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Dust Chronicles: Volume II, Issue 1

Changeisaconstant,especiallyinthecontextofwarschaos.Dustischanging,growingandmovingintoanew
year,marchingforwardthroughtheeffortsofmany.

TheverypremiseofDustisevolvingwarfare,basedonconcertedeffortsofvariousfactionsinordertoattaina
higherstateofreadinessandtheabilitytosmiteonesfoeuponthebattlefield.Butremember,Dustisagame
forfunandfellowship,andalthoughweinjectmanyofbasicsofwar,bothrealandimagined,Dustisnotwar
andnorshoulditbe.

ThisissueofDustChroniclespremieresataveryspecialtime.No,ithasnothingtodo
withBattlefrontnorDustStudioandwhichmodelsornewdicemightappearnext,
noteventhechangingoftheguardhereatDustChronicles.

Spendtimewithyourfamilyandfriendsduring
theholidayseason.

AndmakeDustapartofthefun.


Gregory
F. Withrow


Duffle Bag
Down&DirtyDevilDogs47
HistoricalDust:Sgt.RobertM.Johnson413Armor813
Onehotwinter14

USS Sea Tiger

TrockenerHumorwithRonanLeBellec15
ZedCity1619

GregoryF.Withrow
U.S.NavyRearAdm.MattSherman
EricConrad
asLt.JGNicholasHolden
KennethR.B.Chipman
asEns.Stovall
RonanLeBellec
asCapt.J.B.Henderson

Whateverthecostmaybe:DustTacticsScenario2025
WeenyRoastersRUs26
Stopmonkeyingaround27
TheCastleorthePrize2833
BattleBuilders:McFarlandsMadness/ReflectionofGenCon3435

UmbertoBonomi

JoesSITREP3645

asChiefMolumphry

U-96
PatrickDoty
asWolfgangPetersen

DustDevilsInternationalMiniaturePaintingContest4649
GunneryRange:OptionalArmoredPlatoonRules5051
Capt.BrandiKnackigbacken&Constance,C665253

JasonMcFarland
asChiefEngineerFritzGrade
RickIvansek
asKriechbaum


The Japanese Navy

Cover:The6.PanzerDivisionemergesfrom
putridmists,augmentedbyAxisZombies,led
byTotenmeister.

PaoloParente
asAdm.IsorokuYamamoto
OlivierZamfirescu
asViceAdm.ChuichiNagumo
VincentFontaine
asRearAdmi.TamonYamaguchiAnd

AndJohnSisk
asLt.BarbaraDuranRN

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fansofPaoloParentesDustTacticsandDustWarfare.
Submissionsaremostwelcomeandshouldbeforwardedtotheeditor,GregoryF.Withrowat
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Painting Tutorial Tobias Wenzel

Devil Dogs USMC Fire Squad


Down and Dirty
2. Glue the head to the torso and
remove the mold lines with a
sharp knife. To bring out details,
wash the miniature completely
with the Dark Tone Ink.

1. Marines in body
bags never a good
sight. Draw your
bayonet, free them
from the plastic and
let them breathe!

3. Paint uniform with Vallejo Model Air


Blue RLM65. You will need to paint two
or three layers. For the leather parts,
use Vallejo Model Color Mahagoni
Brown 70.846. (Continuedonpage6.)

Painting Tutorial Tobias Wenzel

6. For clothing and skin wash using the Strong Tone


and for the metal parts Dark Tone. Just paint it all over.

4. Paint the pouches, belt and canteen


Vallejo Model Color Brown Violet 70.887. For
the skin, begin with Citadel Tallarn Flesh and
then dry brush with Citadel Dwarf Flesh. 

5. Boots should be painted Black and the


holster will be painted Leather Brown. For
metal parts, mix Gunmetal Metal and
Army Painter Dark Tone Ink 1:1, getting a
bit darker silver and the color is also more
fluid. 

7. Dry brush the uniform


with another Green Grey
70971 (Green Grey used
as the camouflage
basecoat).
8. Use weathering powder
on the boots and legs.
Just mix a bit powder and
a few drops water. Then
paint it on the legs and
boots.

