Register Now For A Free 3rd Edition Rulebook For Dystopian Wars

Warcradle Studios has taken over production for the Dystopian Wars line. If you’re a fan of the game, or perhaps looking to see what the new company will be doing with the game, they’ve got a special offer you can sign up for. Just put your name on the list and you’ll get a free version of the Dystopian Wars 3rd Edition rulebook. Pretty simple, really.
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Warcradle Studios Taking Over Dystopian and Firestorm Licenses From Spartan Games

Well, it looks like Warcradle is on the move again. The new studio making Wild West Exodus has made a deal with Spartan Games that they will continue on the Dystopian and Firestorm universes. They’ve posted up a video discussing the new announcement, and we can look forward to more updates in the coming months. Check out the vid below.
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Special Dystopian Wars Bundles Available From Spartan Games

We all know my love of free-to-download rules sets. They give players a chance to read over and possibly try a game before they buy it. So, assuming you like the rules, you then go and pick up a force for yourself. Well, if you’re checking out the Dystopian Wars: Fleet Action fast-play rules, Spartan Games has put together some special bundles so you can get your fleets ready to go.
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New Dystopian Wars Pre-Orders Available From Spartan Games

There’s a new 2-player starter set coming out for Dystopian Wars. You all know my love of 2-player starters. This one is called Operation North Star. It pits the Teutonic Order from Scandinavia against the Dominion of Canada. Along with the 2-player kit, there’s numerous other sets for the game that are available to pre-order now. They’ll begin shipping out in August.
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New Halo and Dystopian Wars Releases Available To Order From Spartan Games

The folks at Spartan Games have a whole bunch of new releases available to pre-order for a trio of their games. Both Halo Wars: Fleet Battles and Ground Command are getting some new ships (a couple of them huge, relatively), and there’s a new edition of Dystopian Wars you can pick up the rulebook for, plus the Republic of Egypt makes an appearance.
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Spartan Games Free Rulebook Weekend Promo

Spartan Games is giving you a chance to get something for nothing. This weekend spend £50 in their webshop and get a free rulebook of your choice. Want to start one of their games but were waiting for some sort of special? Want to get a friend into a game? Just need to replace a beaten-up book? This weekend’s your chance to do it.
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Spartan Games Latest Releases Available Now

Spartan Games has their first releases for the new year up on their website. They’ve got new releases for three of their games: Dystopian Wars, Firestorm Armada, and Halo: Ground Command. So you’ve got some steampunk, some sci-fi space battles, and some sci-fi ground battles. Pretty nice spread there.
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Midweek Snippets

Is this week just rocketing by for anyone else, or just me?
I mean, it’s already Wednesday.
Well, seeing as it is Wednesday, let’s get ourselves stocked up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Public Alpha For Cold Start Posted, How to Paint Board Game Miniatures: The Beginners Guide to Painting Board Game Miniatures Now Available, Terrible Kids Stuff – Christmas 2016 releases, Battle for the Universe Coming to Kickstarter in January, Jet Bike Construction Kit Up On Kickstarter, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm November Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Khurasan releases two 15mm fantasy sets by Tom Meier, Final Week for The Roots of Magic On Kickstarter, Dystopian World Expansion Passes Funding Goal, Ouroboros Tales Posts New Stretch Goals, New Viking Shield Sets Available from Tabletop-Art, Brother Vinni Holiday Sale Happening Now, 15mm 1st Carlist Wars & Spanish American War (1898) back in production, and New Junk City Bases Available From Kromlech.

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Dystopian Wars Expansion Up On Kickstarter

A couple weeks ago, Spartan Games had announced that they were going to come out with a new game.
Players… didn’t really like the idea.
That caused Spartan to send out a survey going, “Ok, what is it that you would like?” The players responded. And now Spartan has held up their end by launching a Kickstarter campaign to expand the world of Dystopian Wars.
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December Releases Available To Pre-Order From Spartan Games

We’re a couple weeks away from it being December. Holiday shopping will start any time now (or possibly has already started for some people). Well, if you’re fans of Dystopian Wars or Halo: Ground Command, you can go ahead and start your shopping as well, as the December releases are available to order over in the Spartan Games webshop.
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New Pre-Orders Posted From Spartan Games

Spartan Games likes to give you all a good lead-time on getting your orders in for their new releases and conveniently places them all in one place in their webshop. Well, they’ve got a new page set up for the sets that will be shipping out April 27th. Lots of space going on this time around, but some ground-based action at the end.
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Spartan Games Taking Pre-Orders for New Releases

