Category Archives: Achilles

Unit Inspection: AXis “Sturmaffe” Blutkreuz Korps Kampfaffen Pionere Squad

The strange science behind the “Kampfaffe”, or “Combat Gorilla is still very much its infancy with numerous facets still completely unknown to the program’s top scientists.  Most subjects don’t even reach the level of intelligence needed to be controlled to be useful as the basic Axis Gorilla.  However, some subjects of these macabre experiments excel to superhuman levels of genius though many of these apes learn to conceal this from their human superiors.   Others are trained as Kampfaffe Pioniere, or the Engineers of the Gorillas, they are capable of both using and understanding complex tools and weapons during combat.  This ability allows the Axis to outfit them with frighteningly powerful weapons too heavy or dangerous for human operators.  While the Axis have made the creation of these units possible, the Sturmaffe are still very much not cost effective compared to other avenues of Wehrmacht.

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Unit Inspection: SSU “Silent Death” Steel Guards Sniper Squad

Although they may have lost much of their body in the fight to defend the Motherland these snipers, many from the ranks of the Jnetzi, continue to fight in these large steel VK powered exo-suits.  Now possessing the strength on five men, the Silent Death have armed themselves with heavy rifles normally mounted on vehicles or placed in fighting positions.  They maimed soldiers have both the talent and technology to combat even the mightiest of armored walkers.

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Showdown: Dust Warfare’s Super Weapons

In the setting of Dust, each of the three bloc’s (the Allies, the Axis, and the Sino-Soviet Union) all have a super weapon they have developed while studying the effects of the alien mineral known as VK.  The Allies ASOCOM scientists have used their knowledge of this material to develop Phaser technology which while inaccurate and unpredictable, allows their weapons to phase through armor as if it weren’t there at all.  The Axis, on the other hand, have engineered laser tech that fires a powerful beam of  burning light capable of heating metal so much that is can sometimes continue to burn and melt for even more damage.  Falling behind in the technology race is some respects, the SSU have recently developed Tesla weapons which harness the power of electricity which allows to focus on a spot can create a chain lightning effect as the electrical current arcs from one target to the next.  In article, I will go over each Bloc’s super weapon, the units that are equipped with it, and my thoughts about each.  Finally, I will make a comparison of these weapons to each other.

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Field Maneuvers: Campaign Book: Icarus and Achilles Fortifications

In this Field Maneuvers article, I will finish up the rest of the Fortifications options that currently exist in Dust Warfare.  In addition to the Dust Warfare Core Rulebook, there are Fortifications found in Campaign Book: Icarus and Campaign Book: Achilles.  In Icarus, the Fortifications largely focus on countering air power with an additional one to aid the commanders of flyers.  In Achilles, the new Fortifications correspond to the new unit type (and model) found in all three blocs: the strong-point/bunker.

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