5. For the rucksack, use Valejo Model Color


Ger. C. Beige WW II 70.821. For camouflage
parts like the helmet cover, start by using Valejo
Model Color Green Grey 70.886. The
Camouflage pattern can be created by painting
dots with Yellow Green and Flat Earth.

Historical Dust Gregory F. Withrow

RobertM.Johnsongetsafar
andawaylookinhiseyewhen
hetravelsbackintimetothe
early1940sandWWII.Heis
mucholdernowbuttheyears
seemtofadeawaywhenhe
remembers.
HewasbornJuly26,1924in
KingofPrussia,Pa.,butplease
donttellanyone.
Likemanyyoungmenatthat
time,hetoldafibabouthisage
toenlistintheU.S.Armyatthe
ageof17.Hesmilesanddoesnt
seemtoworryaboutitanymore
becausehesawthechaplainat
FortKnox,Ky.,andhadthe
wholethingclearedup.
TheoldpicturesofJohnson
showayoungkid,notsome
crustyoldtanker.Hewas
certainlyyoungthenjusta
littleolderthanhisbeloved1st
ArmoredDivisionwhichactivate
July15,1940.
JohnsonenlistedinMay1942
andreceivedarmoredcrewman
trainingatFortKnox.
Iwashavingaballduring
trainingdrivingtanksallover
thedamnedplace,remembers
Johnson.Butthose13or14
weeksoftrainingdidntlast
long,andsoonafterthatI

receivedorderstakingmefrom
the8thArmoredDivisiontothe
1stArmoredDivision.
Johnsoonmovedtoa
deploymentstagingareainNew
Brunswick,N.J.tosailtoNorth
Africa.
WesailedontheS.S.Christobel
whichhadbeenusedasa
bananaboatbetweenNewYork
andSouthAmerica,buthad
beenrefittedtosupportthe
wareffort,explainedJohnson.
TheshipsailedonJan.13,1943,
takingJohnsononajourneyhe
wouldneverforget. 
(Continuedonpage10.)

Historical Dust Gregory F. Withrow


(Continuedfrompage8.)

WelandedinNorthAfrica
outsideOran.Icalleditthe
RepoDepot(replacement
depot)anditwasamessall
kindsofequipment
everywhere,saidJohnson.He
wasalongwayfromhome,but
notalone.
Johnsonreportedtohisunit,
CompanyD,1stbattalion,13th
ArmoredDivision.
HeyJohnson!Whenthehell
didyougethere?isoneofthe
firstthingsIheard,explained
Johnson.Iturnedandsawmy
friendBeck,frombackatKnox.
AfamiliarfacesetJohnsona
littlemoreatease,butitwould
notbelongbeforehewould
formotherfastfriendships.
Thatsthethingaboutatank
outfit,yougetclosebecause
everyoneisvulnerable.When
wewereinthePoValleyin
Italy,BurshadaJew,and
Hamlin,aCatholic,bothgot
killed.Shellsdontdistinguish
betweenpeople,explained
Johnson.Wewerealloutthere
alongwayfromhomebut
alltogether.
Johnsonsoonsawcombatin
NorthAfrica.
IwasoriginallyanM3medium

tankdriverwhichwas18tons
underfeet,reflectedJohnson.
WesoonhadtheM5and
M5A1StuartsastheBritscalled
them.Wecalledthemshit
boxesbecausehalfthetimethe
scaredtheshitoutofus,John
saidwithabiggrin.
Johnsoncanrecounthiswar
experienceswith
lightheartednessthatbeliesthe
grimsightshewitnessedand
thehardlessonslearnedbythe
newborn1stArmoredDivision.
IntheBattleofMousetrapwe
hadfivemediumswitha
forwardobserverandninelight
tanksknockedoutbyan88mm
cannon.Thatwassomethingto
see.Itriedtogoaround,Iwent
leftandgotstuckinaswamp
andthrewatrack,explained
Johnson.
But1stLt.Downsgotus
throughit.Hewasanace.He
wasarealman.Wegotthat
88mmcannonknockedout,but
thatwasaterribleloss,said
Johnson.
Johnsoncantellmanystories
andverifyobscuredetailsofthe
warinNorthAfricawitha
claritythatmakesonethinkhe
wastherejustyesterday,but
hisexperienceswerentlimited
to1stArmoredDivisionsfirst
desertconflict.
Thegood,thebadandtheugly

RobertM.Johnsonspeacefulrestwouldsoonbeoverashewasawakenedtothenewsofhispromotion
tosergeantjustbeforemovingintoItalysPoValley

ofNorthAfricasoonmovedinto
Italyafterthecompletionof
operationTorch.ForJohnson,
thewarhadevertakenaturn
forthebetterinsome
instances.
Whilewewerejustoutside
Napleswegotabarandhada
partywiththelocal[ladies],
explainedJohnsonsmilingall
thewhile.

