Saturday, January 1, 2011

Dystopian Wars

Happy New Year Guys!

My resolution is to spend more time on my own pile of unpainted models rather than spending it looking at all the other nicely painted miniatures on the internet.

Dystopian Wars was released at the end of 2010 by Spartan Games makers of games like Uncharted Seas (Fantasy Naval Warfare) and FIrestorm Armada (Sci-fi Space battles).  I did not buy into any of the other games as I have played and enjoyed Bablyon 5: A Call To Arms   for Space Battles and Uncharted Seas looked great but I wanted to see how Spartan Games went as a new miniature company before committing to buying models.

I spent about one and a half weeks having a cooling off period after listening to the D6 Generations Podcast about Dystopian Wars and trying to read up any review I could find on Google and the usual gaming sites (TMP etc..).  I found Varcan Cluster (link for Dystopian Wars posts only) helpful for close ups of the actual models for Dystopian Wars and a lot of the other games I love to play.

I finally caved and picked up the rules and all the starter sets for Dystopian Wars.  Dystopian Wars is a fun Air, Land and Sea game set in the 1870's.  It has a Steam Punk, alternate history to our own with some masterfully crafted models.

While I am cleaning up the models and prepping to paint them I thought I would post a few pictures of one of the Starter sets to show the contents.

A few close ups of the Kingdom of Britannia Starter set.

The nice thing is the models come with Unit Cards, Counters, Templates and 10 bases of Fighters  :armata_PDT_37:

Counters and Templates

The packaging is nice and there were no broken models.

KoB Starter packaging]

Some flash on the models but very easily removed!

KoB Starter set models contents

Some Detail shots of the KoB Battle ship and Frigate:

KoB Battleship Hul close up

KoB Frigate close up

Lastly a size comparison shot to other models:

KoB Frigate,Flames of War German,KoB Cruiser,Warlord Games Celtic Warrior,KoB Battleship,GW Terminator Marine

From Left to Right:  KoB Frigate, Flames of War German (15mm scale), KoB Cruiser, Warlord Games Celt, KoB Battleship and GW Terminator marine.

I hope the photos help those with questions about quality and what you get in a starter box.  I am happy with what I have received and like the fun nature of the game.

Back to work before the kids wake up :)

Until next time, Happy Gaming!



Beccas said...

I just ordered the rulebook today. I have never been into steam punk but this is really capturing the old imagination. Does Spartan sell decals for the ships and stuff?

Allan and Carmen said...

Not that I am know of.

It looks like they have used Transfers from WWII Aircraft in the rulebook?

Got to admit I feel the same war about steam punk. Not really my cup of tea but the models, theme and rules look great. I have even managed to recruit one local player already which is good.