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Welcome to the Spartan Games Blog!

The Spartan Games Blog is the portal through which we will communicate major events, where our model makers will chat to you about their latest creations, and artists will share concept art. Additionally, if we need to tell you about new rules, this is the place we’ll do it.

The Alliances Are Coming!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017

The Alliances Are Coming!

Spartan Games is excited to announce that our much-anticipated Dystopian Wars Alliance Nation Expansion has begun! When we rolled out our successful Dystopian Wars Kickstarter late in 2016 we said we would follow up with our Alliance expansion just as fast as we could. We are delighted to say that the first fruits of our work brings you two hugely exciting Alliance Nations – Dominion of Canada and Teutonic Order – and a cool new 2-player Starter Set. “Dystopian Wars is a huge game with players around the world, built around 7 Core...

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Operation: North Star Narrative

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017

Operation: North Star Narrative

We are most excited to present to you the first narrative for our Operation: North Star campaign which sees the Dominion of Canada pitted against the forces of the Teutonic Order. Enjoy the read as Spartan Franco introduces you to one of our most entertaining Campaign settings. And look out for future updates as we deliver short stories and descriptions of the fabulous new models which make up these two new fleets. Time to muster your new fleets Commodores… and set sail for Greenland.   The Arctic Wastes When the World War first...

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Short Story: The Castle in the Frost

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017

Short Story: The Castle in the Frost

Short Story 1 by Spartan Franco The Castle in the Frost It was early spring in Greenland, the tipping point between the island’s long, harsh winter and short but violently brilliant summer. But the nights were yet long, and the chill of winter only little dissipated. Snow still lay thickly on the ground in many areas; even here around the town of Gothåb, which was blessed with light and warmth by the technological gifts of the Sturginium Age. Gothåb had become, for want of a better description, a boom town. Though it still occupied the...

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Meet the North Star Models

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017

Meet the North Star Models

The best way to let you know about the brand-new Operation: North Star models is to let Spartan Mike loose on their narrative for you. We’ve had him working on the model ideas with Spartan Josh for months now, so time to let him introduce them all to you – we literally couldn’t hold his excitement back any longer! Scandinavian Teutonic Order (STO) Models   Brandenburg Class Invasion Transport The thunderous advance of the Scandinavian Teutonic Order’s war machine, with its grinding ranks of war robots, requires herculean...

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Tengu and Semyenov Debut

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017

Tengu and Semyenov Debut

Following hot on the heels of the Albion Class Demi-Dreadnought (HMS Sussex), we are most pleased to introduce you to another of our Kickstarter Admiral of the Fleet, Stephen Hallowich and show you his design ideas for two Medium sized flying models for Dystopian Wars. Stephen has also written some cool narratives for his models which we would also like to share with you. So many thanks to him for creating this, it was great fun to read. “When I took the plunge, and went for the Admiral of the Fleet pledge I was more than a bit...

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HMS Sussex Arrives!

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017

HMS Sussex Arrives!

Nation: Kingdom of Britannia Famous Named Ship: HMS Sussex Classification: Albion Class Demi-Dreadnought Designation: Naval Capital Ship. Squadron Size 1 Kickstarter ‘Admiral of the Fleet’ Backer: Dayve Walsh When Dayve first contacted us, he had a very clear vision for his ship and his first piece of concept artwork quickly hit our email server! Let’s leave Dayve to sum the ship up in his own words: “I was so excited to be able to be able to make this ship. I love Dystopian Wars and the background just keeps getting better...

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The Flashpoint Campaign System

Posted by on May 26, 2017

The Flashpoint Campaign System

I remember those halcyon days of wargaming when the hobby was more about the addiction to the overall experience than it was just about the pretty toys. Now don’t get me wrong, we love the pretty toys and goodness knows we’ve made plenty of them ourselves, but one of the things we’ve always enjoyed about gaming in our groups is multi-player, multi-theatre campaigns. For years we’ve ran games, with the likes of Spartan Derek insisting that we needed to create a simple to use framework for helping players embrace Campaigns in our...

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The Spartan Force Builder App

Posted by on May 19, 2017

The Spartan Force Builder App

Hi All, Spartan Derek here! Over the last few months we have been squirrelling away with Spartan Gibson to develop the first Spartan Games App: The Force Builder! The App is intended to provide gamers with a FREE tool for force building as well as a play-aid to give you all the stat cards you will ever need. It will also allow use to instantaneously update statistics, issue errata and streamline our information delivery to you all. For those of you who have been testing the App for us behind the scenes, let me publicly thank you for your...

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Dystopian Wars 2.5 Explained – Part 1

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017

Dystopian Wars 2.5 Explained – Part 1

Hello everyone, With the new Dystopian Wars 2.5 Core Rulebook about to ship out very shortly we thought it would be a good idea to provide an overview of what to expect in this new rulebook and to create a central location to discuss the changes made we have made. We will be looking at the contents of the new book over the next couple of blogs. The first thing to emphasise is that this is very much version 2.5 and NOT version 3.0. This means that the core game engine remains the same. This means the basics of play, the look of a stats and so...

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Taskforce Arrives!

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017

Taskforce Arrives!

It is busy times in the Firestorm Galaxy and we’re most pleased to be able to now make our Firestorm Taskforce rules available for download. If you follow the links below you can download a PDF version of the rulebook and statistics for Aquan Prime, Sorylian Collective, Directorate, Dindrenzi Federation, Relthoza, Terran Alliance, Alliance of Kurak, Zenian League and Marauder Factions. Firestorm Taskforce is our fast play game engine which uses our large range of highly-detailed 1/10,000th scale spaceships and is designed to deliver a...

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