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Spartan Games has their latest round of minis up for pre-order over on their website. If you're a Firestorm Armada fan, you'll want to go check it out.



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From the announcement:

Our March releases continue the roll-out of the Firestorm Armada box sets: there are Destroyer Groups and Frigate & Corvette Groups for each of the main fleets. There’s one Dystopian Legions release as well: The Black Wolf Raiding Party.

Stock of the new releases will be shipping to our sales partners from March 26th


Brueckenkopf returns to our crawl with a review of the Firestorm Armada Battle for Valhalla Starter Set from Spartan Games.



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From the review:

In our latest review we've taken a very close look at the new Firestorm Armada 2-player starter set. Load of pictures included!


Headshot posted a video unboxing of the new Firestorm Armada 2.0 2-player starter box from Spartan Games.



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From the post:

Headshot wargaming have released a video unboxing of the new 2 player starter set for Firestorm Armada.


The Black Ocean has updated their fleet recognition for Firestorm Armada.



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From the update:

Want to see all the current ships for Firestorm Armada? Need to plan your next fleet. We have just updated our Fleet Recognition page on the main site. This contains all know ships for the Storm Zone. Including many brand new ships.


The Black Ocean updated their online resources with the combined ship stat cards for Firestorm Armada 2.0.



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From the announcement:

It has been a arduous week for us here at The Black Ocean but we have a little something for you. The Combined Ship Stat Cards 2.0!

This document includes the statistics already released by Spartan Games and the Model Assigned Rules for those ships!

Please note that the Model Assigned Rules MAY be from some of the earlier versions of the rules and should be treated as such! As we get newer versions we will update this document. (You should read that as: Don't freak out!)
Spartan Games is running a special bundle deal for their Firestorm Armada 2.0 rulebook and their Battle Stations. With this one, you can get all 6 Battle Stations and the book together.



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From the announcement:

By popular demand, we are now giving you another way to pre-order the Firestorm Armada 2.0 Hardback Rulebook. If you liked the 'Pre-order the Rulebook and get a FREE Battle Station' promotion we announced last Friday but can't decide which Battle Station you want most, you may be interested to know that you can now get ALL 6!
Head on over to the Spartan Games Online Store to find a new limited bundle that gives you 1 Firestorm Armada 2.0 Hardback Rulebook and ALL 6 Battle Stations for the special price of £60!


Spartan Games is taking down names of those gamers who want their December releases as soon as they're available. Biggest among the list is the Firestorm Armada 2.0 hardcover rulebook.



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From the announcement:

If you're a Firestorm Armada enthusiast its time to get excited for the all-new
2.0 Hardback Rulebook, marking a coming of age for a game that has swept across gaming tables since its debut in 2009.

For Dystopian Wars we have the Kingdom of Denmark, a nation with a long and proud history of excelling at naval warfare, and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, with aerial forces as deadly as they are impressive. Also check out the new Harbour and Landing Field Sets, adding plenty of character to your gaming table.

Spartan Scenics gets 4 new and highly modular accessory packs crammed with high-quality resin terrain and live edge acrylic, giving you even more ways to theme your Spartan Scenics terrain.


Spartan Games is showing off some concept art for the Aquan Prime faction for Firestorm Armada.



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From the preview:

Being primarily comprised of species that dwell underwater, the forces of the Aquan Prime were always going to have a very unique look. Combined with the extensive role that genetic manipulation plays in their technology, the Aquan vehicles feel very different to anything else we have shown you so far.


Spartan Games is making sure you get your Planetfall models as soon as possible by taking names of those that want them right away.



From the announcement:

Studio Sparta is pleased to announce our massive Spring 2013 Planetfall release: a tide of new models for the Dindrenzi Federation and Terran Alliance, escalating your planetary invasion to a new, even deadlier level.

Planetfall is a fast and furious game based on the idea of battles between sprawling squadrons of tanks, giant mechanised suits and agile VTOL aircraft. It will reward forward planning, intelligent manoeuvre and bold decisive tactics, providing exciting, fast-moving, action-packed combat. With this latest release, there has never been a better time to get involved in the action!

These models will be shipping from 19th April 2013. From today, you can place your advance orders with Studio Sparta to ensure you do not miss out on these exciting new releases.


Spartan Games is taking the word to the community and looking for your guy's input into making some new ships for Firestorm Armada.
You can comment on the Spartan page or The Black Ocean's page (that's where the links go from here).



From the announcement:

Are you a Firestorm Armada fan? Do you want to help design our next set of models for the six major races? Then head on over the Spartan Games Community and The Black Ocean Facebook Page to see how you can get involved.


Spartan Games is now taking names of those that want March's releases as soon as they're available. Be the first gamer on your block with them!



From the announcement:

Spartan Games is pleased to announce our massive March 2013 release, including new models for Dystopian Legions, Dystopian Wars and Firestorm Armada, giving you plenty to think about as you plan your next devastating upgrades with which to annihilate your enemies. This release gives you the chance to add Armoured Personnel Carriers to your Dystopian Legions armies in addition to giving you the opportunity to pick up 10 of the exciting new Armoured models we previewed in the 'Tanks, Tanks and more Tanks' blog. Firestorm Armada gets two new highly-detailed space installations to add even more flavour to your games. To round off the release, we will be making the Invaders and RSN Starter Fleets available to stores around the world.

