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#1 blkdymnd

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:11 AM

 

BATTLEFRONT MINIATURES TO TAKE OVER DISTRIBUTION OF DUST TACTICS AND DUST WARFARE
 
Dust Studio today announced that Battlefront Miniatures will become its publishing and distribution partner for the Dust Tactics and Dust Warfare miniatures game lines. Fantasy Flight Games, Dust Studio’s current publishing partner for those games, will transition sales and marketing activity to Battlefront Miniatures on June 1st, 2013.
 
“Dust has had a wonderful few years, during which we have seen the game’s community grow
exponentially,” said Dust creator Paolo Parente. “Both Dust Studio and Fantasy Flight Games have evolved significantly during our relationship, and we now mutually feel that we are both better served by moving in new directions. Christian (CEO of Fantasy Flight Games) and I have known each other for many years, and I can say that this decision is a truly amicable one.”
 
Added John-Paul Brisigotti, CEO of Battlefront Group, “we are very excited by the Dust universe, and although it is a first for us to be distributing a product other than our own, the fit with our business model made this partnership something we could not resist. During the last few years, we have been moving into new avenues to expand the breadth of products the group offers, and we see DUST as another one of these ranges.”
 
“We’ve been fortunate to distribute Dust Tactics since its debut at GEN CON 2010, and we’re very proud of our development work on Dust Warfare,” said Christian T. Petersen, CEO of Fantasy Flight Games (FFG). “The last year, however, as FFG experienced phenomenal growth across many of our publishing categories, it became clear that Paolo and the Dust games would be better served by a partner who specializes in the unique business of miniature games. We’re confident that Paolo’s partner choice in Battlefront Miniatures is a
strong one, and we wish nothing but the best to them, to Paolo, and to the fantastic Dust fan community.”
 
Starting June 1st, Battlefront Miniatures will begin soliciting and distributing all new products for Dust Tactics and Dust Warfare. FFG will ship all of its previously solicited new products prior to that date, and FFG will continue to exclusively sell all current Dust Tactics and Dust Warfare items while its inventories last. While FFG will support the Dust Tactics and Dust Warfare regionals events in May and June 2013, all future marketing and organized play for the games will be handled by Battlefront Miniatures, including the scheduled GEN CON 2013 tournaments.
 
About Dust Studio:
Dust Studio Limited is a Hong Kong–based company that creates and manufactures the Dust Tactics miniatures line, as well as model kits and scenery together with various books and comic books about the Dust universe. For more information, visit www.dust-models.com
 
About Battlefront Miniatures:
Battlefront Miniatures Limited is a New Zealand–based company that created Flames of War, the WWII miniature game. Battlefront publishes the world’s premier tabletop gaming magazine Wargames Illustrated, and owns Gale Force Nine, the leading manufacturer of game accessories. For more information, visit Battlefront’s website at www.flamesofwar.com.
 
About Fantasy Flight Games:
Roseville, Minnesota’s Fantasy Flight Games is a publisher of board, card, miniatures, and roleplaying games. Founded in 1995 by Christian T. Petersen, Fantasy Flight Games has published hundreds of successful titles, including licensed products based on A Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars, as well as many original board games such as Twilight Imperium, Arkham Horror, and Descent: Journeys in the Dark. For more information, contact FFG’s Anton Torres at atorres@fantasyflightgames.com.


#2 golem101

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:49 AM

Oh.

I'll try to stock up on a few items I'm still missing. Just in case.



#3 Kriegschatten

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:47 AM

I suppose that these forums will get deleted before the end of the year.

 

Which is a real shame, as there is some great content here.

 



#4 Loophole Master

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:01 AM

 

Oh, I had not considered that!

Goodbye my "Diary of a Newbie Painter" thread. It will be sad to see you go….



#5 zuggzugg

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:10 AM

Also, goodbye to the blazing fast forums speeds….

 

-_-



#6 attila

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:32 PM

Battlefront are Kiwis aren't they?  We have got to get some Commonwealth/ANZAC troops now :-)



#7 Lska

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:13 PM

Hope that means better forums..



#8 khunkwai

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:20 AM

Too bad, will likely mean we stop stocking the game in this case, BfM don't make it easy or cheap to get their games in Asia, even though they make FoW in Malaysia!



#9 Major Mishap

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:36 AM

Hopefully this is good news as at leat Battlefront support their product in other countries other than the US, and it will be goodbye to these nightmare forums.



#10 moffmalthus

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:05 AM

So I guess the world's FFG would have hosted in November won't be held for Dust Tactics…. that sucks… I wonder if there will be a wold championship this year at all.



#11 FlorisH

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:33 AM

moffmalthus said:

So I guess the world's FFG would have hosted in November won't be held for Dust Tactics…. that sucks… I wonder if there will be a wold championship this year at all.

World Championships will be taking place but not in November.

The Regional Tournaments are still ongoing so no need to panic.



#12 USD

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:47 PM

So we meet again on the BfM forum?



#13 felkor

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:08 AM

Time to download all the rules/FAQ pdfs, etc., in case Battlefront doesn't post them (or doesn't post them for awhile.)



#14 Griffonbait

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 05:53 PM

Wow! Am I behind the times. I didn't know this until a few weeks ago in Jan 2014. Just goes to show how often I get to the forums.

 

OP says:

Starting June 1st, Battlefront Miniatures will begin soliciting and distributing all new products for Dust Tactics and Dust Warfare.

 

 

My question here is: Will BfM be supplying the same models that have already been created, but only with the newest stock coming from the manufacturers, or are all the old models going for good and BfM are recreating the entire range, plus more???

 

Anyone in the know here?






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