Friday, December 21, 2012

dystopian legions

Scott has been getting rather excited about a tabletop miniature wargaming ruleset recently, or so I assume from the plethora of links about the game he's sent me or his hovering in front of the game's display at the local gaming store last weekend.  The game?  Dystopian Legions by Spartan Games.

image source: Tales of a Tabletop Skirmisher
What is Dystopian Legions?

DYSTOPIAN LEGIONS is a fast-paced, action-packed 28mm scale tabletop game set in the exciting world of Dystopian Wars, where Victorian super science fiction has created a fascinating and brutal arena for a deadly world war.

Having brought carnage to the Dystopian battlefields with giant tanks, massive airships and technologically advanced naval vessels it is now time to get up close and personal with your warfare. It is up to your Sections of infantry to storm enemy positions, capture towns, secure strategic objectives and devastate rival nations.

The DYSTOPIAN LEGIONS core rules will be available as a free download when the game launches, with a handy printed copy included inside each Starter Box. And for those who like the glossy printed rulebook stacked full of images, a hardback rulebook will follow several weeks after the game’s release.

Welcome to DYSTOPIAN LEGIONS… warfare just got so much more personal!

image source: Battlemind Gaming
You can game with the Empire of the Blazing Sun complete with ninjas and steambikes; or have a Kingdom of Britannia army with jetpacks and tankettes; or play the Federated States of America with its Wild West characters and American Civil War area uniforms.

What would world war look like in a steampunk universe?  I think Dystopian Legions comes close to figuring out the answer.

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