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Welcome to the Spartan Games Blog!

The Spartan Games Blog is the portal through which we will communicate major events, where our model makers will chat to you about their latest creations, and artists will share concept art. Additionally, if we need to tell you about new rules, this is the place we’ll do it.

Halo: Fleet Battles Update

Posted by on May 20, 2016

Halo: Fleet Battles Update

As we approach the end of a most exciting first year in the life of Halo: Fleet Battles (H:FB) we thought it a good idea to review where we are at and discuss our plans over the next few months. Creating a game for something as epic as Halo was always going to be a challenge, but not one without its rewards and the team at Spartan Games has had a pretty cool time working alongside the team at 343 Industries. As we stand with releases the game has expanded quickly with over 24 releases in its first year, and with many more to follow. As...

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Halo: Ground Command

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016

Halo: Ground Command

Spartan Games is pleased to announce that the much anticipated Halo: Ground Command tabletop wargame, which is set in the hugely popular Halo Universe, will be shipping in Summer 2016. The first iteration of the game is set in the year is 2552, with humanity forced to the brink of extinction by the fanatical alliance of alien races known as the Covenant. These human forces have fallen back to the fortress world of Reach, prepared to give their lives to protect Earth and buy time for a desperate gambit that could change the outcome of the...

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Statistics Achieve Planetfall

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016

Statistics Achieve Planetfall

With the release of Firestorm: Planetfall around 18 months ago, the game has grown steadily to become a massive and engrossing strategic battle game. From the humble beginnings of a single Core Helix and an Allied Helix for each Faction at time of release, the game has now added Heavy Armour Helixes, Recon Helixes, 2 different types of Aerial Helix, Leviathan Helixes, Field Command Helixes and of course our latest exciting release – the Assault Helix (which is packed with loads of devastating robot goodness!). The Order of Battles (ORBATS)...

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More DW Alliance Updates

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016

More DW Alliance Updates

On February 23rd we put up a Blog post announcing the arrival of the updated stats for the Black Wolf Company, Chinese Federation and Ottomans, histories, as well as the Dystopian Wars FAQ. Today we are continuing our schedule of updating the Alliance Nations with updated ORBATs for the Kingdom of Denmark, the League of Italian States and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Kingdom of Denmark is a fast and dangerous fleet, capable of sowing destruction in any enemy fleet and blocking the enemy’s ability to manoeuvre through strategic...

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Dystopian Updates Go Live

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016

Dystopian Updates Go Live

Earlier this month, on the 18th of February, we posted a blog article outlining the plans we have for Dystopian Wars over the first part of 2016. Two of the key goals in our plan were to get a new FAQ online, and to update the Alliance Nation Orders of Battle (ORBATs) in batches. In January the first of these ORBATS were completed and posted online, including the Free and Royal Australians, the Honourable Eclipse Company, and the East India Merchant Company. These updated ORBATs are currently available from the ‘Downloads’ section of the...

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Firestorm: Taskforce Update

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016

Firestorm: Taskforce Update

As this blog goes live the Firestorm: Taskforce 2-player Starter Sets are being boxed to ship out around the world. This exciting moment makes this an ideal time to discuss the game, models, rules and the coming year for the Firestorm Galaxy. As we have already explained, the key thing to remember about Firestorm: Taskforce that it is not designed to be a replacement for the Firestorm Armada 2.0 rules. It is a companion product that is intended to fit the needs of a gamer’s budget and available free gaming time. If players are looking...

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The Dystopian Year Ahead

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016

The Dystopian Year Ahead

The idea behind this blog is to provide an update on Dystopian Wars and detail our exciting plans for the game for 2016. I’ll go through the game piece by piece, filling in where our focus is, and by the end of it I’ll hopefully have delivered a clearer picture of the game moving forwards. Orders of Battle (ORBATS) During the latter part of 2015 we did not have enough resources allocated to the updating of our Dystopian Wars nation statistics, especially the Alliance Nations, so that they were fully compliant with the updated 2.0 Core...

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Halo Veterans

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016

Halo Veterans

Spartan Games is pleased to announce two new spaceships that have been designed for the Halo: Fleet Battles tabletop game, bringing enhanced firepower to the current fleets. Sold in packs of four, the new ships bulk out the medium ship category, adding increased flexibility to players’ fleet building options. A SOLID CORE Built for war against rebellious human colonies in the dark years of the Insurrection, the UNSC Orion-class was conceived as a new type of carrier that could directly support sustained ground operations in addition to...

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Firestorm Taskforce Arrives

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016

Firestorm Taskforce Arrives

What can you do in 30 minutes? You could order a pizza, get a haircut or… Play Firestorm Taskforce! We here at Spartan Games are very excited to introduce Firestorm Taskforce, our first fast-action space combat game, set in the war-torn Firestorm Armada Galaxy. Firestorm Taskforce was born from customer feedback which asked us to: • Speed up game-play and reduce gaming space • Lower the cost of play for gamers • Remain fully compatible with all current Firestorm Armada models • Work alongside the Firestorm Armada 2.0 Core...

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Halo Busts Now Shipping

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016

Halo Busts Now Shipping

Our stunning Halo Fleet Commander and Heroic Busts are now shipping, so we thought it ideal to share some images of the painted models. Designed in conjunction with 343 Industries using their artwork created for Halo: Fleet Battles, the busts are made in high quality resin and come three to a box and also include two resin dice plinths. For now enjoy the images and check back soon for details on our upcoming 2016 Halo Busts Painting...

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