Kickstarter: Dystopian World Expansion
Spartan Games haben einen neuen Kickstarter gestartet mit dem Namen Dystopian World Expansion.
Dystopian Wars is the ultimate massed battle war game which uses highly-detailed 1/1200th scale miniatures to bring a Victorian era world to life for you on the gaming table. In this incredible setting the great nations of the world are locked in a devastating world war, with incredible machines of war, fuelled by a strange new technology called Element 270, battling for supremacy.
Players control powerful Battle Groups using a sophisticated rules engine that connects all theatres of war together: Air, Sea and Land. The innovative Spartan Exploding D6 dice mechanic delivers exciting gameplay and the rules cater for a myriad of combat options within a game system that already has over 500 models available for it! This expansion campaign is an exciting development for the Dystopian World. Based on the wish list of our worldwide gaming community, we have assembled an array of exciting new products.
Delivering the Products:
This major expansion of the Dystopian World requires significant resources (3D sculpting, graphics design, retail packaging design, writing, manufacturing, etc.) to bring it to fruition, and this Kickstarter is designed to accelerate that development for you. Our intent is to heavily resource this work with the funding so that we can deliver all Pledges by the end of March 2017. As indicated by many Kickstarters, issues do arise during projects, but we have selected a funding level we are confident will enable us to circumvent any potential obstacles and hit our deadline for you. That said, an invasion by a superior Alien Species would cause us all delivery problems!
It is also important to understand that these products will also have a retail release, but not at the expense of Kickstarter backers. Please note that when our Store Bolt-ons are made available any store that backs the Kickstarter will see their product shipped at exactly he same time as any other backer.
A survey of our worldwide gaming community identified several key products that they wanted developed for the Dystopian Wars gaming system. We have used this feedback to create a Kickstarter full of what we believe to be the products you want to see. Let’s look at them:
Operation: Ice Maiden 2-Playter Starter Set Two of the Dystopian World’s most powerful nations come together in our awesome new 2-player set as they battle for control of the Baltic Sea! Naval forces of the Prussian Empire are steaming for the fabled city of Konigsberg to relieve it from enemy attacks. But facing them is a Russian Coalition fleet full of new war machines and led by the massive Murmansk Fleet Operations Vessel. The Prussians, however, have their own array of new ships and their secret weapon – Ice Maiden – the largest ship to ever be built in the Dystopian World that just happens to be made from an iceberg! Both behemoths of the sea are represented as full-size digitally painted card sheets which feature within the campaign scenarios.
Our brand new 2-player set brings together over 45 stunningly detailed models, plus all the materials needed to play (dice, rules, tokens, templates, scenery, campaign guide and TWO softback copies of the brand new Dystopian Wars 2.5 Edition Core Rulebook). This Starter Set is perfect for new players to start their Dystopian adventures, and a fantastic expansion for existing fans of the game and represents superb value for money.
Let’s make the box even cooler OK, so having seduced you all with the idea of our Operation: Ice Maiden 2-Player Starter Set… let’s take it to the next level. The Rear-Admiral Pledge takes the 2-Player Set and upgrades the rulebooks to Hardback, delivers deluxe acrylic tokens and you also get TWO Kickstarter Exclusive free models: the 276mm long SMS Ice Maiden and the 135mm wide Murmansk Fleet Operations Vessel, both cast in stunningly detailed resin and exuding quality. So, you save money AND get EXCLUSIVE models!
The brand-new 260 page Dystopian Wars 2.5 Edition Core Rulebook delivers a new level of exciting gaming to players, building upon an established game mechanics this new book refines gameplay, simplifies fleet building, speeds up play, delvers an exciting new campaign system, incudes the Fleet Action fast play rules as standard and features a brand-new design and layout. This is a must have for existing players and the ideal way for new players to start gaming in the exciting Dystopian World! Hardback and Softback versions are available.
Core Nation Expansion Boxes Dystopian gamers asked us for new models – and that is exactly what we are creating for them. New and exciting models which expand the core nations of the game, delivering even more fleet building options and filling in tactical gaps in a nation’s military. There are SEVEN boxes to choose from – Kingdom of Britannia, Prussian Empire, Russian Coalition, Republique of France, Covenant of Antarctica, Federated States of America an Empire of the Blazing Sun. Each box contains 1 Large Squadron, 1 Medium Squadron and 1 Small Squadron, model numbers vary by Nation.