2016 or bust!
Or in the case of Spartan Games, “2016 for busts!”
They’ve started taking pre-orders for the new models they’ll have available on January 27th of next year, and included in the group are a new set of busts for the Halo Fleet Battles game. There’s more than that, of course. To see exactly what, read on.
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Black Friday Deals Already Available from Spartan Games

It’s Thanksgiving week (for us here in the US). And while where you’re at they might not celebrate Thanksgiving, or might not celebrate it at the same time (I’m looking at you, Canadians), the whole world pays attention to it, as it means the start of the Christmas Shopping Season, kicking off with Black Friday. Well, it’s not Black Friday yet, but that doesn’t mean the deals haven’t already started. Such as these from Spartan Games.
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Spartan Games Taking Pre-Orders For Latest Products

As usual, just about a month before they’re available, Spartan Games has started taking pre-orders for their next sets of releases. Considering what they have on deck, one could say they’re really making a “token effort” with this new batch.
… I guess you only get that joke when you see what they’re actually taking orders for. I guess I should probably show you that.
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Spartan Games Posts September 30th Pre-Orders Online

While much of the excitement around Spartan Games lately has been all about Halo, they have other games that should also be paid attention to. You can see that in the latest set of pre-orders that they’re taking on their site.
Uh… there’s also some Halo stuff there…
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Spartan Games Big Weekend Sale

Have you been thinking of getting into Dystopian Wars or Firestorm Armada from Spartan Games? Or perhaps you’ve got one or the other game (or potentially both) and had been thinking about bulking up your force? This might be a weekend to look into doing just that.
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Spartan Games Posts New Pre-Releases

You’ve hopefully seen some of the photos I posted from the Spartan Games display yesterday. If not, go check them out. If you have, what’d you think? Halo has made it to the tabletops with The Fall of Reach starter. Now, Spartan has started taking pre-orders for some more Halo goodies, as well as some releases for a few of their other games.
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Spartan Games Survey 2015

So… all that stuff in the other post about surveys. Well, it would seem Spartan thought it was a good idea as well. So they’re running their Spartan Games Survey 2015. Let them know what you like about their games… and maybe a bit about what you don’t like, too. You’d better hurry, though, since it only lasts until the 17th. But that’s not the only thing Spartan has going on that lasts until the 17th.
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Spartan Games Sale on Aerial Battle Groups and Individual Models

Spartan Games gets you some minis for cheaper than usual with their Aerial Battle Groups and Individual Models sales over in their webshop. Until the 15th, you can get 10% off your order by using the code “MODELS10” at checkout. The sale applies to Aerial Battle Groups for Dystopian Wars and individual models for Dystopian Wars and Firestorm Armada. Now’s a great time to add to your fleets.

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Big April Sale at Spartan Games on Books and Dystpian Legions

Spartan Games has several really great deals going on over in their webshop. For starters, all of their rulebooks are at least half-off. Sure, you can download them for free from their website, but some people like to actually have a book in their hand (I’m included in this count), and Spartan’s making it a lot cheaper for you to do so. The other deal is for Dystopian Legions army bundles. If you’re looking to get either Prussians or English, now’s the time. You get several box sets, the rulebook, tokens, and templates, plus free shipping for one, low price.
These deals last throughout the month of April.

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Latest Pre-Orders from Spartan Games Posted Online

Spartan Games added a whole slew of new pre-orders available up on their website. They have various Dystopian Wars sets, including one with a steam-mechanical alligator (which is pretty awesome if you ask me). There’s various bomber sets coming for Dystopian Legions. There’s also a trio of Planetfall kits, including a gigantic 6-legged sort of space-rhino thing with a whole command center on its back.
There’s 18 of them (new releases, that is), total, to check out.

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Special Deals from Spartan Games for March

Spartan Games has a bunch of special deals they’re running now over on their website. Want to get a free rulebook? Or perhaps a free blister of minis? Or perhaps a great deal on two starter boxes? Mosey on over and see what’s in store. But you only have until the end of the month to partake in these deals before they’re gone.

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Spartan Games Posts March 25th Releases

Spartan Games is showing off and taking pre-orders for their batch of minis they’ll be releasing on March 25th. There’s a little something for everyone, whether you play Dystopian Legions, Firestorm Armada, Dystopian Wars, or Firestorm Planetfall. There’s a lot of photos just beyond the cut to ogle.
I’m a fan of the giant robots, myself.


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Snippets for your Wednesday

Hopefully all our readers up in the North East are safe and warm.
Well, if you’re snowed in (or even if you’re not, I guess), here’s a selection of some of the shorter stories we’ve come across the past couple days.

