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Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

Greetings


Since there is no dedicated DUST section on DAKKA much like the battletech thread this is for everything DUST 1947 related.

First the resources

The parent company site

https://dustgame.com/

DUST -USA
US distributors

https://www.dustusa.net/

Ammo drop-ITALY

https://ammodrop.eu/category/news-en/?lang=en


Dust war journals

Download resources-free PDF rules and unit cards

https://dustwarjournals.com/files-to-download/

PS-their forums got hacked it is a bad link DO NOT CLICK ON IT!



A nice batrep channel for DUST (and several other systems)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz_zcAzLYrdeQ7E5jTI2tCyED4VMAuSW4



I will be posting batreps from time to time and any major additions as well as answering any questions that may come up.

DISCLAIMER-i know all about the bad kickstarter episode, that was a long time ago in gaming terms but many players are still salty about it. that is not something i care about or intend to discuss here.

The game itself is fantastic, the miniatures are top rate and the rules are some of the best in the industry for an alternating activation system. overall the game is great fun to play and well balanced (everything has a counter). If you prefer the board game version or the 3d terrain version of the game(i prefer the latter as a veteran gamer) all are welcome here it is only a slight change in the measuring system for the most part anyway.


Additional note: much like the L5R CCG, DUST has a global war campaign system where players can play monthly scenarios and post them to the DUST site so that their battles directly change the course of the story.

https://www.dustusa.net/play-more



My current armies i will be using for future battles in the 150 point+ range (or smaller as need be)

AXIS

Spoiler:


ALLIES

Spoiler:


SSU-Soviet/Chinese alliance

Spoiler:



Welcome to weird war II, the alternate history wargame!


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Made in gb
Yu Jing Martial Arts Ninja




Nice one, Dust needs some more love on here, picked up a starter and added some extra bits a few years ago but sadly the games dead here in the uk.

The models aren’t even on sale here anymore, it’s a shame really as loved the Walker kits. Thinking I might use some of the walkers with my bolt action stuff just for fun.

Good to see someone enjoying the game and setting though.
   
Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

 xKillGorex wrote:
Nice one, Dust needs some more love on here, picked up a starter and added some extra bits a few years ago but sadly the games dead here in the uk.

The models aren’t even on sale here anymore, it’s a shame really as loved the Walker kits. Thinking I might use some of the walkers with my bolt action stuff just for fun.

Good to see someone enjoying the game and setting though.


Without good promotion, usually among gamers, no system ever survives. it gets drowned out by GW or other well known IPs.

It was the same when infinity first started. somebody taught me the game and i in turn promoted it to others. now there are loads of players in my area.

Stepping over that ledge of spending more money on another system, also tends to hold people back. many people are a 1 or 2 system gamer. i was the same way up till about 6th ed. i had battletech and 40K.. there is still an active group at our store that plays FOW exclusively.

6th ed killed 40K in my area so i branched out for the sake of variety as gaming is now my main hobby. i now have minis and rules to play close to 10 different systems from b5 wars to monster apocalypse. each one has it's own feel to keep me interested.

Fortunately most of them are far cheaper than 40K

The topic at hand-it is such a great game it needs the love. alot of people like you bought the kits because they are great looking but don't or have never actually played the game.



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Made in gb
Yu Jing Martial Arts Ninja




Ah it all went down here after the trouble they had with battlefront. That pretty much killed it straight away over here. Shame as I really enjoyed playing tactics.

Like I said though il use them in bolt action for fun.

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Made in us
Dakka Veteran





Central Valley, California

DUST 1947 is doing so much better without Battle-Farce at the helm.

I played 4 games of this system over the weekend. A local store just started carrying it, and the game is really taking off here in Central California.

We started all the way back with the original Dust Tactics, then took a long pause. Feels good to see they have sharpened and deepened the rules to a fine edge.



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~ Shrap

Rolling 1's for five decades.
Dust 1947 * 40K * Star Wars Legion * Warcry * LoTR SBG * Warmaster 10mm * Age of Sigmar * Reign in Hell
 
   
Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

It is also that they really care about the game rules and try to fix errors, it reminds me that i forgot the official warfactory youtube channel. where they have actually addressed thing like balancing rules.


