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Dust Tactics

Post  ScottRadom on Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:09 pm

I picked up the boxed set today for Dust tactics. It's an alt WWII skirmish board game (With a full on miniatures version coming out soonish) and it's pretty wicked. It's by FFG, and there stuff is always quality.

SPECIAL BONUS!!! All the mini's come preassembled and primed in an appropriate gaming colour. Green for Americans, Grey for Germans. I did not expect that at all!

The plastic is the slightly bendy kind that is good for gaming as it won't break in a fall, but not quite as awesome for painting. The mini I am painting first took the primer fine enough though.

All in all I was VERY impressed once I opened this box. Not quite as impressed as when I opened Space Hulk (That's my all time high water mark for being impressed in a game), but the preassembly of the mini's was quite unexpected. And they've been cleaned decently of all flash too! Attaboy FFG!.

Here's a website for those who don't know what I am talking about...

www.dust-tactics.com


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Post  Carson on Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:43 pm

Hey, i'd love to have a go at this once your ready. Alternate WWII has always been a favourite of mine.

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Post  ScottRadom on Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:05 pm

Everything came assembled! It's ready to go as soon as you buy it. If you want to check out the rulebook you can download it for free at the link I gave. It's pretty cool looking! I am just about done quick painting my first mini from the set. They're really pretty nice!

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Post  ScottRadom on Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:16 pm

I was concerned about how well the plastic would hold paint, as it's a little bendy. Turns out it holds the paint excellent. The mini's come painted in a flat colour (grey for germans, green for yankee dogs) and whatever spray they use binds to the plastic really well. I re-primered my test guy just in case, but no real need. I use grey primer so the Germans are ready to go but I will prime the Americans as I don't like painting over that green they used. I painted this guy as he came right out of the box, so you can see the bend in the barrel and the mold lines on the mini. For gaming, I think it's more than acceptable. The paint job is no great shkes but it was done quick (maybe a couple hours) and I think will work for the table. Even though the mini's are wearing winter style uniforms I decided to paint both sides in a more sort of traditional WWII outfit so I didn't have to tie myself to painting all my collection in a winter camo scheme for as long as I collect the game. It'll look a little odd as some mini's are CLEARLY wearing winter coats. Anyway, here's what I got with a straight out of the box mini and a couple hours...











Things I found painting this kind of plastic...



-Be careful with the hairdryer! As I was painting quickly I used the hairdryer quite a bit. At one point the mini got pretty soft. Watch out!

-The base. I was stuck thinking what I could do for the bases. They come with a sort of metal industrial texture to them and a sort of stylized bolted down rivet look around the edges. In the end I decide to just go for a plain black base. I can always come back to this but it'll work just fine for gaming I think.

-The torso's all come joined to the legs so you can twist the upper body at the waist. I just superglued them in place. I don't think this has ay relevance on game play at all.



So that's it. A little mini report on what I found so far.

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Post  Carson on Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:15 pm

Nice paint job, the minis them self look pretty good for a board type game.

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Post  b.kevinsen on Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:40 pm

So looking into this game from what I have seen it looks pretty sweet, do the rules seem to match up with the quality of the mini's and sweet idea of armoured mechs walking around beaten on things with ww2 era weapons?
Ps the fig look sweet

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