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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: Ground Command Shipping Update

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016

Halo: Ground Command Shipping Update

Here is an update on the shipping status of Halo: Ground Command, our latest game in the iconic Halo universe. Let us start by saying that if you are amongst those customers who are waiting to receive a product you have ordered, we’re sorry that you haven’t received it yet.  We’re really sorry – we’re as keen as you are to get it into your hands and for you to enjoy the game as much as we hope you will. Have there been major problems? No, absolutely not.  The game has proved very popular already and order rates are high so it is...

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Halo: Ground Command Part 2

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016

Halo: Ground Command Part 2

Hello Again, Thanks for all the questions you’ve been busy sending in about the first of our Halo: Ground Command blogs – it has been huge fun talking to you all about our new game. This time around we’re going to cover the In-Game side of the Halo: Ground Command game… the Core Rules. This is a long Blog, so we’re warning you now, you may want to digest it in chunks. To start with, it is important to discuss the mechanics we have carried over from our Halo: Fleet Battles spaceship combat game. That way everyone can get a handle on...

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Gen Con 2016

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016

Gen Con 2016

We’re very excited to confirm that we’ll be heading to the US for Gen Con in a couple of weeks, and we’ll be taking Halo: Ground Command with us! If you’re going to the convention for 4 days of fun and gaming, come on over to the Spartan Games booth – located at 2756 – and say hello. We had an amazing time last year meeting you all, and can’t wait to repeat it again in 2016.     We will also have a demonstration table with our good friends at TheWarstore.com – located at booth 2407 – where we’ll be showing off...

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2016 Halo Painting Competition

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016

2016 Halo Painting Competition

Have you heard about our Painting Competition? With the release of Halo: Ground Command right around the corner, we thought we’d give you even more to get excited about, with some fantastic prizes on offer, including signed rulebooks and Halo goodies provided by Microsoft themselves. There are several categories to enter, so no matter your model of choice, everyone can participate. So grab a brush and get painting! Model Categories Categories available for the Painting Competition are shown below, and you can enter into as many...

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Halo: Ground Command Part 1

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016

Halo: Ground Command Part 1

    Hello all, Spartan Derek here! Considering the imminent release of Halo: Ground Command, our very exciting 1/100th scale massed battle game, we thought it would be a good idea to open up a dialogue on the game from a wargamers’ perspective and answer some of your questions. We have worked really hard, and with the close co-operation of 343 Industries, to embrace the tactical first-person-shooter feel you get in the Halo video games as well as the strategic real-time-strategy feel of video games like Halo Wars and the upcoming...

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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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