Faction Overview: The Federated States of America

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  1. The Prussian Empire
  2. The Empire of the Blazing Sun
  3. The Republique of France
  4. The Kingdom of Britannia
  5. The Federated States of America

The Federated States of America is a vibrant nation eager to make its mark on the world. In terms of sheer size of territories they are second only to the Russian Coalition, with most of the North American continent firmly in its grasp and extending south into the northern reaches of South America. Whilst not holding any overseas territories at the moment, the FSA is hoping to dramatically expand both its holdings and influence during the Great World War.

The Federated States of America

The Federated States of America

All images in this post are the property of Stephan van der Vuurst. I do not take any credit for these images.

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Impact Tournament Report

Impact Tournament

Last weekend on April 3rd the annual Impact Wargaming event was held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. As well as a sizable collection of demo tables and miniature traders, there were tournaments for X-Wing and Dystopian Wars. Naturally, a couple of my friends and myself were champing at the bit to play Dystopian Wars in a competitive setting. Out of eight participants two were players who Stephan (NaH2PO4_aq on the official Dystopian Wars forums) and myself have only recently introduced to the game. Two other forum members were present as well, though I’m not sure whether or not I’m allowed to name them due to privacy issues (if that changes, expect this post to be updated).

The tournament consisted of two rounds in which two scenarios with lists of 1000 pts would be played. In lieu of deciding the victor by Victory Points, the scenarios laid out ways for the players to score Tournament Points instead. However, for every 300 VP in losses you would lose one Tournament Point (TP from here on out) from your scored TP total for this match. A player could not score less than 0 TP in a match. In addition to the TP laid out in the scenario you could select a hidden secondary objective. If you would achieve that objective during the match, you’d get an additional 2 Tournament Points. At the end of the day a maximum score of 20 Tournament Points could theoretically be achieved.

Full disclosure: I’ve tried to Photoshop out most irrelevant clutter (books, dice) on the pictures. Some pieces were too finicky to replace without compromising the image and some clutter/visual artefacts may remain.

A full list of army lists can be found here.

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Faction Overview: The Kingdom of Britannia

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  1. The Prussian Empire
  2. The Empire of the Blazing Sun
  3. The Republique of France
  4. The Kingdom of Britannia
  5. The Federated States of America

The Kingdom of Britannia is the first of the major factions of the Grand Coalition we’ll be discussing. The other nations are the Federated States of America and the Russian Coalition, in order of (planned) appearance.

The Kingdom of Britannia

The Kingdom of Britannia is perhaps the greatest of the Great Powers in terms of its sheer reach across the globe. The Brittanian Kingdom is the one nation in the world where the sun never sets. Naturally, this means that the threats to the British holdings are manifold in nature. In order to defend itself against Prussian and Blazing Sun hostilities the Kingdom of Britannia became the driving force behind the Grand Coalition, the great alliance which unites the Americans, British and Russians in their shared interests.

All images in this post are the property of Spartan Games. I do not take any credit for these images.

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Faction Overview: The Republique of France

Posts in this series

  1. The Prussian Empire
  2. The Empire of the Blazing Sun
  3. The Republique of France
  4. The Kingdom of Britannia
  5. The Federated States of America

The Republique of France

The Republique of France has held some of the more extreme positions in the world stage. It has been an European power on the verge of annihilation and annexation. On the other hand, it has risen from its troubled times and become a major player in world politics once again, taking its place in the Imperial Bond alongside the Prussian Empire and the Empire of the Blazing Sun.

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Faction Overview: The Empire of the Blazing Sun

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  1. The Prussian Empire
  2. The Empire of the Blazing Sun
  3. The Republique of France
  4. The Kingdom of Britannia
  5. The Federated States of America

The Empire of the Blazing Sun

This post is the second in a series about the current factions in the game of Dystopian Wars. In this post we’ll be exploring the Empire of the Blazing Sun. Although they might be the smallest of the major nations when measured by territorial holdings, they have some of the most technologically advanced units in the entire setting of Dystopian Wars.

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Faction Overview: The Prussian Empire

Posts in this series

  1. The Prussian Empire
  2. The Empire of the Blazing Sun
  3. The Republique of France
  4. The Kingdom of Britannia
  5. The Federated States of America

The Prussian Empire

This post is the first in a series giving an overview of the current factions in the game of Dystopian Wars. We’ll be exploring the factions’ playstyle, merits and units of note. There’s currently 7 Major Factions and 12 Minor Nations (or Mercenaries) in the game, excluding Operation Assets and the Invaders. In order to give each faction its well-deserved place in the spotlight we’ll break up the overview in a series of posts. This particular post will detail one out of three main factions of the Imperial Bond: the stalwart Prussian Empire.

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The Battle For Vlissingen: Final Rounds

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The Prussian General observed the hulking form of the Hochmeister as it was bathed in a ripple of explosions, black putrid smoke pouring from its multiple wounds. In the distance the menacing shape of the Restitution lurched as it moved on its thrusters towards Vlissingen with only the diminishing Teutonic Order standing in its way. The shields of the Saint-Michael pattern Metzger flared a blueish green as the bubbledome of the shield did its utmost best to absorb the punishment inflicted by the Americans. This was going to be rough.

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The Battle for Vlissingen: Round Two

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As the commanders of both the land and sea theatres took stock of the situation, they re-evaluated their priorities. Seeing the damage wrought by the Restitution and how close the landing barges were to the shoreline, the Danish Commodore radioed in his intention to instead cripple the British forces and destroy any options for retreat for the American forces. The Teutonic Commander reluctantly ordered his forces to close towards the beach to ensure that providing ranged assistance would be an option.
At the same time the American General witnessed the devastation wrought upon his former Trenton squadron and bellowed forth the order to charge from inside his armoured command post. A liasons officer relayed the intention to advance at the double to the British Commodore. The British Commodore huffed and told his comms personnel to remind the Americans that their upstart armies had the chance to see a truly chivalrous charge in the seas when the regal British vessels would pound the diminutive Danish vessels into oblivion.

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The Battle For Vlissingen: Round One

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Round Two

In the early hours of a crisp late winter day, the waves crashed into the rusty beams of the Vlissingen industrial platforms. A chilling breeze blew in from the west, carrying the salty sting of the sea. Foggy banks of damp mist slowly drifted across the water. As the Dutch craftsmen prepared to change shifts working the platforms, vague shapes began to take form on the outskirts of the visible area. Amidst the panicked cries of civilians running for designated shelters the first airhorns started to wail their warnings. The British had returned to Vlissingen!

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