Dystopian Age: The Lost World Exodus. Warcradle Studios

As you may have guessed by now, I love pulp fiction. I’m not talking about the movie, rather the high action, high fantasy novels of the early years of last century. One of my favourite authors of all time is Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and my favourite book of his is The Lost World

A hidden world where vast riches and dangers await, filled with adventure.

Now the wonderful people at Warcradle Studios have just announced Lost World Exodus, a whole new setting for its excellent Wild West Exodus! With new factions to tie in the the Dystopian Age, this is going to be awesome and will really open up new possibilities for gaming.  I for one am really looking forward to sending an expedition into the Lost World. Just hope I can meet an Allosaurus!

The Valley of Gwangi

From the announcement

The curtains are pulled back, the fog has cleared, and the eight Great Powers of the Dystopian Age have sent expeditions to the distant shores of Antarctica. What will they find? It’s time to explore the Lost World!

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The icy wilderness of Antarctica holds a centuries-old secret buried in its frozen depths. This alien structure, known only as the Vault, contains marvels beyond human understanding. Now the Vault has been breached and an inexplicable transformation has created a Lost World of dense jungles, vast labyrinthine chasms and fiery volcanoes.

Fuelled by rumour alone, the mighty empires of the Dystopian Age have sent expeditions to the distant shores of Antarctica. Traversing the exterior’s miles of ice and rock, these expeditions have finally reached the wild and wondrous interior of the Lost World. Scattered throughout this rich and varied landscape are seams of fabulous minerals, hyper-evolved megaflora and the menacing roar of new and terrifying beasts that call this Lost World home.

WHAT IS LOST WORLD EXODUS?

Lost World Exodus is a 35mm scale skirmish wargame set in the awe-inspiring but deadly lands of a transformed Antarctica. In this alternate history, might makes right as the eight Great Powers of the world desperately seek any advantage so that they may rise supreme in this Dystopian Age. Lead your force of fantastically detailed and evocative miniatures to explore the Lost World and seize its wealth for your people. But foolhardy commanders should beware, your enemies and even the very land itself are just as intent on keeping these secrets to themselves.

There are eight Factions battling for control of the Lost World. Each Faction represents one of the Great Powers of the Dystopian Age. They are:

  • The Latin Alliance
  • The Commonwealth
  • The Celestian Empire
  • The Prussian Imperium
  • The British Crown
  • The Covenant of the Enlightened
  • The Union of Federated States
  • The Ottoman Sultanate

While Lost World Exodus shares the ‘Exodus’ core rules, it brings a number of unique unit types and special rules that make these eight Factions play very differently from those found in Wild West Exodus. In Lost World we see Commander units leading Detachments. These Detachments include Specialists that may be combined with Troop units to enhance their abilities and performance in game. In this manner the Enlightened and Union, while already seen in Wild West Exodus, have a different structure and behaviour to reflect the different aspects of those factions found in the Lost World.

Narratively, Lost World Exodus presents a self-contained theatre of conflict, in the same way that Wild West Exodus does. The nefarious Frontier Outlaw Jessie James is no more concerned about the aerial exploits of Sky-Captain Betty Parkhurst above Antarctica than she is of his latest audacious robbery in Red Oak. This allows players to fully immerse themselves the rich narrative and setting of their chosen Exodus without concern that the wider conflicts of the world make their efforts insignificant.

Of course as Lost World Exodus and Wild West Exodus share core rules, players of both can take part in exciting and challenging competitive tournaments and casual games! With fourteen distinct factions spread over two games, there really has never been a better time to jump into the Dystopian Age in 35mm scale.

Lost World Exodus is due for release in late 2019 after the launch of Dystopian Wars – a thrilling game of 1/1200 scale naval combat in the Dystopian Age.

 

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