OurcompanybuglerwasJohn
VKelly.Hehadmadebomb
racksbeforehewasinthe
Army,explainedJohnson.
Oneday,wefoundaloststring
ofbombs.Isaid,Thismust
havebeenoneyoumadeKelly.
Everyonegotalaughoutof
thatThatmomentandmany
othersliketoformalong
lastingfriendshipbetween  
(Continuedonpage12.) 

Historical Dust Gregory F. Withrow

PoValley,thingswereserious.
Friendswereserious,said
Johnson.Theywokemeupto
tellmeIwasasergeantjust
beforethePoValley.Welost
somegoodguysthere.

RobertM.Johnson,2000

(Continuedfrompage11.)

KellyandJohnson.
ItoldKellyIwasgoingto
danceathiswedding.Well,I
surprisedhimathiswedding
andaskedhimifhe
rememberedmypromise.Kelly
said,JesusChrist!Thatsright!
Andsowedanced,said
Johnson,laughing.
Yearslater,Kellyreturned
Johnsonsfavorthedancing
continuedandsodidthe
friendship.Johnsonmadeother
friendsinItalythefour
leggedkindthebarkingkind.
Johnsonsoutfit,asoftenrefers
tohisunit,pickedupadog
whileinItaly.Flekewent
everywherewewent.Hewasnt
afraidofanything,said
Johnson.
Inthosedays,justbeforethe

ConsideringeverythingJohnson
wentthroughhewasnot
soured.
Hestillhadhissenseofhumor
andhisloveofGod.

Iwalkedstraighttochurch
withFleke.Wewentinsideand
satdown.Ithankedthegood
LordIhadmadeit,finished
Johnsonwithtearsinhiseyes
andacrackinvoice.

JohnsonmadeitthroughthePo
Valleyandstartedhisjourney
homein1945,bringingthedog
Flekewithhim.
Ihadallthepapersdoneupon
Fleketogethimbackwithme.
Itwascomicaltime.Iflewfrom
PisatoPortLiodiinNorthAfrica
onaB17Bomber.ItookaDC6
downtoDakarandthento
Natel,Brazilduringwhatwas
knownasGreenProject.Ihad
Flekeinalittlebagalltheway
untilIhadtoshowhimandhis
paperstoamajorwhosaidto
me,Noanimalsgetpastme
unauthorized,explained
Johnson.
FlekeandImadeittoMiami,
whereIhadtoshowFlekeand
hispaperstocustoms.The
funnythingaboutitisthatthe
customsguyshowedmea
wholeroomofunauthorized
animalsthatmadeitpastthe
majorinBrazil.
IwasdischargedonVJday.
WhenIgothomebellswere
ringingandwhistleswere
blowing,saidJohnson.I
thought,Mantheyaregladto
seeme.

Lefttoright:(Unknownfirstname)Rodriguez,RobertM.Johnson,JackFranksandCharlieStewart
membersofthe4th TankBattalion,13th ArmoredRegiment,displayacapturedNaziflag.

Ronan Le Bellec

Kenneth R.B. Chipman

Kenneth R.B. Chipman

Dust Tactics Scenario Michael Stacy

Whatever the cost may be


wayifwemust,takingthiscityonceandfor
all.
IfearforthelivesImustsendacross.Soldiers
onbothsidesofthisdreadfulconflict,it
seems,aretoldtheymustsucceed,whatever
thecostmaybe.

Mission Bridge Crossing


Special Pontoon Bridge Rules:
AnyCommandSquadorNCOCommandSquadwithasurvivingEngineer,
andanyvehiclewiththeEngineerVehicleability,areequippedtodeploy
PontoonBridgesacrosstheriver.(Continuedonpage22.)

