Alderac Entertainment Group will publish Dust: Tactics, a boardgame with miniatures, in conjunction with Dust Studios this summer. The game is set in a “what if” historical sci-fi world in which World War II did not end in the way we remember. Instead, new technologies recovered from an alien spaceship found by the Germans have created a very different and violent world. Mechanized walking armored vehicles interact with infantry carrying more recognizable historic weapons.
The first boxed set includes 30 miniatures, 4 mechs, and 2 heroes: enough to field both an American and a German force. A modular board allows for custom battlefields. The miniatures included will already be prepped, assembled, and base-coated (in
Future releases in the line will include forces for other nationalities, such as Soviet Russians and Imperial Japanese, as well as expanded weapons and strategic options, such as artillery and command squads.
Dust Tactics Miniature Game”). When Fantasy Flight ceased distribution of AT-43 in late 2008 (“Fantasy Flight Ends Rackham Distribution”), plans for the Dust miniatures game were cancelled. The AEG/Dust Studio game will feature a new ruleset different from the AT-43-based version originally announced by Fantasy Flight.