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Battlefront Miniatures to Take Over Dust Tactics Miniatures

Postby Whiterook » Mon May 06, 2013 9:15 pm

Just heard this news:

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

Article from: http://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=3879
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Re: Battlefront Miniatures to Take Over Dust Tactics Miniatu

Postby Frizzenspark » Mon May 06, 2013 10:08 pm

This is weird, wild stuff..... even Carnac the Magnificent would be gobsmacked.....
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Re: Battlefront Miniatures to Take Over Dust Tactics Miniatu

Postby TRDG » Tue May 07, 2013 4:22 am

Yep, saw this last week, the thing is they can't quite yet get things taken care of with their own FoW line. Mini's out of stock, so many new and revised books and new points and so on, NOT retroactive for older books. One has to buy the new ones, sound familiar anyone.........

From what I heard they will take over the production and maybe a revised rule set to for DUST.

I think they really need to take care of FoW business first, they are over reaching and I can see a crashand burn, or a huge conglomerate, I like more smaller companies with new and fresh ideas.....

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Re: Battlefront Miniatures to Take Over Dust Tactics Miniatu

Postby Whiterook » Tue May 07, 2013 9:08 pm

I agree with both of 'ya! I think it's a mistake, personally....but to be honest with you, DUST Tactics original core set had WWII-style minis with a minor touch of Sci-Fi futuristic flare, which is what I want to game; and then the new core rules from Fantasy Flight Games got way wild, with monster monkeys and goon squads....one can only imagine what Battlefront will do as the '3rd' owner!

I'm glad I bought three of the original core sets....I have more than enough to keep great games flowing; and no matter what Battlefront does with the DUST Warfare mini's rues (if anything) makes no difference to me, as I'll just stay with what I have.

IF I were to get into what I call the second generation of DUST Tactics/Warfare, with the super Sci-Fi flare, I'd likely just go to Tannhauser....established and not trading off to new owners every year!!!!
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Re: Battlefront Miniatures to Take Over Dust Tactics Miniatu

Postby Darkeldar » Tue May 07, 2013 10:14 pm

From the buzz I've been hearing, Games Workshop's current actions may be positioning themselves to be bought out. Now what game company already has access to GW's IP, and may be clearing the decks for their new games???
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Re: Battlefront Miniatures to Take Over Dust Tactics Miniatu

Postby Whiterook » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:46 am

I can believe that...a lot if people on several sites, that were HUGE GW proponents are now talking of GW like the weird uncle the whole family avoids like the plague.
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