Episode 36 – Planetary Alignment!




In this episode Giles, Reese and Peter join forces on the microphone once again to discuss various news from Spartan, what we’ve been doing in the hobby, and the mighty Prussians!

This episodes rounds out our look at the revisions to the core 6 ORBATs with a focus on the Prussian Empire for Dystopian Wars!

Find the episode directly here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/element270/E270-036-Planetary_Alignment.mp3

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We have a winner

We have a WINNER!
2 Months ago we started the first Dystopian Legions Painting Competition and we had 3 man who joined the competition with their awesome painted platoons. 1 Month ago the voting started and I want to thank everyone who voted because we had a lot of people who brought out their vote on their favourite.

So now all my talking (well actually typing) is over I will present the winner…..Congratulations PAUL! Your platoon was voted as the best painted one so you are the winner of the first Dystopian Legions Painting Competition. Your prize will be send to you by mail.

KoB 1st Pltn 1st Section

I want to thank Jon, Paul & Todd for joining the competition and I hope you guys and other painters will join again in the next competition. Keep on the good painting work everyone and see you next time.

Kind Regards,

Voting for Legions

Hello everyone,

After one month of painting we have three contestants who submitted pictures of their platoons to me. The three contestants are: Todd, Paul and Jon. The pictures of their platoons are visible below. One picture is shown here and the others are available via the link provided under it.

Todd’s Platoon
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/texufx4trrqvc4d/AAD9upq2EnBVXSe-KQTLD4nHa?dl=0Todd 4

Paul’s Platoon
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xreexvll0poqjzx/AABxRalYae2qx4CUst_dOIWDa?dl=0KoB 1st Pltn 1st Section

Jon’s Platoon
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qrkzfvawqnibwlq/AADIPoMQf3Zi0ImeobpGySzna?dl=0Jon 2

Here below you will find the poll where you can vote on your favourite platoon, the voting will end on 31 December and in the first week of January the winner will be announced.

Thank you for voting and thank you Todd, Paul and Jon for submitting your platoons.

Kind regards,

The First Dystopian Legions Painting Competition

Helllo everyone,

First off I want to introduce myself, my name is Lorenzo Salden, also known as Projectmanhatten5 on the Spartan Games Community and today I’m proud to announce the first Dystopian Legions painting competition! Together with Spartan Games and Giles, we have set up this competition and we are looking forward to a lot of painted forces from you guys. The competition already started and you are now allowed to send in pictures from your Dystopian Legions force. Pictures can be send to me via my mail (lorenzosalden@gmail.com) or via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lorenzo.salden) with the subject: Dystopian Legions Painting Competition. You can send in pictures until 1 December 2015.

After that the pictures will be uploaded and people can vote on the force they like the most. The voting will end on 31 December 2015 and the winner will be announced before the 10th of January and the prize will be send to the winner that same day. The prize is a 15 pound gift certificate for the Spartan Games Online store with an expiration date of 31 January 2016. The start of the voting will be announced on the Community and on the Element270 Facebook page.

The rule summary:
*Your painted force must at least contain 1 painted officer and 1 painted Line Section, you are allowed to add more sections to a maximum of 1 full platoon diagram (diagram can be found here: http://www.spartanga…oon-Diagram.pdf),Judging will be done on the quality of the painted miniatures, not the quantity of the miniatures.
*Pictures can be send to me until 1 December with a maximum of 5 pictures per person.
*You don’t have to start painting a new force, if you already have a painted force you can use them.
*There is no max size for the pictures but keep it normal (I don’t want poster size pictures :P)
*You force can posse in a background, scenery etc, but keep in mind that the voting is about the painting quality not the diorama you make with it.
*Composite pictures are allowed but with the following notification: you can send in 1-2 picture that is composite of your full force with some close ups, I allow it but don’t send in 5 pictures with 5 close ups each because that gives you more pictures in total and it won’t make it much easier for the voting.

If there are any questions about the competition don’t hesitate to ask them via a mail, Facebook, PM on the Community, post on the Community or as a reaction down below. The link to the community post is here for people who wane view that. Have fun painting everyone and I’m looking forward to see all your amazing forces.

Kind Regards,

Episode 27 – Recent Releases!


In this episode of Element 270 Giles and Peter take a look at the most recent releases and announcements for Dystopian Wars, Dystopian Legions, Firestorm Armada, Firestorm Planetfall and Halo…

We also mention the Spartan Survey

Check out the episode here: http://element270.libsyn.com/e270-027-recent-releases 

Or listen directly here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/element270/E270-027-Recent_releases.mp3

Episode 26 – In Depth on Legions!



In this episode Giles and Peter discuss Dystopian Legions. We cover the game in-depth, looking at how the game plays and covering our opinions and thoughts on the game system.

We apolgise for the lateness of this episode, we hope to hit a more regular recording schedule soon!

The rules book for Dystopian Legions, as well as a host of other downloads are all available for free from the Spartan Games website: http://www.spartangames.co.uk/resources/downloads

You can find the episode directly here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/element270/E270-026-In_Depth_on_Legions.mp3

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New ORBATs for Dystopian Wars and Dystopian Legions

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New ORBATs have been posted for both Dystopian Wars and Dystopian Legions.

In the Dystopian Wars ORBATs there have been a bunch of minor tweaks, as well as stats added for the Bombardment Groups – well worth checking out!

In Dystopian Legions there have been many changes throughout the armies, as well as the addition of fuller French and Covenant forces.
Both new sets of ORBATs can be found in the downloads section of the Spartan Games website: http://www.spartangames.co.uk/resources/downloads

Dystopian Legions PDFs Online!


The rules for Dystopian Legions are now available online as a free download.  I’ve said it before, and I am biased, but I love the fact that Spartan have made available their Firestorm Armada, Dystopian Wars, Planetfall and now Dystopian Legions rules – for free!

Alongside the Legions rules there are a host of other PDFs available for download, that are extremely handy as well.

The Platoon Diagram – is the structure around which armies are built.

The Progression Charts are available to print off – which is handy if you are in the mood for a campaign and want to see your army develop and grow through the Progression rules in the Legions book.

The Reference Sheet contains a bunch of handy charts and reminders for reference in play.

The Sequence of Play is similarly useful, whether you are learning the game or are an experienced hand.

The Templates are always useful!

The Terrain tables – print them back-to-back and they make a very easy to reference chart giving you all the rules and information required for the terrain on the table.


Fantastic stuff!

The website lists the Scenario Generator PDF as coming soon – which will be another handy reference, and I know the updated ORBATs and FAQ are coming at some point soon.

It’s great to see so much support now available for Legions, on the back of the new releases announced, it’s looking like this game is ready to enter a whole new lease of life!

Nation Books for Dystopian Wars

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In Episode 23 of the Element 270 podcast Neil mentioned that Spartan Games will be producing 10 PDFs, 7 for the Core Nations, and 1 each for the Grand Coalition Allies, Imperial Bond Allies and Mercenaries.  He also said that as the Allied Nations grow in stature, they may well be spun out into their own booklets.

In each book you can expect to find rules, fluff, art, and the stats for all the Dystopian Wars models.  Neil was interested in hearing from customers about whether they would like to also see the Dystopian Legions stats in those booklets alongside the Dystopian Wars ones…

So… what do you think?