January 2015 Release

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January 2015 Release

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SHIPPING FROM JANUARY 28TH

Spartan Game is pleased to announce our first release of 2015, including new Core and Heavy Armour Helixes for Firestorm Planetfall and a brand new 2 Player Battle Box for Firestorm Armada. There has never been a better time to enter The Firestorm Galaxy!

To place your pre-orders and find out more about these much-anticipated new releases click the links below.

“Storm Zone: Return of the Overseers” 2 Player Battle Box

Cover art

Cover art

When the leaders of the Aquan Prime heard of the assault of Proteus Prime by Directorate forces they were gripped with fear. The ancient texts told of a great danger hidden in the planet, an ancient force that could destroy the entire galaxy.

1 Anarchist Class Battleship, 2 Turmoil Class R&D Cruisers, 2 Annihilation Class Gunships, 4 Liquidator Frigates, 2 Large SRS Tokens and 2 Small SRS Tokens

1 Anarchist Class Battleship, 2 Turmoil Class R&D Cruisers, 2 Annihilation Class Gunships, 4 Liquidator Frigates, 2 Large SRS Tokens and 2 Small SRS Tokens

In response the latest fleet of Aquan starships was sent to intercept and destroy the Directorate fleet orbiting the planet. An epic battle is taking place above the planet of Proteus Prime – so gather your forces commanders it is time for war!

1 Oannes Class Heavy Carrier, 2 Sulis Class Cruisers, 2 Shiva Class Gunships, 4 Chimaera Class Frigates, 2 Large SRS Tokens and 2 Small SRS Tokens

1 Oannes Class Heavy Carrier, 2 Sulis Class Cruisers, 2 Shiva Class Gunships, 4 Chimaera Class Frigates, 2 Large SRS Tokens and 2 Small SRS Tokens

The large Dimensional Gate is of an unknown alien design and comes as a multi-part resin kit into which slides an acrylic insert. The box contains 1 Rulebook, 3 Token & Template Sheets, 2 Asteroid Sheets, 2 Fast Play Sheets, 2 Tactical Action Card Decks, 24 Dice and 1 Mission Booklet

The large Dimensional Gate is of an unknown alien design and comes as a multi-part resin kit into which slides an acrylic insert. Also in the box is 1 2.0 Rulebook, 3 Token & Template Sheets, 2 Asteroid Sheets, 2 Fast Play Sheets, 2 Tactical Action Card Decks, 24 Dice and 1 Mission Booklet

Aquan Prime Core Helix

The Aquan planetary armies known as Oshanya’nya. This name translates into Terran Basic as ‘Stormshoals’. With their fighting power mostly dependent upon an array of gravity-defying hover vehicles, Aquan forces shift and flow like the currents of the waters they call home.

1 Sedna Heavy Tank, 3 Lamana Medium Tanks, 4 Imzani Light Tanks, 2 Stingray Nodes, 2 Votari Crystals, 1 Sirsir Medium Specialist Tank, 6 Khitari Light Infantry Bases and 2 Sky Drop Markers

1 Sedna Heavy Tank, 3 Lamana Medium Tanks, 4 Imzani Light Tanks, 2 Stingray Nodes, 2 Votari Crystals, 1 Sirsir Medium Specialist Tank, 6 Khitari Light Infantry Bases and 2 Sky Drop Markers

The Stormshoals are almost akin to a force of nature. They run rings around their enemies like meandering rivers, wearing down the foe as a torrent gradually cuts through solid rock, and leaving enemy counterstrikes as ineffective as hitting water with a hammer.

But when necessary, they gather their power and sweep away their enemies with the unstoppable power of a terrifying tsunami. The Sebrutan’s unleashing of the Stormshoals has lent tremendous strength to the Kurak Alliance.

The Directorate Core Helix

The exact extent and nature of the Directorate’s planetside armed strength is, like so many other aspects of this shadowy galactic power, a closely-guarded secret. In truth, the individual corporations themselves are loath to publicise such knowledge.

1 Desolator Heavy Tank, 3 Retaliator Medium Tanks, 5 Informer Light Buggy Squadron, 2 Trojan Medium Specialist Tanks, 1 Intruder Combat Personnel Carrier and 6 Patriot Infantry Bases

1 Desolator Heavy Tank, 3 Retaliator Medium Tanks, 5 Informer Light Buggy Squadron, 2 Trojan Medium Specialist Tanks, 1 Intruder Combat Personnel Carrier and 6 Patriot Infantry Bases

However, this paranoia serves to ensure that the corporate armies, known as Planetary Pacification Divisions (P.D.Ds) are heavily-armed and well-equipped. They are very flexible, and are capable of handling any mission from savage raids to massed battles.