LeutnantManfredHirtzel
PanzergrenadierAbteilung242

espiteallthemen,firepower,machineryand
 suppliesweveshippedtothesedamned
isles,thefronthasbarelymovedsincethe
dreadfulmorningitbegan.

14February,1947

Figure1

Everybridge,acrossthemanyriverssnakingthrough
theland,ispaidforinthebloodofmymen,andyet
highcommandemphasizeshowimperativeitisthatI
takethem.Britainmustfall,andwithitanyhopethe
AllieseverhaveofagainbreachingtheAtlanticWall.
YetahazeobscureseventhefamousEnglishdrear
burningLuthersbillowingsmokeandcloudsofdust
risingfrombrokenbuildings.Thenightbringsthe
bombsoftheLuftwaffeandourenemiesreturnin
kind.Theairisalive,piercedbysearchlightsandflak.
Wailingsirensnumbthemind.Bombssometimes
landtoocloseforcomfort,butweneverknowto
whomtheybelong.
Nightraidsaretreacherousthings,butafteryearsof
fightingoverthechannel,theLuftwaffehasno
stomachfordaytimeflights.
Siegfriedoverseesunloadingourpreciouscargofrom
thetrucks.Mountainsofbridgelayingequipment
andteamsofPionierehavetransferredtomy
commandalltocrossthisriver,makingourown

Figure2

Dust Tactics Scenario Michael Stacy


(Continuedfrompage21.)

Todeploythepontoonbridge,theengineeringunit
mustbeadjacenttoawatersquareandspendan
actiontodeploythebridge.Thebridgewillbethree
squareslongandonesquarewide,enoughtocross
theriver.(SeeFigure1,page21.)

Thereisnolimittothenumberofbridgesthatmay
beconstructedinthismanner,andmultiplebridges
maybeplacedadjacenttoeachothertomakethem
wider.(SeeFigure2,page21.)

Aunitcannotplacemorethanonepontoonbridge
inaturn.Thisactioncountstowardsthesquads
singleabilityperturn.
AnyCommandSquadorNCOCommandSquadwith
asurvivingEngineer,andanyvehiclewiththe
EngineerVehicleability,arealsoequippedwith
powerfulexplosivescapableofrupturingthe
pontoonbridges.
Inordertousetheexplosives,theengineeringunit
mustbeadjacenttoapontoonbridgesquare,and
spendadoubleactiontodestroythebridge.
Doingthiswillremoveastripofbridgeonesquare
wideandthreesquareslong(identicaltowhatwas
createdbythepreviousengineeringaction).
Ifthereareanyunitsonthebridgewhenitis
destroyed,theyareautomaticallydestroyed.Large
vehiclesaredestroyedifanypartofthemisonthe
destroyedportionofthebridge(Theyfallintothe
water).Unitsthatareflyingandunitswiththe
amphibiousabilityareexcluded.
TheAttackerandDefendertaketurnsplacingan
equalnumberofAmmoCratesandTankTraps.

Figure3

Covermaybeplacedanywhereonthemap,
exceptthatTankTrapscannotbeplaced
directlyoneitherbridge.

[Ammo Crates]
4

[Tank Traps]
2

[Attacker]
400

[Defender]
400

[Rounds]
8

Objective:

Attacker and Defender Tips:

The Attackers objective is to cross the river


by any means necessary, and reach the
defenders deployment zone. If the attacker
has a ground unit (armor class [Soldier
Symbol] or [Tank Symbol]) in the
defenders deployment zone at the end of
round 8, the Attacker is victorious.

Attacker, beware snipers. Engineers may become a prime target and there is plenty of opportunity to snipe
targets in the open as the cross the bridge.
Attacker, dont be afraid to split your forces. The thinner the enemy must stretch their own line, the easier it
will be to punch through a hole somewhere.
Attacker, note that pontoon bridges can be deployed as long as you are adjacent to a water square, even
while standing on other bridges. A Command Squad inside a Command Vehicle could quickly lay several
adjacent pontoon bridges and lay down plenty of supporting fire while doing so.

