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August Releases: The Black Wolf Mercenaries are here to hire

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The rolling seas usher in a new wave of pre-orders this month for Dystopian Wars and Warcradle Scenics.

For Dystopian Wars, The Black Wolf Mercenaries, led by the infamous Black Wolf himself, will soon be available to provide their services to the Commonwealth (as and when it suits them of course) with the Black Wolf Battlefleet Set.

The Imperium also see a new nation come to their aid as Scandinavian support is at hand with the Ragnarok Battlefleet Set. Not to be overshadowed, the Alliance Levant Squadrons are sent forth to help launch an aerial assault following the recent release of the Magenta Battlefleet Set.

The tumbleweed leaves Red Oak this month as once again the town erupts into a shootout. The Red Oak Town Set 1 will be available as individual terrain kits to help further customise your wargaming scenarios.

Due to be released at the end of August.

Warcradle Studios August Releases

Dystopian Wars

This month sees the introduction of the Black Wolf Battlefleet Set for the Commonwealth, the Ragnarok Battlefleet Set for the Imperium, and reinforcements for the Latin Alliance with the Levant Squadrons.

Black Wolf Battlefleet Set

Black Wolf Battlefleet Set Group

Black Wolf is the nickname of the former Russian Commonwealth submariner and Commander of the prototype Death Bringer submarine, Volodymyr Nikonov.

Though he usually operates under contract to the Commonwealth he now runs a large and powerful mercenary outfit. Funded, in part, by the Tsar himself, the Black Wolf Company have a reputation for daring assaults and sudden ambushes that make them a force to be feared the world over.

Nikonov has a lifestyle and status that he believes befits him. He can see a future where he marries the Tsar’s daughter, Anastasia and claims the throne for himself. When not at court or in action Nikonov operates out of a converted gigantic Murmansk class vessel near Novo-Arkhangelsk. From this fortified harbour-ship he not only has safety but has established a planning room to help with the execution of even more daring raids for pleasure and profit.


This box contains:

  • 1x Anastasia (can alternatively be built as a Murmansk Mobile Stronghold or Tobolsk Mobile Stronghold)

  • 1x Death Bringer (can alternatively be built as an Akula Grand Submarine)

  • 1x Akula Grand Submarine

  • 4x Khyzhak Attack Submarines

  • 4x Piranya Hunter Submarines

  • 4x Khatanga Cryo Assault Cruisers (Each Cruiser can alternatively be built as either a Morosko or Pravda Class)

  • 4x Stoletov Ekranoplans

  • 4x SRS Tokens 

Ragnarok Battlefleet Set

Ragnarok Battlefleet Set Group

Many Scandinavian vessels are fabricated by the Norwegian master shipbuilders at Akers Mekaniske Verksted, made possible thanks to significant Prussian investment.

The Scandinavian attitude to naval warfare is epitomised by the Ragnarok. With a prow mounted Heavy Sturmbringer, and inbuilt Fury Generator the Ragnarok’s crew closes the distance fast to sow destruction amongst their adversaries, unleashing arcs of lightning that rip apart the target’s superstructure, rendering the stunned crew easy prey for boarding teams.


This box contains:

  • 1x Ragnarok Heavy Reaver

  • 2x Jotunn Assault Reaver (can alternatively be built as an Odin Reaver or a Gungnir Light Reaver)

  • 4x Hoth Heavy Corvettes

Alliance Levant Squadrons


The mainstay of the Levant style of ships is the Chasseur Levant Strike Cruiser. Their ability to soar above their enemies if need be makes them hard to precinct as does their various ways of being outfitted. Gun batteries, heat lances or force multiplying generators; even seeing a Chasseur on the horizon makes no guarantee what you might actually be facing in battle.

This box contains:

  • 2x Levant Cruiser: (Each Cruiser can alternatively be built as either a Chasseur, Furieux or Voliere Class ship)

  • 2x Submarine: (Each Submarine can alternatively be built as either a Epaulard Artillery or Sirene Class boat)

  • 2x SRS Token

Warcradle Scenics

Red Oak returns to the tabletop this month as your favourite buildings and features from the Red Oak Town Set 1 become available in their own separate terrain kits.

