Spiral Arm Studios Launches Maelstrom’s Edge Kickstarter

Spiral Arm Studios launched their Kickstarter campaign for Maelstrom’s Edge, their new sci-fi miniatures skirmish game. The Kickstarter aims to bring you their first starter set, the Battle for Zycanthus, has already been funded. So it’s on to adding more to the box and unlocking extra pieces for the game.
The campaign is set to run for another 36 days.

From the campaign:

Maelstrom’s Edge is a next generation, squad based tabletop wargame set in a gritty science fiction universe of desperate survival. Players will be thrust into a fast, tactical game full of action and consequence, where every moment counts, and where there is always a way to change the game. No game is complete without a compelling setting, and we’ve worked hard to create a detailed and original universe for our players to explore, with deep worldbuilding and exciting, professionally written fiction.

This Kickstarter will allow us to raise the funds to finish and optimise the first Maelstrom’s Edge boxed set: Battle for Zycanthus. Our team of game designers, writers and artists have been working hard for the past three years to develop a universe, range of models and ruleset of the highest quality, and we are extremely close to accomplishing our goal.

In the Battle for Zycanthus boxed set, we’ll provide everything you need to play the Maelstrom’s Edge tabletop game, in which physical plastic models are moved around a table to simulate a battle. As well as the rules, dice, templates and tokens required for playing our innovative new ruleset, backers will receive two armies in detailed, multipart HIPS plastic for the Karist Enclave and Epirian Foundation factions. The models are provided as plastic sprues and you get to assemble and paint them, customising your forces to your own preferences and battle plans.


  • Odinsgrandson

    This is the game made by the guys who run Dakkadakka, right?

    I guess that gives them some brand recognition (Dakka is a well run forum).

    I really prefer the armored guys to the less armored ones.

  • I love the setting (still got to read the 2 novels I picked up at Salute) and the rules sound cool though I’ve not quite finished reading through the preview.

    The minis look good too though I prefer the Karists (armoured guys) and with ‘proper’ plastic and multiples what’s not to love.

    Have jumped in at the $90 pledge and got me fingers crossed for busting some stretch goals, I’m especially after the terrain sprues.