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Warcradle Studios February releases are now available for pre-order!

Check out the blog for updated links to the products.
   
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A picture got posted on the Dystopian Wars Facebook page showing the scale of the new Vitruvian Colossi release:



I do like the "weird and wonderful" units of this game!

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Eeeh, wading robots are the "jump the shark" stage of DW for me.

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 lord_blackfang wrote:
Eeeh, wading robots are the "jump the shark" stage of DW for me.


I like them better than the ships, honestly. Have a real pacific rim feel.
   
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I'm a fan for sure. Just kind of all around awesome.
   
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March looks to be an exciting month for fans of Dystopian Wars, Wild West Exodus and Warcradle Scenics with pre-orders aplenty!

The seas aren't calm for very long as the Enterprise Battlefleet Set is deployed by The Union, making quite the splash. A rising force in the Dystopian Age, the Japanese continue to grow their navy with more reinforcements in the form of Frontline Squadrons.

The Enlightened’s nefarious experiments culminate in the creation of a deadly invention this month, as the Sickle Gyro Cav is added to their arsenal in Wild West Exodus.

The town of Red Oak springs to life as its Saloon and Cathouse doors swing open once more, allowing players to bring the town to their tabletop in one great value set.

Make sure not to miss out on all of these exciting March releases, available to pre-order from the 25th February 2022.

Due to be released at the end of March 2022.



DYSTOPIAN WARS

The Union launch the largest vessel in their naval register this month with the release of the Enterprise Battlefleet Set, cementing them as a power that is not to be taken lightly.

Not only that, following the release of the Kongo Battlefleet Set, the Japanese continue to expand their influence with the deployment of the Japanese Frontline Squadrons.

Enterprise Battlefleet Set

The Union's hard work has paid off as the Enterprise is ready to set sail for Dystopian Wars in the new Enterprise Battlefleet Set.



Japanese Frontline Squadrons

The Japanese face their competition head on as the Japanese Frontline Squadrons sail into action to escort the previously released Kongo Heavy Battleship.



WILD WEST EXODUS

Not content with creating just the Mono and Strider-Cav, the Enlightened have much more to show for Wild West Exodus as their Cavs become airborne! Introducing the Sickle Gyro Cav.

Sickle Gyro Cav

The pursuit of science is a never-ending endeavour and the Covenant of the Enlightened will stop at nothing when developing their augmented army. It is from this pursuit the Sickle Gyro Cav is born.

The line between madness and genius is a fine one. Often an invention, thought outlandish and unusable, has subsequently become almost commonplace.

There are always those looking to push boundaries further and be noticed in such a world where remarkable contraptions such as the Strider-Cav walk the earth. In the case of the Prussian scientist Ludwig Berblinger, it was the notion of ‘walking the earth’ that he sought to challenge.



WARCRADLE SCENICS

The town of Red Oak is open to all those seeking refuge and entertainment with the money to pay for it.

Bring Red Oak to your tabletop with the Red Oak Town Set 1, which offers multiple of the original Red Oak terrain kits now available in colour, and in one great value set.

Red Oak Town Set 1

The town of Red Oak has seen more than its fair share of shootouts and gunfights. Its location in the Arizona territory seems to be within the reach of many of the varied groups who hope to gain some sway over the people of the West.





And there you have it, the exciting new March releases coming to Dystopian Wars, Wild West Exodus and Warcradle Scenics.

Not long left to wait now, pre-order yours on the 25th February 2022 from your FLGS or Wayland Games Online.

Keep up to date with all the latest news and releases on the Warcradle Studios Blog and socials, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Products are now available for pre-order! Links have been updated on the Warcradle Studios blog.

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This April there is a lot to look forward to from Warcradle Studios, with exciting new pre-orders for Dystopian Wars, Wild West Exodus and Warcradle Scenics.

April ushers in the introduction of a new faction to the sea as the Sultanate makes a valiant entrance to Dystopian Wars with the Anatolia Battlefleet Set. Waves begin to crash over the decks of a mobile stronghold as the Murmansk resurfaces for the Commonwealth and the Union call in more supporting vessels with the Union Support Squadrons.

The wild side of Wild West Exodus gets that little bit wilder as the Ceruleans are back with a separate box of Cerulean Infiltrators for the Watchers.

The town of Retribution returns to your tabletop with the Retribution Town range, now available as individual terrain kits.

With so much to come for Dystopian Wars, Wild West Exodus and Warcradle Scenics, make sure you don’t miss out when they are available to pre-order from the 25th of March 2022.

Due to be released at the end of April 2022.



DYSTOPIAN WARS

Anatolia Battlefleet Set

Once assumed to be at the brink of collapse due to their idleness, the Sultanate can no longer ignore the pressures of foreign enemies and has launched their first fleet to the seas of Dystopian Wars with the Anatolia Battlefleet Set.



