To start playing Dystopian Wars, you will need either the Hunt for the Prometheus Two-Player Starter Set, or a Gubbins Box and at least a fleet box to begin playing.
You will need a Force to engage the enemy with. The best place to start is either the Two-player starter set “Hunt for the Prometheus” or a Fleet box for your chosen faction. You can expand on this with additional products to grow your Force.
You will need a copy of the Dystopian Wars Rules in order to play. This book contains all the rules you need to play the game and is laid out in an easy to learn format with plenty of page references and an index to help you find what you need.
Sometimes called an ORBAT, this sheet will tell you how to put together your Force and will contain any special rules and Unit options.
Dystopian Wars uses two types of custom dice: Action Dice and Critical Dice. You will also need a template set. These are all included in the “Hunt for the Prometheus” Two-Player Starter Set (found here) or in the Gubbins Box.