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#1 Tyrichter

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:35 AM

 Hi guys,

I just finished creating my allied and german armies. I wanted each side to be different, so I chose my units wisely. Today I bought my first SSU units and I asked myself - how to make SSU stand out of the crowd?

Well, the answer was simple - Red Army in WWII had a tactics called "red waves", which was basically sending huge amount of low grade troopers at the enemy. The goal was to roll over them with numbers, not tactics.

So, what would I like to see in the upcoming expansions?

- Cheap and fast tier 1 squads (squad of 6 Mosin Nagant riflemen; Guys with dogs or the dog squad itself, specialist squad with anti tank rifles - you name it. Possibilities are almost endless)

These would be great at capturing the objective, flanking and distracting the enemy, while the heavy hitters would go to positions and help to finish off the enemy. In my opinion, cheap and low armored units would make the SSU stand out from the rest of the armies. We already have Frontoviki  and Chinese volunteers, which would do the job pretty well, but I want more! :) I was pretty disappointed, that the first tier 1 squads will be the american Marines. Tell me, what you think, I would really like to know.

Oh, and one more thing I would like to see.

- A huge badass bear :)



#2 mgentile7

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:40 AM

I dont think you need to wait for Dust to issue type 1 troops. There are tons of mini manufacturers to buy from. I often thought of that myself but the russians are very easy to paint so im sticking with them for now. Then ill get time to paint the type ones. Let me know if you do get some minis though.



#3 Tyrichter

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:52 AM

 I know, I know, but the wait is just unbearable for me :) I just wanted to get it off my brain. The problem with miniatures from other manufacturers is, they are sometimes not in the scale you need, and sometimes they just dont look like they would fit in the game, because Dust has a distinctive retro futuristic style.

I would love to have Cossacks with flamethrowers and Gulag Prisoner Squad with grenades or something, and thats something you cant achieve with standard miniatures :)



#4 mgentile7

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:44 PM

Tyrichter said:

 I know, I know, but the wait is just unbearable for me :) I just wanted to get it off my brain. The problem with miniatures from other manufacturers is, they are sometimes not in the scale you need, and sometimes they just dont look like they would fit in the game, because Dust has a distinctive retro futuristic style.

I would love to have Cossacks with flamethrowers and Gulag Prisoner Squad with grenades or something, and thats something you cant achieve with standard miniatures :)

Some minis do look close but your specific mins are a challenge. Im not sure I would even know where to get those types from. Well good luck in your search or wait !!



#5 Mattador Actual

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:45 PM

If they had MOTHERFUCKING BEAR CAVALRY! I would be in trouble, cause I can't afford an SSU army too.

That said, gimme some MOTHERFUCKING BEAR CAVALRY!



#6 mgentile7

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:22 PM

Mattador Actual said:

If they had MOTHERFUCKING BEAR CAVALRY! I would be in trouble, cause I can't afford an SSU army too.

That said, gimme some MOTHERFUCKING BEAR CAVALRY!

Easy pal there are a lot of young kids on here.



#7 Panzer soldier

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:03 PM

Sombody forgot to take his prozac!



#8 Tyrichter

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:56 PM

Mattador Actual said:

If they had MOTHERFUCKING BEAR CAVALRY! I would be in trouble, cause I can't afford an SSU army too.

That said, gimme some MOTHERFUCKING BEAR CAVALRY!

How about "Ima firing mah lazor" tier 4 american infantry? :D

I think that the mortar team and tesla maxim team which were recently announced will be great. Fits the atmosphere perfectly. But still… a bear is a bear :)



#9 SeismicShock

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:38 AM

Tyrichter said:

Mattador Actual said:

 

If they had MOTHERFUCKING BEAR CAVALRY! I would be in trouble, cause I can't afford an SSU army too.

That said, gimme some MOTHERFUCKING BEAR CAVALRY!

 

 

How about "Ima firing mah lazor" tier 4 american infantry? :D

I think that the mortar team and tesla maxim team which were recently announced will be great. Fits the atmosphere perfectly. But still… a bear is a bear :)

what about a tesla mounted on a bear?



#10 Tyrichter

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:29 AM

Better - Mortar team firing tesla bears :)

I think there is a lack of bizzare animal units in this game. Do you remember the russian suicidal dogs, that carried bombs, and were supposed to get under enemy tanks? Or the american dolphins trained to carry torpedoes? There could be some monkeys carrying machineguns (yes, I´m a fan of Original war :D). Axis has zombies as a unique troop type. SSU could have more animals. That would be awesome :)

Also, I´m curious, if we will see some naval units later in the game. Or at least some ships able to support units with artillery barrage. But I think, this wish is a dream. DT is supposed to be squad based game, right? But still… what about some "Infiltrate an enemy vessel expansion"?



#11 esk34

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

I love the idea of a bear unit.  That would fix up those apes.  I would also love to see the cheap troop options, only give every second guy a gun like in Enemy at the gates.  And commisars with a machine gun to keep them in order would be cool.  Speaking of Enemy at the gates, I would love to see a sniper hero based on  Vassili Zaitsev.  



#12 Algesan

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:31 AM

Mattador Actual said:

If they had MOTHERFUCKING BEAR CAVALRY! I would be in trouble, cause I can't afford an SSU army too.

That said, gimme some MOTHERFUCKING BEAR CAVALRY!

Dig up some Arcane Legions Roman Cav boxes, they are pretty cheap. Get rid of the Roman rider and put on a Soviet conversion. Yeah, they'd be a bit big, but they are bear cavalry….

#13 LotusPwn3r

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:20 AM

Looking for quick & cheap Armor 1 SSU infantry for DT?

Check out this link at BoardGameGeek.com.






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