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0apzRKdlfz_L7m_H7de9Aw/videos



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Made in us
Da Head Honcho Boss Grot




New Jersey, State of Perfection

I picked up two of the smaller starter forces at Origins last year (Luftwaffe and IJN), I have been able to generate zero interest in even demoing the game my local community other than inquiries as to whether the mechs are suitable for use in Konflikt 47. It seems most people view the IP as toxic after the FFG and Battlefront fiascos

This ain't no pansy GW Armor, son - Digital Sculpting Plog, Now with Heavy Weapon Platforms!
Sympathy for the Devil, or: The Project Log from Hell

Ma55ter_fett wrote:It reads like the ramblings of a Nigerian lobotomized Shakespeare typed into a cellphone with a very aggressive autocomplete function.
 
   
Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

chaos0xomega wrote:
I picked up two of the smaller starter forces at Origins last year (Luftwaffe and IJN), I have been able to generate zero interest in even demoing the game my local community other than inquiries as to whether the mechs are suitable for use in Konflikt 47. It seems most people view the IP as toxic after the FFG and Battlefront fiascos


That is yet another reason for player promotion. it is weird since the game is huge in some parts of the world like Poland.

I run demos as well. it has generated some interest in my area though. once they expand the IJN line one of the guys is interested in building a force.



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Made in us
Dakka Veteran





Central Valley, California

Having a Store with an account to directly order anything we want has been immensely helpful. Now our new players are as excited as the old returning ones.




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and on that note, here's one of my Spawn of Cthulhu

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~ Shrap

Rolling 1's for five decades.
Dust 1947 * 40K * Star Wars Legion * Warcry * LoTR SBG * Warmaster 10mm * Age of Sigmar * Reign in Hell
 
   
Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

Excellent! did you get the box set?

One of the guys at the shop was interested in playing the axis until he found out you could do lovecraft monsters and he was sold.


I think we have outdone the tyranids in that department.


Make sure to post up some battle pics!

On a 4X6 table i have found that 150-200 points is a good sized game with decent amounts of terrain.


I am not sure how your terrain situation is, but last year i picked up a large amount of the german hand painted finished terrain from ESLO hobby via noble knight games. looks great with DUST minis.



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Made in us
Dakka Veteran





Central Valley, California

 aphyon wrote:
Excellent! did you get the box set?

One of the guys at the shop was interested in playing the axis until he found out you could do lovecraft monsters and he was sold.


I think we have outdone the tyranids in that department.


Make sure to post up some battle pics!

On a 4X6 table i have found that 150-200 points is a good sized game with decent amounts of terrain.


I am not sure how your terrain situation is, but last year i picked up a large amount of the german hand painted finished terrain from ESLO hobby via noble knight games. looks great with DUST minis.



I have several box sets of Mythos ,but I do not like some of their models -- enough to prevent me from a highly effective force. My main faction is PLA.

I used to play Dust back in the day, so we have killer flat tile terrain like the surfaced submarine and the subway / underground tunnel staircases.
Plus lots more. I'll check out Eslo hobbies tho!

I will get some pics of the next battle posted for sure, we did not take many last weekend. Too busy annihilating one another!

What factions do all of you play?



~ Shrap

Rolling 1's for five decades.
Dust 1947 * 40K * Star Wars Legion * Warcry * LoTR SBG * Warmaster 10mm * Age of Sigmar * Reign in Hell
 
   
Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

Well obviously my armies are posted


this is ESLO terrain

everything in the pic is ESLO except the barn on the right hand side (it belongs to the store but it fit the theme).








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Made in us
Dakka Veteran





Central Valley, California

Eslo terrain looks fairly cool. I'll bookmark that.

Here's one of my PLA heroes in action.


~ Shrap

Rolling 1's for five decades.
Dust 1947 * 40K * Star Wars Legion * Warcry * LoTR SBG * Warmaster 10mm * Age of Sigmar * Reign in Hell
 
   
Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

Not that familiar with the PLA, but our dedicated SSU player so wants to get commissar Poon to add to his Russian force.



I want another hero box to come out with gregor&izzy in it since they are stuck in the desert scorpions command box now, and i don't need more brits, and he is US marines why is he in there?



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Made in us
Dakka Veteran





Central Valley, California



PLA Assault Squad -- contrast and traditional paints.


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 aphyon wrote:
Not that familiar with the PLA, but our dedicated SSU player so wants to get commissar Poon to add to his Russian force.



I want another hero box to come out with gregor&izzy in it since they are stuck in the desert scorpions command box now, and i don't need more brits, and he is US marines why is he in there?


Yes Commissar Poon is beastly.

