Dystopian Wars

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Dystopian Wars is a 8mm Tabletop Wargame created by Spartan Games. It depicts an alternate World War between eight major world powers - The Empire of the Blazing Sun, The Federated States of America, The Kingdom of Britannia, The Prussian Empire, The Covenant of Antarctica, The Republique of France, The Ottoman Empire, The League of Italian States and The Russian Coalition.

Currently, only the first five listed factions have models available, but information on the latter four (and on the universe in general) is available on the website: http://www.spartangames.co.uk/games/dystopian-wars.

Tropes used in Dystopian Wars include:


  • Airborne Aircraft Carrier: So far, the Japanese and Prussian Sky Fortresses.
  • Applied Phlebotinum: Sturginium (otherwise known as Element 270), the Ore used to make the Land ships and other huge weapons of the game.
  • Attack Drone: The Covenant of Antarctica use these instead of regular fighter planes.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The small tank bases are about the size of a regular modern day tank. Medium Tanks of the setting are roughly Baneblade sized. And it only gets bigger from there.
  • Base on Wheels: The American Washington Class and British Sovereign Class land ships.
  • Giant Enemy Crab: Or rather, Giant Victorian Steampunk Enemy Crab. It's the Covenant Landship.
  • Humongous Mecha: The Prussian Metzger robot.
    • Also, the John Henry Robot is a FLYING Humongous Mecha
  • If It Swims, It Flies: The French Magenta Mk 1 Pocket Battleship.
  • Giant Squid: The Japanese have Giant Robotic Squids that crush ships. Does this remind you of anything?
  • Military Mashup Machine: Several of the more exotic weapons in the game, most notably the Landships the various factions use.
  • Spider Tank: The Japanese Taka Ashi Heavy Walker.
    • As well as the Covenant's medium and small scale Walkers. Their Land Ship is more like a Crab.
      • The Covenant's Mobile Airfield plays this more straight however.
  • Tank Goodness: The smallest units available are light tanks. Infantry is either non-existent or abstracted away.
  • Up to Eleven: Where to begin? How about the Saint Paul's Cathedral/White House on Tank Treads? Or the Giant Robotic Squids? Or even the Giant Steampunk Enemy Crab?