The Defenders objective is to prevent the


attacker from succeeding in his objective.

Defender, watch for amphibious units and transport aircraft. There is more than one way to cross the river.

(Continuedonpage24.)

Dust Tactics Scenario Michael Stacy

[Ammo Crates]
4

[Tank Traps]
2

[Attacker]
500

[Defender]
400

[Rounds]
8

TheDefendermaythenchoosetoeitherleavetherightStrongpoint
alone,orupgradeitintoanotherfortification,suchasan180WPhaser
Strongpoint,anemptyBunker,orasecondDual180WPhaserBunker.

Variant Tips:
Attacker,whilethelocationofthebunkersseemtocreatethe
possibilityforbridgestonowhere,considerthepossibilitiesof
charginganengineeringvehicleupthosebridges.

Optional Rules:

(Continuedfrompage23.)

Mission Variant Fortified Bridge


Variant Special Rules:
AllSpecialRulesfromthebasemissionstillapply.Spaces
insideaStrongpointarenotconsideredadjacenttothe
waterforeitherspecialengineeringability.

TheDefendermaychoosetoreplaceoneorbothofthe
StrongpointsonthemapwithaBunker,HeavyWeapon
Strongpoint,orHeavyWeaponBunker.(SeeFigure3,page23.)
Ifthedefenderchoosestodoso,theymaysubtractthecost
ofaStrongpoint(15AP)fromtheirpurchase.
Example: TheDefender,playingtheAllies,wishesto
upgradetheleftStrongpointintoDual180W
PhaserBunker(53AP).Todoso,they
removetheStrongpointandplace
theBunkerinthesamelocation
thattheStrongpointoccupied.
TheDefendersubtracts
thecostofthe
Strongpointfromtheir
ownBunker
(53AP15AP=38AP).

TheRiverhasbeenfilledwithNavalMines!TheDefendermayplace
sixminetokensinanyofthewaterspaces.Theseminesfollowthe
normalrulesforanyamphibiousunitthatentersthesquare.Naval
Minesmaybeclearedbybuildingapontoonbridgethroughtheir
square.However,doingsoautomaticallydestroysthepontoonbridge.
Anewpontoonbridgemaythenbeconstructedthroughthatspaceas
normal.


Dust Tactics Scenario Michael Stacy

or
It'sbeenweekssincetheSinoSovietadvancecutusofffromtherest
oftheGermanforces,andstrandeduswithintheoutskirtsof
Zverograd.
ThefewLuthersremaininginmycommandhavebeenconcealed
insideaboardedupwarehouse.MymenandItaketurnsatwatchas
wehideinsideanearbytunnelthatescapedtheflooding,fornow
Itseemsthatplainsighthasprovedasuccessfulhidingspot,andthe
sovietsnowholdingthisareaofthecitystillreelfromthegruesome
nightweheldtheline.
Fornow,theydon'tseemtoknowwe'rehere,orperhapsthey're
justtoopreoccupiedwithfightingelsewheretolook.Butour
suppliesdwindle,andwemustfindawaytobreakout,elseour
Kameradensdeathswereinvain,andsowillbeours.
ThelastscoutingteamIsentintothecitystirshopeamongmymen.
Acacheofammunition,weapons,andmedicalsupplies,abandoned
intheretreatofourfellowGermans,nowliesunnoticedinabomb
riddledwarehousenotfarfromhere.
Theentrenchmentsthatoncesecuredtheareastillstandemptyand
mayeasilybetaken.Ifwecansecurethosesupplies,wemayjust
havethefirepowerweneedtobreakoutofZverogradandreturnto
themainGermanlines.
But,mobilizationwillsurelyrousetheattentionoftheSinoSoviets.
Ifwedobattleandlose,therewillbenosecondchancesforus.But
ifthereportsaretrue,thenthismaybeouronlychance.

LeutnantManfredHirtzel
PanzergrenadierAbteilung242
28May,1947

Mission Munitions Seizure


Special Strongpoint Rules:
TheStrongpointisloadedwithaabandonedcacheof
Flammfausts!AnysquadoccupyingtheStrongpointgainstwo
usesoftheFlammfaust,inaddition(Continuedonpage30.) 

