|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!
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.
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.
Excellent this is just what we needed and a complete surprise, just to things, the buildings HAVE to be available seperately so we can 3D our other campaign maps and there don't seem to be any floors :?
Very excited about the new expansion ... new hero models and 3-D terrain, what more could you ask for!
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.
"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."
Does this mean that they are advancing the timeline? All the other operations have been 1947.
This is awesome. Buildings will really help take DT to another level. Angela is new but the Chef has been in the comics since the beginning. He is an allied spy. The model has been previewed a couple of times and I was wondering when it would finally get released.
Those heroes are from southern England?
They look more French to me...
So who are the 2 new heroes?
The building actually looks nice. Hopefully it's on sale separate so I don't have to buy multiple boxes to get buildings...
I sincerely hope that building is available for general sale.
I really wasn't expecting multilevel combat in DT, I expected that to be reserved for DW, but this is very cool, I really wan't to see how the bulding parts fit together, and how many different build you can get out of one box.
Wow! Nice. 3-D buildings are awesome. Wonder if there will be an option to purchase just the building models separately? May have to buy 2 and put the extra models on ebay. Release date on this?