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Dystopian World Expansion

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Exciting expansion to the stunning tabletop world of Dystopian Wars for new and existing players based on what gamers have requested.
Backers: 858
Average Pledge Per Backer: £158

Funded: £135,946 of £50,000
Dates: Nov 21st -> Dec 21st (30 days)
Project By: Spartan Games
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Latest News

Pledge Manager Tool

December 21st - via:
Hi Everyone, We are minutes away from the Dystopian World Expansion campaign ending and we would like to thank you all very much for your incredible support. Our team has thoroughly enjoyed talking to you all for the last 28 days and it has been... (Read More)

Republic of Egypt Bolt-On

December 21st - via:
Wow! We’ve had some fabulous messages from you regarding the Republic of Egypt. It appears that the idea of this new Nation really fired you all up! We were going to wait for the pledge manager tool to make this Bolt-on available, but we felt that... (Read More)

Bust Preview - White Navy Admiral Roman Shaposhnikov, Russian Coalition

December 20th - via:
It is certainly ironic that this Russian Admiral is nicknamed 'the iceberg' due to his white hair and beard... but given that he is now tasked with stopping the Prussian Navy in the Baltic his nickname seems even more fitting! Veterans of Dystopian... (Read More)

Reoublic of Egypt Primer

December 20th - via:
Hi All, While we are busily working away on the 3D models we have prepared a primer PDF for you to put a little more flesh on the bone for our new Faction the Republic of Egypt. Please use the names of ships and model quantities as a guide for now,... (Read More)

League of Crimson Primer

December 19th - via:
Hi All, We have prepared a primer document for you which will give you more of an idea about the background to our latest Mercenaries - the League of Crimson. You can take a look at our PDF by following this link:... (Read More)

Bust Preview - Admiral Orban Barath, Prussian Empire

December 19th - via:
Hi All, Quick update as we wanted to give you a heads up as to the direction we are taking with our Busts for Dystopian Wars. We would like to introduce the Prussian Empire's Admiral Orban Barath who is commonly seen aboard his Flagship the SMS... (Read More)

The Egyptians are coming!!

December 19th - via:
Hi Everyone, Spartan Neil here and I am excited to be able to tell you that our backers have spoken and the Republic of Egypt has been chosen by you to be our next Dystopian Wars Faction! I'd like to thank you all for taking the time to vote an I... (Read More)

A guide to the Operation: Bronze Typhoon Campaign Book

December 17th - via:
Hi All, We have created an introductory PDF that outlines our Operation: Bronze Typhoon Campaign Book. We're very excited by this campaign and can't wait to deliver it to you all. The Britannians have, for many years now, been licking their wounds... (Read More)

Admiral of the Fleet - Team Introduction

December 17th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Taking a closer look at our Fortified Harbour Deluxe Set

December 16th - via:
FORTIFIED HARBOUR WALL DELUEX SET We love making scenery and this set of walls and structures is the beginning of an exciting series of new terrain/scenery models we will be building for you all between now and into 2017. At Spartan Games, we often... (Read More)

Fabulous New Stretches...

December 15th - via:
Hi All, Fun day today working on some new Stretch Goal ideas and we hope you like them as much as we do! Help get us to £95,000Help us get our campaign to this level and each Pledge of Captain and above will get TWO free Apollo Class Support... (Read More)

We've Updated Our Pledge Graphics - and added some more FREEBIES!

December 15th - via:
Hi All, This Update is to let you all know that we have updated our Pledge graphics and also added some cool extra FREEBIES to our Pledges. You can see the details below:  If you are new to Spartan Games grab one of our rulebooks to check out the... (Read More)

Time to Vote Backers!

December 15th - via:
Hi All, The exciting time has come for you to vote for the next new Dystopian Wars Faction to grace your gaming tables! Here's the link to the survey website: You will get one vote. Please remember this... (Read More)

Model Update - Covenant of Antarctica Theon Class Light Interceptor

December 13th - via:
Theon Class Light Interceptor (Small) (Unit size 2-3) Although Covenant air power is still heavily reliant on semi-expendable drones remotely controlled from large mother-vessels, manned aircraft still have a place in Covenant orders of battle. This... (Read More)

Model Update - Covenant of Antarctica Praxilla Class Hunter Killer Submarine

December 13th - via:
Praxilla Class 'Hunter Killer' Submarine (Medium) (Unit size 1-2) Praxilla is one of the newest ships, and concepts, to appear in the Covenant naval forces. Developed in the aftermath of the stinging American assault on the ‘ghost island’... (Read More)

Dystopian Fortified Harbour Walls - More Images

December 12th - via:
Hi All, Here are some more images of our Fortified Harbour models. We'll detail how you can get hold of these tomorrow, listing which models (and how many) go in which of the two different sets. The sample layouts shown below do not indicate box... (Read More)

