I love Dust Tactics and Warfare is a great ruleset too, but it's not the absolute be-all and end-all for me. It's quick and fun with a surprising capacity for real strategic depth. Unfortunately, despite a novel game mechanic, (in my limited experience) and lovely presentation, the rulebook itself is a mess in terms of functionality and layout.
For a balanced review, go and see one of my favourite reads on the blogosphere, Frontline Gamer. In the meantime, here are a few pictures of my Allied minis for Dust Tactics/Warfare. I've only photographed the ones which are both painted and completely based, so this is a small selection while I wait for the Vallejo brown earth to dry on the others:
|"Who's that? Jervis Johnson? No, I still haven't forgiven you for the last 3 editions of Warhammer Fantasy. Yes, I'm playing Dust instead now. Are you...? Dude, are you crying?"|
|Actually, I was just going to say that in this month's Standard Bearer column, I ...|
|"Piss off Jervis and take that fucking Storm of magic with you on the way out!"|
|"Righto! (It's probably for the best).|
|Ozz 117's flamethrower bears an unfortunate resemblance to some kind of petrol-driven sex aid.|
|"I'm the leader because I'm pointing like this. See?"|
|"Well, this is nice. So... um... what do we do now?"|
"Sir, we could shoot some monkeys sir."
"Private? I like your thinking. To the zoo!"