News for September 2011
Operation Cerberus 23
Announcing an urban campaign expansion for Dust Tactics
Dust Tactics | Published 14 September 2011

Fantasy Flight Games is thrilled to announce Operation “Cerberus,” the third campaign expansion for Dust Tactics! As the battles get heavier, Allied and Axis forces call in armored reinforcements. Massive combat walkers tread the streets, armored troops storm the buildings of Southern England, and the campaign pushes deeper into urban warfare.

Operation “Cerberus” expands combat into multilevel structures, introduces new rules and skills, calls up two new heroes, details a chronology of the alternate-reality World War II, and profiles some of the war’s greatest heroes. With all of this and seven new scenarios, Operation “Cerberus” raises the stakes as brave Home Guard soldiers now fight to save their homeland!

Urban warfare

As the battles claim their toll, armored forces move further ashore, away from the sea and docks. Walkers march through the streets, laying down lethal streams of fire from their fearsome cannons. Outgunned by the walkers’ tremendous firepower, squads of soldiers find sheltered positions within tall buildings.

Operation “Cerberus” features new rules for multilevel combat. Squads can move up and down floors of the structures they enter, gaining advantages as they fire against foes outside the walls. This campaign expansion comes with parts for a customizable three-dimensional building, allowing players to construct terrain up to three stories tall.

A desperate defense

In Southampton, Portsmouth, and Brighton, Allied soldiers battle Axis walkers in close combat. With the help of the Home Guard, these brave soldiers fight to save their homeland–finding themselves in a desperate position that no one could have imagined just a few years ago.

Meanwhile, many of the Allied forces in the European theater concentrate in the United Kingdom. In a remote location north of London, the Allied Special Operations Command for Europe (ASOCOM “E”) prepares and arms many of the most formidable warriors of the Free World. With their unique weaponry and skills, these special operatives look to join the fight. If Western Europe is to be free again someday, if the British Isles are not to fall, they cannot fail!

As both Allies and Axis forces call in new reserves, Operation “Cerberus” introduces two new heroes. The assassin Angela plies her trade for the Axis while The Chef rushes into battle for the Allies with his two flamethrowers.

Players also gain new rules and skill descriptions for the heavily armored NCO Command Squads who have fought in the war for years and always managed to bring their men through battles alive. Operation “Cerberus” further details rules and skill descriptions for large vehicles that occupy multiple spaces.

Superior intelligence

In order to form sound battle plans, generals need good intel. Operation “Cerberus” provides a detailed chronology of the alternate-reality World War II of Dust Tactics. From the discovery of the crashed alien vessel in Antarctica to the Axis airdrops on Dover and the invasion of England, Operation “Cerberus” covers the most important events of a world now in its eleventh year of bitter conflict.

You’ll also find a history of ASOCOM, summaries of its major operations, and profiles of its most famous operatives and Most Wanted enemies.

Deeper into the dust

With all of this and seven new scenarios for urban warfare, Operation “Cerberus” expands your campaign deeper than ever into the world of Dust Tactics. Look for Operation “Cerberus” to release in the Fourth Quarter of 2011. As always, players will be able to purchase a copy with professionally painted miniatures from our Dust Tactics Premium line. Until then, keep checking our website for more intelligence on the battles raging in southern England and Dust Tactics!

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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l3p0
Published: 9/20/2011 7:06:36 PM
#23

 I hop they sell some building too , to pink my game and make a full city

Peacekeeper_b
Published: 9/16/2011 6:04:08 AM
#22

I have to agree with that. Chef, Rosie, Joe all look moronic in general (either bad sculpt, like Joe, cliche, like Rosie the Riveter or bad design like Chef).

Hopefully we get some cool covert special forces heroes in the future or a redone Joe.

Not that I am super happy with Sigrid, Lara or this new Axis chick either. But Manfred is pretty decent (if basic).

Then again, the Allies also have the Brothers Buzz Lightyear (oops, I mean Rhino and Ozz).

marcemtp
Published: 9/16/2011 2:03:34 AM
#21

allies hero looks foolish. give us ally players a bad ass not a dope.

 

Dcal12
Published: 9/15/2011 4:39:22 PM
#20

Excellent, now I can quit trying to figure out how to make 3 D buidlings that fit the tiles!

Anvil of War
Published: 9/15/2011 3:00:01 PM
#19

This campaign expansion comes with parts for a customizable three-dimensional building, allowing players to construct terrain up to three stories tall.

 

My bad then, seems I missed that part when originally reading the article. 2 New Hero's, New rules, and a customizable 3 story tall building? Outstanding! Now my only question is, will there be a "vehicles entrance" type of piece? A garage door type of entrance? If so making fully 3D buildings for all past missions will be easy.

golem101
Published: 9/15/2011 11:17:30 AM
#18

This campaign expansion comes with parts for a customizable three-dimensional building, allowing players to construct terrain up to three stories tall. 

This is relevant to my interests.

 

 

 

 

volnon
Published: 9/15/2011 10:46:09 AM
#17

 "I'd be inclined to believe that both that building and the expansion may be a bit different products? Showing off the coming buildings due to the rules changes? According to the Products page, $39.95 is the price for Cerberus. 2 Heros, rules and very likely newer urban terrain tiles as boxed, perhaps a single small building using those pieces? If FFG can include a 3 story, 2x3 square piece of terrain included in that cost, sign me right up, very likely for more then 1, the terrain looks great. Great job FFG."

"At that price, it had better contain the whole building as seen! "

Yeah!  Maybe even 3 buildings!  I mean, look at all the plastic a person got in the Heroscape Fortress of the Archkyrie!  A ton!  And that sold for about 25 bucks.

By the way, I guess fashion has TOTALLY changed in this new universe as well.  That gal is wearing a short skirt that did not appear for at least 15 years in our timeline!  The hem should reach at least the knee!

 

[So]Rice
Published: 9/15/2011 7:04:28 AM
#16

@ DoomOnYOu72 - It still says 1947, but I thought Southern England was wiped out during operation See Lowe? Does this happen at the same time/before See Lowe?

Peacekeeper_b
Published: 9/15/2011 6:09:19 AM
#15

Heavily Armored NCO Command Squads I assume refers to the three man command squad we saw in pictures form GenCon. Similar to the normal command squads, but AC3 and with 3 members instead of AC2 with 5 members.

Though a veteran option for squads and vehicles would be cool.

Will Home Guard be a new Unit Type/Unit Skill or just a reference to Allies in England?

Major Mishap
Published: 9/15/2011 6:01:42 AM
#14

Anyone else notice rules for NCO squads?  An upgrade to an existing squad maybe?

Peacekeeper_b
Published: 9/15/2011 4:51:44 AM
#13

Overall a nice wake up surprise. However, I was hoping they would forget all about Chef. Angela doesnt do much for me either. I would rather the expansions come with a squad or vehicle.

But I will be picking this up.

Major Mishap
Published: 9/15/2011 1:52:02 AM
#12

"I'd be inclined to believe that both that building and the expansion may be a bit different products? Showing off the coming buildings due to the rules changes? According to the Products page, $39.95 is the price for Cerberus. 2 Heros, rules and very likely newer urban terrain tiles as boxed, perhaps a single small building using those pieces? If FFG can include a 3 story, 2x3 square piece of terrain included in that cost, sign me right up, very likely for more then 1, the terrain looks great. Great job FFG."

At that price, it had better contain the whole building as seen!

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