Oh I wonder if you can get Gregoy + Izzy on the second hand market? Or would that cost too much?

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~ Shrap

Rolling 1's for five decades.
Dust 1947 * 40K * Star Wars Legion * Warcry * LoTR SBG * Warmaster 10mm * Age of Sigmar * Reign in Hell
 
   
Made in us
Dakka Veteran





Central Valley, California



Avatar for the Cthulhu Mythos. All contrast paints.

~ Shrap

Rolling 1's for five decades.
Dust 1947 * 40K * Star Wars Legion * Warcry * LoTR SBG * Warmaster 10mm * Age of Sigmar * Reign in Hell
 
   
Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

i see you put it here as well, fantastic mini, never want to be on the receiving end of love from that thing.




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Leutnant





Louisville, KY, USA

 aphyon wrote:
i see you put it here as well, fantastic mini, never want to be on the receiving end of love from that thing.

Avatar of Nyarlothotep is pretty easy to take care of. Psychic Scream may seem scary, but it rarely has more than three units in range.

Now the two Spawn of Cthulhu that come in the First Summoning box with it, those are scary! Charge, First Strike, and throwing 8 dice against Infantry or 4 dice against Vehicles and Aircraft.
   
Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

The big Cthulhu is even worse(or better if your playing him) since he gets health back with every successful hit IIRC, in addition to fly, first strike, and the rest.

Running Rasputin in that list is a must though since he is the only one who can command reactivate the mythos monsters.

Nobody has any mythos stuff in our group yet so we are just working with the WWII setting. seriously wanting more of the pre-viewed units to be released like the IJN battle robots or super heavy walker and the allied DUST version of the p-61 black widow(mamba)

Not like i need to start another faction myself, i just need to spread the love.



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Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

Just a general quick update, got some new ESLO terrain for my city table, i have been adding some city streets stuff with blocking LOS mostly for DUST. this was the corner church, it was on sale, unfortunately the cap of the tower was made out of resin and got chip damaged in shipping. not to terrible considering i got it at a discount.








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Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

Greetings, with our hours being limited at the FLGS, this week we took a break from playing 5th ed 40K for a bit of dust.


We decided to do a simple battle mission with the allies once again trying to breach the bocages in normandy.

points -150

Rules not being used-
.under fire/supression tokens
.reserve unit replacement
.critical hits


The table




The axis mostly laser themed force. (rommel is standing in as the panzer prince)




The allies-themed heavy ranger TO&E



The start-



The middle



The end



As you may know playing DUST loads can happen in a single turn with alternating activations . the game ended up only going 3 turns, but we still decimated each other pretty well by that point.

the axis force started out strong winning the first (and second) initiative. making quick work of my heavy walkers. (panzer prince riding in a heavy laser walker does that)

MVP for me was the allied pelican(DUST version of the P-38) he took a bunch of hits and had to run back to get repaired, but still managed to take out both enemy planes, enemy heavy walker,, most of the infantry and command vehicle .


By the start of turn 3 i was down to a command tank, command squad and plane, the axis had fared similairly having their command squad, command tank and laser support squad.




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Made in za
Regular Dakkanaut



South Africa

Why is the Jet P-38 thing so goofy and cartoony while everything else, especially the Axis fliers, fairly real-world looking?

KBK 
   
Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

Because reasons? it's the asthetic they chose, i mean in real life i love the P-38, but i think this is just a point where the 50's style comic book feel of the game pops up. since all aircraft in the game can act as skimmers the giant engines and vectored thrust nozels make the deformed shape of the plane less of a focus. having the axis planes all based of the HO229 flying wing design is a matter of visual excellence i will admit.


pretty well every faction has a certain "look" they maintain. all the SSU tanks are based on the IS3 just like the helicopters are pudgy versions of the hind.

here are a few examples-

the P-61 black widow (future release) design for the allies




SSU attack helicopter design






The SSU heavy tank body

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Regular Dakkanaut



South Africa

Huh I love that P-61.

Yeah that Mini Hind looks janky too.

KBK 
   
Made in us
Dakka Veteran





Central Valley, California

Nice pics and board set up Aphyon!

Thanks.

~ Shrap

Rolling 1's for five decades.
Dust 1947 * 40K * Star Wars Legion * Warcry * LoTR SBG * Warmaster 10mm * Age of Sigmar * Reign in Hell
 
   
Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

Well the idea behind that mat and terrain was specifically for DUST for a bocage themed table. i just happen to like the ESLO terrain so much i bought lots more of it and i use it on various tables.
I am just at a point between all my terrain for 28mm, infinity, epic/battletech scale and 15MM scale i am running out of storage space for terrain.

