Mar 072017
 

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look at the two player starter for HALO Ground Command from Spartan Games.

I have played HALO Ground Command and I like it.   I find it to be a game that can easily be casual or competitive, and that’s a hard balance to find with miniatures.

Aug 092016
 

I managed to catch up with the game designer (Derek) behind the new game HALO Ground Command.  He ran me through a turn and that was all I needed to see that the game is smooth.  HALO Ground Command features a reaction system that puts every model on what most games call overwatch.  It’s a pretty good mechanic and it really helps capture the feeling of playing the video game.

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Nov 052015
 
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Assault Carriers are monumental symbols of Covenant power, and among the deadliest implements wielded by the Prophets in their war against humanity. Each Assault Carrier is a potent instrument of conversion and compliance, capable of deploying thousands of troops and numerous fighter craft, backed by an array of devastating energy projectors that can burn entire continents to ash: a single CAS is sufficient to quell all but the most pernicious heresy, rebellion, or parasite outbreak. Colossally expensive to construct and few in number, the rare loss of an Assault Carrier is mourned by the entire Covenant.
Every major Covenant fleet has at least one Assault Carrier at its heart, if only because carriers themselves require a significant number of support vessels when operating away from High Charity or major outposts. Multiple carriers in a single fleet is unusual, but not unheard of. For example, the crusading Fleet of Sacred Consecration, commanded by the Prophet of Regret himself, is led by twin Assault Carriers, the Solemn Penance and Day of Jubilation. Together, these massive warships have scoured dozens of human worlds and bring righteous destruction to those within the Covenant who dare stand in the way of the Prophet’s holy mission.
Contains: 1 resin Assault Carrier, 1 Medium/Small Sprue, 1 custom Formation Base, 1 Formation Sprue, 4 Covenant Token Sheets, 1 bag of 10 Halo Dice, 2 Statistics Sheets and A5 Formation Overlay Sheets. Model supplied unpainted and unassembled.

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The Punic and its sister ships were the first of a new breed of warships drafted to fight a new style of colonial war in the waning years of the 25th century. Officially designated Space Control Vehicles, these massive carriers could transport and sustain entire Colonial Military Authority (CMA) expeditionary and interdiction campaigns in the remote Outer Colonies for months at a time, crushing dissent and terrorism before it could fester and spread. At least, that was the intent before Covenant fleets threatened humanity with extinction.
Punic-class supercarriers have served the UNSC well in numerous campaigns and holding actions during the Covenant War, including the heroic last stand above Estuary and as base stations for the decisive counterinsurgency and evacuation operations on Charybdis IX. Unfortunately, the destruction of each supercarrier also means an irreplaceable loss of elite crews and materiel that slowly erodes the UNSC Navy’s overall effectiveness. By 2552 only a handful of Punics’ remain spaceworthy, including the Trafalgar, pride of Reach’s defense fleet.
Contains: 1 resin Supercarrier, 1 Medium/Small Sprue, 1 custom Formation Base, 1 Formation Sprue, 4 UNSC Token Sheets, 1 bag of 10 Halo Dice, 2 Statistics Sheets and A5 Formation Overlay Sheets. Model supplied unpainted and unassembled.

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Sep 192015
 
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Coloured Battle Group ID Markers are designed to easily slide over Flight Pegs, allowing players of Halo: Fleet Battles to easily identify which Formation Bases belong to which Battle Group. Also included are coloured acrylic tokens for replacing a player’s card Damage Markers, Activation Markers, Countdown Markers and Vulnerable Markers.




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A giant even amongst the Sangheili, Xytan ‘Jar Wattinree is revered by his comrades for his incredible prowess in battle. Supported by the Minister of Etiology, a minor Prophet in the Covenant during the Human-Covenant war, this fleet delivers the leadership needed to harness a tireless religious zeal that will eventually lead to the Fall of Reach.
This is an ideal way to upgrade an existing Covenant force or begin building your brand new fleet. Within this boxed set you will find two ORS Heavy Cruisers, two CCS-class Battlecruisers and sixteen SDV Heavy Corvettes. Armed with a host of plasma-based weaponry, the ORS and CCS are able to launch both Bombers and Interceptors directly into the heart of battle. Supported by SDV Heavy Corvettes, watch your heavy vessels lay down overwhelming weapons fire and obliterate your enemy.
Contains: 20x Highly-detailed Plastic Ship Models, 3x Base Formation Sprues (12x Bases in all), 3x Ship Overlay Sheets (18x Ship Overlays), 2x Token Sheets, 1x Statistics Sheet, 5x Covenant Command Dice, 1x Xytan ‘Jar Wattinree Commander Card and 1x Minister of Etiology Heroic Character Card. Models supplied unpainted and unassembled.

