Dust Tactics: Death Dealers Ranger Weapon Squad

Whilst living away from home over the last 18 months I didn't really get anywhere near as much hobby done as I'd have liked. I simply couldn't transport large scale hobby projects and gaming tables back and forward and to me, that's very much part of my enjoyment of the hobby.

I did want to do something however, something simple that would be a complete game in a box and I could take as far as I wanted, without having to commit to anything too vast. Seeing as I had a change of location and was getting a little giddy about Weird War 2, later growing into an interest in Incursion, my curiosity was piqued by Dust Tactics.

I downloaded a copy of the rules, free from Fantasy Flight Games website, which looked simple enough, with just enough variation to have at least some depth, and after deciding it looked pretty cool I picked up the Dust Tactics: Revised Core Set.

The models were pretty nice sculpts, the soft plastic did throw some challenges with de-flashing and a few 'bendy' models here and there (simple enough to fix with the hot and cold water trick I picked up when collecting Star War Miniatures), but considering the price, pre-priming and high production value on things like tokens, unit cards etc. I was sold. So, with a single pack of miniatures at a time and a small toolbox of paints and tools I set upon a new adventure.

What started as a simple boxed set, grew over the 18 months, during which time I was keen to attempt to copy the colour scheme and painting techniques as closely as possible. Here's the first of many units I painted over that time.
Death Dealers: Ranger Weapon Squad
Quick note on basing. As I'd been experimenting with some resin bases, the entire play-set is scheduled to be re-based on pre-painted resin. Therefore, none of the bases were touched.


  1. The minis look good and my interest has been piqued by the game

    1. They are pretty cool minis, and the game's pretty darn cool too