Have you guys managed to get any private games in down in cali?

that's what we have to do to get around the "lockdown" rules. small gathering of 5 or so friends in a private invitation only setting.

while we were playing DUST the other guys were doing star wars legion.

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Made in us
Dakka Veteran





Central Valley, California

 aphyon wrote:
Well the idea behind that mat and terrain was specifically for DUST for a bocage themed table. i just happen to like the ESLO terrain so much i bought lots more of it and i use it on various tables.
I am just at a point between all my terrain for 28mm, infinity, epic/battletech scale and 15MM scale i am running out of storage space for terrain.

Have you guys managed to get any private games in down in cali?

that's what we have to do to get around the "lockdown" rules. small gathering of 5 or so friends in a private invitation only setting.

while we were playing DUST the other guys were doing star wars legion.


Yes indeed we have gathered privately -- thankfully. Very small sessions, 2 - 5 people max from limited social pods.
Dust has been a favorite lately -- We did a match with the lovely official Dust painted terrain
my friend purchased. We also ran the amazing Catacombs scenario where you must open the door and fight the Mythos monsters
to claim the objectives.
I'll try to find time to post some pics later but it is a bit of slog on this site to do so.

This weekend it's 40K for us with 9th edition demos, then probably back to Dust. I've been selling a lot of stuff lately, to narrow down my
storage issues as well.


~ Shrap

Rolling 1's for five decades.
Dust 1947 * 40K * Star Wars Legion * Warcry * LoTR SBG * Warmaster 10mm * Age of Sigmar * Reign in Hell
 
   
Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

Yeah we got a game set up for tomorrow, not sure who is playing who yet.
But we will be doing our 5th ed hybrid 40K

Our 3.5 berserker army wants a challenge so i am looking at adding in an allied grey knight grand master/terminator retinue with a callidus assassin from the 3rd ed codex to my normal list.

demon hammer, sacred incense, grimore of true names, hammerhand (when it doubled your strength-all those grey knight halberds at strength 10 that strike at initiative ) oh my

whatever we play it should be fun.


After playing 9th your probably gonna want to go back to dust,



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Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

Well after watching the previous game happen i managed to get another DUST battle in.

i went for more of a stalingrad table this time since i was fighting the SSU/steel guard list at 150 points-



i was using the same axis list used in the prior game.

With all the damage resilience, and combat engineer shinanigans around it was quite a slog. especially when you consider the SSU list was basically a hoard army, a really tough one.

Usually straight up battle games in DUST are pretty well over by the end of turn 3, but went more than double that.

We ended up calling it a tie at the end because of time. the axis still had the panzer prince/laser walker (MVP of the game for axis, just wrecked stuff), command squad/command tank, the bloody baron(who bailed out of his wrecked plane) and a single surviving member of a blood cross heavy laser support team.

The SSU didn't fare much better, having the steel guard command squad, combat engineer walker the 2 artillery spotter teams, and both light artillery tractors left.


The table





The start




a couple turns in





The end



Until next time-



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Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

Time for an update.

Something some players may know, DUST like legend of the 5 rings has an interactive world map that is affected by player battle outcomes based on official scenarios.

The new mission "PUNISHER" just got released. so we gave it a try.

The points limit is up to the players withing a few required items for the scenario. we decided on a roughly 75 point infantry battle.

This was a max 8 turn game where the objective could only be engaged starting turn 3.

The defenders have 2 vehicles. the attackers have a single demo charge. the attackers win if they destroy one of the 2 experimental vehicles with the demo charge (they cannot be damaged or moved in any other way)

The defenders win if they prevent the demo charge from being planted or defuse it before the end of the turn it is armed.

In this setting the AXIS heavy grenadiers were on defense



and somewhat appropriately the ALLIES US heavy rangers backed up by British SAS were the attackers.



The table



The attackers deployment



The defenders delpyment



It was a pretty brutal exchange as it usually is in DUST

This is how the allied advance looked. on turn 1




After all the "dust" had clears the defenders were down to 5 troopers between 2 squads and the allies had a single jump pack ranger left.

The allied player managed to punch out the right flank and plant the charge with his lone trooper and the grenadiers were to far away to diffuse it before the turn ended giving the sllies a close fought victory








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