Spartan Games

By Polar_Bear
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Aug 19th, 2016
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We’ve made it, everyone. We’re into Friday. Just gonna finish up the day and we’ll be into the weekend. The end is in sight (and it’s not just a freight train at the end of the tunnel… … … I hope). But if we’re going to have a weekend full of gaming (as...
By Polar_Bear
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Aug 6th, 2016
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I swear this show is just screaming by this year. It’s already the end of Day 3. Today will be the last day for Gen Con 2016. As usual for Gen Con Saturday, it was a whirlwind of activity. There was roaming the hall, taking photos most of the morning and early afternoon. Then there […]...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 25th, 2016
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We’ve got just under a week left in July. Spartan Games had said that they were going to be shipping out Halo: Ground Command in July. That means that the game should be shipping out this week. Well, that, and Spartan sent out a press release saying it was going to be shipping this week. [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
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Jun 20th, 2016
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You’ve been waiting patiently (or possibly less-than-patiently, but I can’t really blame you) and the time is almost here. Spartan Games will be releasing their second game to take place in the Halo universe with Halo: Ground Battles. We’re just over a month away from you getting th...
By Polar_Bear
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Jun 10th, 2016
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Painting a miniature is its own reward. You’ve got a little work of art that you can also use to attack your opponent’s forces and achieve total victory on the gaming table!! But hey, if you’re really good at slinging that colored goop around, you could also get extra prizes if your...
By Polar_Bear
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May 20th, 2016
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There’s a new group of pre-orders available over on the Spartan Games website. There’s a tourney kit. There’s some deluxe flight token sets. But what most people are probably going to be interested in (if I had to take a guess), would be the OmniDyne and their new box sets....
By Polar_Bear
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May 16th, 2016
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Something big is coming from Spartan Games for their Halo: Ground Command game. Well, two big somethings, anyway. They’re the UNSC Pelican Dropship and the Covenant Phantom Dropship. They’re… well… big....
By Polar_Bear
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Apr 11th, 2016
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Back at Gen Con last year, in the Spartan Games’ booth, there were some miniatures on display for the next Halo game to be coming from the company. We had Halo: Fleet Command, but what about all the fun of running around on the ground, jumping into Warthogs and taking on the Covenant man-to-ali...
By Polar_Bear
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Mar 23rd, 2016
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Spartan Games likes to give you all a good lead-time on getting your orders in for their new releases and conveniently places them all in one place in their webshop. Well, they’ve got a new page set up for the sets that will be shipping out April 27th. Lots of space going on this time […...
By Polar_Bear
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Mar 21st, 2016
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As I mentioned in the previous post, Easter is on its way next week. I’ve got my hard-boiled eggs chilling in the fridge. But I bet a lot of players are hoping for something more game-related in their Easter baskets than just some eggs. Well, Spartan Games is helping out a bit with their specia...
By Polar_Bear
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Feb 24th, 2016
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Well, the big announcement from Spartan Games recently is that there’s a new game they’re working on. Firestorm Taskforce will work along with the Firestorm Armada 2.0 rules, but will be its own entity as well. Well, a lot of people had questions (as one would expect) and so Spartan has c...
By Polar_Bear
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Jan 22nd, 2016
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Spartan Games has started taking pre-orders for their next wave out of releases. These are the figure sets that will be available starting on February 24th. They’re bunched into two types this time around. First there are a bunch of new hexes for Planetfall. Next, they have a new game: Firestor...
By Polar_Bear
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Dec 28th, 2015
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2016 or bust! Or in the case of Spartan Games, “2016 for busts!” They’ve started taking pre-orders for the new models they’ll have available on January 27th of next year, and included in the group are a new set of busts for the Halo Fleet Battles game. There’s more than ...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 23rd, 2015
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It’s Thanksgiving week (for us here in the US). And while where you’re at they might not celebrate Thanksgiving, or might not celebrate it at the same time (I’m looking at you, Canadians), the whole world pays attention to it, as it means the start of the Christmas Shopping Season, ...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 12th, 2015
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As usual, just about a month before they’re available, Spartan Games has started taking pre-orders for their next sets of releases. Considering what they have on deck, one could say they’re really making a “token effort” with this new batch. Yukyukyukyuk … I guess you on...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 24th, 2015
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As we tend to do after Friday, we are now deposited here on Saturday. That means all day getting the chance to do some gaming. It also means we have our Review Roundup. So without further ado… This week we have stories on: Rory’s Story Cubes: Batman, King’s Pouch, Space Movers 2201, Wareh...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 22nd, 2015
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We’re making our way ever-closer to the weekend. Thursday is upon us and soon it will be Friday. After that it will be Saturday, glorious Saturday. But at the moment, it’s still Thursday. As such, it’s time to look once more at some bits to help make your gaming tables look their be...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 19th, 2015
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Spartan likes to make sure that you guys are prepared for their latest releases. They give you about a month and a half to get your orders in for their latest sets of figures. Such is the case today, as they’re letting you know what you can expect to start shipping on November 25th. If [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
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Sep 21st, 2015
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We’re just chock full of pre-releases this morning here on TGN. There were the new Age of Sigmar figures. There’s the Warpath Kickstarter (which some consider Kickstarters to just be “glorified pre-releases.” I disagree on many occasions, but that’s a discussion for the ...
