Dystopian Wars

Begin your dystopian legacy with the new instalment from Warcradle Studios, the new edition of Dystopian Wars has arrived. Dystopian Wars is a tabletop wargame that brings epic nautical battles onto the tabletop.

Using highly detailed miniatures to represent brutal machines of war built by conflicting nations using super-science and alien technology. Set in an alternate timeline of history, players embark from all corners of the globe into the Dystopian Age, fighting to prevent worldwide obliteration.

Hunt for the Prometheus

In Hunt for the Prometheus, two players fight for dominion over the waves, as either the Covenant of the Enlightened or the Commonwealth.

Containing two quality and highly-detailed fleets, the new Dystopian Wars two-player starter set has everything players will need to learn to play, and ultimately dominate the seas.

  • ✓ 14 Ship Covenant of the Enlightened Fleet
  • Includes a Control Ship, Generator Ship, Cruisers, Frigates
  • ✓ 16 Ship Commonwealth Fleet
  • Includes a Battleship, Cruisers and Frigates.
  • ✓ Rulebook
  • ✓ Victory & Valour Card Decks
  • ✓ Template Set and dice
  • ✓ Token sets and Medium Bases

The Rules & Gubbins Set

The Rules & Gubbins set for Dystopian Wars provides all of the core tools needed to play the game, when paired with your favourite Faction Set (or two). It's great for beginners and those returning to play the new edition rules.

  • ✓ 1x Rule Book
  • ✓ 1x Campaign Book
  • ✓ 1 x Victory & Valour card decks (60 cards in each deck
  • ✓ 1x Template Set

Discover the Dystopian Age

From the Badlands of North America to the icy realm of Antarctica, the world of the Dystopian Age is a wild and dangerous place. It is a generation since the end of the Union Civil War and Queen Victoria has been on the throne for over forty years. While Napoleon builds an alliance in Europe, the nations of the Far East are roused to action against the growing threat from the West.

Now the greatest scientific minds of the age have unlocked secrets that the human race was unprepared for, as super-science and alien technologies bring the world perilously close to annihilation.

Dystopian Wars is a tabletop wargame of naval battles using highly detailed miniatures to represent huge engines of destruction on, above and below the high-seas. Set in an alternate late-Nineteenth Century called the Dystopian Age, super-science fuelled nations clash over resources and power.

Wild West Exodus is a dynamic, fast-paced tabletop miniatures game pitting a cast of heroic characters against each other in a brutal world - very much a twisted reflection of our own. In the twilight years of the Nineteenth Century, mankind is perched upon a new age of discovery and enlightenment.

Lost World Exodus is planned to be a 35mm scale skirmish wargame set in the awe-inspiring but deadly lands of a transformed Antarctica. In this alternate history, might makes right as the eight Great Powers of the world desperately seek any advantage so that they may rise supreme in this Dystopian Age.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use my old Dystopian Wars miniatures in the new edition?

Yes - Classic miniatures can be used in the new edition. Warcradle Studios has supplied ‘Counts As’ rules so that older models from previous editions of the game can be used. This information can be found in the ORBATs.

What scale is Dystopian Wars?

Dystopian Wars is a 1:1200 scale game of naval battles. Shop Dystopian Wars miniatures today.

Where can I find translated rules for Dystopian Wars?

The core rulebook for Dystopian Wars has been translated from English into GermanFrenchSpanish and Polish. All versions of the rules are available to purchase, and can be downloaded from the Dystopian Wars website.

What is the Dystopian Age?

The Dystopian Age is the setting for not only Dystopian Wars but Wild West Exodus, and unreleased Lost World Exodus. Taking place in an alternate 1870s. It is a world where the heroism, greed and ambition of humanity is matched only by a scientific genius that has changed the world forever.

How do you play Dystopian Wars?

Choose your faction, get yourself a copy of the rules and buy some scatter terrain - you’re ready to go! If you’re more of a visual learner, be sure to check out Dystopian Wars on YouTube. There’s a host of information including how to set up your tabletop, how the game plays, and what the core actions are. 

How many factions are there in the new edition for Dystopian Wars?

There are eight factions in total. Known as the ‘Great Powers’. The factions for Dystopian Wars are:

  1. Empire
  2. Union
  3. Commonwealth
  4. Crown
  5. Enlightened
  6. Sultanate
  7. Alliance
  8. Imperium

All factions make use of a mixture of aerial support as well as powerful warships, cruisers and frigates to sink or drive off the enemy fleet. Browse our collection of Dystopian Wars miniatures today.

How can I find out more about the lore and background?

The Rulebook! It’s not only full of useful information for playing the new edition of Dystopian Wars but it also contains a host of information about the setting, the history of each of the factions and what they’re fighting for.

Is there a starter set for Dystopian Wars?

Yes - The Hunt for the Prometheus 2-player starter set provides everything needed for two players to get started. It’s a great way to get straight into the game, and not only that, it contains enough ship miniatures to create two fleets. Alternatively, you have the option to pick up individual squadron sets for each faction, and pair with the Rules & Gubbins box to get started.

What do I need to start playing Dystopian Wars?

To start playing this epic naval wargame, all you’ll need are ship miniatures, the Dystopian Wars rulebook, tokens, dice, victory and valour cards, and a sea-themed mat for your tabletop. We recommend getting some scatter terrain as well.

Do the boxed sets come with unit cards/ship cards?

Unit cards for your ship miniatures are available to download from the official Dystopian Wars website in addition to more free resources such as desktop wallpapers! Once you’ve purchased your faction set and Rules and Gubbins, be sure to head over to the website to download your unit cards.

What material are the miniatures made from?

The miniatures for Dystopian Wars by Warcradle Studios are a mix of plastic and resin. If you’re looking to become a part of this game’s community, you’ll find it handy to know we have a selection of glues for both resin and plastic miniatures readily available to purchase. Just check out our hobby tools and supplies category - you’ll save up to 20% off too.