Dust Tactics Scenario Michael Stacy

(Continuedfrompage29.)

totheirnormalweapons.
Additionally,theFlammfaustis
treatedasbeingunderthe
effectoftheBadassrule.
Thisdoesnotapplytoany
otherlimitedweaponsinthe
squad,onlytheFlammfausts.If
thesquadleavesthe
Strongpoint,theyimmediately
losethisspecialattack(itstoo
burdensometoaddthemto
theirregulargear).
Iftwosquadsoccupythe
Strongpoint,theybothhave

separateFlammfaustattacks.
Heroes,Superheroes,andlone
commissarsarenoteligiblefor
thisability,onlysquadsand
squadbasedweaponteams.
Squadsthatalreadyhave
Flammfaustsasaweaponare
stilleligible,treatedasa
separateweaponlinewiththe
rulesgivenabove.
Theirnormalsupplyof
Flammfaustsremains
unaffectedandisnottreatedas
undertheeffectofBadass 

(Continuedonpage32.)

Figure1

Figure3

Figure2

Dust Tactics Scenario Michael Stacy

(Continuedfrompage31.)
noraretheyreplenishedby
beinginsidetheBunker.

objectivesquare,andtheother
playerscontrolstheother,then
thegameendsinadraw.

ImmediatelyplaceanAmmo
CrateoneachoftheObjective
squares.(SeeFigure3,page31.)
UnlikenormalAmmoCrates,
theobjectivecratescannotbe
destroyed.

Aircraftcannotcontrolthe
objective(theymustflybackto
baseafterthebattleis
over).Pleasenotethatcontrol
oftheStrongpointisnot
requiredforvictory.

ThentheAttackerandthe
Defendereachplacetwoofthe
remainingAmmoCrates
wherevertheychoose(aslong
asitisavalidlocationtoplace
anAmmoCrate).

However,controllingthe
Strongpointanditscacheof
Flammfaustsgrantsdomain
overmuchofthemapmakingit
moredifficultfortheenemyto
gainorholdcontrolofthe
objectives.

NOTE:WerecommendusingDust
StudiosFlammfaustPack
(DTSN043)todecorateyour
strongpointandnotethisspecial
rule.SeeFigures1and2onpage
29,andpage26formore
information.

[Ammo Crates]
6

[Tank Traps]
0

Objective:
Thegoalofbothplayersisto
haveaunitononeorbothof
theObjectivesquaresatthe
endofRound8.
Ifneitherplayercontrolseither
Objectivesquareattheendof
Round8,bothplayerslose.
Ifoneplayercontrolsone

Attacker and
Defender Tips:
AttackerandDefender,
rememberthattrenchesdonot
blocklineofsight.Thismapis
[Attacker]
300

[Defender]
300

[Rounds]
8

veryopentolongrange
attacks,butcontrolofthe
objectivescaneasilybecomea
closequartersbloodbath.
AttackerandDefender,note
thatalltrenchesarewithin
rangeoftheStrongpoints
Flammfausts.
Theyllprotectyou,butthe
Strongpointstillhastheupper
hand.Whoeverholdsthe
Strongpointhasanatural

advantageforholdingthe
trenches.

theBadassruleandistreated
asanormallimitedweapon.

AttackerandDefender,the
Strongpointhasanexcellent
fieldofvision,andevencovers
theobjectiveswithinrangeof
manysmallarms.Thismakesit
anexcellentplaceforweapon
teams,snipers,orevena
Hailstormsspecialmortar
rounds.

WerecommendusingaLoaded
tokentodenotewhichunitsare
activelycarryingFlammfausts.