Regardless of their origins, the P.D.Ds benefit from some of the deadliest and most advanced weapons humanity has ever produced. Worse, this dreadful power is wielded by keen intelligence paired with utter mercilessness. When the Directorate’s armies descend upon a world, terror and despair march with them!

Dindrenzi Federation Heavy Armour Helix

1 Ares Heavy Skimmer

The Ares has a strong fore mounted weapon with the same firepower as their dreaded Hyperion Leviathan.

In addition, as per the Dindrenzi combat doctrine, the vehicle is fitted with a set of powerful Skorpio Rail Guns, capable of adding to the firepower of its main armament, giving an impressive 20AD at effective range – this coupled with the devastating Kinetic effect means that shielded targets find their survivability greatly reduced by these vehicles as they prowl the battlefield.

Raw power linked with total maneouvrability - that is what Dindrenzi commanders like and that is what this Helix provides.

Raw power linked with total maneouvrability – that is what Dindrenzi commanders like and that is what this Helix provides.

3 Gorgos Tank Hunters

The Gorgos is a simple yet hugely effective killing machine, armed as it is with an Onager Rail Gun. Propelled using hover technology, these vehicles lurk with intent at the rear of Dindrenzi assaults, waiting for the opportunity to strike.

2 Circe Specialist Skimmers (4 sky Drop Markers)

The Circe is a flexible vehicle in the Dindrenzi ORBAT, used to designate Drop Sites and to attach to squadrons to provide a powerful targeting advantage that allows the Dindrenzi to improve their accuracy even when on the move.

The Circe also provides the squadrons they are attached to an added boost to their CQB capability, ensuring the squadrons are more resistant to being overwhelmed by enemy infantry assaults.

Terran Alliance Heavy Armour Helix

1 Tyr Heavy Tank

This destructive vehicle uses the same chassis as the Vidar Heavy Tank, but with strengthened internal armour to reflect its support role. Equipped with the powerful Legacy Laser, the same Laser that is found on the Terran Odin Class Leviathan, makes the Tyr formidable.

Although generally deployed in a solo role, the vehicle is often supplemented by a support Ullr vehicle to improve the shielding of the Tyr.

Terran Alliance military commanders rely on their Heavy Helixes to smash holes in their enemy lines... no subtle tactics, just raw crushing power.

Terran Alliance military commanders rely on their Heavy Helixes to smash holes in their enemy lines… no subtle tactics, just raw crushing power.

3 Baldr Tank Hunter

A simple, streamlined design that allows the Terran military to produce the vehicle en-mass. It is fitted with a Heritage Laser and deployed in squadrons of 2-3.

This squadron can also benefit from the addition of an Ullr, which goes a long way to improving the rather low shielding that is allocated to this ubiquitous long-range hitters.

2 Ullr Specialist Tanks with 2 AA Drops and 2 Shield Drops

These can be taken as one of two marks, and can be either attached as individual models to squadrons or deployed in its own squadron of two models.

The marks can either be fitted with their Shrike Rotor Cannons, creating a superb AA vehicle or with a Shield Generator, allowing the vehicle to protect both itself and other vehicles within range of it.

Aquan Prime Heavy Armour Helix

1 Haumea Heavy Skimmer

Unlike many Heavy Support Vehicles, the Haumea is not intended to remain at a distance from the enemy. It acts as an assassin of anything aerial, equipped with Dual Stingray Missiles and a Nexus Designator with the Target Lock capability… and a special rule that allows it to target the enemy, especially flyers, and execute placed attacks while on the move!

Its hardened inner layer on the carapace improves its survivability. Add to this the fact that it is crewed by elite troops and is propelled by hover technology and this is a formidable vehicle to contend with.

The Aquans use their crystal formations to 'mirror shot' their laser technology, extending the range of their laser weaponry, even allowing the Aquans to fire round corners.

The Aquans use their crystal formations to ‘mirror shot’ their laser technology, extending the range of their laser weaponry, even allowing the Aquans to fire round corners.

3 Locatu Tank Hunter

Locatu Tank Hunter units certainly pack a punch with their Corona Lasers sporting tightened apertures and focus technology to shoot further than other variants of Aquan laser. They can threaten most larger targets, but excel at weakening medium and support targets, where they use their speed to move to the flanks and deliver devastating firepower.

2 Votari Nodes

The Aquans use their crystal formations to ‘mirror shot’ their laser technology, extending the range of their laser weaponry, even allowing the Aquans to fire round corners. This becomes even more powerful in this Helix as each and every offensive element uses Laser Technology.

