Sunday, 30 December 2012

Just in ! Dystopian Legions. Kingdom of Britannia. 'Ready. Aim. Fire!'

As one of the 'Christmas arrivals' I have now acquired a Kingdom Of Britannia Starter Set from Spartan Games. It's from their new game based in the same the world as Dystopian Wars. At the moment I guess we're looking at skirmish level gaming here - but I'm assuming that in  time more products will appear to enable the game to be scaled up. These are already coming out. So, there are four Armies - Kingdom Of Britannia, Empire Of The Blazing Sun, Prussian Empire and the Federated States Of America. I believe some mercenaries will eventually find their way out too.

Up and at 'em!

I got a lot of my initial information from the chap at Tales Of A Tabletop Skirmisher - ( ) and he does a pretty good job of reviewing everything that's going on  with this game currently.

I think what caught my eye mainly was the Victorian/steampunk theme of the British set, but it's also clear from the poses and some of the language on the game cards that there is obviously a 'tongue-in-cheek' quality about the whole affair. There are game effects called 'Stiff Upper Lip', 'Tally Ho!' and 'How's that!' for example. And the captain in the Starter Set is called Gilbert Smethington and he clearly has more than a passing resemblance to Flashheart from the Black Adder TV series.


Anyhoo I did a vid -

Looking forward to painting and absorbing the quickplay rules which were included in the set. Good value at £37 or so, there's a lot in the box. A free PDF of the quickplay rules is available at Spartan Games as well as some other helpful downloads. 'Carry On, Sergeant!'


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