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Posted by Lord Shaper on 1 June 2011
Armoured Clash Sails In

Armoured Clash Sails In

Well I’ve been looking for a good ship based game for a while and I have always had an affinity for the steampunk genre (as friends say it’s for goths who found colour) so of course I’ve been eying off Dystopian Wars for a long time.

So what do you think I would do when I saw that Spartan Games is going to be releasing an online PDF for a form of Quick Play rules…

This is what I like…

Think of it as Try before you Buy and that’s what I’ll most probably be doing…

If you missed the announcement here it is:

Spartan Games is pleased to announce the imminent arrival of Armoured Clash, our first set of community rules that we are making free to download from our web site at During the development of the Armoured Battle Group boxed sets it became clear that not only do we LOVE to play large games, but we believe our customers do as well!

This is where Armoured Clash steps in. Centred in the world of Dystopian Wars, the rules are designed for large scale land combat with commanders pushing numerous units around a battlefield, the command and control of which is key to their success. So if playing with one Armoured Battle Group excites you – think what 2-3 boxes, plus support models, will do to your blood pressure!

Early on in the development of the rules it was decided that the game had to be very simple, easy to set up and quick to play. It was also a perfect opportunity to develop the Dystopian Wars background by providing detail on the land armies of the first four main Imperial powers involved in the conflict!

One of the great strengths of Dystopian Wars is the way it blends air, land and sea units into a single game system. These free rules are not intended in any way to replace or amend the core Dystopian Wars rule book. They are a totally separate set of rules using unique mechanisms designed to provide players with an opportunity for fun, fast games that focus on the mechanised land units of each Imperial power.

The rules needed to play a game of Armoured Clash, Background and Army List for each of the four main Imperial powers and a basic scenario are all provided in the first PDF we will make available on our web site –

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