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Checking Out Dystopian Wars

In this post, I take a closer look at Dystopian Wars and what is coming in the future from Warcradle Studios.

I don’t know about you, but Dystopian Wars has been popping up all over the internet for me lately. It’s on YouTube, Facebook and even Instagram too. With all of this hype, I wanted to look at it closer and take you on the journey with me.

As a note, all of the pictures in today’s post come from the Warcradle Studios Blog Site.

Now, let’s take a look.

What is Dystopian Wars?

Dystopian Wars is an alternative reality Victorian Sci-Fi fleet battles game with lots of steampunk elements mixed into the system.

The game is built to 1:1200 scale with miniatures by Warcradle Studios. Once owned by the now out of business Spartan Games, Warcradle Studios bought this IP and simplified the game for a third edition.

Hunt for the Prometheus Artwork
Artwork from Hunt for the Hunt for the Prometheus – the Two-Player Starter Set. 

Being that I am not familiar with the original game, I am not 100% sure what changed. That said, you can download both the Spartan Games 2.5 edition rules to Dystopian Wars and the Warcradle Studios version 3 rules free from the internet if you look around.

You can get the Dystopian Wars 3rd edition rules from the rules page of the official website. If you want to check out the Spartan Games’ old rules, here is where you find them.

The Hunt for the Prometheus Two-Player Starter Set for Dystopian Wars
A look at the contents of the Two-Player Starter Set for Dystopian Wars. This new starter set comes with the 3.0 ruleset.

Giving the rules out for free, that’s really cool and a nice move by Warcradle Studios. This means that you can go to those sites right now and form your own opinion about the game.

What really captured my imagination lately though is the artwork and miniatures previews that the company has been putting out. Check this stuff out.

Artwork and Miniatures

The new artwork for Dystopian wars really gets me excited. For this post, I am going to look at some of the newer stuff that you may or may not have seen.

Dystopian Wars Mozhayski Battlefleet Set Artwork - Aircraft in Dystopian Wars
The newest pre-release Battlefleet Set is this set for the Russian forces (known as the Commonwealth in the game). This is on pre-sale for the month of May, 2021.
Mozhayski Battlefleet Miniatures
This is the first set in the new rules to feature a full sized carrier for Ariel fighters. Interestingly enough, the two-player starter set has a dedicated carrier too for the Enlightened, but they are carrying cyber-whales that act as submersible attack crafts. Not aircraft.
Dystopian Wars Ning Jing Battlefleet Set
I believe this set came out last month and it looks pretty neat. Especially if you like large long-range battleships.
Ning Jing Battlefleet Miniatures
Here are the ships that come in the above box. You can build these ships in different variations.
Yangtze Class Battleship
Take a look at the size of guns on this battleship! This is an alternative way that you can build the battleship above.

Modular Miniatures

I’ve noticed in my investigation into the system, and its miniatures so far, that there are multiple ways to build all of the miniature ships (sized cruiser or bigger). That is really cool as it gives you multiple ways to build each battle box or fleet set.

It also sets in the desire to obtain more boxes so you get the opportunity to build multiples of each configuration. I think I am going to look into magnetizing these kits to allow a couple of different builds for each ship.

Prussia Fleet Starter Set 1:1200
The ships for the Prussian Imperium really look neat. Here is the artwork for that. They can also take a lot of long range guns and many of their weapons have an electrical type aspect to them.

On top of having different ways you can build the hull, you can also load out each ship type with different weapons. Want to sub in missile launchers or rail guns for heavy guns, you can do that.

Spoilers of Upcoming Dystopian Wars Releases

The 3rd edition of Dystopian Wars is still very new. That said, Warcradle has given us a few spoilers of what to expect in the future.

Right now, there are four factions available to play. By the end of the year, I anticipate that there will be eight factions available.

Below is some artwork of some yet to be released factions.

Dystopian Wars British Starter Set - Britannia Battlefleet Set Spoiler
This is going to be the starter fleet set for the British Faction. Looks really cool! I like this one.
Dystopian Wars American Starter Set - Union Battlefleet Set Spoiler
Here is a picture I really had to comb the internet to find. I found it a from a while ago on the Warcradle Blog. This box will be one of the Fleet Sets for the American forces, known as the Union.

Wrapping it up…

Thank you for joining me in this look at Dystopian Wars by Warcradle Studios. This third edition is getting a lot of attention, and the ships and artwork are looking really good to me so far.

If you are interested in Dystopian Wars, check out what is available on Wayland Games. Wayland Games happens to own Warcradle Studios, so you are pretty much buying from the manufacturer if you buy from them.

Have you tried or looked at the new Dystopian Wars?

If so, please leave a comment below about your thoughts.

Until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!

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  1. Jacob Stauttener

    Have you looked at the new Dystopian Wars? If so, let us know what you think!

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