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Epic Staff Battles: Phil vs. Andrew Part 1!


An ancient ruined city, its name lost in centuries gone by. Rumors and intel reports claim there is a high probability of alien technology buried nearby. Two armies approach the city; who will claim the prize and who will be forced to retreat empty handed? Andrew and Phil are both ready to fight in this epic battle of light walkers!

Read Part 1 of this Epic Staff Battle Phil vs Andrew  here...
Check out the Epic Staff Battle intro article here...
Check out Andrews Army intro here… 
Check out Phil’s Army intro here…

Dust Tactics and Battlefield FaQ Update

As players have explored the world of Dust using the Dust Tactics and Battlefield rules, they have asked a variety of questions about the game and the answers have been gathered together into this document. The latest additions are marked by a bar in the left margin. Please note that this is an on-going project and that our answers may change over time as we get more feedback from players

Check out the updated FaQ here...

FlamesCon Registration Is Almost Over

Registration for FlamesCon ends this weekend. If you want to join us for our Dust Battlefield tournament, you need to sign up soon and make sure you register.

Check out the FlamesCon site for more information... 


Dingos In The Dust

It is always awesome to see proactive Dust players sharing their hobby. If you have not heard the new Dust-themed Podcast from the Dingos in the Dust guys, you should. If you enjoy seeing more community-based Dust content, make sure you let them know and support them by liking their podcasts. Make sure you check out the Dust Australis Blog while you are at it, to see images of some of the cool Dust models talked about in the podcast.

Check out the Dingos in the Dust podcast here...
Also make sure to check out the Dust Australis Blog here...

The Final Countdown!


This week the gang tackles the final Zombie mission in a bid to stop the evil plans and save the world. VK-enhanced virus-bearing missiles are pointed at every major city in the world. If they are launched, there will be a massive Zombie outbreak. Even one missile could change life as we know it. Our heroes gather to meet this threat head on in the Final Countdown.

Read the battle report from our final mission here...


Epic Staff Battles Intro: Phil's Army

Phil talks Allied Tactics in his epic Staff Battles Article. Phil goes into his experimental Light Walker Platoon and his Red Devils Platoon, and how he plans on using them in his upcoming game vs the indomitable Andrew Haught.

Check out Phil's article here...

Allied Light Walker Platoon

To go along with Phil's army article, we decided to release the Allied Light Walker Platoon. Walk up the flanks and destroy your enemies with this unit's platoon advantage. Tune in over the next few weeks for our battle report and the Red Devils Platoon!

Download the Allied Light Walker Platoon here...
Discuss this platoon in our playtesting forum here... 

German tutorial on Dust Tactics 

Alex and his friend talk about Dust Tactics in their native German. It is really cool to see how the game is being received in countries around the world. 


Check out the Dust Tactics tutorial video here...

 

Mission 4: Retrieve The Intel


During our escape we detonate explosives in the tunnel’s entrance to seal ourselves off from the advancing zombies. In the tunnels we meet up with a SSU pilot that was part of Pavel old unit. The pilot is quite shaken up. He was on a mission to deliver some key intelligence when the zombies struck. The man’s mind is broken but he was able to tell us that the solution to this problem lies inside a fallen KV-47 walker on the outskirts of town.

Read Sean's mission 4 battle report here...

Epic Staff Battles Intro: Andrew's Army

This week I (Andrew) talk about KV-47s. Going over my tactics for my upcoming Staff battle with Phil. KV-47 are not hard to love, they just look awesome.  Along with my KV-47 platoon I talk about my favorite two heroes, Koshka and Red Yana. 

Check out my army article here... 

Epic Staff Battles Intro: Phil vs. Andrew!


This week we bring you another Epic Staff Battle! This time Andrew and Phil face one anther across the battlefield. They have both been working on new 100 point armies focusing on the Light Walkers.  Andrew’s force features the sturdy and damage resilient KV-47 Walkers in contrast to the fast and hard-hitting Walkers that make up Phil’s army. Who will be victorious in this epic battle?

Click here to check out the intro to Phil and Andrew's epic battle...

art Staff Games: Incident 4156 Mission  3

We continue our staff campaign this week with Mission 3: Hold The Town. As we fight to keep the Zombies at bay we begin to play around with our newly acquired Walkers. Chainsaws, flames and bullets will rain death upon the Zombie horde. 
 