Warcradle Studios August Scenics Releases

Red Oak Bridge Set

Red Oak Bridge Set

The bridge in the town of Red Oak is the only one for miles both up and downstream and could be considered a strategic point for anyone with military learning. In fact, given how many have been killed trying to cross it, whether entering or leaving town, the bridge might deserve a place in the history books. At least it would if anyone thought to write a history of Red Oak.

This set contains:

  • 2x Bridges

    • Compatible with the Red Oak Saloon & Cat House

  • 1x Pair of steps

  • 3x Crates

  • 3x Cranes

Red Oak Cat House


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Giulianna Starr, proprietor of the Red Oak Cat House has her work cut out for her. Despite there being little in the way of trouble happening inside, thanks to her line up of ornery, repeat ornery, regulars, there’s often enough trouble just outside that spills into her domain. Whether that be bullets flying through windows and walls or the delay of a vital liqueur delivery thanks to a hold up in town.


This set contains:

  • 1x Red Oak Cathouse

Red Oak Crates, Fences and Barrels

Red Oak Crates, Fences and Barrels

Some of the more well-to-do citizens of Red Oak decided to have fences built around their properties and yards, thinking that it might protect them from the more unsavoury elements that pass through. They were mistaken. At least it stops the drunks from urinating in their backdoors.

This set contains:

  • 2x 5 Inch Gated Fences

  • 5x 5 Inch Fences

  • 3x Barrels

  • 2x Large Lockboxes

  • 2x Medium Crates

  • 2x Small Crates


Red Oak Crematorium


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The last place in town anyone wants to visit, and the inevitable last place they do visit, is the Red Oak Crematorium. It's an unusual site but the local Boot Hill was filled to bursting during the Ore War so most of the locals have got used to the foul-smelling smoke on Sunday afternoons.


This set contains:

  • 1x Red Oak "Scuffins & Sons" Crematorium

    • Fully Detailed Interior, featuring;

      • Conveyor Belt to external Mulcher

      • 2 Levers

      • A 'Tool Wall'

      • Incineration Station

  • 2x Advertising Signs

    • "Second Hand Coffins, Dead Cheap"

    • "Ask Inside for Used Boots"

  • 4x Coffins

  • 2x Large Communal Coffins

  • 2x Single Coffins

Red Oak Jail


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Despite the town of Red Oak being a place where folks of all kinds pass through, it’s the Jail that has seen more than its fair share of ‘celebrities’. Outlaws that have been the subject of dime novels all across the Union have ended up carving their initials into the walls of these cells. A few have even broken out. Though it’s not just Outlaws who become famous visitors. Wyatt Earp and other well-known Lawmen pass through, sometimes dropping off their latest quarry in the Jail until they can be properly tried and sentenced. 


This set contains:

  • 1x Red Oak Jail Building

Red Oak Metal Smith


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The Metalsmith in town is usually tasked with fixing some broken piece of equipment or other that most rough-and-tumble types don't have the smarts to look after properly. The townsfolk are untrusting of the local Enlightened representatives, even though they are happy to use their labour saving devices. What they don’t know is that the workshop is actually a subsidiary of the nearest Promethean Complex so all their hard earned dollars go straight to them anyway.


This set contains:

  • 1x Red Oak Metal Smith Building

  • Optional signage for a Red Oak General Store

Red Oak Prospectors Shack


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The one place in Red Oak that isn't busy is the Prospector's Shack just on the outskirts. Some say it's haunted and some say that Old Joshua just likes to keep to himself with the aid of a shotgun. Either way, most folks keep their distance.


This set contains:

  • 1x Red Oak Prospector's Shack Building

  • 1x Prospector Wagon

  • 1x Outhouse / Extension

Red Oak Saloon


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The Red Oak Saloon is considered by many to be the dark heart of the town. The local law officials are spread so thinly over the territory that Outlaws and bandits can usually be found drinking and gambling in this perpetually open establishment. Even on a good night of well natured debauchery, violence can explode faster than an RJ bomb. There’s neither the veteran regulars of the Cat House nor the law abiding citizens of the other businesses to protect the peace of the Saloon.


This set contains:

  • 1x Red Oak Saloon Building

Excited for what is coming soon for Dystopian Wars and Warcradle Scenics? Make sure not to miss out when they go live for pre-order on the 29th of July 2022 at your FLGS or Wayland Games Online.

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