Weeks ago I crossed over 20,000 views. I have been meaning to write this article to make mention of it. I do want to tank everyone that still comes by an reads over the posts I have up. I haven’t been active on Clash at Zverograd would be a bit of an understatement. It is hard to choose between writing for this blog or spending some time on painting miniatures where I have largely got everything based coated but nothing is ‘done’.
That said, I do want to continue adding posts to the blog. However, if I do, it will have to be concerning Dust Battlefield. I haven’t played Dust Warfare since January of 2014. Not by choice, but my gaming group doesn’t want to play Warfare and I would rather get in game of Dust that not. Additionally, my usual opponent is really good at Dust Battlefield. He is undefeated. While I don’t like Dust Battlefield as much, I do like a good game so I have studied Dust Battlefield more than I wanted to have a competitive game. As of yet, I have come close defeating this opponent in some cases coming down to bad dice rolls. I must also mention that I think I now have more games of Dust Battlefield played than Dust Warfare.
It is for all of these reasons that I don’t think I will be able to continue writing articles on Dust Warfare. I know I would get confused on how things work, and I don’t think I would be able to give any meaningful assessments or advice. I think it I was to play Warfare, I would make use of Clash at Zverograd to remember some of the strategies and tactics I have came up with. What I take comfort in is that I did manage to get through most of the units available in my Dust Warfare Unit assessments. I would have liked to get a few more done, but I am generally happy with the amount I covered.
As for new material, I don’t quite know how I want to proceed. I don’t want to unit assessments like I have and I am considering maybe Platoon Assessments where I talk about each unit that can make up the unit in addition to the platoon. I like that set up more, of course, that leaves many units without a mention. I have also thought of just doing a overall unit assessment of all units available like I did for the Allies a while back. I don’t cover any unit with much depth, but everything is covered.
I also have doubled down on Mantic’s Deadzone. So expect some material on that as well. I can’t wait to finish getting the zombies halfway painted to try a solo game with them. I wouldn’t mind doing faction assessments on them, but I don’t know how enlightening they would be.
I know long time fans of this site won’t be happy with the switch to Dust Battlefield from Dust Warfare. I sure once I mentioned it you knew this day was probably coming. I’m sorry, especially if you feel betrayed, but for the reasons mentioned above, I can’t write on Dust Warfare at the moment. That was a big part of my hiatus. I’m am too out of practice as well as playing a game very close rules-wise to accurately write on Dust Wayfarer anymore. Just like playing Dust Warfare again, I would like go back to writing on it, but I don’t know if that is ever going to happen. All I can say is that my old articles will still be there. If Clash at Zverograd is going to see new material in Dust, it is going to have to be on Dust Battlefield.