Putting them together, Prussian Empire Konigsberg Class Battlecruiser

After washing the resin, I constructed the Dystopian Wars’ Prussian Empire Konigsberg Class Battlecruisers.

Prussian Empire Konigsberg Class Battlecruiser

Prussian Empire Konigsberg Class Battlecruiser

Very simple to put together, as you only need to glue the turrets into place.

Prussian Empire Konigsberg Class Battlecruiser

Sitting atop the Konigsberg Class Battlecruiser’s conning tower is one of the most unusual weapons to be created by Prussian engineers – the Pattern V ‘Speerschleuder’. This strange device, believed to have originated from a secret Teutonic Order development, is a massive launcher that hurls an immense metal spear over vast distances. While the harpoon normally only causes superficial damage, its true value is as a focal point for Tesla weaponry subsequently fired at the unfortunate victim. The spear acts as a huge lightning rod, drawing the worst effects of the devastating Tesla bursts through itself and into the hapless target, multiplying their destructive power.

This is how the Prussian Empire Konigsberg Class Battlecruisers look from the marketing material.

There are two models and they come in a single blister pack.

These are nice clean castings.

Not a lot of rear armament.


The Prussians are coming…

The first Dystopian models I finished painting were some Prussian naval ships. The main model was a Blucher Class Dreadnought. Alongside this large ship I have six Arminius Class Frigates in support.

Though I have some Airships, two Pflicht Class Scoutships and a Sky Fortress, what I wanted to get was a few more naval vessels in order to have a naval battle group for the Prussian Empire.

I did initially consider getting the Prussian Empire Naval Battle Group boxed set, but the only models I actually wanted from the box were the battleship and the cruisers. I already had the frigates and, as mentioned elsewhere I am not a great fan of the flyers and the bombers. Buying the blisters of the battleship and the cruisers would be a lot cheaper than buying the boxed set.

In the end I got three more blisters of Prussian ships. Another Blucher Class Dreadnought, Konigsberg Class Battlecruiser and the Hussar Class Gunship.

Maybe a little heavy in firepower, but I can if need be get a blister of frigates and corvettes to balance out the force. However I think I have just the right number of ships.

One of the reasons I went with “bigger” ships was less to do with cheese and beards, much more to do with ease of play, at this stage playing Dystopian Wars, I am still getting use to the rules, so less models (in my mind) does make it a little easier to play.

At this stage I do feel that I now have sufficient models for Dystopian Wars and I don’t think I will be buying any more, well not many more. In a recent game I did capture an FSA Lexington Cruiser and I did consider buying one of the models to paint up in captured Kingdom of Britannian colours. I also recently saw the Covenant of Antarctica models and I did like the look of the Dreadnought!

So never say never…