I gave the Prussian Empire Konigsberg Class Battlecruisers a white undercoat.
The next stage will be a basecoat of grey.
Really impressive detail on these models.
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 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…
Here are the first models I have painted (and completed) for Dystopian Wars. Here is the Prussian Empire Blucher Class Dreadnought, probably passing too close to a bunker complex.
Here are some Arminius Class Frigates passing the same bunker!
The bunker model is a 1/300th scale model from Snapdragon Studio.
Here is a close up of one of my Arminius Class Frigates.
Here are the Arminius Class Frigates alongside the Blucher Class Dreadnought.
More photographs of the Blucher Class Dreadnought.
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Here are some shots of my finished Prussian Empire Blucher Class Dreadnought in “water”.
I used some full colour print outs of water textures, printed on glossy photo paper using a standard home inkjet printer.
The scenery is from Snapdragon Studios and is an 1/300th SF Bunker, but seems to fit in quite well.
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The first contingent of my Prussian Empire aerial forces are a pair of Pflicht Class Scoutships.
Prussian Empire engineers love the classic zeppelin shape and have made extensive use of the gas powered blimp shape throughout the military.
In the end, in order to undercoat and paint them I used a couple of spare Citadel flying bases.
After giving the models a white undercoat, I gave them a basecoat of a light grey.
Still not 100% sure how I am going to finish painting these.
The Dystopian Wars is a miniatures games from Spartan Games. The Prussian Frigate is a simple ship with a single turret and aft Tesla weapons.
Having given the models a wash of Citadel Shade: Nuln Oil, I then gave them a light drybrush.
I think if I was to paint them again, I might paint the decks a tan colour so that it looked like wood.
As you can see from this photograph, there is still some touching up to do, where they were glued to the stick.
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Having washed the decks of the Prussian Empire Blucher Class Dreadnought the next stage was to give he rest of the model and hull a wash of Citadel Shade: Nuln Oil.
After that I gave the model a light drybrush.
This is the Prussian Empire Blucher Class Dreadnought alongside two Arminius Class Frigates.
Pleased with how the model turned out. It still could do with some more detailing and markings, but at this time I can certainly use this in a game.
The Dystopian Wars is a miniatures games from Spartan Games. The Prussian Frigate is a simple ship with a single turret and aft Tesla weapons. Squadrons of Frigates are often used to screen larger ships, combine their fire against enemy ships, and sometimes chase down vessels that have submerged below the ocean waves.
There are six models in all, and they come in a blister pack. The first stage was washing the resin models and giving them a white undercoat and gluing them to wooden sticks (for easier painting).
I then gave them a basecoat of slightly thinned Tamiya Grey.
The next stage was to give the models a wash of Citadel Shade: Nuln Oil. This was to both darken the model and add shade and shadows.
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