Hong Kong-based wargaming show MyRadio recently uploaded a new episode to YouTube, featuring an interview with Dust creator Paolo Parente. The show is in Chinese, but the interview with Paolo is in English.
You might have to turn up the volume a bit to hear what the guys are saying. The interview segment starts at 11:05, and includes a second interview in Chinese with a local Dust Tactics player.
Dust Studio continues to produce its Premium line of Dust models. Recent additions to the line include the Red Fury and Red Rain SSU Weapons Platforms, and the Heinrich Axis Light Walker painted in an “Early Zverograd” camo pattern. All three models will cost you $50 each.
Of course, the Premium models won’t be for everyone, especially those who like to paint their own models. But for those who don’t mind exchanging money for saved time, they’re ideal.
A year ago or so, I was sitting at a Starbucks talking with IronJoeGalka over Facebook. I was kicking around a website idea for the newly discovered gem of Dust Warfare. I tried a few names and none seemed to fit. All the while, I was telling IronJoe that I was going to do a blog, since I had expressed to him a want to see the game grow.
Congrats, guys! Here’s to many more years of great things.
Over at Indy 40K, JRock has posted a simple guide to converting the community-made Dust Warfare unit cards for any custom units you might have, without having to crack open Photoshop.
Hi everyone! So in getting ready for the tournament in Ohio, I decided that I too should jump on the band wagon and get some unit cards printed up. Jason got me interested in this when I saw his. They eliminate the going back and forth through the rulebook and expansions looking for your stats. So why not?
To create new unit cards with stats you’ll still need a program that can open PSD files, but for simple image replacement this should do the trick!
FFG has updated the Dust Warfare site with news that the final Dust units in the Icarus wave have been released in the US, namely the Allied P-48 Pelican, Allied Heavy Support Walker, SSU BR 47 Self-Propelled Weapon Platform, and SSU Heavy Weapons Teams.
These units should now be in stores all over the US, and will appear elsewhere in the world over the next week or so.
Tabletop Minions has posted a new video in which Atom Smasher talks about game advocacy, or the idea of spreading a game by teaching it to people.
A lot of good points are made in the video, and they all apply to Dust Warfare (which is mentioned). If you really like a game, but no-one plays it locally, why not be the person who starts the local community?
What would happen if Angela and Sigrid from the Axis, Koshka from the SSU and Rosie from the Allies got together to play Tactics? Dust World Coalition seems to have the answer and has posted a time-lapse video of the four ladies cosplaying these heroes playing Dust Tactics, filmed at Dust Day Southwest earlier this year.
The cosplayers did an amazing job of portraying the heroes, and seemed to have fun playing their miniature selves on the tabletop!
OZZ doesn’t usually get a lot of media time, so it’s nice to see him in this showcase. Head over to the blog post to see 360 degrees’ worth of photos of the paintjob. Svyatoslav also posted a video showcase too, if you’d like to see the model sort-of in motion.
Battlefront Miniatures has posted a job opening for a “DUST Hero”, someone who will manage all things Dust at the company’s HQ in Auckland, New Zealand.
• Updating and managing a new DUST website (including the creation of new content).
• Supporting the wider DUST community.
• Responding to customer queries.
• Providing support to Clubs and Event Organisers.
Think you’re up to it? Check out the full post on the FoW site for more information. The application deadline is 5PM local time on Friday, May 31.
Wizard Games will host a Dust Warfare Regionals tournament in Gothenburg, Sweden on June 15. The page doesn’t have much info about the event right now, but as it’s Regionals it’ll probably be a 300 AP event.
If you’re in the area and plan to go, get in touch with Wizard Games for more information (and ask them to update the page!).
Dust War has announced the next tournament in their 2013 series, called “The Good, the Bad, and the Dusty”. It’ll take place at Hit Point Hobbies in Aberdeen, NC on July 20, 2013, and will be a 300 AP event.
For more information, have a look at the announcement on Dust War’s Facebook page, and if you’re logged into Facebook be sure to ask any questions you have about the event.
The alpha 1.0 version of the Wargamers Consortium website recently launched, and brought with it some new forums including some for Dust Warfare. As they’re so new, the forums are currently quite empty, but maybe with some support they’ll become another good place to talk about Dust, along with places like Dust War and Panzerpunk.
The significant thing about the WGC Dust Warfare forums is that the WGC site doesn’t exclusively focus on Dust Warfare, so this might be a good place to meet folks who play other games and would also like to talk about Dust.
At long last, Dust War has opened a YouTube channel! The first video is an unboxing of the Allies P-48 Pelican, in which OldHat takes a look at the new jet due in stores any day now in the US and in the next couple of weeks around the world.
The more Dust content, and support for that content, on YouTube, the better! Be sure to subscribe to the Dust War channel as it looks like more videos are on their way.
At BolS, Frost has written an op-ed in which he says that the switch from FFG to Battlefront will be good for Dust.
Battlefront, however, knows a great deal about tabletop wargaming, with its Flames of War flagship game more or less occupying the undisputed 3rd place among wargames in the United States. Also, while DUST Studio can provide the sci-fi element, Battlefront really knows how to get WWII enthusiasts excited in a way that FFG simply lacked. While one need not be a WWII enthusiast to appreciate DUST, bringing in the WWII aficionados will build the player base and the game as a whole.
There are a couple of inaccuracies in the article, such as the usual error people make in thinking that FFG designed and manufactured Dust models when in fact they only marketed and distributed them. Also, a few people in the comments seem to think that Battlefront will be the death of Dust. What do you think?
Last night, Dust War’s Levi Hill broke the sad news that Cameron Akers, co-founder of Dust War and known in the community as Iron Joe Galka, has passed away.
Akers was a pillar of the Dust community and helped to make Dust War one of the biggest, if not the biggest Dust resources on the planet. He was also instrumental in helping the Dust Warfare scene take off in the south-east of the US, including the organisation of two large tournaments, and was an enthusiastic SSU player, writing many articles about the Red Machine for Dust War.
He will be missed by many. Rest in peace, Iron Joe.
Operation Buttercup is a Dust Warfare tournament which will take place in Dandenong, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday, August 10. Hosted by the D.O.G club, it’ll be a 350 AP event, starting at 09:00 and ending at 18:00. Entry fees cost AUD$15 for D.O.G members, AUD$20 for non-members.
For more information and to claim your spot, email fattdex AT hotmail.com.
Anime Central (ACEN) is an annual anime convention held in Rosemont, IL, 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. The convention provides open gaming tables for miniature gaming, and this year the Chicago Area Dust Warfare group plans to invade and play some Dust!
The Dust Up will take place on the Sunday, May 19th, starting at noon. Check out the group’s Meetup page for more information and discussion of the day, and if you live nearby why not go along?