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Kevin L. Kitchens
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Is the old FFG version v1?

Is this 2014 version V2?

Is Dust 1947 effectively v3?

I have the olddddddddd cards that were updated after FFG took over. I'm looking at the MM sale on the v2 stuff and they have decks of cards for Allies and Russia (but no Axis).

1947 looks a little more complex with platoons and everything, so not really considering that (plus it's the "current" one so it's more costly).

In the end though, just for playing gridded, it the Dust Tactics: Rulebook (2nd Edition Hardback) + the cards (2014 edition) the way to go (could proxy models for the ones I don't own)...

Or what?

This thing seems to reinvent itself and obliterate the old with no clear upgrade path. Somewhere Battlefront botched a KS too I do recall and that seemed to kill it until Paolo took it back, right?

Any help would be appreciated.

 
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1947 is the best option at this point. You don't have to use the platoon formations if you don't wish to do so. Not that platoons are hard to use; they're more like helpful guides to a balanced force, depending on the mission.
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I can only echo whar Westie said above. Dust 1947 (V3) is the way to go, and all models ever released can still be played. So, you can get a lot of older units at good prices.

As much as I liked V2, my advice must be to stay away from that book and those cards...
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Johannes Haglund
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Be aware also that both the rules and the cards for 1947 are available digitally for free at http://dustgame.com.
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To answer your remaining question, V2 is the Battlefront version of Dust Tactics. V3 is Dust 1947.

I will echo what everyone else on here has said, jump right into V3 as you can use all the old units by buying the faction specific Forces Decks listed here:
http://www.dust1947.com/products.php?sid=47

These faction specific Forces Decks include cards for all the units released prior to Dust 1947 making its debut. I have bought these myself as most of my armies are made up of older units.

The Dust 1947 rule book is also available for free to download:
http://www.dust1947.com/downloadfile.php

But if you are like me (I love hard copies) then you would want to buy a printed copy.

I hope that you got answers to all your questions, if not then keep asking.



PS - I have an extra Allies Forces Deck, message me if you are interested in getting it (50% off price).
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I've been ditching the cards (not literally) and using a printout of the full-page square version of the cards from here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/303941853917/files/

I made the mistake of buying the 2014 cards instead of the 2016 cards. This way, I'm sure I'm using a consistent (and hopefully up-to-date) set of rules. When I get a new unit, I print out it's page, and put it into a plastic cover for use with the dry-erase markers.
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