Murmansk Battlefleet Set

Rising from the depths, what at first looks like a small blot in the ocean becomes larger and larger until the massive Murmansk Mobile Stronghold breaks through the surface of the water. With a monumental crash of water the Murmansk is ready to aid any Commonwealth vessel.



Union Support Squadrons

Following the soon-to-be released Enterprise Battlefleet Set, the Union are looking to strengthen their forces with the deployment of Support Squadrons. Packed with Cruisers and Automata this set adds a punch to any Union fleet.



WILD WEST EXODUS

Cerulean Infiltrators

Hidden deep within society, the Cerulean Infiltrators have long lived amongst us and are now available outside of the Cerulean Clade Posse box. Full of undercover extraterrestrials, bring these masters of mimicking to your Watchers force.



WARCRADLE SCENICS

Retribution Town Range

As the dust settles and the blood dries up in the scorching heat, the town of Retribution surely will not remain silent for very long. Following the conflict between Gustave Eiffel and Nikolai Tesla in Showdown at Retribution, the town of Retribution is now available as separate terrain kits to further customise the settings of your favourite wargames.



There’s a lot to love this month with so much coming for Dystopian Wars, Wild West Exodus and Warcradle Scenics.

Make sure to pre-order yours on the 25th March 2022 from your FLGS or Wayland Games online.

Want to keep up to date with all the latest news and releases? Check out the Warcradle Studios Blog and socials, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Check out the full blog post here.
   
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 Elmir wrote:
A picture got posted on the Dystopian Wars Facebook page showing the scale of the new Vitruvian Colossi release:

Spoiler:


I do like the "weird and wonderful" units of this game!


I want to not like the addition of Pacific Rim to a steampunk naval game... but I kind of do. I think the water lapping around the base and not having them floaty above the water just barely tips the balance to "yeah, that works now..." for me personally.

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 warboss wrote:
 Elmir wrote:
A picture got posted on the Dystopian Wars Facebook page showing the scale of the new Vitruvian Colossi release:

Spoiler:


I do like the "weird and wonderful" units of this game!


I want to not like the addition of Pacific Rim to a steampunk naval game... but I kind of do. I think the water lapping around the base and not having them floaty above the water just barely tips the balance to "yeah, that works now..." for me personally.


I mean, what's not to like about the above image.
   
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I feel like DWars is starting to come into its strides now. We are getting the mechs, the big ships and the cool fancy things!

The new massive Russian mobile base looks fantastic! I also wasn't expecting to like the new Sultanate, but on one of the store trade pages you can see that their new cruisers have a version which is basically two hulls together with a generator bridge between them. So a whopping 4 main guns on the fore!

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 Albertorius wrote:

I mean, what's not to like about the above image.


I did say I liked it. Personally like to keep my subgenres usually separate and I typically don't ascribe anthropomorphic mecha to naval. I'm ok with it half submerged though. If it had been monpoc style fully realized head to toe, I think it would have tipped into the nope category for me.

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 Overread wrote:
I feel like DWars is starting to come into its strides now. We are getting the mechs, the big ships and the cool fancy things!

The new massive Russian mobile base looks fantastic! I also wasn't expecting to like the new Sultanate, but on one of the store trade pages you can see that their new cruisers have a version which is basically two hulls together with a generator bridge between them. So a whopping 4 main guns on the fore!


Agreed, the addition of more "out there" elements is great to see.

And yeah, that Sultanate Catamaran style heavy cruiser looks really cool. Looks like it'll magnetise rather easily between the catamaran and 2 separate cruisers according to the lead developer on the Dystopian Wars Facebook group.


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The Turks are nice.



But honestly I really prefer the old Ottoman ships, they looked big and bloated and decadent in way these do not.



 
   
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Same, I really preferred the old art direction with all the "architecture" on sea and land (and even some air!) vehicles. Wanna talk about jumping the shark? How about steampunk russian ekranoplans! If the new stuff were to be set in a weird ww2 or even 50/60s (think Wolfenstein), it would seem rather more plausible to me.

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Some of the weaponized monuments were pretty bad. I think France had the Statue of Liberty standing on 2 blimps and shooting lasers from her torch.

That was pretty shark jumping.

But I specifically got the Ottomans (even without playing the game) because they're like a perfect statement about the empire but in steampunk ship form.

But I don't mind some of the cold war/atomopunk stuff sneaking in, the American fliers also look pretty diesel punk to me. Otherwise the ships start to look too samey.


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I think some of them - like the Liberty - were a bit of a poor concept. But Spartan certainly had a very strong style of their own. WC have a strong style, but I think its taken a different approach.

Part of it is that WC are using plastics whilst SG were fully resin (with a few bits of metal). So part of it is the mechanics of injection moulding and the differences in resolution of detail possible.

