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More Studio Sparta Goodness…

This time, The Empire Of The Blazing Sun gets a look in!

 

 

 

 

Now Spartan Games have released the quickplay rules for Dystopian Legions so get yer butts over there an’ Git Playin’!

New Dystopian Goodies

Brought to my attention by The Bear I show you some new Dystopian Wars Flyers and buildings!

And now, smexy bunkers…

Great stuff all round!

Dystopian Wars Rulebook 1.1 announced! AND Captain Vladimir Nikonovs Mercenary Submersible – The Black Wolf!

Spartan Games have announced the release of their new edition rulebook full of the up to date rules and hopefully making better sense than the current edition! This is from the Spartan blog…

 

Since launching in October 2010, Dystopian Wars has gone from strength to strength as more and more gamers jump on board and discover the technological marvels of a Victorian Sci-Fi Age. As Dystopian Wars evolved, we continued to make improvements to our popular game. That natural progression has led us to the new Dystopian Wars Edition 1.1 Master Rulebook.

This edition, which will be shipping from Monday 27th February, brings together a number of key changes to the rules system, a refinement of the rules text and tweaks to the Stat Cards of certain models, all of which enhance the game and deliver a better tournament experience. Rules for the original four nations are presented clearly and concisely, backed up with some beautiful illustrations of the characters and ships that bring the world of Dystopian Wars to life. Of course, the Edition 1.1 Master Rulebook is still fully compatible with the Covenant of Antarctica and the new Republique of France A5 Fleet Guides.

We are very excited about the improvements to the highly-anticipated Edition 1.1 Master Rulebook. To celebrate the launch of the Edition 1.1 Rulebook, we’re delighted to bring you TWO very special offers.

Go to our dedicated Dystopian Wars Edition 1.1 Master Rulebook page for more details on each of our special offers.

The New Dystopian Wars Edition 1.1 Master Rulebook

The New Dystopian Wars Edition 1.1 Master Rulebook

This is from an Email newsletter I recieved and includes information on the first Mercenary model for the game…

Spartan Games is pleased to announce that the Dystopian Wars Edition 1.1 Master Rulebook will be shipping from Monday 27th February. This edition brings together a number of key changes to the rules system, a refinement of the rules text and tweaks to the Statistics of certain models, all of which enhance the game and deliver a better tournament experience. Rules for the original nations are presented clearly and concisely, backed up with some beautiful illustrations of the characters and ships that inhabit the Victorian Sci Fi Age. Of course, the Edition 1.1 Master Rulebook is still fully compatible with the Covenant of Antarctica and the new Republique of France A5 Fleet Guides. 

 

We are very excited about the improvements to the highly-anticipated Edition 1.1 Rulebook. So excited, in fact, that we’re delighted to bring you TWO very special offers:

**25% OFF**

Look out for the Dystopian Wars Edition 1.1 Master Rulebook in your local store as retailers will be offering 25% off the normal price. Simply pick up a copy with the 25% OFF sticker.

 

 

**FREE MERCENARY SUBMERSIBLE WORTH £8.50**

Alternatively, customers buying Edition 1.1 direct from the Spartan Games Online Store will receive our first mercenary naval model – Captain Vladimir Nikonov’s formidable submersible The Black Wolf – while stocks last. The submersible is supplied with an integrated water base, two acrylic templates depicting the submerged model’s possible locations, a Stat card and an A6 guide, with artwork of Nikonov on one side and rules for the model on the other.

Visit our Online Store to pick up the Dystopian Wars Edition 1.1 Master Rulebook. 

 

The "Black Wolf" (with one of its two Echo Templates)

 

**FREE A5 UPGRADE BOOKLET**

We are offering a full colour A5 mini booklet that details the key changes in Edition 1.1, so gamers can upgrade Edition 1.0 at absolutely no cost and bring it right up-to-date. You can download a PDF version of the booklet from our website from February 27th.

In addition to this, we are pleased to say that from March 12th we will be making a FREE printed copy of the booklet available to our sales partners around the world. So check out your local gaming store for a copy while stocks last. 

 

With two offers on the table, we are confident that you can easily gain access to the latest updates toDystopian Wars, either by buying a new Master Rulebook or by obtaining our A5 booklet.

We don’t want any of our customers missing out on this exciting opportunity, so let your friends know they can join our mailing list by visiting our website and signing up to the newsletter. You can also share your thoughts on the Version 1.1 Master Rulebook with fellow gamers by heading on over to the Spartan Games Forum.

