Battlefront previews Heavy Destroyer Walker for Dust Tactics

By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jul 24th, 2013

Battlefront (still via the GF9 website) is showing off a preview of their upcoming Allied Heavy Destroyer Walker for Dust Tactics.

From the website:

The versatile Heavy Destroyer Walker is quickly becoming the staple of Allied armored forces worldwide. This box contains one heavy walker that can be configured into two variants. The M5-A is exceptionally suited to detroying enemy armor units, while the M5-B is equpped with a massive 180W Phaser Gun, the most powerful weapon of its kind.

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  • Marauder

    Wow that’s pretty big and awesome. Makin’ me want to break out the Dust Warfare and give it another read!


  • guges

    This is what has always kept me from playing Dust or owning Dust models. Everything they make for the Americans is just the silliest, clumsiest, most uncreative looking garbage in their range. Americans get a Sherman with legs while the Germans get a menacing, dual cannon monster, is the prime example. This model follows the same design philosophy of making the model look as clumsy and silly looking as possible.

    • blkdymnd

      I’m on the opposite end of the spectrum. The thing that attracted me to Dust in the first place were the allied walkers. Marrying a Sherman turret on an AT-AT was brilliant. And the heavy walker designs are based on a real world tank destroyer, so I love them as well. This new ones gorgeous.

      • grimbergen

        I love that the Sherman walkers are very in theme (unlike the Axis ones which look awesome but really don’t evoke any feeling of Panzer/Tigers), but the Allied giant walkers just look lame as guges mentioned. I guess i’m not a robotics expert but how can the angles of the way the legs are set up in this and the first heavy walker but efficient for mobility?

        • blkdymnd

          I’m not a robotics guy either, but remember that the Dust setting is a pulp action setting, that genre doesn’t always worry about engineering as much as looks.

      • guges

        Whether or not someone likes the Sherman is a matter of opinion. I have to disagree about creativeness, though. Just sticking legs on a Sherman is the opposite of imaginative and seems more like the addled day dream of a bored seventh grader. The multi-leg walkers at least have a look and feel to them that someone had to actually invent from scratch. Taking an already silly looking tank like a Sherman and sticking legs on it didn’t require any thought at all.

  • Haibane

    Haven’t liked any of the US stuff since the Sherman style walkers