By Polar_Bear
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Sep 17th, 2015
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The weekend is coming. Be prepaaaaaaaaaaared! Spartan Games is certainly prepared… prepared to get you some big, big savings on some of their games! They’ve got a bunch of bundles over on their website that are up to 50% off the MSRP....
By Polar_Bear
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Sep 2nd, 2015
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While much of the excitement around Spartan Games lately has been all about Halo, they have other games that should also be paid attention to. You can see that in the latest set of pre-orders that they’re taking on their site. Uh… there’s also some Halo stuff there…...
By Polar_Bear
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Sep 1st, 2015
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Hopefully you out there have been enjoying the Halo Fleet Battles game from Spartan Games. Have you been trying to defeat the alien menace using the UNSC or have you been the alien menace in the form of the Covenant? Well, Spartan is here to expand your fleets with bunches of new options. More ships,...
By Polar_Bear
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Aug 14th, 2015
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Have you been thinking of getting into Dystopian Wars or Firestorm Armada from Spartan Games? Or perhaps you’ve got one or the other game (or potentially both) and had been thinking about bulking up your force? This might be a weekend to look into doing just that....
By Polar_Bear
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Aug 11th, 2015
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It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Podcast Roundup. Tired of listening to your coworkers? Grab your headphones and get your nerd on. In this batch we have: Multiple videos from Through Gamer Goggles as they tooled around at Gen Con, Mantic posts an unboxing of Abyssal Dwarv...
By Polar_Bear
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Aug 6th, 2015
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Nobody likes just having the bare minimum for something. “Well, it’s just enough to get by.” isn’t something people like to say or admit to. Having double the amount gives you a lot more options and flexibility and just generally makes things more pleasant. It’s with tha...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 31st, 2015
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Day 2 is about to be in the books (as it’s only got about 15min. left and then I’m going to go to sleep). It was quite a wild and busy Friday. The frantic-ness of Thursday turned into a more calm, but no less busy Friday. Everyone was buzzing about the games that they’d picked [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 30th, 2015
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You’ve hopefully seen some of the photos I posted from the Spartan Games display yesterday. If not, go check them out. If you have, what’d you think? Halo has made it to the tabletops with The Fall of Reach starter. Now, Spartan has started taking pre-orders for some more Halo goodies, as...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 24th, 2015
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Spartan Games has caused quite a stir with the announcement of their Halo: Fleet Battles miniatures game. The Fall of Reach starter box sets just started shipping a couple days ago. We got one in here at the office and whipped up this little video showing off the box’s contents for you. Go have...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 20th, 2015
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The waiting is over, boys and girls. You can now get your Halo: Fleet Battles sets, as they are shipping to retailers the world over (or directly to you, if you’d pre-ordered yourself a copy). Many of you have played the Halo series of video games from Microsoft and 343 Industries. Now, Spartan...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 13th, 2015
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So… all that stuff in the other post about surveys. Well, it would seem Spartan thought it was a good idea as well. So they’re running their Spartan Games Survey 2015. Let them know what you like about their games… and maybe a bit about what you don’t like, too. You’d be...
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Jul 3rd, 2015
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You’d think it were Christmas with all the special deals going on right now. Well, I guess “Christmas in July” is sort of a thing. Spartan Games is joining in on the fun with their new Dystpian Legions Box Set Offers over in their webshop. If you’ve been interested in the game...
By Polar_Bear
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Jun 23rd, 2015
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Spartan Games is helping link together two of their games. Firestorm Armada and Firestorm Planetfall are being combined via Firestorm System Wars. The first of these supplemental rules are going out with the upcoming Invasion Fleets that Spartan is selling. Phase 1’s main feature is a rewards t...
By Polar_Bear
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Jun 16th, 2015
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Spartan Games was extremely happy to be able to work on the Halo franchise of games. They’ve been secretly working on it for some time, going back and forth with Microsoft and 343 Industries, making sure everything was juuuuust right. They are, after all, bringing things from the Halo universe ...
By Jared Miller
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Jun 12th, 2015
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In 2001, Microsoft changed the landscape of console based shooters with the release of Halo: Combat Evolved for the original Xbox, introducing the world to Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 (or the Master Chief for short) and a rich, sci-fi universe. Over the years the franchise spawned many more r...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
May 27th, 2015
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Spartan Games has updated their webshop with their new releases that will be coming out on June 24th. You can start taking orders for these new figures to make sure that you’re the first gamer on your block with these models when they’re released. They’ve got new releases for Firest...