Recommend
1 
 Thumb up
 Hide
15 Posts

Dust 1947» Forums » General

Subject: How balanced are the current starter sets? rss

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Kriegschatten
msg tools
mbmbmb
According to the new rule book, the starter sets "contain a selection of Units designed to equitably match up with other Starter Boxes".

After looking at the stats, I'm a little skeptical.

The worst case is probably Taskforce Rhino vs Kampfgruppe Christoph, which is 29 pts vs 23. Six points is the cost of a whole 'nother infantry squad, which is a pretty big difference for such small games.

So, what have people's experiences been with the starter sets? Are they really balanced?
2 
 Thumb up
0.01
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Marwan Marwan مروان مروان
Canada
Greater Vancouver
British Columbia
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb

Where did you find the new (v3) cards?
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Kriegschatten
msg tools
mbmbmb
marwan_marwan wrote:

Where did you find the new (v3) cards?


Dust Games shows them if you look at the Premium Editions.

http://www.dustgame.com/products_d.php?sid=41&id=608

 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Marwan Marwan مروان مروان
Canada
Greater Vancouver
British Columbia
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
These are not the new (v3) cards. You can see the 2015 copyright date on them.

It's possible that the new stats could be the same as I haven't seen them.

 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Kriegschatten
msg tools
mbmbmb
marwan_marwan wrote:
These are not the new (v3) cards. You can see the 2015 copyright date on them.

It's possible that the new stats could be the same as I haven't seen them.



Ah, you're right about the date.

However, a quick check of the V3 cards that were posted on Facebook suggests that none of the stats for the units in the starter boxes changed.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Marwan Marwan مروان مروان
Canada
Greater Vancouver
British Columbia
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb

<<sigh>>

Kriegschatten wrote:
However, a quick check of the V3 cards that were posted on Facebook suggests that none of the stats for the units in the starter boxes changed.


I was afraid of that. I'm not sure what the explanation is with the power imbalance in those starters.

1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
sacha cauvin
France
rouen
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
All the new cards are on Facebook, dust 47
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Marwan Marwan مروان مروان
Canada
Greater Vancouver
British Columbia
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb

Do you have a link for that? I'm not on FB, and I wasn't able to see it on their main FB page.

general hoth wrote:
All the new cards are on Facebook, dust 47
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
D. R.
Lithuania
flag msg tools
badge
Miss! Does no damage to Liquid Metal Slime!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
marwan_marwan wrote:

Do you have a link for that? I'm not on FB, and I wasn't able to see it on their main FB page.

general hoth wrote:
All the new cards are on Facebook, dust 47


I second that request, I've scoured through all possible Facebook pages that contain any sort of relationship with Dust Tactics and I've yet to find these elusive cards.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Lance
Australia
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Let me know if this link works for you

https://www.facebook.com/groups/303941853917/files/

Just look for the proof read files.
1 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Johannes Haglund
Sweden
Göteborg
Västra Götaland
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Here's all the current preview cards: https://mega.nz/#F!OkEBFRCD!QKWiEaInmxpC2HCBMlSJ4w
3 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Marwan Marwan مروان مروان
Canada
Greater Vancouver
British Columbia
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb

I can see a list of files, but they are not accessible.



EyeLost wrote:
Let me know if this link works for you

https://www.facebook.com/groups/303941853917/files/

Just look for the proof read files.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Marwan Marwan مروان مروان
Canada
Greater Vancouver
British Columbia
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb

This works. Thanks.



Frankysan wrote:
Here's all the current preview cards: https://mega.nz/#F!OkEBFRCD!QKWiEaInmxpC2HCBMlSJ4w
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Kriegschatten
msg tools
mbmbmb
Kriegschatten wrote:
marwan_marwan wrote:
These are not the new (v3) cards. You can see the 2015 copyright date on them.

It's possible that the new stats could be the same as I haven't seen them.



Ah, you're right about the date.

However, a quick check of the V3 cards that were posted on Facebook suggests that none of the stats for the units in the starter boxes changed.


Well, I got my first starter set today, which was the Mercenaries one.

Looks like I was totally wrong about the cards not changing between V2 and V3 for the starter sets (for this one at least).

The stats on some of the weapons have definitely changed, like Tanya's machine gun going from doing 5/2 5/2 4/1 3/1 against infantry to 5/1 5/1 4/1 3/1 (I think I read that no weapon does more than a single point of damage per die against infantry any more?). At least she gained the ability to damage Armor 4, though (an impressive 1/1 ).

And the Sisters of Demolition went up 2 pts in value (from 8 to 10).

The Wrecker gained one armor class (from 2 to 3) and also gained a point of health.


Apologies for my earlier misinformation.
1 
 Thumb up
0.01
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Lance
Australia
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Kriegschatten wrote:
(I think I read that no weapon does more than a single point of damage per die against infantry any more?)


Correct.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.