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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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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Oct 272012
 

Well have you been wondering about Dystopian Legions?  Well think no more, read instead.

 

From Spartan Games

“The Dystopian Legions 80 page Quick Play rulebook, which is included in every starter set, is now available to download from the Spartan Games website. It covers all areas of the game mechanics you will need to play a full game of Dystopian Legions, along with descriptive examples and colour diagrams to aid understanding. It can be used as a step-by-step guide, taking you from building your forces and setting up your Game Board, through each phase of a Turn Sequence, and how to work out who has won once the game is over.

 

So if you’ve ordered Dystopian Legions already why not have an early look before your stock arrives? And if you’re still wondering if Dystopian Legions is right for you, or if it will live up to the success of Dystopian Wars, here’s a chance to judge for yourself:”

Dystopian Legions Download 

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Oct 082012
 

Well our friends at Spartan Games have another action packed us gamers.  Do they sleep over there?   How many of Santa’s elves did they steal?

DWAL05 Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Zamiec Class Sky Fortress
The armed forces of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth are known for their unparalleled battle skill and courage. Long years of warfare have honed the Commonwealth Hussar Legions into veteran fighting units capable of facing off against all an enemy can throw at them. The Zamiec Class Sky Fortress’ breathtaking stature makes it instantly iconic in the world of Dystopian Wars.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oct 022012
 

The Press release from Spartan Games

Further to the Dystopian Legions launch email, I attach JPG images that show the starter box contents. More images will follow in the coming weeks as we build towards launch. The consolidated lists of the contents of each box are (attached as text file also):

 

Empire of the Blazing Sun

1 x Character Figure

1 x Officer

1 x Rocket Launcher

7 x Ashigaru Infantry

3 x Shinobi

– Also included are a deck of 26 Game Cards, 24 Dice, Measuring Ruler, Plastic Bases, Token Sheet, Section Activation Cards and a printed version of the Quickplay Rules.

 

Federated States of America

1 x Character Figure

1 x Officer

1 x Sergeant

1 x Light Machine Gun

6 x Federal Infantry

2 x Buffalo Hunter

2 x Scouts

– Also included are a deck of 26 Game Cards, 24 Dice, Measuring Ruler, Plastic Bases, Token Sheet, Section Activation Cards and a printed version of the Quickplay Rules.

 

Kingdom of Britannia

1 x Character Figure

1 x Officer

1 x Sergeant

1 x Flamethrower Specialist

6 x Line Infantry

4 x Sky Hussars (plus resin flight plumes)

– Also included are a deck of 26 Game Cards, 24 Dice, Plastic Bases, Measuring Ruler, Plastic Bases, Token Sheet, Section Activation Cards and a printed version of the Quickplay Rules.

 

Prussian Empire

1 x Character Figure

1 x Officer

1 x Sergeant

1 x Verling

6 x Grenadiers

2 x Teutonic Knights

– Also included are a deck of 26 Game Cards, 24 Dice, Measuring Ruler, Plastic Bases, Token Sheet, Section Activation Cards and a printed version of the Quickplay Rules.

 

Please note also:

– All infantry boxes have 6 basic infantry poses

– All Section Upgrade boxes, eg. medic, have 2 poses of the figure type

 

I also attach an updated Kingdom Of Britannia document; a couple of the infantry renders have been corrected. Apologies if this causes any inconvenience.

 

Kind regards

 

Gary

 

Spartan Games

“Let the games begin…”

www.spartangames.co.uk

Well if that isn’t enough here are the pics

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Sep 122012
 

The Boys from Spartan Games are at again here are their latest releases.

DWCB02 Campaign Book: Storm of Steel
Invasion and retaliation shake the great powers and their allies as the World War explodes in Northern Europe! Storm of Steel is the second Campaign Book for Dystopian Wars and within its pages we massively develop the history of the world, play out military campaigns, expand on the great commanders of the period, offer exciting scenarios and provide new game rules to enhance the current rule set. It is a must for all military commanders.

 

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Aug 062012
 

In this Box Breaking David busts open the Terran Alliance Starter for Firestorm Armada from Spartan Games.  David has had a lot of fun destroying fleets with his Terrans so he just wants to share.

 

 

Thanks for watching.  David is very excited that we are starting to cover the Spartan Games lines.  Coverage may seem to be sporadic at  first but it will pick up soon.

 

 

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Jul 272012
 

Russian Coalition Borodino Class Battleship (1)

Bristling with turrets and broadsides, the Borodino Class Battleship is a truly fearsome vessel. Its ablative armour plating forms a hulking tiered formation that gives this ship an intimidating profile. With the ability to absorb withering hails of fire, this industrial nightmare will forever haunt the ambitions of anyone who dares cross the path of the Russian Coalition.

 

 

 

 

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Jul 272012
 

Firestorm Armada Campaign Guide 1: Marauders of the Rift

Marauders, pirates, raiders, corsairs, call them what you will, this full colour Firestorm Armada Campaign Guide delivers to you page-after-page of thrilling information to take your space combat games to a new level. Six new factions are introduced, including the audacious Oroshan Imperium, along with statistics for numerous space vehicles, mercenary fleets, new in-game mechanics, a full campaign background and tabletop scenarios for you to game.