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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 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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Back from Salute

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015

Back from Salute

Spartan Games had a fantastic time at Salute Twenty Fifteen, the biggest independent one-day wargaming and gaming event in the UK, this past Saturday at ExCeL London. Our show stealer was Halo: Fleet Battles, and our stand was bustling with excited fans throughout the day eager to find out more about the game. Spartans Derek, Crian and Martin did a great job running demonstration games and answering questions throughout the day, with two seven foot by five foot tables worth of Halo: Fleet Battles studio miniatures ready for visitors to deploy....

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May 2015 Release

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015

May 2015 Release

SHIPPING FROM MAY 27TH! It’s time for Firestorm Planetfall commanders to bolster their armies as we make Recon Helixes available to every major force. We’re also giving you the chance to pick up even more infantry with the new Light Infantry Upgrade boxed sets. Admirals will also need to keep their wits about them as new boxed sets for the Hawker Industries and Works Raptor are introduced to Firestorm Armada. To place your pre-orders and find out more about these much-anticipated new releases click the images in this...

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