WHAT IS PLANETFALL?
Planetfall an explosive, fast paced game that allows us to bring ground-pounding, armoured combat to the ever-expanding Firestorm Galaxy.
In this deadly, hard sci-fi setting, hordes of futuristic tanks, agile aircraft and hulking mech-walkers tear each other asunder with high-powered weaponry. Lasers burn across the tabletop, rail-gun slugs smash through armoured hulls and advanced cyber-warfare weapons hack through vital systems – the war zones of the distant future are no place for the faint hearted.
Firestorm Planetfall puts you in the role of a Grand Commander, orchestrating the manoeuvres of your chosen army. Each of your Battle Groups will contain several Helixes of stunningly-detailed 10mm scale miniatures, ranging from towering Leviathans to numerous bases of Infantry, all prepared to fight to the last under your command.
Your planetary invasion force will be formed of troops from one of the six core races, who in turn belong to one of two sides: the Zenian League or Alliance of Kurak, vast Alliances currently fighting for dominance of the Galactic sector. Each of the six races has its own complex motivations within the conflict, as well as entirely unique vehicles and distinct ways of fighting their battles.
You will even have the opportunity to supplement your force with Helixes from other races within your alliances, offsetting your troops’ weaknesses, bringing new and dangerous technologies to the field and allowing for an enormous variety of tactics. These include the Terquai, Works Raptor, Hawker Industries, Rense System Navy (RSN), Veydreth and
The gameplay of Firestorm Planetfall is rapid, fluid and brutal. Emphasis is placed on combined tactics and using the strengths of your various Battle Groups. Your Aerial Squadrons use speed and firepower to soften up the enemy, Recon teams dash forward to seize objectives which your Infantry sections can then dig in and hold. In turn, this allows your heavy hitters to effectively coordinate their attacks; Squadrons of tanks, heavily-armed skimmers and enormous walkers deliver the killing blow in an unstoppable tide of armour and advanced weaponry.
A fun and flexible game, Firestorm Planetfall can be played quickly and simply with just a dozen tanks and a few supporting vehicles, or it can be expanded right up to a titanic engagement between multiple Battle Groups – wrestling for control of whole city sectors, giant planetary defence systems or sprawling industrial complexes.
And the action doesn’t stop here – the Firestorm Galaxy is a perfect setting for tense, linked campaigns. By interconnecting a series of Planetfall battles and our exciting spaceship combat game – Firestorm Armada – you can determine the fate of whole star systems.
“Prepare your invasion forces, Commander… Planetfall is authorised…”
Location: Proteus Prime – an abandoned world, named by Terquai Scientists after the shape changing Greek Mythological sea-god.
Core Forces: Aquan Prime and Directorate.
Allied Forces Available: Terquai and Works Raptor.
Type of Action: 2-player Battle Box
Proteus Prime: a desolate and ancient world, inhabited only by a far-flung Terquai science outpost, has become a warzone. Enemy Battle Groups scour the surface for evidence of a hidden technology, long since lost to the galaxy. The Terquai Scientists languish as prisoners of the Directorate; the limited Terquai military presence being no match for the might of the Corporation.
Responding to a distress transmission from the Terquai Research Vessel, the T.R.V Kindred Spirit, high ranking military officials within the Aquan Prime quickly despatched a space fleet to intercept and destroy the Works Raptor Assault Carriers supporting the Directorate ground invasion.
The Aquan rescue fleet arrived at the Proteus System, fought its way to the planet and managed to deploy ground forces to support the spirited Terquai. As a brutal fleet battle raged in space, a series of devastating engagements were being fought across the planet, as both sides sought to achieve their objectives.
Sabotaged by Directorate Agents, the scattered wreck of a Tequai shuttle lies on the surface near the Hardosi Research Site. Hardosi was established by Terquai Archaeology and Science Teams as they continued to investigate the presence of a form of ancient temporal portal technology that has the power to change the understanding of science – and warfare – across the Storm Zone. The shuttle’s still functional computer systems hold the data needed to unlock the planet’s ancient secret.
The Directorate and Works Raptor want the technology… and are willing to eradicate all that stand before them to get it.
The Aquans and Terquai allies will do anything to stop them.
As you immerse yourself into the Battle For Proteus Prime prepare yourselves for a titanic struggle of epic proportions…
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