Optional Rules:
StrongerFortifications!
UpgradetheStrongpointintoa
neutralBunker.Thefirstunit
insidecontrolstheBunkerand
sealsthedoorsagainstenemy
troops.
AFlammfaustisworthits
weight!Insteadofabandoning
thesevaluableweaponswhen
theyexittheStrongpointor
Bunkerifthisruleiscombined
withtheoneabove.
Thesquadkeepstwofor
themselves.Unlikewhilethey
areinsidetheBunker,the
weapondoesnotbenefitfrom

Ifthesquaditselfisbenefiting
fromtheBadassrule(asfrom
anattachedhero,commissar,
orsquadability),thenthatrule
extendstotheFlammfausts.
Ifthesquadistargetedbythe
AmmoDroprule,theydonot
replenishtheFlammfaustsas
supplydropsareunlikelyto
containcapturedmunitions.
Ifthesquadreentersthe
Strongpoint/Bunker,thenthey
replenishtheirstockof
Flammfaustsuptothenormal
two.Eveniftheyvefirednone
oronlyone,theywillstillonly
havetwo.
Squadsthatnormallyhavea
Flammfaustattackstillfollow
therulesdetailedabove.

Warfare battle builders

AndrewfromBattlefront
talksDuststartersets.


Oneofmyfirstprojectsasa
DustStudiomemberwasto
puttogethertheunitsforthe
starterboxes.Istartedoff
withtheideaofhavingone
walker,twoinfantryplatoons
andaheroineachbox.
TheAxisStarterBox
featuringStefanispretty
straightforward.Istartedby
grabbingoneofthecoolest
walkersinthegame,the
Ludwig,asIknewitwould
becomethecenterpieceof
thearmy.TheHeavyLaser
Grenadiershavealwaysbeen
astapleunitinmyAxislists
andaunitIalwayssuggestto
newplayers.Ialsoreallylike
thecomboofRecon
GrenadiersandStefan.
TheAlliedStarterBoxbegan
withBazookaJoe,whoisone
ofmyfavorites.Thepounder
(Continuedonpage38.) 

- Bazooka Joe - Pounder - Bot Hunters - Grim Reapers -

(Continuedfrompage37.)
wasthefirstchoicesinceitisagoodmatch
fortheLudwig,anditjustlooksawesome.
BazookaJoewastheeasyherotochoose
forthebox,andleadingaunitofBot
Huntershelpswiththearmysantitank
work.TheGrimReapersareamusthave
unitIthink;theyrefastandhithardwith
theirrocketpunches.
TheSSUStarterBoxfeaturingKoshkawasa
bitharderthantheothertwoboxesto
make.OurchoiceforaherowasKoshka,so
thatmeantGrandmawouldbetheWalker.
Thismeantweneededaruletweaktoboth
GrandmaandKoshka.Asyoucanseeinthe
heroCardsKoshkagotAcePilottohelp
balancetheothertwoStarterWalkerswith
theSSUbox.Thelastthingtoaddtothebox
wastheinfantryunits.Moretroopsfelt
rightforuswhenmakingthebox.Ipicked
oneantiinfantryunitandoneantitankunit
toroundouttheirlist.

New Dust Tactics


cards are clear
and easy to read.

Theboxesarebalancedwitheachother;
thepointsofthestartersarewithin2points
ofeachotherandthearmiesfeltrightat
thisscale.Oneofthecoolthingsthestarter
boxeswillletusdoisrunstarterbox
focusedtournamentsandevents.
Keepyoureyesoutforstarterboxesearly
nextyearandlookoutforstarterbox
themedeventsatyourlocalstores.

Andrew Haught
Battlefront Miniatures

These are the new


faction themed dice.

The new battle mats make it easy to create your own Dust Tactics battlefields.


Each Dust Tactics Starter Set comes with one


of three various battle mats seen here, with a
standard open map on the back side.

Map Back

Map 1

Map 2

Map 3

- Koshka - Grandma - Fakyeli - Red Thunder -

The new Dust


Tactics Starter
Sets will be
available in
early 2014.


- Stefan - Ludwig - Heavy Laser Grenadiers - Recon Grenadiers -

DustDevilsInternational
recentlysponsoredWings,
WheelsandTracks,a
paintingandconversion
contestwhichreceived
varietyofhighquality
entries,provingthe
Dustificationpossibilities
areboundonlybyones
imagination.

Notwoentrieswereeven
remotelysimilar.

Standard1/48scalevehiclescan
easilybecombinedwithextraparts
availableinDustvehicleboxes.

MickeyGentileprovidesseveral
interpretationsofDustvehicles.