1 Sirsir Specialist Skimmer (2 Sky Drop Markers)

The support skimmer is used to attach to the other skimmers in the Helix to allow the deployment of Votari Nodes and supplements the other elements in the Battle Force who require reinforcement on their drop sites. The Sirsir also supplements the CQB of the attached squadron improving the Aquans usually low CQB values.

Sorylian Collective Heavy Armour Helix

1 Huk’Vok’Ka Heavy Walker

This colossal walker is mounted with a powerful Dual Nar’Vak Titan Cannon, a destructive weapon that is more than capable of levelling city blocks when fired! In addition to this weapon, the Heavy Walker can also make use of its two Nexus Designators to target multiple locations with artillery fire.

As it methodically trundles across the battlefield enemies of the Sorylian Collective fall before it. One of the more interesting features of this model is the Sorylian Warrior precariously seated on the Nar’Vak Cannon.

A Sorylian Heavy Helix is the epitomy of this race's military doctrine: perfectly calculated aggression.

A Sorylian Heavy Helix is the epitomy of this race’s military doctrine: perfectly calculated aggression.

3 Sor’Ka Tank Hunters

Unlike other factions the Sorylians do not have any dedicated Anti-Air units, preferring instead to amalgamate the roles into their Tank Hunter units. The Sor’Ka use their Har’Mok Precision Missiles to target ground and air targets alike bringing them down with a mix of precision mathematics and raw fury.

5 Ka’Kun Light Skiffs (1 Sky Drop Marker)

These light recon elements provide the Helix with some added flexibility allowing the take and hold elements from other Helixes to move forwards while the Heavy Helix rcon elements secure and control rear objectives. The recon skiffs can also be called upon to defend the heavier elements in the Helix from assault, allowing their brethren to continue their relentless barrage upon their foes.

The Directorate Heavy Armour Helix

1 Castigator Heavy Crawler

If you wanted to be simplistic about this vehicle you could literally describe the Castigator as ‘a tough tank with a big plasma cannon on it’. It does not feature the Surge Weapon normally associated with Heavy Crawlers, rather it relies on its Heavy Pacifier Cannon, a punishing plasma weapon designated to place the enemy under a torrent of fire that it can rarely recover from.

Solid and brutal, this is the hammer with which to crack the nut and no Directorate commander wants to go to battle without such a weapon at their disposal.

This Heavy Helix brings a mix of pain to the enemy with close range killing power and aerial menace.

This Heavy Helix brings a mix of pain to the enemy with close range killing power and aerial menace.

3 Avenger Tank Destroyer

Armed with a Judgement Plasma Cannon, the Avenger Tank Hunter has undergone a number of battlefield variants, prior to Directorate commanders settling for the much up-gunned variant you see today.

1 Stalker Medium Crawler with Punisher Drones

One of the most interesting weapons in the Directorate Heavy Helix is the Stalker Crawler, which houses a Punisher Drone that can be launched when needed to provide the squadron with a Nexus Designator capable of providing a Target Lock. The Punisher can then land back on the Stalker if the battle heats up and launch later in an engagement if desired.

The Stalker & Punisher also serve to add more CQB potential to the squadron, taking the already terrifying CQB capability of the Directorate to new heights.

The Relthoza Heavy Armour Helix

1 Vardiss Heavy Walker

This massive Heavy Walker has a toughened carapace armour designed to protect its vulnerable ammunition stores. The Vardiss is a terrifying short range killer capable of delivering incredible firepower upon the enemy when its 2 Aurelia Cannons fire Kinetic shards to punch through enemy shields to hit the meat beneath with brutal efficiency.

The Vardiss also mounts a Nexus Designator to allow it to support Relthozan light infantry deployments and incorporates Cloaking Technology to allow it to better blend in with its surroundings and ambush enemies with its raw firepower.

The Relthoza are the army for commanders who like to play with hordes.

The Relthoza are the army for commanders who like to play with hordes.

2 Talamis Tank Hunters

A simple Relthozan upgrade to its standard Salamas Battle Suit, the Talamis gives the Relthozan inside the ability to carry a powerful Hympha Shard Cannon. The Nympha can target enemies over a considerably longer distance than other weapons normally available to themedium-sized battle suit chassis.

6 Namisc Light Walkers (1 Sky Drop Marker)

The light drone fulfils a largely defensive role in the Helix, giving the larger elements a rapid response squadron, capable of blunting enemy attacks before they can pose a threat. The Blood-Maw Toxin Projector is a short range defensive weapon designed to engage enemy infantry.