We have created several exciting Pledges for you to choose from. Remember that you can change your Pledges at any time and that your Pledge can be increased to include the addition of our exciting Bolt-ons. Simply choose from the options on the right:
£1 – Ensign Pledge Joining in! Connect to the Dystopian World Expansion campaign and stay in touch with us as we roll out many exciting updates over the course of our exciting Kickstarter. Plus, you can now go shopping for our superb Bolt-ons!
£18 – Chief Petty Officer Pledge Grab yourself a softback copy of the brand new Dystopian Wars 2.5 ‘Softback’ Core Rulebook. This new edition builds upon the established core game engine and focuses on making gameplay even faster and smoother, but without losing any of the in-depth game mechanics which make Dystopian Wars the ultimate combined arms wargames engine! New design and layout, graphics and model photography make this book a must have for both new and existing players. We’ll also add your name to the acknowledgements page at the end of the new book.
£25 – Lieutenant Pledge For those looking for that extra bit of quality in their lives, why not grab a hardback copy of the exciting new Dystopian Wars 2.5 ‘Hardback’ Core Rulebook. This new edition builds upon the established core game engine and focuses on making gameplay even faster and smoother, but without losing any of the in-depth game mechanics which make Dystopian Wars the ultimate combined arms wargames engine! New design and layout, graphics and model photography make this book a must have for both new and existing players. We’ll also add your name to the acknowledgements page at the end of the new book.
£40 Captain Pledge Why not grab yourself ONE of our awesome Core Nation Fleet Expansion Boxes AND a Hardback Edition of the brand new Dystopian Wars 2.5 Core Rulebook. We’ll also add your name to the acknowledgements page at the end of the new rulebook.
FREE WHEN FUNDED: A1 fold out Map, League of Crimson Small Mercenary Squadron
£65 – Commodore Pledge This Pledge gets you ONE copy of our hugely exciting brand new 2-player Battle Sets Operation: Ice Maiden. A stunning array of highly detailed models comes together to create the naval forces of the Prussian Empire and Russian Coalition as they fight for control of the Baltic in our exciting campaign setting! Contents of this fantastic box you get two fleets of stunningly detailed models, TWO Dystopian Wars 2.5 Softback Edition Core Rulebooks, dice, card tokens & templates, scenery and starter campaign guide.
FREE WHEN FUNDED: A1 fold out Map, League of Crimson Small OR Medium Squadron.
£130 – Rear Admiral Pledge This incredible Pledge gives backers everything from the Commodore Pledge – but then we add a whole bunch of goodness to it! We upgrade the Core Rulebooks to Hardback Editions, upgrade the game tokens to deluxe acrylic, add even more fabulous resin scenery and then add TWO fantastic Kickstarter Exclusive MASSIVE models: the mighty Prussian SMS Ice Maiden Invasion Carrier, at 275mm it is the largest Naval model to ever to be made in the Dystopian World, and the giant (135mm wide) Russian Coalition Murmansk Fleet Operations Vessel.
FREE WHEN FUNDED: A1 fold out Map, BOTH League of Crimson Mercenary Squadrons.
£250 – Fleet Admiral Pledge As you would expect from your higher rank, this Pledge takes you to the next level. Let’s take a Rear-Admiral Pledge and make it even cooler by adding THREE Core Nation Expansion Boxes (seven to choose from) and you can now customise ONE of your Hardback Rulebooks. There are limitations as to how far the customisation can go, but you will be able to choose your Rank (Commodore or Admiral) and add your name (up to 10 characters) – the customised text will go on the book front in a gilt blocked font. The book will be covered in a high quality faux leather (colour still to be set) which, along with your name, will allow it to stand out as unique amongst other rulebooks. Pledge price includes FREE worldwide shipping.
A most cool Pledge for Dystopian Wars fans!
FREE WHEN FUNDED: A1 fold out Map, BOTH League of Crimson Mercenary Squadrons.
