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Space Ghost02 Feb 2018 12:30 p.m. PST

Damn, those look really nice.

The Beast Rampant02 Feb 2018 1:49 p.m. PST

Too right!

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2018 7:56 p.m. PST

My painting queue is too full — I wish they would offer painted versions of these so I could just plunk them down and play with them!!!

Oracle Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2018 9:59 p.m. PST

I'm considering trying out these out. I have a collection of minis from the now resurrected Dystopian Wars system. Would they be too large or too far out of whack style wise to be used in either of the systems Brigade has posted with these?

Is there any provision for sea bound vessels?


Covert Walrus03 Feb 2018 12:59 p.m. PST

Oracle, good idea. :) Aeronef does have some provision for ocean-going and land-based targets and such, however, you'll most likely find that the 'Nef models will work best as aerial units in standard DW rules, and work pretty well at that.

Size-wise, they should be fine. Certainly, 'Nefs aren't glaringly larger or smaller than any DW units of similar type.

As for style, well . . . The original Spartan Games models are fairly hard-edge "Realistic" designs and so are the Brigade range, so that's not a problem ( IN fact, I've been thinking of using Brigade 'nef's as the basis for scratchbuilding some vessels for my own Dystopian Wars forces ). But going forward? Here's a quote fresh from the Warcradle Studio chief today -

"I think it's important to acknowledge that visually the game is going to embrace and evolve the more outlandish concepts from second edition Dystopian Wars rather than keeping it in the ‘could happen' vibe of the first edition. So more iceberg ships and robot dragons and less WWI German battleships. Our design team, while respectful of influences and inspiration found in the real world, are much more stylistically led rather than continuing the pseudo-historical feel of what went on before. For some that means the designs are going to be going in a direction that is not for them. The ships of the Dystopian Age are not ships you would honestly expect to find in real life (with or without Stirginium), but as playing pieces in a war game we want to make sure they are visually distinctive and exciting. In that regard Dystopian Wars will have much more in common with the design philosophies behind sci-fi and fantasy games like Warmachine than historical games like Flames of War."

So take form that what you will.

Oracle Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2018 3:05 p.m. PST

Being one of those that were left without anything to show for their sizeable payment to Spartan Game's partially fulfilled a kickstarter my feelings on the subject are certainly colored a bit negatively.

Thanks C Walrus for that information. I don't mind Sci-fi and fantasy being mixed in to some extent. However it does likely mean what I have will be "phased" out. I have a significant FSE and Empire contingents amongst others. From that excerpt and the other information I've seen from Warcradle, I antivipate things changing to much for my liking.

Not putting a Warcradle down, especially as they were nice enought to sniff my rulebook free was charge after Spartan succumbed. They are ressurecting a system that otherwise would no longer have material coming out and they should redesign as they wish or deem best for business. But seeing how the Ice Madioen ice berg carrier when I last looked as priced at £75.00 GBP (and it might need to be that price to turn an acceptable profit) but too much for me for a secondary game system.

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