Tag Archives: Soldier 2

Dust Battlefield Unit Assessment: Allies Hero The Priest

Lieutenant David Bonner is one of more odd heroes of Dust Battlefield.  On the one hand, he is built to act as a solo saboteur, on the other hand, he can work with other Soldier 2 (S2) squads.  Additionally, his best weapon is Close Combat and a template.

This article will go over what the Priest can do.  It will also give players thinking about fielding him some ideas of how to field him.  Finally, I will give my thoughts and opinion on just how effective I think this hero is compared to other units in the Allies and in Dust Battlefield as a whole.

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Dust Battlefield Unit Assessment: SSU Hero Red Yana

When I first started playing Dust with Dust Warfare, Red Yana was like the sister to Koshka.  She was a walker pilot that didn’t have the Grand’Ma Only restriction, and she was armed with a better weapon.  The big differences between Red Yana was she couldn’t lead a Platoon and cost a few more points.

Now in Dust Battlefield, Red Yana still doesn’t lead platoons (Babylon not withstanding), but she don’t drive vehicles anymore either.  She has become a sort of Soviet super Sergeant leading her squad to victory with acts of daring beyond most infantry.  Maybe she took a correspondence course.

This article will review the SSU Hero Red Yana going over her abilities, some tactics you can use with her, and my over all (super biased) opinion on her as unit compared to the rest of Dust Battlefield.

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Dust Battlefield Unit Assessment:Allies BBQ Squad and Hell Boys

I’m sort of breaking my own unit assessment rules talking about two units that don’t come in the same box or are pretty much exactly the same across the blocs.  However, the differences between the Allied Ranger Assault Squad a.k.a BBQ Squad and the Allied Ranger Attack Squad a.k.a. Hell Boys are extremely close in role and weapon construction that it would be hard to talk about one without comparing it to the other.  In this article I will go over the stats, skills, and weapons for each squad detailing what makes each unit different from the other.  I will also spend some time talking about the Allied Ranger Platoon that these units can support and benefit from.  I also want to cover all the Allies heroes that can join either the BBQ Squad or the Hell Boys.  Finally, I will end the article with my opinions about each unit.

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Dust Battlefield Unit Assessment: Axis Hero Markus

Markus represents the most successful attempt in the Kampfaffe division of the Blutkreuz.  In fact, even his handlers don’t know exactly how successful they were in increasing the  gorilla’s intelligence.  How effect his Markus in Dust Battlefield?  This article will cover my opinions on the gorilla Axis hero Markus stats and role as well as the Axis Gorilla Platoon that he can lead.

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Dust Battlefield Unit Assessment: Allies Hero Johnny One-Eye

John Coviello has a couple of nicknames including “Johnny One-Eye” and “Crazy Coviello.”   He is one of the many Soldier 2 heroes avaible to the Allies.  He has only recently been replaced as the most affordable Hero Officer the Allies have with Little Mack.  In this article I will review the stats, skills, and weapons of Johnny One-Eye.  Additionally, I will give some advice to strategy and tactics for this tough-as-nails ranger hero.

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Dust Battlefield Unit Assessment: SSU Hero Nikolai

Nikolai Starinov has the rare distinction of being both an officer in the 9th Guards Heavy Tank Division as well as Commissar.  These dual positions of military and political power sometimes give Nikolai more authority than a general.  This article with cover the stats of Nikolai, some ideas for his use, and my thoughts and opinion on this Sino-Soviet Union hero.

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Dust Battlefield Unit Assessment: Allies Gunners and Bot Hunters

For me the Gunners are the proto-typical Allies unit for Dust.  I would like to think they are the most numerous unit the Allied Special Operations Command (ASOCOM) has.  I would also like to think that they are intended as the Jack-of-all-Trades unit for this bloc.  In many respects they in fact are.  It is unfortunate that I don’t value this unit very high.  Opposed to the Bot Hunters, a unit that sadly only existed as a upgrade in Dust Warfare, is one of the few Allied Soldier 2 (S2) units that I feel hasn’t been replaced by a Marine squad.  In this article I will go over the stats that make up these units and talk about their role and some tactics.  I will also make comparisons between them and other S2 Ranger and Marine choices as well as their equivalents found in other blocs.  Finally, I will give my opinions on the different heroes that can be added to these squads and how useful I think they are.

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Dust Battlefield Unit Assessment: SSU Red Thunder

The Sino-Soviet Union’s Red Guard Anti-Tank Squad also known as the Red Thunder are almost identical to the Soldier 2 (S2) anti-tank squads of the other blocs. This article with review the weapons and stats of this squad as well as my opinion on the unit itself and heroes that can join them.

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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: 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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