FREE WHEN THEY UNLOCK: We will include the Nation Guide book for each of the THREE Core Nation Expansion Boxes you have chosen, BOTH Campaign Books.
£800 – Admiral of the Fleet Pledge [limited to 30] This is one of those ‘money can’t buy’ Pledges – except we’ve made it so you CAN BUY IT!
We start with the Fleet-Admiral Pledge and then things get TRULY awesome: as part of your Pledge you can work with our lead product designer and his team who will assist you in the creation your very own unique Dystopian Wars model – just pick a size (small, medium or large), pick a faction (core or alliance), pick air, land, sea or terrain and then let your creativity flow!
Once your model is designed we’ll master it and create 6 complete Squadrons/Sets to send you. You can also choose to allow Spartan Games to manufacture it for other gamers to buy in our Online Store OR you can keep it to yourself and only share with your gaming friends.
Working with our team gets you 2-3 days of 3D time to create your model, 1 day of manufacturing time, highly detailed rapid prototype work and the sub-mastering and master model making time. Pledge price includes FREE worldwide shipping.
An amazing Pledge for the ultimate Dystopian fan!
FREE WHEN FUNDED: A1 fold out Map, BOTH League of Crimson Mercenary Squadrons.
FREE WHEN THEY UNLOCK: One copy of EACH Core Nation Guide Book (7 in total), National TAC Deck, whichever new Faction is voted for and unlocked, BOTH Campaign Books.
Pledge Table Summary:
SHIPPING: Pledge amounts do not include shipping which will vary if you add bolt-ons, and vary by location. The following shipping costs should be used as a guide, with final costs calculated for you once the campaign ends and your overall Pledge (with all products). At all times we will look to charge you an accurate shipping cost based upon the size of your Pledge and the Bolt-ons added.
Please remember that the cost of shipping will need to be paid on top of your Pledge amount. If you add Bolt-ons, the cost may vary and will be worked out later, but here is a summary of the standard shipping costs which we recommend you use as a guide:
Right from the get go we are making some cool Bolt-On products available, and as the Kickstarter grows so we will unlock even more for you. To get your Bolt-ons, just add up the amount plus shipping and add that amount to your overall Pledge. Don’t forget that you can change this before the Kickstarter ends. We will send out a link to a Pledge Manager once the campaign has concluded, so you can confirm your details and which Bolt-ons you would like.
Remember you won’t pay anything until the campaign has concluded. Additionally, we have several exciting Stretch Goals which, when reached, will unlock NEW Bolt-ons which can be added to your pledge. There are also several FREE rewards on offer – these are linked to the Pledges you can see on the right and are also associated with Stretch Goals.
Let’s look at some:
Core Nation Expansion Boxes – Dystopian gamers asked us for new models – and that is exactly what we are creating for them. New and exciting models which expand the core nations of the game, delivering even more fleet building options and filling in tactical gaps in a nation’s military.
There are SEVEN boxes to choose from – Kingdom of Britannia, Prussian Empire, Russian Coalition, Republique of France, Covenant of Antarctica, Federated States of America an Empire of the Blazing Sun. Each box contains 1 Large Squadron, 1 Medium Squadron and 1 Small Squadron, model numbers vary by Nation) and each Expansion Box costs just £25 each.
See our Core Nation Expansion blog at www.spartangames.co.uk for more details of the fabulous models inside these boxed sets.
Campaign Book A: Operation: Ice Maiden Our full colour campaign guide is the first of a new family of printed books which extend the narrative of the Dystopian World and bring you a series of inter-connected scenarios you can play. Operation: Ice Maiden builds on the storyline of our 2-Player Set, expanding not only the narrative, but the campaign scenarios. The book starts with Prussian forces preparing for their mission to relieve Konigsberg and moves players through a Campaign which includes, naval, land and air scenarios, and incorporates Infantry action with Dystopian Legions. Get your forces ready Commander, this is going to be one exciting adventure! Includes details on core nations and incorporates Allies nations in support of the Campaign.
