Saturday, January 22, 2011

Dust Tactics

I picked up DUST Tactics the other day.  The background is described on the Fantasy Flights Games as:

The year is 1947. The war that started eight years ago when Germany invaded Poland is not over. Rather, the conflict has spread worldwide, and but a handful of countries cling to relative neutrality. Throughout the world, three major superpowers fight to claim exclusive control over a revolutionary source of power: Vk. This rare ore, mined from deep within the earth, has revealed extraordinary properties and ushered in the design of gigantic combat robots capable of challenging the world’s most advanced tanks. The initial discovery of Vk, which seems only to be found in the most inhospitable places on the planet, is shrouded in rumor and propaganda. One thing is certain: each major superpower wants not only to control Vk, but to deny it to their enemies. Elite troops and massive combat robots wage violent battles to claim these energy reservoirs... and this is the story of such a battle.
The contents are described on the back of the box as: 
Dust Tactics is a tactical miniatures board game for 2-4 players. In an alternate 1940s reality, alien technology fuels gigantic machines of war as the forces of the Axis and Allies clash over rare mineral deposits that could inevitably decide the outcome of the war. With over 30 highly detailed miniatures, 9 double-sided terrain boards, 12 custom dice, unit cards, terrain, and plastic scenery, Dust Tactics delivers everything you need to wage battles in the world of Dust.
I have played several games from the Scenario book in the box.  The scenarios are mostly well balanced and fun to play.  The system is fast and it is easy to play several games in one sitting.

 The expandability of the game is great as several unit boxes have been released already and several more have been announced, as well as a couple new campaign packs.  The campaign packs will have new scenarios, map tiles and rules for things like Artillery, Air support and new Heroes.

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