NEWS FROM THE FRONT: NEW ARRIVALS FOR DUST FROM 30 APRIL 2020. A PURCHASING GUIDE FOR NEW PLAYERS.
NEWS FROM THE FRONT: NEW ARRIVALS FOR DUST FROM 30 APRIL 2020. A PURCHASING GUIDE FOR NEW PLAYERS.

by Lucas Dune

More news coming from Mother Dust Studio at the end of April, there are interesting arrivals for our favorite wargame: Dust 1947. All these news will be available from April 30, 2020. These new releases are available both in the KIT version and in the Ready to Play version (pre-assembled, made of colored plastic that is no longer painted). Ready to be played immediately !! Together the mysterious and evocative scenic will also be released: “Pillar of the Elders” which is added to the collection of beautiful scenarios sculpted by the master Vincent Fontaine for the setting of Dust 1947. Below I am going to illustrate these releases and finally I will also talk about how to buy and build your Dust army in three or four easy moves while containing costs, useful for future new players Dusters and for collectors of this fantastic universe created by Paolo Parente!!

STORM / THUNDER / TORNADO: In the world of Dust the Allies have the largest air fleet. Their superiority is undisputed, both for the number of air vehicles and for their firepower. However, it was not easy to adapt the new VK-enhanced armaments to the Block’s aircraft. Only recently has this happened, with the construction of the P-48K Pelican Tornado. This new aircraft, with its increased fire capacity, joins the Thunder and Storm in the allied arsenal of air. The “Tornado” could quickly become the main support force in the offenses of its many Allies, too many fronts where the Bloc is fighting. The construction of the Tornado is also an opportunity to review and modernize the other Allied planes. Along with the Tornado (reserved for the Allied Block) you will find 4 new unit cards for the Thunder, the Storm, for the Allied Block and the USMC faction.

SKILL: BOMBING RUN An aircraft with this ability that still has its Limited Ammo Weapons may decide to perform a Bombardment as an Attack or Attack sustained instead of a normal Attack or Attack sustained. The Attack in the form of Bombing (or Sustained Bombing) simultaneously exhausts all Limited Ammunition Weapons, but these can target from 1 to 4 squares. If a player decides to target 4 squares he must define a target that is in line of sight, within the range and in the firing arc of the weapon. Playing on the grid, the Area of ​​Effect includes, in addition to the target square, 3 other adjacent squares on the playing area, thus creating a wider target, consisting of an area of ​​2 × 2 squares. The target may be an empty square but it cannot be a square without the center point (for example a Structure). The tile does not necessarily have to have a unit on it. The other 3 boxes are chosen by the player who does the Bombing; such squares do not necessarily have to be in Line of Sight and Range compared to Limited Ammunition Weapons. The squares must be on the same level of terrain, they must be in Line of Sight with respect to the target square and be accessible by 1 movement from the same. If you play in free mode, the Area of ​​Effect starts from the target and is determined by the Area of ​​Artillery Effect. In the case of the Thunder and the Storm, if they use all their Medium Rockets or Heavy Bombs weapons (and no other weapons) in their Bombing attacks, they will attack the 4 squares at the same time. Used properly, these weapons will be devastating for enemies.

STEEL GUARD ARMY BOX: The Steel Guards are some of the most fearsome fighters on the planet. Their semi-robotic bodies make them very difficult to kill, allowing them to get an incredible fighting experience. Thanks to their inhuman strength, everyone carries weapons that a team of three can barely lift, with the body inserted in one of the most powerful armor known to man; this new metal body gives exceptional survival skills to fight again, to avenge the wrongs suffered by their nation. Relentless fearless surplus. The Battlegroup Steel Guard contains the following units: – Steel Guard Assault Squad (SU331) – Steel Guard Sniper Squad (SU330) – Steel Guard anti infantry Squad (SU336) – Type 45 with Matrioska Guns (SU731)

PILLAR OF THE ELDERS: The pillar of the Ancients seems to represent a kind of force of which we do not know the origin, its shape emerges from an ancient past in eras prior to man, before his appearance and evolution. His presence will embellish your war tables and unleash your imagination to create unique missions. Made of the highest quality resin and sculpted by master Vincent Fontaine for Studio Dust.

BUILD YOUR ARMY EASILY IN 1, 2, 3 and 4 MOVES.

1st MOVE: STARTER SET To begin with, choose the starter set you like best, you can base this your choice simply based on your personal taste. Dust1947 offers you a wide selection of balanced STARTER SETS to choose from for your army. Each STARTER SET includes a Set of Miniatures already assembled with their Unit Cards, a Neoprene Mat, 12 Dice, Scenari 2D, 3D Scenari and the Starter Rules to start playing as soon as the package is opened. You just need to have an opponent with his starter set to start playing Dust1947.

2nd MOVE: ARMY BOX Quickly grow and build your army with Dust1947’s ARMY BOXES. These recruits will increase the ranks and power of your previously purchased STARTER SET. In each ARMY BOX you will find Miniature Sets with their Unit Cards, ready to be deployed on the field battle and  if you like to assemble your models you can find them at an even more advantageous price in the Model Kit version.

3rd MOVE HEADQUARTERS This box will make your army even more complete, more tactical and if you want competitive, it will make it even more fun to play! Inside the box we find heroes and a command team, in this way you can take advantage of the advantages of the platoons and the battle skills of the Command Unit with the Officer and the Marconist (radio bearer) to distribute the orders throughout the field , the doctor to heal wounded units or to inject stimulants, the mechanic to repair damaged vehicles that are still useful for winning the battle. In each HEADQUARTERS you will find Miniature Sets with their Unit Cards, ready to be deployed on the field of battle and if you like to assemble your models you can find them at an even more advantageous price in the Model Kit version.

4th MOSSA UNIT BOXES Complete and customize your powerful army with specific Vehicles, Planes and Teams among a wide choice of traits and abilities that will lead you to victory in battle! In each box you will find Miniature Sets with their Unit Cards, ready to be deployed on the battlefield and if you like to assemble your models you can find them at an even more advantageous price in the Model Kit version.

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