Welcome to the New Player Factsheet. This isn’t the usual article about how to get started with a game. This article aims to give you the facts and tell you what you need to know now to start playing Dust Warfare.
This article is also incomplete! More questions will be added over time to make this the fastest way to answer any questions you might have about making your way into Dust Warfare.
What is the difference between Dust Warfare and Dust Tactics?
Dust Warfare is a tabletop wargame played on a 4×4 feet, 5×4 feet or 6×4 feet table with terrain pieces. Dust Tactics is a board game played on cardboard tiles or a paper map. Both games use the same miniatures.
Who designs and makes Dust Warfare?
Dust Studio designs all of the models. Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) produces the Core Rulebook and the Campaign Books, such as Campaign Book Zverograd.
FFG also packages and provides the models to hobby distributors, who then distribute them to hobby stores.
How many factions are there and who are they?
There are currently three factions in the game: the Allies, the Axis and the Sino-Soviet Union (SSU).
What do I need to get started?
It’s a good idea to start your miniatures collection with the Dust Tactics Revised Core Set (frequently referred to as the RCS), then expand from that.
You might also want some terrain to make your games more interesting and prevent them from becoming straight shooting matches. If you don’t have any, use some books, boxes, or whatever you have at hand.
Where can I buy Dust Warfare miniatures?
You local games store should carry the Dust line, or be able to order in what you need. The product boxes say “Dust Tactics” on them, but the miniatures are also used for Dust Warfare.
Alternatively, try your favourite online game store or search for “dust tactics miniatures” on Google.
How do I find someone to play against in my local area?
You and a friend could split the RCS between you. Alternatively, post a thread on the official Dust Warfare forums, the Dust-War forums, or the BoardGameGeek forums. Be sure to put your town or city in the thread title. Also, try searching those forums for an existing thread.
You could ask at your local store or club if anyone plays, or would like to play.
Social media is also a great way to find players: a quick tweet, Facebook update or Google+ update could go a long way. On Twitter, be sure to use the #DustWarfare hashtag.