Because of the ruleset.
The revised uses the old v1 ruleset, which is imo, far superior to v2.
The starters uses a light version of v2, but the stats of the units included in the starters are not v2 compatible. Which means that if you want to expand your starters, you'll need to buy the expansive v2 rulebook AND at least 2 faction card packs for each of your two starters.
... and now there's talk of a coming v3. Coming this soon after v2 has barely come out means to me they found v2 to be problematic.
If you ask me, unless you're desperate, save yourself the trouble and avoid Dust Tactics altogether. This game's a mess (if you havn't figured it out by the rulesets problem).
The game's barely 4 years old and we already have these rulesets:
- v1 revised
- starter set v2
- Dust Battlefield
- Dust Warfare
- supposedly upcomming v3
- supposedly upcomming Warfare v2
I was looking for a gateway game to get my fiance in to wargames with the the final end goal eventually being full blown minis but with what you said maybe I'll stick to another system. I was also considering deadzone and infinity