Friday, December 20, 2013

BoW Interview with BF on Dust…

Gareth from Battlefront talks with Warren of Beast of War about many things Dust Tactics.

Enjoy, and note I’ll be off for the next couple weeks or so.

Happy gaming.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Last Dust Video of the Year…

Well all good things and such, today’s video is the last one of the year. It sadly has nothing to do with Wave 8, but I’m still waiting for that last packs. I have doubts they’ll arrive before New Year’s.

In other news this will be the last video in this series, beginning with Wave 9 I’ll start reshooting everything with the new card, dice, rules, etc. All of the current DT videos will be moved to the Dust Tactics Classics playlist.

So here we go today’s video is the Allied Light Walkers, Wildfire, and the infinitely useless Honey.

Notes: None.

Happy gaming.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A little AT-43 in your Dust…

Today Invivos shows us some of his AT-43 conversions for Dust Tactics, there is some really great modeling work here. If your interested you can see more on his blog. http://invivos.blogspot.de/... There you can also see some nice scratch built X-Wing vessels.

First up is a replacement for Heinrich, which is based on a Red Blok Sierp, which gives it the look of a early prototype or captured SSU vehicle. I think it might be better suited as an SSU armor 4 anti-aircraft walker. But what really impressed me here is the custom gun mounts and armor.heinrich

Second is a Lothar style walker based on the Red Blok Odin. Again the crude Communist design doesn’t jive with the German aesthetic, but this great simple conversion still looks quite nice. I like them both, and if I had a larger collection I’d be building similar stuff.

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All for today, happy gaming.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Dust Video: Reapers and Busters

Well here come the Allies armor three infantry, and in my opinion some of the best the Allies can field. No crummy phasers, just good old fashioned bullets, lots of ‘em.

Notes: None.

Happy gaming.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

New Video, New Dice, New Mats…

There’s a lot new here, but first up is the latest in our Dust Tactics video series. Sadly it’s not a new Wave 8 release, we’re still waiting. But a look at the all time Axis classic the Kamplaufer III Pack.

And now the news…

First up is the new Faction specific dice that Paolo mentioned back in the summer.

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From the Battlefront Miniatures release:

The new dice are one of the new surprises in the upcoming starter sets.
Dust dice no longer have blanks on them, though you can still use the old dice instead of the new ones.

What does this mean in the game? Each die now has three symbols: a faction symbol, a shield symbol and a target symbol. Your unit symbol always is a success when rolling no matter what.

The other symbols come into play when the rules would have you roll for blanks. Instead of rolling for blanks with the new dice you now roll your faction symbol plus one of the other symbols depending on what you are rolling for, if you are rolling in a defensive situation then you add the shield and for attacking situations you add the targets.

Both the new and the old dice are covered in the new rule book so don’t worry- your old dust dice are still perfectly valid.

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And also the showed off the new play mats that will be included in the new starter sets.

The play mats in the new box sets have more of a city fight feel. This maps are double sided with buildings on one side and an open field on the other.

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All in all a big news day for Dust Tactics, with new cards, new dice, and hints at a new cover mechanics. It really looks like we’ll be playing a very new DT in 2014.

Lastly here’s my opinion on the dice, since I know folks are going to ask. I’m reserving judgment until I actually read the new rules, but I can see where this will make some concepts easier for novice players. The new symbols just make the mechanics click in peoples heads, a little faster than blanks. So, in the end I think despite the “backwards compatibility” with the old dice; we’ll all want to get used to seeing and using the new. Now I know nobody likes change, but I see this being a good one in the long run.

Happy gaming.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Replacement Video…

YouTube killed yesterday’s video. So, until I can reshoot, or re-upload, this will have to tide you folks over.

Notes: None yet.

As for yesterday’s video a long story short, it’s broke, and I liked the Matroishka better than the Babushka. But both are good.

Happy gaming.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

KV-3 Video Review–Dust Tactics…

It’s been a couple weeks with no SSU, so it’s time to head beck to the mother land, and take a look at the wonderful KV-3s.

Notes: None yet…

Happy gaming.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Dust Tactics Video, Heavy Support

Today’s video looks at the Wave 7 release the Allied Heavy Support Walker.

Notes: While I’m not a fan of the Long Tom II’s design, the gun is in fact not broken. Sorry. I do have to reiterate though that sky Sweeper is awesome, and well worth a buy.

Also here is what some of the figures look like based, as opposed to attached to the vehicle.

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Happy Gaming.