Storm of Steel was the second campaign book released by Spartan Games for their Dystopian Wars game system in 2012.

Story Edit

The story of the book is based around the Storm of Steel campaign that ran (in universe) from April to September 1871, taking place in Belgium and the Low Countries, the English Channel and North Sea, and the south of England.

Participants Edit

Grand Coalition Edit

Imperial Bond Edit

Rules Edit

The book introduced four major additions to the Dystopian Wars game system.

Firstly, the book introduced the Republique of France as a full nation, having the first full French list (Naval, Aerial and Armoured forces) ever published in the book.

Secondly, the book introduced the concept of Minor Nations that could be taken as stand-alone forces, or as allies using the concept of Major and Minor Assets. Each minor nation had between two and six models in their respective lists. The Minor Nations introduced in the book were:

  • Protectorate of Belgium
  • Kingdom of Belgium
  • Dominion of Canada
  • Kingdom of Denmark
  • Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
  • Prussian Scandinavia

Thirdly, the book introduced the rules for Infantry in Dystopian Wars - the rules being a variant of the Tiny Flyer rules at the time. It also included rules for infantry bunkers.

Finally, the book introduced special commanders to be used by players, each with their own unique unit. The commanders also each had the option to modify their force in some way. The four commanders introduced were:

  • General Lionel Avis and his Landship Danton for the Republique of France
  • Vice Admiral LF Richard Duke and his Landship Royal Oak for the Kingdom of Britannia
  • General Mathias Von Sturm and his Metzger robot Saint Michael for the Prussian Empire
  • General Svetlana Yakovelva and her Land Dreadnought Alexander Nevski for the Russian Coalition

The book also introduced a number of minor additions and erratas to the rules, including rules for the Titan-Class Troop Transport, a renaming of the limited edition Olympic-Class transport.