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    • January Releases: A New Nation Joins The Empire, The Japanese!
      The waters of the Dystopian Age are coming alive once more with the upcoming release of a battlefleet set from an exciting new nation to Dystopian Wars, the Japanese! The Kongo Battlefleet Set will launch this January.

      Nikolai Tesla has been hard at work and January sees his hard work pay off with the release of the UR-31E Teslabots, your first chance to acquire these heavily-armed automata for Wild West Exodus outside of the Showdown at Retribution Two Player Starter Set.

      Last up is the Augusta range from Warcradle Scenics, which sees the Augusta Industrial Set, released in August 2021 now in individual terrain sets, allowing you to add even more to your wargames set in the grim setting of Augusta.

      Make sure you don’t miss out on all these exciting new releases available to pre-order from December 31st 2021. Due to be released at the end of January 2022. 
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    • Step-by-Step: Nikolai Tesla’s Face
      With the Showdown at Retribution Two Player Starter Set recently released, are you undecided on how you want to paint your Nikolai Tesla?

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    • November Releases: Victory is in sight as The Crown launch a new Battlefleet Set
      November is a big month here at Warcradle Studios, exciting new pre-orders are coming your way for Dystopian Wars, Wild West Exodus and Warcradle Scenics.
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    • Step-by-Step: UR-31E Teslabot Armour
      Daz has been hard at work painting so you know what that means, it’s Step-by-Step time again! 

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    • Step-by-Step: Constitution Battlefleet
      It’s time for another Step-by-Step here on the Warcradle Studios blog, and we are excited to reveal the first painting tutorial for the American faction - the Union! 

      Daz has been busy painting, as usual, bringing us all another one of his Step-by-Step guides for Dystopian Wars. 


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    • I also think there is a serious echo-chamber on the FB group that kinda obfuscates what non die-hard players are thinking which is a shame.
    • I can understand that perspective. I think there is superficial tactics but they are limited. Terrain makes a big difference.  I think the game has great potential, but there are some serious limitations right now to be honest. I have a detailed take on it (from my perspective) in the thread in General: Why Dystpopian Wars is heading for sales failure I still think it is heading that way. There isn't enough substance to the game to justify selling models. There are some die-hards that see good, but I can't agree, I think the game is poor in execution, and moderate in enjoyment. There is very little decision making. Take ships of the class that roll the most dice and go from there. 
    • They did lower the amount of support dice quite considerably, and increased the armor and hull on the bigger ships. 
    • Ok... yes I found it... seem to be the same as before.   Well... seem the game have not changed much since I last tried it out. Feels mostly as I'm throwing dice at the opponent as ranges are too long. There should be a cap on how many support dice each gun system should be able to provide. I tried a game where each system could only add up to as many dice as the initial gun had... so maximum of twice the dice on any attack. Made the game way more tactical for such a s small change.
    • It's all in the ORBAT. The entry states how large the initial unit is and how many additional models you can take.
    • I think this game balance is a joke... there seem to be almost zero tactics and just dice rolling going on.   I have played a few solo games to get a feel for it and I completely agree with the assessment of the OP.   It is all about managing to get those first few alpha strikes off, probably with the help of some re-rolls from a tactical card... game over... I hardly need to move the ships anywhere clever either. I don't understand how the developers don't consider this absurd and game breaking. Ranges of weapons are just too long and combining dice pools are just too strong, especially on cruisers as proven in his thread.   Not sure I would bother more with this game as I'm more of a tactical player and want the game to be decided by clever moves and positioning and not dice-rolling. People that want a more though provoking game experience probably should move to another game system.
    • There used to be information both in the rules and unit cards how big certain units could be, how many models a unit could have. I don't find this information anywhere outside the ORBAT which only seem to mention the minimum amount, not the maximum amount? Am I missing something?!?
    • The waters of the Dystopian Age are coming alive once more with the upcoming release of a battlefleet set from an exciting new nation to Dystopian Wars, the Japanese! The Kongo Battlefleet Set will launch this January. Nikolai Tesla has been hard at work and January sees his hard work pay off with the release of the UR-31E Teslabots, your first chance to acquire these heavily-armed automata for Wild West Exodus outside of the Showdown at Retribution Two Player Starter Set. Last up is the Augusta range from Warcradle Scenics, which sees the Augusta Industrial Set, released in August 2021 now in individual terrain sets, allowing you to add even more to your wargames set in the grim setting of Augusta. Make sure you don’t miss out on all these exciting new releases available to pre-order from December 31st 2021. Due to be released at the end of January 2022.      Dystopian Wars This month introduces a brand new nation to Dystopian Wars with the release of the Kongo Battlefleet Set. The Empire will be sure to take advantage of these new Japanese ships that pack a significant punch. Kongo Battlefleet Set The Japanese enter the fray for the first time and are ready to fight for The Empire with the upcoming release of the Kongo Battlefleet Set. Of all the Battleships upon the seas in the last 50 years the Britannia Class of the Crown has been considered the heaviest. That is until the Empire launched the Kongo Class Heavy Battleship. One of the deadliest warships to ply the seas of the Dystopian Age, the Kongo is crewed by some of the finest sailors in all of Japan. The design of this behemoth was always aimed at making it as armoured as possible while still retaining speed and manoeuvrability as much as the best Japanese naval engineers could manage. Wild West Exodus Can you hear that? The mechanical marching of the UR-31E Teslabots is almost deafening as Nikolai Tesla’s inventions come to life once more for Wild West Exodus. UR-31E Teslabots Nikolai Tesla is not a man to stand still. He is forever moving forward, tinkering with his designs and dreaming up new and ever more challenging projects. The UR-31 E is one such progression from the UR-31 Automata, a design that became ubiquitous to replace lost manpower after the Ore War. These so-called ‘Teslabots’ are hard wired with either ranged offensive instructions or more defensive, close order ones depending on their equipment loadout. Warcradle Scenics As night envelopes the industrial district of Augusta, the ne'er do wells come out in full force. Back from Warcradle Scenics is the Augusta Industrial range of terrain sets, now available to purchase individually.  Bring the town of Augusta to life in Wild West Exodus, Warhammer 40k, Infinity, and more! Augusta Industrial Range On the edge of town sits the industrial district of Augusta. This collection of small factories, warehouses, and depots are busy by day and all but abandoned by night. When the sun goes down the dark alleyways and abandoned lots are rife with illicit activity, squatters, and criminal elements. But it doesn’t end there, things move in the shadows, shapes flow just out of the corner of your eye and if you stand very still you can hear a slow rhythmic thrumming of a vast machine beneath your feet. So this month is packed full of exciting upcoming releases with a new nation for Dystopian Wars, a set of standalone UR-31E Teslabots as seen in Showdown at Retribution for Wild West Exodus, and a range of industrial scenics from Warcradle Scenics. Make sure you don’t miss out when they go on pre-order December 31st 2021 from your FLGS or Wayland Games online. As always, be sure to keep up to date with Warcradle Studios’ socials, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for new releases and more. View the full article
    • I can only answer two of your questions sorry mate. You don't need bases for the models (but you raise an excellent point about orientation and angles, missed opportunity by the model designers there). They are very sturdy and unless you do something that would damage any model, they won't get damaged through usage. The fleet points value (and the rules) are all free on the "Pick a Faction" link on the dystopian wars web page. you can jump on, download the ORBATYS for free and go from there.
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