Posts Tagged ‘Dystopian Wars’

Speeding up the Spartan Engine, Part 2

Posted on March 8th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Introduction Last week, I took a look at the idea that games based on the Spartan Engine, especially Dystopian Wars (DW) and Firestorm Armada (FSA), take too long to play. I’m not going to repeat myself too much in this … Continue reading

Speeding up the Spartan Engine, Pt. 1

Posted on March 1st, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

For all of its many virtues, a commonly heard complaint is that games based on the Spartan Engine take too long to play, especially Firestorm Armada (FSA) and Dystopian Wars (DW). This is not a universally heard complaint, to be … Continue reading

The Spartan Game Engine

Posted on February 23rd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Introduction Hello once again! In this post, I’m going to attempt to provide a description of the game engine that Spartan Games initially created in 2008 and then iterated on for various versions of Uncharted Seas (US), Firestorm Armada (FSA), … Continue reading

Dystopian Wars and World War II

Posted on February 11th, 2018 under . Posted by

Foreward Before I get too far into this, I should point out that I recognize that Warcradle has plans to make significant changes to the background story for Dystopian Wars.  However, as yet the details  have not been revealed to … Continue reading

Steaming Again

Posted on February 6th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Another trial of Matt’s Steampunk Naval game at the club, based on the in-house DTS system.Once more it’s the Americans vs the Japanese, using Dystopian Wars models. Three small squadrons on each side, starting a couple of moves outside maximum ar…

Thoughts on the Revised Ningjing

Posted on February 3rd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Yesterday, Warcradle posted up some new renders  on their official Facebook page of the Ningjing battleship design they have been working on for Dystopian Wars (DW). The changes to the design are both dramatic and subtle; clearly a lot of … Continue reading

Warcradle Studios – Dystopian Wars News

Posted on December 12th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Well it worked with the Wild West Exodus rulebook…and it is free…

Register TODAY!

You may have already seen on social media, registration is now OPEN for Dystopian Wars Third Edition!

What you get 

The current plan is for us to send a beautiful colour softback rulebook either to your local FLGS for you to collect or to your home address. It will contain all of the rules for Third Edition, along with some background and hundreds of photos/artwork.  
Registering for this promotion also registers you for the New Edition of Armoured Clash. This rulebook will be released at a later date and you will receive more information about this addition later.
How you get it
1) Share a photo of yourself with a Dystopian Wars Rulebook (at least one, but more is great).
2) Post your photo publicly and tag us in the photo with @warcradlestudios and @dystopianwars, make sure to use the #dystopianrules.
3) Tag in your local gaming store where you would like to collect your book from (if you have one).  No FLGS, no problem! we will send it directly to you.
4) Fill in the form here.
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Warcradle Studios – Dystopian Wars News

Posted on December 12th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Well it worked with the Wild West Exodus rulebook…and it is free…Register TODAY!HiYou may have already seen on social media, registration is now OPEN for Dystopian Wars Third Edition!What you get The current plan is for us to send a beautiful …

Dystopian Age Model Previews

Posted on December 3rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

As I discussed in my previous post, Warcradle made a big announcement last Friday about their plans for the future of the Dystopian Wars setting, which is now being heralded under the banner of the Dystopian Age. Unfortunately, I got … Continue reading

The Dystopian Age

Posted on December 2nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Greetings! Yesterday, Warcradle Studios published a video and a blog post detailing their plans for the Dystopian Wars setting, which they aquired from the fire sale that resulted from the shuttering of Spartan Games. The blog post and video are … Continue reading

Dystopian Wars Reborn

Posted on October 9th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

  In my recent blog post I reminisced about the demise of Spartan Games and the demise of their fabulous steampunk game, The Dystopian Wars. Though as quoted in an TMP thread: “A game is never dead as long as rules and players exist, or rather, a game is as dead as players want it … Continue reading “Dystopian Wars Reborn”

Warcradle Studios a quote Spartan Titles

Posted on September 26th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

We have some great news from Warcradle Studios! Warcradle are proud to announce that they have acquired all rights and materials relating to the Dystopian Wars, […]

