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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.

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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Halo Commander Busts

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015

Halo Commander Busts

Let’s take a closer look at the Halo Commander busts available as part of our Salute promotion this weekend. We think you’ll agree they are rather spectacular, and we cannot wait to show them off at Salute. Those that pre-order the Halo: Fleet Battles, The Fall of Reach two player battle box at Salute will get to walk away with their choice of bust at the show (while stocks last). If you’re not able to make the show, you will also be able to pick up a FREE Commander bust if you pre-order from the Spartan Games Online Store...

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Halo: Fleet Battles at Salute

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015

Halo: Fleet Battles at Salute

Spartan Games is excited to be attending Salute Twenty Fifteen, the biggest independent one-day wargaming and gaming event in the UK, this Saturday at ExCeL London. Whether you’re new to our games or have been following us for years, come and join in the fun. Many of the Spartan Games team will be there, including our lead model designers. They will be on hand throughout the day to tell you all about their latest creations, including the Firestorm Planetfall Firepower Leviathans, Dystopian Wars Bombardment Groups, the new Dystopian...

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UK Games Expo 2015

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015

UK Games Expo 2015

Spartan Games is pleased to announce tickets are now available for the Official Dystopian Wars Tournament at UK Games Expo 2015. A series of 5 Dystopian Wars games will be held at UK Games Expo on May 30th and May 31st 2015, and all gamers are invited to attend. There will be prizes for those that finish 1st-3rd and for the best painted fleet, with spot prizes also awarded for ‘Biggest Underdog’ and ‘Most Sporting’. Every participant will receive a Gift Box on entry, containing a selection of posters, miniatures, a Spartan Games...

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