|Red Tide Rising
Operation Zverograd and the First SSU Forces Have Arrived for Dust Tactics!
|Dust Tactics | Published 14 May 2012|
The Sino-Soviet Union takes the center stage in Dust Tactics with the release of Operation “Zverograd,” several SSU squads, and the game’s first aerial unit, all of which are now on sale at your local retailer and online on our webstore!
The fourth campaign expansion for Dust Tactics, Operation “Zverograd” follows the war to the mysterious city of Zverograd, along the Caspian Sea, where we catch our first glimpse of SSU forces in action! In Zverograd, SSU forces confront Axis forces arriving from the west, south, and southwest, while Allied forces approach from the east.
Formerly a jewel of a city, Zverograd has been devastated by the war. Over seventy percent of its buildings have been reduced to rubble, but while forces from the three armies battle to control whatever they can of this doomed city, they are unclear why their superiors find it so meaningful.
Operation “Zverograd” presents overviews of the SSU’s history in the war, its major battles, its present concerns, and its greatest heroes. Players will find rules to introduce aircraft, Commissar Squads, Pilot Skills, and Legendary Tacticians to the game, along with other new skills. Operation “Zverograd” also comes with a modular building set to construct 3D structures, and the new hero, Koshka Rudinova, who joins the city’s defense in her customized walker, Grand’Ma.
SSU Command Squad Expansion
The veteran SSU Command Squad is a terrific boon to any SSU general, granting you the ability to relay your commands directly to your forces. They have the skills to reactivate units that you’ve already used, bring previously destroyed vehicles back to the battlefield, or bring in squads to reinforce your army. These powerful leadership abilities make the SSU Command Squad nearly indispensable in any SSU army.
SSU Airborne Transport Expansion
Swooping onto the battlefield to deliver reinforcements and perform quick attacks, the SSU Airborne Transport represents a large tactical advantage for the SSU. This is the first airborne unit in Dust Tactics, and it allows SSU commanders to mobilize their armies with unmatched swiftness. This expansion also includes an entire squad of Chinese Volunteers to back up the rest of your SSU forces. The SSU Airborne Transport is a must-have for any SSU player.
SSU Close Combat Squad Expansion
After fighting in many intense close-quarter situations, the soldiers of the SSU have become experts at this type of combat. Well known for their ability to craft makeshift weapons like Molotov Cocktails, members of the SSU Close Combat Squad form an integral part of the SSU forces. These grizzled squads carry Shotguns and a Flamethrower for maximum damage at close range, and to increase their effectiveness, they have learned how to scout out prime locations of the battlefield.
SSU Battle Squad Expansion
Trained in the art of rapid assaults, the SSU Battle Squad frequently forms the front line of SSU armies. This squad is equipped with a pair of DPM machine guns that allow them to pummel the enemy from afar. SSU soldiers have fought on every type of terrain from the American Everglades to the frozen Russian tundra. Their wealth of experience in battles on hostile terrain and in hostile conditions makes them one of the world’s most reliable squads.
Take the World by Storm!
The Sino-Soviet Union army has arrived. The red invasion has begun!
Operation “Zverograd” and the expansions available at your local retailer and online through our webstore provide you everything you need to start playing this battle-tested faction today.
And there’s more to come. The SSU KV47 Walker Expansion is on its way, representing the SSU’s greatest advances in walker technology. Meanwhile, you can check out the other exciting SSU units on their way for Dust Tactics, including the Commissar Squad and two more aircraft. Plus, you can pre-order your copy of Campaign Book “Zverograd” now. This Campaign Book contains all the information you need in order to field your SSU forces and drive your foes before you in Dust Warfare.
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.