Creating a new Faction

December 12th - via:
Hello Everyone, The following Update is about our £80,000 Stretch Goal which, when we Unlock it, will allow you, our Backers, to vote for a new Faction to be created. We’ve had several fabulous messages from folk talking about the possibilities of... (Read More)

Dystopian Fortified Harbour Walls

December 11th - via:
Hi All, Here are some initial images to give you an idea of what our Fortified Harbour Walls will look like. The images show examples and do not show the full set of models on offer. In these images you can see walls, harbour 'doors' and supports,... (Read More)

A guide to the Operation: Ice Maiden Campaign Book

December 8th - via:
Hi All, This PDF has been created to give you a deeper understanding of the narrative behind both our exciting new two player set and the Operation: Ice Maiden Campaign Book.... (Read More)

Model Update - République of France Royan Class Gunship

December 7th - via:
Royan Class Gunship (Medium) (Unit size 2-3) As part of the ongoing development of their Naval Legion fleets, the French General Staff considered the need to strengthen the forces shielding France’s long Atlantic coastline to be a priority, as well... (Read More)

The Core Nation TAC Deck

December 7th - via:
Hi all, Spartan Derek here! I’ve been asked to step out from my design-cave and step into the light of day to talk to you all about one of the most historic (and tactical) parts of the Dystopian Wars game – Tactical Action Cards. Here is a brief... (Read More)

Russian Coalition Mezan Class Gun Corvette

December 6th - via:
Hi All, In Update #7 I made the mistake of showing he wrong images of the Mezan Class Gun Corvette - sorry about that! Here the actual images: The 'real' Mezan Class Gun Corvette  (Read More)

Bolt-onn Summary Table

December 5th - via:
Hi All, We've created a Bolt-on Summary Table and we hope this is helpful. More info to follow. All the best.    (Read More)

Helpful DW Backgrounds

December 5th - via:
Hi everyone, For those of you new to the Dystopian World we have created three PDFs which act as scene setters for the world war which rages at the heart of our game. Dystopian Wars is a Victorian Super Science Fiction (or VSF) game which brings to... (Read More)

Operation: Ice Maiden Expansion Bolt-on, Part 3 - Russian Coalition

December 4th - via:
The Expansion Bolt-on for the Russian Coalition is chocked full of the things that make the Russian Admirals feared the world over; this can essentially be summarised as ‘mortars and guns’! Containing models that cover a good mix of range bands,... (Read More)

Operation: Ice Maiden Expansion Bolt-on, Part 2 - Prussian Empire

December 4th - via:
The Expansion Bolt-on for the Prussian Empire is packed full of ships that will extend and add depth to the models you get as part of your Operation: Ice Maiden Prussian fleet. Adding models that will work well with the Ice Maiden force, will provide... (Read More)

Operation: Ice Maiden Expansion Sets, Part 1

December 3rd - via:
The Dystopian World Expansion Kickstarter has been a fantastic experience for us at Spartan Games. With your help we have been able to offer a significant expansion to the Core Nations, which is exciting, and through your comments and questions we... (Read More)

A Breakdown of the Core Nation Guides

December 2nd - via:
As our Nation Guides have now unlocked we wanted to give you an idea of the type of content you can expect to find inside each book. They will follow a common structure, but each will be focus on then pertinent Nation. Expect break-out text along the... (Read More)

Scenery Bolt-on 3: Icebergs

December 2nd - via:
It may seem like an odd idea making Icebergs for you, but with our Operation Ice Maiden campaign setting and two more 'cold' campaigns in the pipeline (one in Greenland/Canada and another off the coast of Antarctica) we thought making some icebergs... (Read More)

Scenery Bolt-on 2: Islands and Hazards Set

December 1st - via:
Hi All, The perfect Bolt-on for players looking to dress their naval tabletops with cool scenery. This set features an array of islands, Dystopian Wars buildings and hazards (such as sand bars) which will hinder any commander's fleet. A mixtrure of... (Read More)

Scenery Bolt-on 1: Sturginium Rig

December 1st - via:
Hello All, I am happy to introduce our first scenery Bolt-on, the much anticipated Sturginium Rig. This is one of the largest pieces of terrain we've ever made for Dystopian Wars and ever since we first showed it on Facebook fans of the game have... (Read More)

Ice Maiden - All About The Size!

December 1st - via:
Hi All, A number of you have asked us for more images of the Ice Maiden - and how could we say no! I've added the Blucher Dreadnought to the image to give you a sense of just how biug this carrier is! I mean, it is one thing us saying "it is huge"... (Read More)

To Bunt... or not to Bunt!?

