Here’s my first (almost) finished Dystopian Wars ship for the Federated States of America.

Again, the picture quality is absolutely rubbish, but I think it looks pretty decent in reality. If anyone is interested it is painted as follows

  •  Undercoat Black.
  • Paint metallics with Copper (Tamiya).
  • Paint other metallic areas with Boltgun Metal.
  • Paint Decking with Snakebite Leather.
  • Paint sides of hull and turret with Shadow Grey.
  • Paint Shield Dome Enchanted Blue and Gloss Varnish.

I’ve also been doing some work on my Battleship



Last night I started painting my fleet. It wasn’t until I started that I realised how fiddly they are to paint, due to the huge amount if detail on them. Anyway I tried to get a cruiser nearly finished as you can see just here



I must also apologise for the poor quality of the pictures. They were taken late last night with my phone camera.

We’ve Moved!

Posted: 20/03/2012 in Uncategorized

As you can see I’ve moved the blog from blogger to wordpress. ‘It looks cooler’ is about the only reason I can think of for doing it right now, but if it doesnt go well then I can just change it back! 

As the title of this post suggests. America’s history was somewhat different in this timeline. The American Civil War resulted in victory for the southern states. They then formed the Federated States of America. I really liked the look of their ships, with the paddle wheels and low decks. After I chose them I read online that they are considered to be one of the most powerful fleets to play with, which is always a bonus!

As you can see you get a fair bit for your money! The fleet box gives you a Battleship, 3 Cruisers, 9 Frigates, 2 Bombers, 10 Fighter Bases and Templates and counters!
The FSA’s airships are also pretty cool. They have a flying aircraft carrier which consists of 4 airships strapped together and they also get flying robots!

A New Game in Town

Posted: 19/03/2012 in Dystopian Wars

Well I took the plunge and decided to splash out on the new Dystopian Wars rulebook and a fleet to go with it.

Dystopian Wars is a Land, Sea and Air war-game set in an alternate universe in the 1870s. A chasm was discovered by an expedition team in Antarctica containing loads of exotic technology.

The Industrial Revolution happened decades earlier than in our timeline meaning that a lot of the technology used is unrecognisable.

More information on Dystopian Wars can be found on Spartan Games’ website

Well the track arrived so I got straight to work and put it as I want my layout. I was very pleased in that I had no electrical problems with one feeder for each line. The railcar didnt seem to have any problems with any of the points but next week i’ll try out the rest of my locos. I can’t see the Black Five being happy with the #4 set of points.

Well I finally did it… I placed the order for the rest of my Unitrack. This means i’ve spent over £250 on the track alone for my layout. Now i’ve got to try and recoup some of that money by selling my old peco set track and some of my old hornby locos.