Spartan Games Mobile Airfields get a paint job!

With the impending release of the mobile Airfields for your ground forces, Spartan Games have treated all of us to a lovely group of painted shots for each nations Aircraft carrying monster alongside the previously biggest vehicle of each nation. Its some great looking stuff…

(To download the cards you need to right click and Save As)


“The Mobile Airfields for all Nations officially hit the stores on Wednesday 8th, so we thought we’d take this chance to show you just how they compare, size-wise, to their Land Ship and Heavy Walker cousins, the former iron giants of the battlefield.We’ve also made available the tweaked Stat Cards for each of these models, which they are supplied with.

Herodotus Class Mobile AirfieldHerodotus Class Mobile Airfield

Click here to download the Herodotus Class Mobile Airfield Stat Card

Kagoshima Class Mobile AirfieldKagoshima Class Mobile Airfield

Click here to download the Kagoshima Class Mobile Airfield Stat Card

Alamo Class Mobile AirfieldAlamo Class Mobile Airfield

Click here to download the Alamo Class Mobile Airfield Stat Card

Brunel Class Mobile AirfieldBrunel Class Mobile Airfield

Click here to download the Brunel Class Mobile Airfield Stat Card

Seydlitz Class Mobile Airfield

Seydlitz Class Mobile Airfield

Click here to download the Seydlitz Class Mobile Airfield Stat Card

The Temple of DOOOOOM! Empire of the Blazing Sun Mobile Airfield Render revealed!

Temple Of Doooooom…

I wanted to see this badly after seeing the Brittainian one. All kinds of sexiness is coming out of Spartan at the moment. Its great to see the level of love coming for Dystopian Wars. So without further ado, The Empire Of The Blazing Suns mobile Airfield render. Its shiney:

The Kagoshima Class Mobile Airfield is, according to its creator Koichiro Nakayama, a “symbolic representation of the Empire of the Blazing Sun’s majestic power and might”. To most other people it is a humoungous representation of what you can do with tens of thousands of tons of Sturginium enhanced metal!

Empire of the Blazing Sun - Kagoshima Class Mobile Airfield (Top)Empire of the Blazing Sun – Kagoshima Class Mobile Airfield (Top)

At 608 feet long, 280 feet tall and 288 feet wide this is an amazing feat of engineering. Only the elite, the truly gifted pilots of the Empire are allowed to serve on a Kagoshima. This is, in part, because of its privileged status in the Empire’s military, but also because take offs and landings are not a trivial matter. Landings at the rear of the model are made under the massive Shinto/Shrine command centre, and you really do not want to make a hash of that approach.

This is the most complicated model I have made for Dystopian Wars and although I got a bit carried away with its detailing, the result is exactly what I had hoped for. The Shinto/Shrine building at the rear is a component I am very proud of, right down to the banners, and I think it captures the aesthetic of ornate oriental buildings, like the Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū shrine in Kyoto. I’m really looking forward to making more Blazing Sun ground vehicles in 2012.

Empire of the Blazing Sun - Kagoshima Class Mobile Airfield (Top)Empire of the Blazing Sun – Kagoshima Class Mobile Airfield (Top)

Empire of the Blazing Sun - Kagoshima Class Mobile Airfield (Side)Empire of the Blazing Sun – Kagoshima Class Mobile Airfield (Side)

Empire of the Blazing Sun - Kagoshima Class Mobile Airfield (Front)Empire of the Blazing Sun – Kagoshima Class Mobile Airfield (Front)

Empire of the Blazing Sun - Kagoshima Class Mobile Airfield (Shrine)Empire of the Blazing Sun – Kagoshima Class Mobile Airfield (Shrine)

Empire of the Blazing Sun - Kagoshima Class Mobile Airfield (Seperated)Empire of the Blazing Sun – Kagoshima Class Mobile Airfield (Seperated)

Empire of the Blazing Sun - Kagoshima Class Mobile Airfield (with O-I 'Taka-Ashi' Heavy Walker)Empire of the Blazing Sun – Kagoshima Class Mobile Airfield (with O-I ‘Taka-Ashi’ Heavy Walker)

Empire of the Blazing Sun - Kagoshima Class Mobile Airfield (Rear)

Empire of the Blazing Sun – Kagoshima Class Mobile Airfield (Rear)