Monthly Archives: July 2015

Dust Battlefield Unit Assessment: Kv-47 “Nadya”, “Natalya”, and “Natasha”

The KV-47 is the workhorse of the SSU with nearly a full alphabet of variants including the new Vehicle 2 (V2) models as well as the Air Assault models. However, in this article, I will only be talking about the earliest models of the KV-47A “Nadya”, KV-47N “Natasha”, and KV-47C “Natalya”.

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Dust Battlefield Unit Assessment: Axis Sturmpioniere

The Wehrmacht Assault Engineer Squad or Sturmpioniere were for the longest time the Axis’s only Flamethrower infantry unit.  Unlike like their Allies (BBQ Squad) and SSU (Fakyeli) counterparts, they are not equipped with shotguns.  They are of equal point cost however.  In this article I will going over the skills, weapons, and other topics on this infantry squad.

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Dust Battlefield Unit Assessment: Allies Grim Reapers

The Allies Heavy Ranger Attack Squad boast some the highest amount of firepower in all of Dust Battlefield.  They are fully capable of rolling up to 36 dice for a single attack.  That is not all.  They are also one of the fastest Soldier squads in Dust Battlefield as well.  Yet, I am not super impressed by them.  They are good unit, but their numbers on paper and their use in games have been slightly different things.  In this article I will talk about the Allies Grim Reapers and give my admittedly bias opinions about them.

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Dust Battlefield Unit Assessment: SSU Frontoviki

The Red Army Front-Line Battle Squad or Frontoviki are one of the more basic squads that exist in Dust Battlefield.  They are also one of the most powerful for the modest amount of points they cost.  They are one of the lowest point cost Solider (S2) five man squads in the game.  This article will review this very basic and effective unit that makes up the backbone of many SSU army lists.

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Dust Battlefield Unit Assessment: Flamm-Luther/Wotan/Wotan AR

The Panzerkampflaufer III has a couple of weapon options as well as an up armored option for the Laser version that brings it to same Damage Capacity as the Flame version.  The laser version also known as Wotan or Wotan AR for the up armored one among the best anti-armor units in the Axis something the bloc is something of an expert in.  The Flamm-luther is rare unit in the Axis as the bloc historically hasn’t had very many Flame weapon options.  In this article I will review each of these Vesicle 5 (V5) units that are built on the same chassis but have wildly different roles in the force they are included.

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Dust Battlefield Unit Assessment: Allies Fireball/Punisher

The Allies Heavy Assault Walkers, the Fireball and Punisher, are some of the most frightening units in Dust Battlefield.  The are the heaviest of armor at Vehicle 7 (V7) and boast some most Damage Capacity that any unit has.  While on the pricey side at a little more than a 1/4 of a 100 point army list (or 1/6 for my group playing at 150) they are something to ignore by either player.  In this article I will review both of the earliest version of this walker.  I will also make some comparisons to the Devastator and give my thoughts how all these behemoths stack up.

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Dust Battlefield Unit Assessment: SSU Vladimir Lenin/Mao Zedong

The Sino-Soviet Union hasn’t quite matched technological level of either the Allies or the Axis when when it comes to heavy and super heavy armor.  Their heaviest vehicles are still tracked.  These tanks shouldn’t be considered any weaker than the other bloc’s however.  In fact, in many ways Tracked vehicles are an advantage.  In this article I will look at the Vladimir Lenin the SSU’s heavy artillery tank as well as it companion Mao Zedong, their heavy anti-aircraft tank.

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Dust Battlefield Unit Assessment: Axis Battle Grenadiers/Panzer Killers

AKA: Storm Troopers and Tank Killers.

In this article, I am going to talk about two Axis Solider 2 units.  In part because they come in the same box, but also because I find these two units very hard to pick between which is odd to me.  I don’t have that issue with the Allies Gunners and Bot Hunters. I don’t even have that issue in Dust Warfare (although to be fair, the Panzer Killers are an update in Dust Warfare).

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Editorial: Analysis vs. Tactics vs. Strategy

In this post I want to talk about a player’s ability to analyze a units, opposing players actions, and hypotheticals and compare (maybe contrast them) with actual game play strategy and tactics.  I want to talk about my own experience about this topics and some of the things I have found myself at odds with playing various miniature war games and indeed tabletop games in general.

NOTE: This article is pretty incoherent as I don’t quite know how to articulate what I mean.  Just a warning to those who value their time.

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Dust Battlefield Unit Assessment: Allies Death Dealers

The Death Dealers are also know as the Ranger Weapon Squad with good reason.  They are armed with one of largest array of weapons.  The shear number of weapon types allows this unit to engage multiple different types of enemy units giving the them unparalleled flexibility on the table.  This flexibility doesn’t come cheap as the Death Dealers are on the more expensive point cost for Soldier 2 squads.  Additionally, they might not quite be be able to completely neutralize enemy targets as well as more specialized squads.  In this article, I will go over the weapons, roles, tactics, and opinions for the Allies Death Dealers.

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