Dropzone Commander Second Edition Anno...
Unboxing: Dark Souls – The Board...
Tactical Warfare In The Fantasy Genre:...
TheTerrainTutor Builds The Fabled Real...
Weekender XLBS: The Joys Of Board Game...
Unboxing: Warhammer 40k – Primar...
January 9, 2013 by darrell
Video Sponsors: Mercs – Warmachine
The Allies have their heavy troopers too… but they have parachutes and a dangerous reputation!
Quite big looking guys. Is their scale slightly larger than 40k or is it that they are in a style of power armour? Also to be honest I am more of a fan of models coming in multible parts. I enjoy spending the time putting them together and if you are any good it doesn’t take that long.
I feel they tend to be more effective in Dust Warfare than Dust Tactics, but that could be because i play warfare more, mind you Its surprising how often you end up needing that rocket punch, especially on terrain heavy boards.
@redshane yeah they are in a larger scale than 40k. compared to a marine in power armour the bog standard infantry man is probably a good 3-4mm (est) taller and the red devils a good 8-10mm (est). dont play 40k anymore so i didnt have a termy handy to compare
Overall they look nice, but honestly, for me the fact that they are pre-assembled / pre-basecoated is a feel let down. I like building and painting my toy soldiers =P. Also, the fact that all have the same face…..creepy.
The models for Dust aren’t as much of a draw in terms of pure ‘hobby-goodness’ as GW and other manufacturers, but they are nicely made and can still be shown some TLC with a brush. In fact, they appeal to me as I am busy painting models for other games, but don’t feel bad about fielding models in Dust Warfare that haven’t yet been painted: they are still the right colour for the army. Plus, the game itself is very good. The Reaction and Suppression mechanics works really well.
Definitely a good second game for those with clogged-up paint stations.
Im getting on a bit bit now, eyesight not as good as it used to be so any game that does some of the work for me already has my vote. Im also an ex gw gameplayer and remember Andy Chambers (the author of DUST warfare) from his days at GW, so that was another tick in the DUST box. The game itself is very good too, with a few mechanics “adapted” from other games, and i would highly reccomend trying the game if you get the chance (for the games sake rather than the hobby side, although i have seen a few cooly converted minis), in fact the only downside for me is that there is a fair bit of warping on the plastic weapons, which can be a fair pain to re-straighten (boiling water to iced water baths dont always work permnantly) but i suppose if you have more patience than me you could always swap the weapons out for a harder plastic…but im now starting to ramble so i will just say this, DUST warfare is a cracking little game
Click here to cancel reply.
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Create an Account Click Here Why Create an Account on Beasts of War
Battleboards Show Off Some Fantastic Orc Goodness
MaxMini Ride To Combat On Their New Bikes
Raise Up MoMMiniaturas’ Trophy For Fantasy Football
Mount Up & Join Perry’s Lancers Or Ride In A Rolls Royce
36 Projects This Week
41 Projects Last Week
48 Projects Two Weeks Ago
A Death Eater Dons Their Mask At Knight Models
The Black Spectre Turns Purple For The Carnevale Kickstarter
Raise A Bottle To Kromlech’s Latest Releases
ThunderChild Fill The Waste With More Mutated Monsters
Space Marine Codex + New Reiver, Aggressor & Redemptor Kits On Pre-Order
Support Your Dwarves With Forge World Iron Hill Crossbows
Hunker Down Behind Tabletop Art’s Sandbags & Barricades
The Aeronef Range By Brigade Models Expands With New Ships
New Dungeon Delver, Darkholds On The Way From Mierce Miniatures
Alien Fans; Get Your Own M577 APC From Prodos Games
Warlord & Sarissa Put Together New Gates Of Antares Ghar Terrain
Victoria Miniatures Mount Up In Boss & Fury Matilda Tanks
Hobby & Painting Town Square
Fantasy Gamer Town Square
News & Rumors
Backstage – Green Room
Historical Gamer Town Square
Sci-Fi Gamer Town Square