Capt. Charli Knackigbacken and Constance


OriginalConcept:GregoryF.Withrow SpecialContribution:LeviHill

Althoughshehasagreat
appreciationofairsupport,Charli
hasaerophobia,aviophobia,
aviatophobiaorwhateveryouwish
tocallitandsherefusesforheror
anyinhercommandtobeair
droppedshedratherfightitout,
walkertowalkerortanktotank.
MaybetakenasanAlliedArmored
Platoonleader.AP:25
ExpertPilot:Vehicle(Pounder)May
ignoretheeffectsofdifficultterrain.

GroundPounderEntireplatoon
mayuseHeroicStandasshared
ability,butherplatoonmaynot
purchasetheAirDropupgrade.

ZigZagZurck:AnAlliedArmored
PlatoonunderCapt.Charli
Knackigbackenscommandbenefits
fromtheabilityatnoextracost.

Constance, C-66
MCW M2-C Pounder
(Modified)
Constancesmainguntubeandbreech
havebeenmodifiedtowithstandthe
repeateduseofBritishAPDSrounds.

Cardsavailableforprintonwww.dustdevils.com.

PenetratorWeapon:17PounderGun

TankKiller:17PounderGun
AP:55

OriginalconceptsbyLeviHillGregoryF.Withrow

Optional Armored Platoon Rules


Thereismuchmoretofightinganarmoredvehiclethanstandingintheopen,firingandhopingnottobe
blowntosmithereensbyhurtlingHEATrounds.Useofcoverandmovement,whilefullyunderstandingthe
limitsofvehiclecapabilities,areimportantpartsoftechnicalandtacticalproficiencyonthebattlefield.
PresentedhereinareoptionalruleswhichmayaddalittledepthtofightingDustWarfarebattleswith
ArmoredPlatoonRules.Trythemoutandletusknowhowtheyfaredinbattle.


SignalCorpsPhotograph/NationalArchives/PhotographerRyan.

Gunnery Range

Armored Platoon Upgrades


PlatoonOrderStandandDeliver:Gunnersareat
thereadywithroundsinastateofBattleCarry
withinthebreech,andvehicledriversarethrottling
upwiththeirfootonthebrake.
Uponcommand,vehiclespopoutofhiding3.
Vehiclesmayfireonceorusesustainedfire.
Coordinatedviaradio,handorflagsignals,all
mediumlevelandbelowmissioncapabletanksand
walkersinanArmoredPlatoonmoveandfirein
unison.
Requirements:
1. BasicUnitratingofMediumorless.
2. Noreactionsmarkers.
Onceissued,alltanksandwalkersintheplatoon
maymoveforwardsimultaneously3withintheir
frontarc,deliveringfirewithintheirfrontarconly,
eveniftheyhaveaturretweapon.

Cpl.CarltonChapmanwasamachinegunnerinan
M4tank,attachedtoamotortransportunitnear
Nancy,France,05Nov.1944.

Vehiclesfiringwithasingleactionmayretreat3.
AlliedArmoredPlatoons,havingtakentheZigZag
Zurckupgrade,mayemployitinsteadofthe
normal3retreat.

EachWalkerinthisplatoongainstheSelfRepair
specialability.10AP.


VehiclesfiringusingSustainedFiremustremainin
place.Allparticipatingunitsreceiveareaction
marker.15AP.

Allied Armor Platoon Upgrade

GreaseMonkeys:Walkercrewsinthisplatoonare
verytalentedfieldmechanicsandcanperform
mechanicalmiraclesonthego,eveninthethickof
battle.

ZigZagZurck:Attemptingtoavoidenemyfire,
walkersandtanksmayrapidlyreverseupto6
inchesandmakeonefacingchangeupto90
degrees.

ThefollowingpagesdetailanewAlliedheroine,Capt.CharliKnackigbacken,andhermodified
MCWM2CPounder,Constance,C66.TryemployingtheseoptionalruleswithCharliand
ConstancetheperfectcombinationtoleadanAlliedArmoredPlatoonagainstthegrowing
threatfromNDAKforces.

KhairulEffendybringsusperfectionintheform
ofaHortoninspiredbytheJagdverband44
fighterunitledbyGen.AdolfGalland. 

PhotosbyCarlLum

KhairulEffendyisawardeda
VictorySquaremodeland
anOperationBabylonpatch.