We’ve got: 2nd Special Edition Dragon Head Challenge Coin Kickstarter, RN Estudio’s 2nd Master Series Mini release: Alice, Tabletop-Art Previews Meteoric Surface Bases, Assault on the Unknown Cover Revealed, Kabuki Models previews First Knight renders, MiniWorlds: New Pictures of Sepulcrum Expansion Set, Dystopian Wars Demo Event Announced for Gnome Con, New Cyborg Hills from LaserCutCard, Schrödinger’s Cats Starts in on Stretch Goals, new pedestal from Thomarillion, and new stretch goals unlocked for the Fightin’ Fungi Kickstarter.

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Latest Pre-Releases Posted from Spartan Games

Spartan Games has posted up the latest set of pre-releases on their website. These are for Dystopian Wars and Firestorm Armada. They’ll be shipped out on Feb. 25th.
For Firestorm Armada, there’s several sets for both the Rense System Navy as well as the Oroshan.
For Dystopian Wars, the League of Italian States get both naval and aerial detachments.


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Latest Pre-Orders available from Spartan Games

Spartan Games posted their last set of pre-orders for this year. There’s a whole bunch to see, so check ’em out.


From the announcement:


Following the exciting launch of Firestorm Planetfall, headlined by the excellent Battle for Proteus Prime 2 Player Battle Box, Spartan Games is pleased to announce our final release of the year. The December release includes new additions for Firestorm Planetfall, Firestorm Armada, Dystopian Legions and Dystopian Wars, so there’s something for everyone this holiday season!
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Latest pre-orders available from Spartan Games

Spartan Games put their latest wave of pre-orders up over in their webshop.

Chinese Dragon


From them to you:

Spartan Games is proud to announce the release of ELEVEN new products this September, covering Dystopian Legions, Firestorm Armada and Dystopian Wars.

We bring you two Rulebooks, a fantastic two player starter set, a new alliance fleet of spaceships, a Dystopian Wars Alliance Nation expands its war effort, and we also unleash a ROBOT DRAGON!

Dystopian Wars singles available from Spartan Games

Spartan Games opened up their parts service and now has a bunch of Dystopian Wars minis available as singles.



From the announcement:

Following the successful release of Dystopian Wars version 2.0 and its 21 new Battle Groups (Naval, Aerial and Armoured) Spartan Games is excited to announce that we have made a large number of individual models available in our online Parts Service

Spartan Games latest pre-orders posted

Spartan Games posted up their next round of pre-orders. These models will be shipped out in August.


From the announcement:

August brings new releases for Dystopian Wars, with Naval and Armoured Battle Groups marking the introduction of the powerful Indian Raj, and Firestorm Armada, with 3 new box sets across Kurak Alliance and Zenian League.

Spartan Games previews Chinese Federation Dreadnought

Spartan Games gives us a look at some 3D renders for the Chinese Federation Dreadnought they’re working on.


From the post:

Sometimes we have a creative meeting and an idea is proposed that literally stops everyone in their tracks,,,,, and results in everyone saying ‘we must make that model!’

Well when the Dystopian team proposed the idea of a Chinese Dreadnought that is literally a fire breathing Dragon we just HAD to make it. Enjoy…

Man Battlestations posts Dystopian Wars 2.0 Unboxing and Impressions

Man Battlestations has posted up an unboxing and partial review article on the new Dystopian Wars 2.0 box set.

Dystopian Wars 2.0


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Ruckdog over at Man Battlestations has finally gotten his hands on the new Dystopian Wars rulebook and box set. How does the new edition stack up to the old one? Head on over to Man Battlestations and see!

Latest pre-releases available to order from Spartan Games

Spartan Games is taking pre-orders for their latest group of Dystopian Wars releases.


From the announcement:

Following on the new Dystopian Wars Naval and Armoured Battle Groups, July sees the launch of new Aerial Battle Groups that are optimised for play with the v2.0 rulebook.

A reminder that all existing Naval, Armoured and Aerial battle groups are fully compatible with the v2.0 rules. We have ensured that ALL models in Dystopian Wars are carried across to the version 2.0 rule set and are fully supported.

Stock of these releases will be shipping to our sales partners from July 16th

Dystopian Wars 2.0 book coming next week

Spartan Games has their Dystopian Wars 2.0 book available to order. It will be shipping out next week.

Dystopian Wars


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The Dystopian Wars 2.0 ‘Commodore Edition’ Rulebook heralds major enhancements to our highly successful Victorian Super Science Fiction game.

The Commodore Edition is a 320 page book, with a faux leather and Gold Blocking Inlay cover and Page Marker Ribbon.