"You have gathered all the resources that you could from the town, but while setting up the barricades the tunnel entrance has collapsed. Your men have been working around the clock to clear out the tunnel entrance but it is taking time, and that is something you are running desperately short of. Zombies are massing around the barricades and in the distance you can hear the sound of a buzz saw..." 

Check out Sean's Battle Report here...

Dust to Dust

Have you explored the Backstage content from Beasts of War? They have a great series on weathering your Dust models. They have a simple but effective out-of-the-box approach that will improve anyone’s games. Watching the videos got me thinking, how do you weather your Dust models? Do you use pigments, dry-bushing, inks or a mix of all three? Why not share your ideas and read what others do in our painting forum. 

Check out the discussion here...
Check out Beasts of War here...
How To Add Weathering To Your Guns!

Battlefront Miniatures A Visit to the Battlefront

We at battlefront had a visitor! Peter Gifford from The Esoteric Order Of Gamers paid us a visit a while back. It's always nice to show people around and even nicer to be able to play a game with them. 

Click here to read The Esoteric Order Of Gamers blog post...  


Operation Babylon Kickstarter Pledge Manager

If you are a Kickstarter backer, no doubt you will know that the pledge manager is currently open, despite some initial delays.

This is an exciting time for Dust. We at Battlefront and Dust Studios are elated to see the dedication and affection of the Dust fans. So far around two-thirds of orders have been completed, which is a great start.

If you have not entered your order in the pledge manager yet, please do so soon. With the added complexity of this campaign, there have naturally been a few teething problems. 
So we will make sure we keep the pledge manager open until everyone has had a chance to place their order satisfactorily.If you have any trouble with entering your order, or if you have any questions, please email pledgemanager@battlefront.co.nz.

If you have already emailed and are waiting for a response, don't worry! Our team is currently sorting through the emails. It's quite time-consuming, and there is still a backlog, but rest assured they will get through all of your emails well before the pledge manager closes.



Playing Dust on Halloween?  


Are you looking to having a swell Dust Halloween party? Andrew put together a terrific way to have you Halloween Party and Play Dust at the same time! Try the Candy rules for Incident 4156!

Don't have enough Zombie models on hand? Don't worry you replace the zombies with candy for this sweet Halloween adventure! Band together with your friends to fight the horde of the undead candy, and win the Title of "Ultimate Zombie Slayer"!  

Click here to find out how to play Incident 4156 with a sweet twist...

Staff Games: Incident 4156 Mission 2

The Zombie campaign continues this week with another mission. We must work together to secure the town and barricade any entry points if we hope to Take The Town! 

Read Sean's Battlereport for mission 2 here...

Dust has gone Apes!

The new Axis Markus’s Kampfaffen Platoon features Markus and his fellow apes. Check the platoon out below and tell us what you think in our playtester's forum.

Check out Markus's Platoon PDF here...
Click here to go to the Battlefield platoon playtesting forum...
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Kickstarter Pledge Manager Is Live!


The kickstarter Pledge Manager is in full swing. If you are part of the kickstarter we suggest you watch our tutorial video because the swapping can get a bit tricky.  In the video James takes us through the basic and more complex aspects of the Pledge Manager. 

Click here for the Babylon kickstarter main page...



Mission 1 The Escape


When Andrew began working on his zombie-killing campaign, Incident 4156, there was no doubt that we would end up playing through. Personally I couldn’t resist building my own DUST hero and then letting them loose on packs of low-armoured zombie-shaped targets.

Check out our first mission here...

Building A Hero: The Survivalist's Stories


Sean, Michael, Victor and I (Andrew) decided we wanted to play though my zombie campaign Incident 4156: Codename "Deaths Mistress". The first step in the process was to create our heros, so we all set to creating our heros. We thought we would share our heros and their stories.

Read about our heros here...





Koshka's Smersh KV-47 Platoon


Koshka's Smersh KV-47 Platoon is now an official platoon. Out of the playtesting stage Koshka's Smersh KV-47 Platoon is now a full fledged platoon. 

Check out the updated platoon here...

Incident 4156: Codename Deaths Mistress

Sean and Andrew have been working hard to complete the Incident 4156 PDF. While Sean tackled the graphics and laying out the rules, Andrew worked on updating and polishing the rules.

Left check to download Incident 4156 PDF rulebook here...

To read Andrew's article talking more about Incident 4156 PDF click here...



