Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Dystopian Legions Starter Set

Has there ever been a better time to be in this hobby? New releases seem to have gone into overdrive in the past few weeks, it's almost impossible to keep up with all the developments. Hobby blogs and forums are frothing with news about Star Wars expansions and skirmish games, Infinity, Dropzone Commander, Bolt Action, and of course the return of Nagash. And that's just from the established big companies, there are dozens of new demands on your wallet all the time from kickstarter projects. Phew!

We all have our own favourites, there is something out there for everyone. I have looked at Dystopian Legions by Spartan Games several times in the past couple of years. I tried to get my gaming buddy interested but he's more of a historical chap, so I always resisted, not much point in collecting an army if there's no one to play eh? But now I can resist no longer. The newly announced Iron Scorpion starter set looks to be just my thing. Here's the official blurb and some renders. Spartan Games have a good record of faithfully reproducing in metal what they show, so I'm confident they will look pretty much as these images show. Metal is not my favourite medium, but it's a price I am willing to pay to get my hands on a good quantity of decent steampunk figures.

The set is available for pre-order on the Spartan Games website. Some have complained that the price is high. It retails at £90 plus postage, though you can also pick it up from Troll Trader with a discount and free postage, which brings the cost down to a shade over £80. That works out at about £2 a figure, with scenery, tokens and rules for free. That seems reasonable to me, cheaper than some systems and about the going rate for starter sets. September 24th cannot come around quickly enough!







3 comments:

Derek said...

Yup, I've put in my preorder at my FLGS for this too, can't wait!

redmanphill said...

I tried to play their fleet game and the rules were so impenetrable I gave up. I have no interest in them now as they haven't done much to improve the situation from what I understand.

Old Fogey said...

The rules for Legions are available to download, which I did and found them reasonable. The new set is supposedly cleaner and quicker. To be honest, it's the figures I am buying, not the rules. I will use them in other sets if need be - In Her Majesty's Name perhaps, maybe Pulp Alley, perhaps some modded version of Bolt Action, or could try Chain of Command. Rules are like figures, there are loads around, something for everybody. Vive le difference!

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