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    • Now for something a bit different! 

      We are pleased to announce we will have a limited edition collectors pin available exclusively during Adepticon 2018. 

      We hope to bring out a series of these collectors badges with a new one available at each major show we attend through the year. You will be able to purchase the badge either from our stand at Adepticon or through the Wild West Exodus website for the duration of the show. 

      Measuring almost an inch in diameter, this year's Adepticon exclusive pin will feature Unger, an Enlightened Creation and is strictly limited to 200 copies. Watch out for other iconic characters from the Dystopian Age coming soon!






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    • In March we'll be joining over 80 exhibitors at AdeptiCon 2018 . With us, we'll be bringing the weird west battles of the Wild West Exodus world, our dynamic demo team (we don't go anywhere without them!), and some sneaky event exclusives - including some very welcome Dystopian Wars previews!
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    • In case you missed our post yesterday evening on Facebook, I thought I should add these upcoming beauties here...

      We have images of both the Infernal Investigations posse and the Ranger Showboat posse below - which one would like to get on your tabletop?
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    • We are very excited to announce that 24th February 2018 sees the first release of terrain from Warcradle Studios! There are five new buildings available for pre-order including the Red Oak Residence, the Red Oak Cartwright's, the Red Oak Jail, the Red Oak Metal Smith, and the Red Oak Post Office; all of which are supplied primed for easy painting...
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    • Today was truly a clash to behold, Lukes creepy creations of the Enlightened facing off against William and his band of Outlaw Bikers...
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    • Internal classification for a faction of ship types makes sense.... So a Terran fleet would have hull types for the various classes.  Frigate, destroyer, light and heavy cruisers etc. Should they be functionality based or size and weight?  Also for sake of sanity and ease of play it also makes sense to share those class designations across all factions, for the most part.   Oh and Leviathans
    • Big models work well in warhammer style fantasy games because those games use a 1 to 1 miniatures versus table scale (or something close). In FA, and other scifi space combat games, however, there exists a huge difference between miniatures and table scale. That’s why the rules mention that the ships are actually the size of pinpricks, represented by the stem the miniature is supported on, the miniature itself just being eye candy. And that’s just fine, as long as this eye candy doesn’t interfere to much with the games mechanics. In the case of leviathans, and their multi stemmed book sized bases, however, massive interference in the games mechanics is unavoidable. What leviathans would mainly add is realism issues and manoeuvring problems. But I don’t know if this topic is the right place for a leviathan specific discussion.
    • Honestly, launch and remove is by far my favorite solution. it removes book-keeping from the game, speed it up and still allows massive tactical dept (just immagine a CAP "reactive" action.....) it makes carriers streamlined and makes players use their TFT tokens as well.

      If this is the direction, thumbs up!
    • Gunslinger Events have launched! It’s time to start your journey into Wild West Exodus with our easy to follow organised play events. Starting with Warcradle Studios Gunslinger League, you can begin learning the game with the posse set for your chosen faction, and then expand your collection over the course of six weeks to take part in 1500-point force dust-ups. The Gunslinger League not only rewards your in-game victories but also your skills with a brush! In fact, if you're an eager hobbyist you can enter the league and score points just for assembling and painting your models. As part of the Gunslinger organised play experience, two Gunslinger tournaments are available to play: The Gunslinger Posse Challenge in which players use models from a single Posse set, up to 700 points in total. Gunslinger Most Wanted in which players face off with their recently completed 1500-point forces using their week six list from the Gunslinger League. All Gunslinger events are designed to be easy for players of any skill level to participate in and track their results. There’s no need for complicated tables or charts to run or play in a Gunslinger event. All you need is enthusiasm, creativity and a group of players with the desire to destroy foes! Gunslinger Awards: Players have a shot at winning three Gunslinger awards during a Gunslinger Event; Murderous (Most Gunslinger Points), Prodigious (Best-Painted), and Largesse (Most Sporting). Download the Organised Play PDF NOW                     View the full article  
    • Considering that Dystopian isn't scheduled into the latter half of this year I think Planetfall is indeed looking at years before its back on the market. Even the firestorm space game fans are not expecting anything until 2019. Whilst we'd all love to see it all back on sale the nature of the shutdown of Spartan Games means that Warcradle is pretty much having to rebuild everything from the ground up - new site, factory etc... Even then it will take time to get up to steam once they are in full production.   If things run smooth and release are strong and everything goes as planned and well WC could potentially push out Planetfall end of 2019 possibly, maybe. A lot depends on investment too. Moulds are expensive as is all the work that goes into preparing a game for release. We need a strong Dystopian, Wild Wild West, Firestorm Armada etc.. releases to give WC more resources and reason to invest continually in further games. 
    • Personally I think leviathans are a great idea and that, done right, they act much like the gargantuans in Hordes or knights in Warhammer. They provide a really fantastic high detail huge model for the table; which works in regular gameplay. Often presenting some of their own new mechanics to account for their size. Eg a leviathan in Firestorm might well have its damage table spread into sections along the ship length rather than being a universal number for the whole ship.    They also sit in a spot where they don't so much support new players; but those who have been playing for longer and have built up a much larger collection of models. Thus those players wanting to and able to play much larger points value games; the leviathan brings something to that table that is new and different and isn't just the same base game played over more models.    That said Spartan never released them, they only ever teased them as a concept. Meanwhile Warcradle will likely be years before they get a leviathan on the table. Indeed I'd expect and welcome a second class of dreadnought added to most fleets (this is without accounting for any redesign of ships that is likely to take place as part of a relaunch)
    • But any rerelease likely to be more thana year out?
    • The only conversations we've had in interviews about Planetfall was about the disconnect between since of the narrative with Armada and the ground combat and how (in my opinion) some of the land units were not my favourite. I've singled the Sorellian dinosaurs and the Dindrenzi command saucer.   We haven't even begun to seriously look at the range so there's no basis for worries about scale changes or the range being redesigned - neither of those things are under discussion at all.  All is well.
    • Nowhere have we said that about Planetfall, nowhere.  We are focussing on Dystopian Wars first. We do have work ongoing in the Firestorm universe, but it isn't far enough along to reveal anything concrete yet.
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