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Monday, December 30, 2013

Bolt Action - Review: Dust Tactics Quonset Huts


I recently picked up a couple packs of the Dust Tactics Quonset huts from Fantasy Flight Games.  For those of you who don't know, Dust Tactics/Warfare is a Weird War Two board and miniatures game.  Tactics recently moved over to Battlefront. The Dust figure line is pretty cool and it includes some pretty little pieces of terrain which can be used for Bolt Action.  One of those terrain piece is the iconic, half circle shaped, quonset hut.  Some of you may have never seen a quonset hut in your neck of the woods, but here in Alaska they are not a rare occurrence.   Growing up, neighborhoods and city streets were dotted with these late 1940s/early 1950s military structures.  Commonly used by the armed forces to fill a variety of rolls, you can use these quonset huts for any game involving a military base.



Each pack of Quonset huts contains six huts.  Each hut comes in three pieces; a front, back, and top.  The quonset hut has a lot of detail and requires no clean up and minimal assembly.
 

The rim of the top has two teeth which lock into the front and back walls.


This is were the teeth lock in.


All you need is a small amount of hobby glue and the hut is set up and ready to go.


Here are three of the huts painted and ready to go.  I used painters tape to give the huts camo pattern a hard edge.


The rear view of the huts.


Side view of the huts.


If you need a long hut you can put two of them together front to back.


Another cool thing about these huts is that the doors open and shut.  They are also scale well with 28mm figures, like this one from Dixon Miniatures.  Dust is slightly bigger than 28mm, but they quonset huts will works great for 28mm.

Over all I love these huts.  I picked mine up during the FFG Christmas sell and got six of them for $8.  The sale is no longer going on, but the huts are still a good value.  One box will set you back $15 for 6 of them.  I give these huts 10 out of 10 Jabbas.

If you have any of the other terrain items offered for Dust and use it for Bolt Action lets us know about it on the forum.

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Fantasy Flight Games
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Dixon Miniatures
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