Phil's and Andrew's Lunchtime Games 

Phil and I (Andrew) have taken to playing Dust during our lunchbreaks to playtest some of the under-review platoons and others that are still in the concept stage. I took some photos of our last two games and I thought I would show you some of the highlights.

Check out our games here...

Player Game Tables

Earlier today we asked on our Dust Facebook page and the Dust Twitter for players to share their gaming tables with us. We got some cool responses and thought we would share them on the man website. Thanks to everyone who submitted their gaming tables.

Check out the table photos here...

Flamescon 2014



Battlefront New Zealand’s annual wargaming event is happening over the weekend of 18 - 19 October 2014, at the Mount Eden War Memorial Hall (same venue as previous years). This year we will have Late-war, Mid-war and Early-war Tournaments (each at 1500 points) as well our first Dust Battlefield Tournament (100 points). There will be other events and more details to follow next week as we get the FlamesCon website updated with all the information. FlamesCon Sale! Since everyone loved last years “Buy 2, get 1 FREE Sale” so much we are doing the same thing again. Orders for this will need to be well in advance so our team in the factory can have it made and shipped to NZ in time – stay tuned for more details.  


GenCon Photos

Photos are arriving from Gen Con with all sorts of cool Dust action. Thanks to everyone who has posted their awesome Gen Con photos! Share your Gen Con photos on our forum!

Check out the photos here..

Sigrid Exclusive Web Cards

After receiving many requests from players on the main Dust website, we decided to make some alternative cards for the two other Sigrid model variants. We also decided to make some cards for Sigrid’s walker the Snow Lynx and Nikolai's walker the Red Cossack.

Check out the cards here...
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Staff Painting: Casey's Ludwig Part 2

Casey takes us though his final stages of his stunning Ludwig painting article. This week he finishes his model with some great basing and cool detail work. The model is just stunning to look at. I can’t wait to see what Casey will do with a full army of Germans to paint.

Click here to check out Casey's Ludwig part 2...

If you missed part one click here...

Epic Staff Battles: Chris vs. Victor Part 2!

The battle rages on as the two commanders strive to achieve the upper hand and secure victory for their men.  The game is close in this stunning conclusion of Victors and Chris’s epic grudge match.

 

Check out Part 2 of this epic battle here...

 

Missed Part 1? Click here...



Allied Heavy Destroyer Walker Platoon

Constantly striving to create the most cutting-edge technology, the Allied bloc has produced many new armour designs; the most promising of these is the Heavy Destroyer chassis. The Heavy Destroyer chassis forms the basis for the latest generation of walkers created by Allied designers.

Check out the new Heavy Destroyer walker platoon here...
Staff Painting: Casey's Ludwig

Like everyone else in the office, Casey was extremely excited when the Dust Tactics starter sets arrived. He decided on the Axis starter box straight away, as the Ludwig and Recon Grenadiers are amongst his favourite Dust models. This week Casey shows us the first steps he has taken to paint his Ludwig.

Check out the full article here... 

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Get Into Dust Tactics: Allies

As more and more of the world falls into the grasp of dictators, the Allies have gathered around the United States of America. This great coalition of nations includes, among others, the British Commonwealth, Brazil, and the French colonial empire. 

Read more about the Allies here...

Click here to enter the "Get into Dust Tactics" Facebook competition...

Epic Staff Battles: Chris vs. Victor Part 1!

 

The night fades, as the sound of knives against sharpeners begins to chirp like unbidden crickets in the dawn. Soon an orchestra of hydraulics and VK-powered walkers and troops sound from the distant hills, accompanied by the high-pitched shrill of lasers powering up from the ruined city. Life in this forsaken landscape will clash and die in an epic battle of wills as Chris and Victor unleash hell upon this field of battle.

 

Check out the part 1 of this epic battle here...
Check out Victor's Army here...
Check out Chris's Army here... 

art Get Into Dust Tactics: Axis

When the Axis Pact was signed in 1940, no one could have predicted where it would lead. Now, Hitler and Mussolini are dead. Germany, Japan, and Italy are united under a single leader and a single flag, and the Axis bloc controls Europe and the Far East.

Read more about the Axis here...

Click here to enter the "Get into Dust Tactics" Facebook competition... 
Some Useful Downloads 

Over the past year we have posted many helpful downloads on this site, but as time goes on it gets harder to find all the different articles. Here is a quick database of some of the more useful downloads we have posted over the last year.

Check out the useful downloads here...