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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.

New Formations for Halo: Fleet Battles

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015

New Formations for Halo: Fleet Battles

Inside our new Core Upgrade Boxes gamers will find a new set of Formation Overlays that demonstrate the highly flexible design of our Halo: Fleet Battles tabletop miniatures game Six new Formations are provided, allowing players to expand the capability of their Battle Groups, with each bringing their own nuances to the game. Some are generic in their use, able to be deployed inside Standard Battle Groups and others so powerful they demand their own Specialist Battle Group. Let’s look at them by faction: COVENANT As the war against humanity...

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GenCon Report

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015

GenCon Report

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Halo: Fleet Battles at GenCon

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015

Halo: Fleet Battles at GenCon

Spartan Games is excited to be attending GenCon, the original, longest-running and best-attended gaming convention in the world, taking place in Indianapolis from July 30 – August 2, 2015. If you’re new to our games or have been following us for years, come and join in the fun. The owners of Spartan Games will be there, as will one of the Halo: Fleet Battles model designers. They will be on hand throughout the day to tell you about their latest creations, including the Firestorm Planetfall Aerial Interceptor Helixes, Firestorm...

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Spartan Games Survey 2015

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015

Spartan Games Survey 2015

We’d like to invite you to take part in this year’s survey to tell us about your gaming and what you like, and perhaps don’t like, about Spartan Games and our products. The survey will take 5 minutes to complete, you may answer anonymously, and your answers will help us with our product planning. The survey closes 17th July. We’ve had a fantastic response over the last couple of years and your answers really do help us to improve our products and services. Examples of things we have done as a result of past survey...

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The first global power

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015

The first global power

Founder of the Industrial Age, the Kingdom of Britannia governs one of the world’s greatest empires and is still its mightiest sea power. It was Oliver Cromwell who, inadvertently, began the first wave of industrialisation when he set up manufactories to make weapons and artillery for his army and iron-plated ships for his fleet. Although Cromwell’s grim British Republic died with him, the restored English monarchy, under the scientifically-minded King Charles II, retained and built on the old Lord Protector’s industrial...

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Ssirrin Tsalas

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015

Ssirrin Tsalas

Included with the upcoming Invasion Fleets is Phase 1 of the Firestorm System Wars rules. The focus is a rewards table to allow gamers to instantly link games of Firestorm Armada and Firestorm Planetfall. For players interested in spaceship missions, four scenarios are presented to play standalone or linked. Also included are new rules and an introduction to six new commanders. You can see just how awesome these new Invasion Fleets look by browsing our most recent Firestorm Armada gallery update. In this preview, we share details of the...

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Halo ships July 20th

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015

Halo ships July 20th

Spartan Games is proud to announce Halo: Fleet Battles, a new fleet action tabletop miniatures game, developed in close cooperation with Microsoft Corporation and 343 Industries, will be shipping worldwide from July 20th. Halo: Fleet Battles, The Fall of Reach is the ultimate way for fans of the Halo Universe to recreate pivotal space battles between the stalwart forces of the United Nations Space Command (UNSC) and the relentless Covenant armada. It puts you at the centre of the most pivotal naval conflict of the long Human-Covenant War,...

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From Console to Tabletop

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015

From Console to Tabletop

In 2001, Microsoft changed the landscape of console based shooters with the release of Halo: Combat Evolved for the original Xbox, introducing the world to Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 (or the Master Chief for short) and a rich, sci-fi universe. Over the years the franchise spawned many more releases ranging from sequels to books and comics to updated re-releases on new consoles. And on October 27, 2015, Microsoft and 343 Industries (the developers and caretakers of Halo) will release Halo 5: Guardians on the Xbox One. But soon,...

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Halo Painting Competition

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015

Halo Painting Competition

Supreme Commander Rho ‘Barutamee’s colour scheme is used to beautiful, eye-catching effect in this piece by Carl. Strikingly intense colours making use of a wide range of tonal values, with subtly layered paint blending, and carefully-placed lighting effects, made this model instantly *pop* as our Spartan Team Members poured over the contest entries. Every subtle detail spoke of care and deliberate attention, from the organic tissues of the mouth to the realistic marble plinth, paving the way for this entry to claim the top result in the...

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June 2015 Release

Posted by on May 27, 2015

June 2015 Release

SHIPPING FROM JUNE 24TH! New Firestorm Armada Invasion Fleet boxed sets include stunning new models for all major forces and bring six fleet commanders to the fold. Find out more about them by reading the booklet that comes inside every box. Also included are scenarios and rules for invading planets and linking forces with Firestorm Planetfall. Speaking of Firestorm Planetfall, the fanatical RSN and tribal Veydreth are joining the battle! The deadly Archangel Battle Robot and Ikori beam weapon are sure to cause all sorts of problems for your...

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