Saturday, February 4, 2012

Play Testing Tannhauser for DUST Tactics

Last night we played a 200 point DUST Tactics game including all the Tannhauser characters from the Tannhauser Core set. It went rather well for the Axis/Reich they defeated the Allies/Union in only 2 and half turns, but this may have more to do with the Allies unit choice then anything else. They had very high value units but only one squad and two walkers beyond the TH units. The Axis had lower value units but more of them; so they had an advantage in sheer numbers.

We made a couple changes for balance as we played, First we reduced Heizinger to range 5 and Health 2, we did this both for “realism” (he is 96 years old after all), and to bring down his power a little, we may still alter his weapon rows a little after more testing. Second we changed Eva’s Strafe to a 1/3 1/3 1/3 –, but it’s hard to get the feel of the whip right. Finally we took one weapon away from the Stosstruppen.

We didn’t make any changes to the Union characters, but we might after more testing. I’m hoping to do a 300 point game tonight, I’ll let you all know how it goes.