Fantasy Flight Games has posted a press release about the Dust Tactics pre-painted edition. Get your checkbook ready. As revealed earlier, the list price is $300. What the announcement does not say is if it will be available at stores or if it is only through FFG, like the Arkham Horror minis. However - this is not a limited edition, it is only limited to the amount of players that will buy it.
From the Press Release - "Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Dust Tactics Deluxe Edition! This board game for 2-4 players filled with professionally painted models that have set new standards for the quality of miniatures available to hobby gamers. Produced in small batches, under exacting conditions and supervision, the Dust Tactics Deluxe Edition will the be centerpiece of any gamer's collection. Never before have master-painted miniatures of this quality been made available in a wide release.
If you are fortunate enough to be at Gen Con Indy 2010, the Dust Tactics Deluxe Edition miniatures will be on display, and will also go on sale to the public at 4pm on Thursday, August 5th. Also, be sure to stop by the Fantasy Flight Games booth where Creative Director Paolo Parente will be signing at 2pm Thursday through Saturday.
Read more details about this remarkable product, and see photos of the magnificent miniatures on the Dust Tactics Deluxe Edition website!
Dust Tactics Deluxe Edition is a tactical miniatures game of brutal combat for 2-4 players, featuring stunning professionally painted miniatures. Based on the popular universe created by artist Paolo Parente, Dust Tactics presents an alternate 1940s reality in which alien technology fuels gigantic machines of war, and the world's superpowers clash over rare mineral deposits that could ultimately decide the outcome of WWII.
With over 30 highly detailed miniatures, 9 double-sided terrain boards, 12 custom dice, unit cards, terrain, and plastic scenery, Dust Tactics Deluxe Edition delivers everything you need to wage battles in the world of Dust.
Dust Tactics includes:
• One professionally painted platoon of allies, comprised of 2 robots, 15 soldiers, and Captain Joseph Brown.
• One professionally painted platoon of the axis, comprised of 2 robots, 15 soldiers, and Colonel Sigred Von Thaler
• 4 Ammo Crates and Two Tank Traps
• 9 two-sided Cardboard Terrain Tiles
• 12 Unit Cards (6 allied and 6 axis)
• 12 custom dice
• 18 two-sided Terrain Squares
• Quick-start rules
• "Blue Thunder" campaign scenario booklet"
Once again, here are the pictures of an actual production set that Paolo Parente was showing off at the San Diego Comic Con. Click on the pictures to see the detail - the photos are quite large.