Campaign Book B: Operation: Bronze Typhoon The British want Singapore back and to make this happen they need to eject the forces of the Blazing Sun, who are not going to go without a major battle. This decisive Campaign will shape South East Asia and impact the future of the World War. All three theatres of war are supported by the scenarios in this Campaign book, along with Infantry scenarios for Dystopian Legions. Prepare yourselves for one of hardest fought Campaigns of the Dystopian Age as you take control of your forces and enlist the aid of your Allies to secure victory amidst the islands of South East Asia.
Our Campaign Books cost just £12 each (PDF version also included).
Core Nation Battle Groups Dystopian Wars is a game that has many models already created for it. These Bolt-ons are ideal for players new to our exciting world, and perfect for existing players to bulk out their forces. On offer are the Naval, Aerial and Armoured Battle Groups for our Core Seven Nations. This vast array of models is available to you for a Kickstarter price of only £35 per boxed set – a great saving on their normal RRP!
Kingdom of Britannia Naval Battle Group, Prussian Empire Naval Battle Group, Empire of the Blazing Sun Naval Battle Group, Covenant of Antarctica Naval Battle Group, Republique of France Naval Battle Group, Russian Coalition Naval Battle Group, Federated States of America Naval Battle Group.
Kingdom of Britannia Aerial Battle Group, Prussian Empire Aerial Battle Group, Empire of the Blazing Sun Aerial Battle Group, Covenant of Antarctica Aerial Battle Group, Republique of France Aerial Battle Group, Russian Coalition Aerial Battle Group, Federated States of America Aerial Battle Group.
Kingdom of Britannia Armoured Battle Group, Prussian Empire Armoured Battle Group, Empire of the Blazing Sun Armoured Battle Group, Covenant of Antarctica Armoured Battle Group, Republique of France Armoured Battle Group, Russian Coalition Armoured Battle Group, Federated States of America Armoured Battle Group
Check out our Online Store at www.spartangames.co.uk for more details of these superb Battle Groups.
The Dystopian World A1 Fold-Out Map The year is 1876 and the world war has raged for six years now. In this time, many of the world’s nations have won and lost territories and this brand-new map brings the world up to date for you. Ideal to pin to the wall of a wargames club or store, or simply to own for reference! Our map costs just £6.
Ice Maiden Invasion Carrier
If one model of our giant Teutonic Order Invasion Carrier is not enough you can always add another to your Pledge! At 276mm long this model will look truly spectacular on your gaming table. The amazing Ice Maiden model costs £45.
Murmansk Fleet Operations VesselThis amazing Russian Coalition vessel may not be as big as her rival, but at 135mm across she still has plenty of impact on a tabletop. designed to support fleet operations, the Murmansk is primarily a repair vessel, but she is also armed to the teeth! Supported by three of her own Escorts, the Murmansk can also launch up to 8 bases loaded with Kavkaz Drillers whichy can board enemy models. The Murmansk model costs £25.
PLEASE NOTE: We will be adding new Bolt-ons during the life of our campaign and we will keep you updated as we add them. The first new ones to be added will be Scenery Sets which will bring Islands, Cities, Fortified Walls (Naval and Ground), Road & Rivers and much more to your gaming tables!
We have created some Stretch Goals that will be unlocked as our Kickstarter grows. Here’s a list:
- £50,000 Funded
- £60,000 Unlock our first TWO Campaign Guides (Operation: Ice Maiden and Operation: Bronze Typhoon). Becomes a Bolt-on or FREE to some Pledges
- £65,000 Unlock Seven Core Nation Guides (Becomes a Bolt-on or FREE to some Pledges)
- £75,000 National TAC Card Deck (Becomes a Bolt-on or FREE to some Pledges)
- £80,000 Get to vote for the creation of a new Faction (Naval Battle Group) – choose from Spanish Confederacy, Teutonic Order, Free Hellenic Kingdom, Republic of Egypt or Garibaldi’s Legion. (Becomes a Bolt-on or FREE to some Pledges)
- £100,000 We will make translated versions of the new Dystopian Wars 2.5 Edition Core Rulebook available. (Bolt-on to buy)
Dystopian Wars ist unter anderem bei unserem Partner Fantasy-In erhältlich.