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Few in the upper-echelons of the UNSC are as respected as Admiral Lord Hood. As a veteran of numerous military campaigns throughout his military career, Hood is an outstanding choice to lead your fleet to victory. Supported by the Artificial Intelligence Cortana, one of the most potent and valuable assets in humanity’s arsenal, your fleet will ensure the Covenant pays a heavy price in ships and soldiers.
This is an ideal way to upgrade an existing UNSC force or begin building your brand new fleet. Within this boxed set you will find two Epoch-class Heavy Carriers, four Marathon-class Heavy Cruisers and thirty Paris-class Frigates. Armed with Light MACs and an array of impressive missile batteries, the Epoch is able to deploy both Bombers and Interceptors into the heat of battle. Marathon Heavy Cruisers are your bulk heavy hitters, commonly fielded in Battle Groups with Paris-class Frigates in either Arrowhead or Trident Formation.
Contains: 36x Highly-detailed Plastic Ship Models, 4x Base Formation Sprues (16x Bases in all), 4x Ship Overlay Sheets (24x Ship Overlays), 2x Token Sheets, 1x Statistics Sheet, 5x UNSC Command Dice, 1x Fleet Admiral Terrence Hood and 1x Cortana Heroic Character Card. Models supplied unpainted and unassembled.

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Aug 042015
 

At Gen con one of the very first things I had the opportunity to do was to sit down with Neil Fawcett from Spartan Games.   It was the first time they visited us in the states and I think it’s the beginning of many more.

I did two interviews with them where we chat about Firestorm Armada, the return of Uncharted Seas, Dystopian Wars, Planetfall, and of course HALO. The first is below.  I had to refilm it because of the background noise, Neil has a soft voice.   I wasn’t going to keep this interview at all, but there is enough in it that we didn’t cover in the second interview that I couldn’t ignore it.

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Jul 202015
 

O.K. I’m so super excited about this.  HALO has been a part of this family since my children were still in diapers, it’s actually hard to believe it’s been so long.   That isn’t the only reason why I’m looking into this game.  It’s being made by Spartan Games who has a licensing agreement with Microsoft to make the game.  Spartan Games makes great models and all of their games have been excellent , in my opinion.

Spartan Games will be at Booth 2733 and their product will be available through The War Store at booth number 1831.

 

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Here is the recent release of the 7 page PDF Overview of Halo.

Halo Fleet Battles overview

Jun 242015
 

July 20th in history:

356BC    – Alexander the Great is born!

1903       – The Ford Motor ships its first car!

1969       – Man walks on the moon!

2015       – HALO ships!

 

Spartan Games is proud to announce that Halo: Fleet Battles, its fleet action tabletop miniatures game, developed in close cooperation with Microsoft Corporation and 343 Industries, will be shipping worldwide on July 20th.

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Feb 212015
 

spartan-games-covenant-capital-vessels-542x542-bc346b651d8b487f9ca7a49b811bf4aeThere are very few games that I actually look forward to, But HALO has been a part of my family since, well since my children have picked up an Xbox controller.  If you’re as interesed in the HAlO miniatures game as we are you will find this article at Waypoint a good read.

Feb 172015
 

SPARTAN GAMES TO PRODUCE “HALO” TABLETOP MINIATURES GAMES

Below is the announcement for this incredible news  My family is stoked about this game and we ae already setting funds aside to be a part of this.  We will be following this topic closely and will bring you news as fast as we can.

UNSCFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9th February 2015

Spartan Games, UK, announced today that it has entered into a License Agreement with Microsoft Corporation to design and produce tabletop miniatures games for “Halo®”, the global entertainment phenomenon. The first products will be on sale around the world through Spartan Games’ sales and distribution channels in 2015.

 

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