December 1st - via:
Hi All, I thought I would share an image with you all to show what our 'thinking' was when it came to the 'bunting' detail we have incorporated into some of our new FSA models. I am using our new Mississippi Class MK II Battleship as an example: As... (Read More)

Model Update - Chita Class Robot Submarine

November 30th - via:
Chita Class Robot Submarine (Medium) Unit size 1-2)Ever since the Imperial Alchemical Institute first perfected the monstrous Ika at its secretive research bases on Tsushima Island, its maritime researchers have continued to produce ferocious... (Read More)

Dystopian Wars Core Nation Quick Guide

November 30th - via:
Hi All, The following PDF is a quick guide to the play style of our seven core nations along with images of various models from our large range of 1/1200th scale miniatures. We hope you enjoy.... (Read More)

Model Update - Calico Class Light Carrier

November 29th - via:
Calico Light Carrier (Medium) (Unit size 1-2) The Calico Class Light Carrier is a recent addition to the coastal defence forces of the Federated States. As with many of the vessels fielded by the Americans, the Calico is flexible enough to survive... (Read More)

Admiral of the Fleet Pledge Update

November 29th - via:
Hi All, This is an update for those backers who have selected the Admiral of the Fleet Pledge as part of our Dystopian World Expansion Campaign. The exciting aspect of this Pledge is the ability for a backer to work with our skilled 3D model makers... (Read More)

Dystopian Wars Primer Downloads

November 28th - via:
Hi All, The following two PDFs are the first of our scene setting documents for Dystopian Wars. Although aimed at gamers unfamiliar with the history of our Victorian Super-Science Fiction world, we hope that existing gamers will also enjoy an update.... (Read More)

Model Update - Felshaw Class Light Carrier

November 28th - via:
The Long Range Naval Group concept was developed in 1873 as a response to the growing threat of enemy raiders to the Kingdom of Britannia’s maritime supply lines, as well as the Naval Armada’s requirement for raiding capacity of its own. Such... (Read More)

Book and Mercenary Bolt-ons Added

November 28th - via:
NEW BOLT-ONS NOW AVAILABLE TO YOU: Many of you have asked us for the ability to add more of our exciting Dystopian Wars 2.5 Rulebooks to your Pledge. Always eager to be flexible, you can now add both the Hardback and Softback versions to your Pledge... (Read More)

Downloads and Black Friday

November 25th - via:
Hi all, Just a quick Update to mention that people curious to know more about Dystopian Wars can download version 2.0 of our Dystopian Wars rulebook from: Please... (Read More)

Core Nation Expansion Box Breakdown

November 25th - via:
Our Core Nation Expansion Boxes are an important part of our Kickstarter Campaign, appealing as they do to many existing Dystopian Wars players. The new models inside these boxes have been chosen by our rules writers as an important expansion which... (Read More)

Sea Forts and other terrain

November 24th - via:
Hi All, We've had some great messages from you asking for more information about our new terrain, such as the fabulous Sea Forts which are part of the new Ice Maiden 2-player set. New terrain which allows players to easily build their Dystopian World... (Read More)

Managing your Pledges

November 23rd - via:
Pledges, the pledge manager, Bolt-ons, and can I change my mind? If Kickstarter is new to you, the whole mix of Pledges, Bolt-ons and payments may be a bit daunting, and even if you’ve Pledged before on another campaign, it might have worked... (Read More)

Prussian Empire and Russian Coalition Core Nation Expansion Boxes

November 23rd - via:
Hi Everyone, This update looks at the contents of two of our Core Nation Expansion Boxesfor the Prussian Empire and Russian Coalition. These models are also available inside our new Operation: Ice Maiden 2-player set. As you know, our Expansion... (Read More)

The League of Crimson

November 23rd - via:
Hi everyone, We’ve had several enquiries from people looking for more information on our League of Crimson faction and models. This Update will tell you more about them, and watch out for our upcoming PDF download which goes into even more detail... (Read More)

Fleet Admiral Pledge Expanded

November 23rd - via:
Hi Everyone, Quick note to let you know that we have adjusted the Fleet Admiral Pledge and enhanced it so that you now get to choose FOUR Core Nation Expansion Boxes - so even more toys! All the best.    (Read More)

Dystopian Wars Painted Models

November 22nd - via:
Hi All, We've had several requests to show images of what our Dystopian Wars 1/1200th scale miniatures look like when painted. The following images are of models from our current range, so whilst not models from this Kickstarter, they provide an... (Read More)

Admiral of the Fleet Pledge Exciting Changes

November 22nd - via:
Hi Everyone, We thought we would take a close look at our top Pledge to let you know more about making your very own Dystopian model. This is one of those cool Pledges which is aimed at the super fans of Dystopian Wars who want to work with us to... (Read More)

Shipping Update

November 22nd - via:
Shipping Update – it’s now lower and, we hope, clearer! As promised, here is an update on the shipping costs that had previously been quoted. First, a few words about how shipping appears to be handled in Kickstarter campaigns. One way is to... (Read More)

Dystopian Wars 2.5 Sample Pages

November 22nd - via:
Hi Everyone, quick update here with a couple of sample page images. We have gone for a more 'clean' design for the new Dystopian Wars 2.5 rulebook, looking to improve on the older core rulebook. There will be more 'busy' pages, but there is a lot of... (Read More)

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