But another is that WC just have their own take on the setting. It's a huge shame that whoever did the design work for SG couldn't jump ship to WC. Then again I've no idea how many of their designs were their own creation and how many might have been the owner of SG's concept art/own work.


Also I think WC has had some big shoes to fill and so far they've focused on the core units of each faction. Which are the more sane/sensible/regular. So its taken time to start getting toward mobile fortresses and walking robots and flying dragons. We are starting to see more of the fancy stuff and I think that will get even better when the air units make their appearance.

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 lord_blackfang wrote:
Eeeh, wading robots are the "jump the shark" stage of DW for me.


Have all of ye already forgotten the giant flying mechanical dragons, smh.

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The new Warcradle stuff does looks more "early to mid-1900s" in design than early Victorian.

But then again, if your lore is all about technology advancing faster than our own timeline (due to discovering an alien "cheat sheet"), why wouldn't your designs get accelerated at the same time as well. The whole point is skipping multiple decades in terms of tech... Alongside some things we would never deem possible right now.

Also, I do like how these newer ships have more pronounced/obvious "silhouettes" for each nation. I wonder if many would be able to differentiate the older Spartan era designs for each nation if they did a pokemon style "black infill" picture... compared to the newer Warcradle stuff.

I like the older Sultanate models for sure... The newer ones do have a way more differentiated design compared to other nations though. It's the reason why I love their current Prusian Empire stuff so much. That ship silhouette just stands out. Ditto for the American ships.

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I actually like the WC take on American more than the SG take on them.

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 Overread wrote:
I actually like the WC take on American more than the SG take on them.


Yeah, I do like them as well, but two in our gaming group already picked them as their primary fleet

Warcradle also shared the painted version of the Enterprise fleet on their social media accounts. I do like those new cruisers, although I would make a few cuts in the rotorblades of those RC-52 drones to angle them correctly compared to how you attach them to the flight stems.


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 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
 lord_blackfang wrote:
Eeeh, wading robots are the "jump the shark" stage of DW for me.


Have all of ye already forgotten the giant flying mechanical dragons, smh.


I know flying mechanical dragons are 100% in the "jump the shark" territory... But tbh, whenever I'm throwing a demo game of Dystopian Wars at my FLGS, these flying dragons are always one of the first units the crowd flocks towards when the models are on display:



This game has one foot in reality, one foot in absurdity... And while many might frown when they see the absurd stuff, it very much is what the public seems to like most. Very much like walking churches in 40k have an insane appeal, despite anybody who is knowledgeable about physics, knowing that it's impossible.

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I think it also makes it stand out against just regular warships. It's the spark of creativity and fantasy that people like.



Heck don't forget at some stage we'll see full airships being released for the major factions; which is something I'm super excited to see start appearing.


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 Elmir wrote:
 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
 lord_blackfang wrote:
Eeeh, wading robots are the "jump the shark" stage of DW for me.


Have all of ye already forgotten the giant flying mechanical dragons, smh.


I know flying mechanical dragons are 100% in the "jump the shark" territory... But tbh, whenever I'm throwing a demo game of Dystopian Wars at my FLGS, these flying dragons are always one of the first units the crowd flocks towards when the models are on display:



This game has one foot in reality, one foot in absurdity... And while many might frown when they see the absurd stuff, it very much is what the public seems to like most. Very much like walking churches in 40k have an insane appeal, despite anybody who is knowledgeable about physics, knowing that it's impossible.


Yeah, they're rather very cool... i wouldn't even really call it jumping the shark, since both the giant flying mechanical dragons and the robots are units taken straight out of Spartan Games' old Dystopian Wars.

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I like the dragons even if they're straying into the weaponized monument/national cliché territory.

I don't like the little pagoda tea house on their backs, but I can live with that. There's a fine line between awesome and silly sometimes.

Darn.

I thought too hard about it.

Now I want a 4-headed Mt Rushmore mecha that splits into 4 smaller mechs.

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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
I like the dragons even if they're straying into the weaponized monument/national cliché territory.

I don't like the little pagoda tea house on their backs, but I can live with that. There's a fine line between awesome and silly sometimes.


Well it's a good thing they're an optional bit and you can replace it with a big ol' gun battery.
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The weaponized monuments were the best thing. I'm glad the Sultanate is bringing over the top stereotypical national architecture on warships back at least a little bit.

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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
I like the dragons even if they're straying into the weaponized monument/national cliché territory.

I don't like the little pagoda tea house on their backs, but I can live with that. There's a fine line between awesome and silly sometimes.

Darn.

I thought too hard about it.

Now I want a 4-headed Mt Rushmore mecha that splits into 4 smaller mechs.

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From Superman #209 (2004)


100% on point. Reality be damned... The insanity of some of these creations is the appealing factor.

That being said, even if you don't like the "tea houses" on the flying dragons, it's only a single option in how they are armed. You can equip these things with gun batteries or any generator of your choosing!

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