It is my impression that miniature war gaming is growing in popularity or at very least diversifying in the number of different gamers play. Though that could just be me getting into the hobby. Anyways, there are a number of miniature war games out there to choose from in addition to Dust Warfare. Like I mentioned in my first article on Clash at Zverograd, I always wanted to get into miniature war gaming. I always enjoyed the tactical elements of tabletop role-playing games. Even back before 3rd edition D&D came out, the groups I played with always used miniatures to play out combats back in 2nd ed AD&D. It just seemed like the natural way to play. However, even though I was vaguely aware of miniature war gaming as most local gaming stores had the beautiful gaming tables with handcrafted terrain that made our battle mat marked combat makes in D&D look so very amateurish, I didn’t serious consider it until a few years ago. I think the main reason was the sheer number of options that I became aware of increased as well as my confidence to paint miniatures from board games that had them to a level that looked pretty good by non-minis painters. They still aren’t anything to brag about, but I think they look okay. Before I decided on Dust Warfare, I looked at Warhammer 40,000 (of course), Warmachine, Infinity, Dropzone Commander, Robotech RPG Tactics, and Wild West Exodus before deciding on Dust Warfare. What I liked about Dust Warfare compared these games was the rules set, the factions (read: blocs), miniatures themselves, the price point, and a number of other factors such as the fact that Fantasy Flight Games was publishing it also helped as their customer service has always helped me out with problems with their board games.