So my Dust Tactics game arrived today. This is a game that I've had on my horizon for a while, but could never justify buying. However, I came into some extra cash (legally, of course) and my first thought was to pick up this game. I really like the models that I've seen on the official Fantasy Flight site and from various reviews in blogs and videos. So regardless of whether I can find someone to play with me, I want to own the models!
You can find all sorts of "unboxing" videos on the web. So I won't bother to go into it too much. There's an impressive amount of stuff. Here's what I pulled out of the box. I left the picture fairly big. So if you click on it you should be able to get a good view of what's included.
here.) It took about an hour to unbag and assemble all the models. But I had some company while doing that menial task.
The big walkers are what really sold me on the game. If you can take a Sherman tank and a Panzer tank and convert them into walkers, well, sign me up for that. I found these models look really good in person and have lots of moving parts. However, I was disappointed that they seemed somewhat fragile. A part of the German walker snapped while I was pushing in an arm, and I wasn't using too much force. Fortunately, it is not a big deal. Also the machine gun attachments on the German walkers don't fit too well and fall off a lot. Those will have to be glued in place.
Finally I wanted to show how these figures stack up to other 25/28mm models. Here's a U.S. model under guard by two Lord of the Rings Mahud. (The flash makes the Mahud look crap-tastic. But just wanted to show scale here.) The Dust Tactics models are slightly larger than a LotR figure, as you can see from the picture below.