What’s Shipping Next?

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

What’s Shipping Next?

Written by Spartan Games | Tags:

It’s not long until the first sets of Firestorm Armada Rulebooks and Battle Stations will be leaving Spartan Games HQ, so to get you even more excited here’s some photos of each of the Battle Stations in all their painted glory!

If you want to get hold of these Battle Stations for FREE and before they are released as part of a new range of boxed sets next year all you have to do is place a pre-order for the Firestorm Armada 2.0 Rulebook. This special offer ends on Wednesday 4th December so be sure to get your pre-order in while you can.

Whether protecting far flung worlds on the outer reaches of Federation space, or installed in the wake of the Storm Zone invasion to shore up captured territory, the Bastion Class Battle Stations are an essential element of the renowned Dindrenzi Navy.

Sharing the heavy, composite plating and high-powered weapon systems that characterise Dindrenzi vessels, these Bastions are an immovable anvil against which retaliatory strikes by Alliance of Kurak forces are dashed.

Defending worlds, fold space relays and trade stations throughout the Storm Zone and Alliance territory, Palisade Class Battle Stations are a redoubtable bulwark against marauding Corsair Fleets and invading Zenian armadas alike.

Bristling with either mass-driver or atomic laser turrets, the Palisade lays down sheets of crippling fire in the face of incoming enemy vessels, whilst its huge reactor powers an all but impenetrable energy shield, deflecting their return fire with ease.

Shrouded by energy shielding and domed to deflect incoming weapons fire, the Vortex Class Battle Station trades customary Aquan manoeuvrability for exceptional defences.

With weapon irises studding every surface, ready to jet searing death in any direction, there is no safe vector to attack a Vortex. Fully occupied by the laser volleys stabbing from this impenetrable shell, the enemy will be unable to respond as the defending Aquan Fleet darts among them, crippling and incapacitating their vessels.

The Sorylian Collective is extremely protective of its territory, and these masters of engineering have poured considerable energies into creating defensive systems to stand sentinel at their borders.

The resulting Phalanx Class Battle Station is the perfect shield against invasion. Batteries of titanic thermal cannon cover every angle of approach, and this armoured hulk can absorb the firepower of entire Fleet before cracks begin to show. Stalwart and reliable, a Zenian force will think twice before attacking a system studded with these Stations.

Protecting corporate investments across the sector, the Directorate emplace Firewall Class Battle Stations in orbit around their most valuable assets and acquisitions. Often used as both a static defence and a centre of operations, the arrival of a Firewall at a newly ‘pacified’ planet is a sure sign that the Directorate are here to stay.

With the archetypal Directorate plasma turrets forming its primary armament, the Firewall also houses incredibly advanced cyberwarfare suites, used either for the control and monitoring of a subjugated population or to sow disarray throughout an attacking fleet.

Swathed in a nanotech cloaking field and armed with arrays of devastating hydroxide cannons, many an invading force has realised far too late that the undefended Relthoza facility they were attacking is in fact guarded by a deadly Weaver Class Battle Station.

Needle sharp shards of frozen water spear through unsuspecting hulls and unleash swarms of omnivorous nanites which consume superstructure and crew in moments, swiftly followed by attack wings of drone craft or fearsome Relthoza boarding parties. Unwary invaders are left with little time to regret their folly.

Can’t decide which one you like best? We’re also giving you the chance to pick up all 6 Battle Stations with 1 Rulebook.