Dystopian Wars: Fleet Action

From the Spartan Games Site:

 

A Prussian empire strike force is heading for Iceland, its mission a simple one: at all costs discover what the Covenant of Antarctica is up to on the frozen wastelands of this small island. This exciting boxed is the first to feature the new Dystopian Wars: Fleet Action fast play rules and the box contents include an array of CoA and Prussian naval models, scenery, rules, dice and tokens.

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From the newsletter:

 

The Fleet Action rules are quicker to play than the core rules, but use the same highly detailed models that Dystopian Wars is renowned for.  Order the new rules for a fast play game with your existing models but also make sure you take a look at The Battle For Iceland, a new two player box set using two of the most popular nations in the product line – the Prussian Empire and Covenant of Antarctica.
The Battle for Iceland 2 player box set contains
  • Fleet Action Fast Play Rulebook

  • Statistics & Template Sheets

  • Acrylic Tokens

  • Dice

  • 11 Prussian Empire Models

  • 10 Covenant of Antarctica Models

  • Highly Detailed Scenery

 

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Dusting off the Paints…

It’s been ever so long since I last managed to put paint on a model – in fact I think it was about the time of the tournaments here last year, which pushed it back a way. But I have finally done it! I have dusted off the paints and managed to get some models done!

 

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Well, there you go, I’ll probably pack them away now and not get them out for the next six months… but at least I got a few things finished!

 

 

 

 

Episode 36 – Planetary Alignment!

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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

As always you can email us at element270podcast@gmail.com

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Episode 35 – Mother Russia!

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Welcome to episode 35 of the Element 270 podcast!

In this episode Giles and special guest Ewen discuss the Russian Coalition forces in Dystopian Wars, including the changes between the older and the newer ORBAT.

This episode has been a long time coming, and many apologies for the poor quality of the audio, and occasional distraction, we were having difficulties with Skype and children both!

Find the episode directly here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/element270/E270-035-Mother_Russia.mp3

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Episode 33 – The Empire of the Blazing Sun

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In this episode Peter and Luke sit down and discuss the updated Empire of the Blazing Sun ORBAT. They take an in-depth walk through the changes and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the Empire of the Blazing Sun!

Find the episode on our blog: https://element270.wordpress.com/ 

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You can find the episode directly here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/element270/E270-033-Empire_of_the_Blazing_Sun.mp3

 

 

Giant Stompy Robots Strike Back

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We have previously seen the giant stompy robots released for the Prussians, Empire of the Blazing Sun and the Covenant of Antarctica (Peter even did an unboxing).

Now we see what Spartan have been working on – the giant stompy robots for the FSA and KoB! Boy – has it been worth the wait! These sculpts look fantastic!

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Ok – so the FSA one is a skimmer, and has the potential to carry a gigantic rocket powered hammer. This sculpt is pretty darn spectacular.

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Wow, ok, so this is Howl’s Moving Castle in a world where Howl loves nothing more than gigantic howitzers. This is a strange beast of a machine, but probably my favourite so far!

I absolutely cannot wait to see what the French and Russians have in their arsenals.

The Marina Militare

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Una flotta quasi bella come è veloce.  La flotta italiana è che una miscela di tecnologia superiore e veloci navi.

For those of you that can’t speak Italian (yes that includes me), what I said about is “A fleet almost as beautiful as it is fast.  The Italian Fleet is a mixture of superior technology and fast ships.”

The biggest ship of the fleet is the Affondatore, Battle Carrier.

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Next is the Mars Battleship.

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The Gladius is a Light Cruiser with an MV of 10″

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The Frigates are called Cinquedea; they have Elusive and Small Target MARs.

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A Medium, Low Level Flyer is the Fortuna Torpedo Bomber.

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The Fortuna’s larger cousin is the Hasta Heavy Bomber.

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If your wanting to paint your Italian Fleet, here is the list of paints I used for the above models.

  • White undercoat
  • Decks – P3 Battlefield Brown
  • Hull all over – GW Deneb Stone
  • Hull all over – P3 Menroth White Base
  • Guns, Weapons & Scrollwork – P3 Brass Balls
  • Smoke Stacks – Vallejo German Grey
  • Model Wash – GW Agrax Earthshade
  • Cranes – GW Chainmail
  • Crane Wash – GW Nuln Oil
  • Lower Hull Panels – P3 Menroth White Highlight
  • Broadside Weapons – GW Nuln Oil
  • Scrollwork Highlight – P3 Rhulic Gold
  • End of Gun Barrel – GW Abaddon Black
  • Panel edges – GW Brown Ink
  • Windows – P3 Heartfire

SAW – GW Deneb Stone, P3 Menroth White Highlight, GW Agrax Earthshade, P3 Rucksack Tan, Second GW Agrax Earthshade on Wings, Vallejo Deep Sky Blue, P3 Cold Steel on edges with GW Nuln Oil

Squad Support – GW Deneb Stone, P3 Menroth White Highlight, GW Agrax Earthshade, Torpedoes Vallejo German Grey, Bridge P3 Battlefield Brown, P3 Ruhlic Gold Windscreen, Water P3 Cygnar Blue Highlight, Ripples Vallejo Deep Sky Blue, Water Secret Weapon Blue Wash, P3 Cold Steel on edges with GW Nuln Oil

Episode 32 – The Tournament…

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In this episode Giles is joined by friend and guest Quinton Sung. We talk in detail about the local tournament run recently in Shepparton, as well as Quinton’s role as organiser and TO. We discuss both the tournament itself, as well as try and give some helpful tips for those thinking of doing the same themselves.

We also take time at the end to run through the updated ORBATs for the Kingdom of Britannia and the Republique of France, covering the changes and what it means for those fleets.

You can find the Episode directly here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/element270/E270-032-The_Tournament.mp3 

You can find the link to the Annual SMG Dystopian Wars Tournament here: https://www.facebook.com/Annual-SMG-Dystopian-Wars-Tournament-839280422856590/

Where you will also find plenty of photos of the recent event.

As always you can email us at element270podcast@gmail.com

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Episode 31 – Dystopian Update…

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Welcome to episode 31 of the Element 270 Podcast. In this episode Giles and Peter talk about what they have been up to hobby wise. They also discuss Dystopian Wars news, including an update to the timeline, the new Dreadnaught Robots for the Covenant and Empire of the Blazing Sun, and the changes to the Federated States of America and Covenant of Antarctica ORBATs.

You can find the episode direct to download here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/element270/E270-031-Dystopian_Update.mp3

We also pay homage and give a shout out to the most excellent Firebase Delta, who can be found here: http://firebasedelta.com/

And the magnificent Fleet Signal, who can be found here: http://www.fleetsignal.com/

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Bombers and Corvettes join the fleet…

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Since tasting sweet success with my last painting challenge, and rather liking the look of a painted fleet for once, I have continued with my efforts.

This week I have managed to finish off a Squadron of Bombers, and two Squadrons of Thales Corvettes (well, nearly two, I seem to have lost a single Thales somewhere).

In any case – here they are, in all their state of completion…

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