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Special Ops Grenadiers and Special Ops Rangers for Dust Tactics are now on sale
Dust Tactics | Published 19 May 2011

The Axis sniper crawled out from under his cover, ran a few paces, and then squatted down and raised his rifle. Quickly, he located the Allied officer he’d been sent to eliminate. He knew he wouldn’t be able to return to cover before the Allied forces returned fire but his death wouldn’t be in vain. He pulled the trigger.

Special Ops Grenadiers and Special Ops Rangers for Dust Tactics are now on sale at your local retailer and our webstore! Each box contains two units consisting of two figures, and brings deadly precision and superior tactics to your army.

Observe and report

Both the Allied and the Axis observer squads are crucial for artillery units. 18 Foxtrot and Beobachter are comprised of two special soldiers who allow the artillery units to fire on a target beyond their line of sight.

With the Artillery Strike ability these soldiers can locate an enemy target, relay its coordinators to a waiting walker, and trigger a devastating and unexpected attack.

Luckily both soldiers carry a radio, so that if one is eliminated your artillery units can still rely on the other to complete their mission. But caution is still advised! While these squads can conceal themselves in any environment, they are vulnerable to attacks.

A targeted kill

Devastate your competition by eliminating a squad’s most vital member, leaving them vulnerable to further assaults. The Allied Crack Shots and the Axis Sniper Grenadiers are teams of two soldiers, one with the sniper ability and the other with the complementary spotter ability. In this partnership the spotter initially locates his companion’s target while he readies his high-precision sniper rifle, a weapon loaded with the same devastating .50 cal cartridges as tank rifles.

Use your soldier’s sniper ability to choose which member in a targeted squad receives the damaging shot. The sniper ability can deprive a squad of its most effective weaponry by killing the weapon’s carrier or it can take out an already wounded hero. His partner is not without his own cunning maneuvers; a soldier’s spotter ability allows his unit to reverse its attack roll, consider that miss a hit!

As with 18 Foxtrot and Beobachter, your sniper squads are fragile tools. Use them to effectively decimate the enemy before they are sacrificed in the line of duty.

Premium painted squads

Looking for premium painted versions of these exciting squads? You can find them through Fantasy Flight Collector.

Visit your local retailer to pick up a copy of Special Ops Grenadiers and Special Ops Rangers 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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Published: 5/19/2011 10:27:59 PM

Not a pointless dilemma at all, this is serious stuff!  ; )

You just gotta do both.  I have the premium edition and the basic.  I do like now that they are both being released at the same time. 

I really like the high quality of the premium edition and I actually don't mind painting the basic edition. 

I will paint the basic Special Ops tomorrow that came today and hopefully the premium editions will be here early next week that were ordered a few minutes ago.

Published: 5/19/2011 10:08:23 PM

First of all I'm jealous of your premium edition Drak (and a certain other 3rd party painted set of minis of yours for a game by a certain other game developer as well) but I digress. I'm torn, I purchased the standard edition as I became too impatient to wait for premium to restock. I have yet to start purchasing unit packs as I would prefer the premiums but they wont match my standard base game. But, I digress again..these look great, all the previously released units look great, the upcoming apes and zombies look amazing! Now do I drop another $300 on the premium when it arrives so I can start grabbing these premium expansions....or the more cost effective unpainted route? It's nice to have such pointless dilemmas.

Published: 5/19/2011 5:36:34 PM

Bought !!!  Premium Editions !!!

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