for your Allied or Axis armies, respectively) bring tremendous firepower and flexibility to your Dust Tactics forces.
A Range of Tactical Options
Each walker body includes multiple weapon configurations, allowing a new level of tactical versatility. You can customize the walker that comes in each, or, when fielded along with the walkers from the Dust Tactics core set, a range of exciting combinations become possible. Will you bathe your enemies in fire with two Hot Dog walkers, or will you combine Hot Dog’s crowd control abilities with the heavy ordnance of Steel Rain? By tailoring your walkers for each fight, you’ll bring new strategies to your Dust Tactics experience.
What’s more, each walker comes with an attachment that utilizes the awesome destructive power of Artillery, the rules for which are included in the Operation Cyclone Campaign Expansion!
Rain Fire on the Battlefield
For the Allies, the Medium Assault Walker expansion contains one Allied walker that can be customized to multiple types – including the Allies’ newest walker: the Steel Rain! Altogether, the Medium Assault Walker expansion delivers all the parts you need to field a Pounder, a Hot Dog, a Mickey, or a Steel Rain.
The Medium Combat Walker M2-F, or “Steel Rain,” is a mobile dispenser of mass destruction. Although its mighty rockets don’t leave any space to carry the .50 cal, and the weight of the frame and the artillery shells prevent “Steel Rain” from jumping over obstacles, these minor drawbacks are overshadowed by an impressive armament. Its 4.2’’ rockets can set sizable areas of the battlefield aflame and annihilate the enemy, and its massive mortar fires explosive shells weighing 20 kilos each!
A Barrage of Rockets
The Axis’ Medium Panzer Walker expansion likewise contains one walker that can be customized to various types – including the Axis’ newest tank: the Lothar! Included are all the parts you need to field either a Luther, a Ludwig, or a Lothar.
The model Pz. KpfL. D is affectionately nicknamed “Lothar” by the Axis troops. Its enemies, however, don’t share the same affection. The recognizable shape of the Lothar provokes fear in any soldier who sees it. It carries a formidable armament of Nebelwerfer missile-launchers on each arm, and can deliver a deluge of fire to fill the battlefield with destruction. The missile racks are big enough to carry an incredible number of rockets, and can strike from great distances on the battlefield.
Keep checking back for more on these exciting new walkers for Dust Tactics, including an announcement for premium painted versions. Then, later this winter, get ready to duck and cover!
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.
Can't wait to build a Lothar....
CAN NOT WAIT!!!!!!!
Tnx for the response and clarification Spaniard. I must admit, you had me worried there for a while. Definably changes my "probably will not buy" to a "definably will buy" ;)
Hmm... does this mean that I can switch the walkers' configuration between play? If so, this is one of the most awesome systems for a tabletop game. No need to do the rare-earth magnet thingy...
The rules for Artillery will be available for free online, so don't worry.
Been waiting for the artillery expansions to come out. Love the game and awesome components that come with it. I'm a real fan of FFG and love most of the games you guys bring out but I cannot endorse a sales strategy which forces me as a customer to buy the expansion set "operation cyclone" just to be able to use the artillery rules (which absolutely do not attribute anything to OC expansion). Imho these rules should be included in the actual artillery expansion. You guys force me to buy an expansion I'm not really interested in just to get the artillery rules. I quit playing a well known miniatures game because of this kind of sales strategy.
Again, don't get me wrong I love the games you guys put out but I'll probably not going to buy this expansion whiled I'm forced to buy OC expansion just to play with it. Hope you guys reconsider and put the rule-set with the expansion it belongs to. Just my 2 cents.
I think it is great.
Hmm ok this is nice, getting various options in one box.