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Thoughts on DW Flashpoint Campaign Maps

Posted on September 22nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

One of the neatest new additions to the DW 2.5 book is the Flashpoint Campaign system. As the book describes it, this system provides a framework for conducting an expansive map-based campaign that will allow players to gain and lose … Continue reading

The demise of the Dystopian Wars

Posted on September 12th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I was saddened to hear of the demise of Spartan Games, the company behind the wonderful Dystopian Wars and hope the future bears well for all the staff there. The Dystopian Wars is one of my favourite games, though to be honest I’ve not played fo…

More Dystopia

Posted on July 11th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

More shenanigans at sea, as the Steampunk navy’s raise steam again. All figures are again from Spartan Games, who produce nice models for Dystopian Wars even if the club are not over keen on using their rules.Matt’s DTS variant rules have been streamli…

Steam Navy Punk

Posted on June 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

So a number of people at the club have the makings of some steampunk fleets. All we need now are some rules to play with.Matt has discarded the idea of using Dystopian Wars (or its Fleet Action spinoff) despite having plenty of models, and has gone on …

Phalanx 2017

Posted on June 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

A little trip on Saturday, heading down to the place where Napoleon would have been exiled but for a typo, St Helens; and the Phalanx convention at the Sutton Leisure Centre. A number of the Furness Wargames, both past and present, made their way down …

6mm(ish) painting madness

Posted on August 23rd, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

So its been a while since I posted anything new on the blog. Part of the reason for that has been that I have been painting a lot of miniatures as part of a 6mm/10mm sci-fi gaming project. The miniatures are all Dystopian Wars figures from various factions. There are British, Antartican, French, Belgian and […]

Dystopian Wars – Prussian Wolf Pack Flotilla – Zerstörer Class Strike Bombers

Posted on July 28th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

So following up on the earlier post of the Sturmbringer Class Submarine (and Tiny Flyer!) I’ve now also completed the bombers from the boxed set. For these I’ve kept the […]

Dystopian Wars – Prussian Wolf Pack Flotilla – Sturmbringer Class Submarine (and Tiny Flyer!)

Posted on July 26th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

So many of you will have read my other posts on my Dystopian Legions Prussian army, which is still coming along nicely, just awaiting the announcement that Spartan are promising […]

My new display cabinet.

Posted on October 3rd, 2013 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

*phew* Wowsers, it’s been a while. I bought a new display case from my local hobby store. Well, two actually. And bolted them together. Notice the encouragement award and wooden spoon for coming last place in a tournament. I’m very proud of it. I blame the tournament organiser for his list advice… I guess it […]

Dystopian Wars and My Dream of Crushing Everything Ottoman…

Posted on May 21st, 2013 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

A little change of scenery for this post only, folks.As some of you probably know, Spartan Games just announced the release of their Ottoman Empire Naval Battle Group.. thing for their Dystopian Wars game.  The models look cool and what not. I don…

Kingdom of Britannia vs Federated States of America

Posted on April 3rd, 2013 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I have an ongoing game of Dystopian Wars I am playing with my wife. I’m using KoB, and she has FSA. We were both pretty rusty with the game but have enjoyed getting back into it! On to some pics: My wife’s deployment: My Deployment: I forgot Escorts are only supposed to be deployed in […]

Spartan Games: Town set – Dystopian wars

Posted on January 17th, 2013 under , . Posted by

In an attempt to encourage playing of Dystopian Wars, a steam-punk game from Spartan games, I have had a go at painting up some scenery.This latest set is a town scenery set. The game is played at a 1:1200 scale so these models are pretty small. For ex…

Spartan Games: Industrial set – Dystopian wars

Posted on January 13th, 2013 under , , . Posted by

Almost two years ago a number of local plays brought Dystopian Wars miniatures from Spartan games and gave it a go. Despite the fact that the games were quite fun, for some reason the game failed to catch on. It may have been something as simple as th…