These models will be shipping from 3rd April 2013. From today, you can place your advance orders in the Spartan Games Online Store to ensure you do not miss out on these exciting new releases.


Spartan Games posted up their Firestorm Armada rulebook on their website as a free .pdf download. Why not grab yourself a copy?



From the announcement:

The Firestorm Armada setting has huge potential as a setting for space combat, and it is a perfect platform for using the fantastic models produced by our creative design team in a fun game that lasts just a few hours.

The rules allow a small skirmish, involving just a few models per side and only two players, to be played as easily as a massive game between space armadas that could easily contain several large Capital Class vessels, hordes of smaller vessels and with several players per side commanding the fleets.

Now, for the first time, we’re offering the Firestorm Armada Rulebook available as a FREE download!


Spartan Games has another of their updates with a little bit of everything, but mostly a look at the second wave of Dystopian Legions models.



From the update:

December is fast approaching and we intend to finish 2012 with a bang. That is why our last release of the year sees the introduction of new Dystopian Legions, Dystopian Wars and Firestorm Armada models, helping you to expand your armies and come up with new ways to defeat your enemies.

These models will be shipping from 19th December 2012. From today, you can place your advance orders in the Spartan Games Online Store to ensure you do not miss out on these exciting new releases.


The Black Ocean went and updated... basically everything about their website.

With the release of Spartan Games new Hardback Edition Rulebook and the Marauders of the Rift Campaign book for Firestorm Armada many of the rules have changed. So we have a plethora of support documents that have also changed or have been added.

I’d like to start with the beautiful Redesigned Unit Stat Cards (note that there are several other versions on our website). This endeavor was started by You Look Like A Nail but has been taken up by the_larz and Caine-Hoa from the Spartan Community. I would publicly like to thank them both on behalf of the community for all their hard work. These are must have to enhance your tabletop.

We have added (or reinstated) three new files. The Fleet Guide for New Players gives insight on how each of the core fleets play in Firestorm. We have Wenyuan from the Spartan Community to thank for his trials and tribulations on this. This is the first document a new player should read.

Confused about what all these Firestorm related terms you see advanced players throw around? No need to be any more. We have compiled the Firestorm Armada Glossary. This contains the terms and abbreviations that are commonly used within this game.

A returning file is our Player Made Ship Stat Cards. This contains collected ships from various Firestorm players all updated to the new V2 format and rules. There are many pages for great new ships and even some ships that were made before the current time of conflict.

Another additional document is our Fleet Construction – Marauders. This combines the fleet building rules for the seven awesome new factions in the Marauders of the Rift Campaign book. It is a good place to start to plan your model purchases.

Our other two fleet construction documents, Fleet Construction – Alliance of Kurak and Fleet Construction – Zenian League, have been updated to the current rules. Within these two you will find all the information you need to assemble a devastating fleet and terrorize the Storm Zone.

Lastly we have updated our much praised Combined Ship Stat Cards. Here you will find every ship that currently has rules in the Firestorm Armada Universe. We have just added all of the 26 ships from the Marauders of the Rift and their supporting rules in one convenient place.


Spartan Games now has all their September releases available and on their way to a store near you.



From the announcement:

What a release we have for you this month! With more upgrades for the mighty Russian Coalition, the first Dystopian Wars Alliance Nation models, the introduction of two new members of the Kurak Alliance and the first Firestorm Armada Campaign Guide, September is certainly an exciting month for Spartan Games.

The September releases will also be shipping from the Spartan Games Online Store from next week, and you can place your orders today!


The Black Ocean has done a bit of updating to make sure they're current with Version 2 of Firestorm Armada.

Welcome fans of Firestorm Armada. With the recent release of the version 2 hardback rulebook we felt it was a time for change on our website too. We have changed a few things around and updated some of your favorites.
Spartan Games has a lot going in this update. They've got a deal where if you buy 50gbp of Uncharted Seas stuff from their webstore, you get the hardback rulebook and turning templates free. Next is a contest to make them laugh by applying a caption to a Dystopian Wars picture to win the painted bust of Commodore Petrovich. Finally, they've added Firestorm Armada to their parts service.

Spartan Games gives us a look of what they've got coming out for August for Dystopian Wars, Firestorm Armada and Uncharted Seas. They're also available for pre-order.



From the announcement:

It's another explosive month for Spartan Games as new releases populate all three of our action-packed games. The 'Rolling Thunder' continues its momentum as a whole host of captivating new ships for the Russian Coalition are introduced. The war in the Storm Zone intensifies as the first Firestorm Armada Campaign Guide, Marauders of the Rift, hits stores. Finally, the Uncharted Seas sees the release of a spectacular new ship for the Imperial Humans and two hugely-impressive fortifications.

These models will be shipping from August 29th 2012. From today, you can place your advance orders in our Online Store to ensure you do not miss out on these exciting new models.


The Black Ocean helps you make your Firestorm Armada fleets with their Army Builder data files version 1.0.

The Black Ocean is pleased to announce that we have built data files which can be used in Army Builder from Lone Wolf Development. With these data files a Firestorm Armada player can make fleet lists for casual play or tournaments. The 1.0 version encompasses every rule and ships so the player can concentrate on building the best fleet to crush his opponent.
Spartan Games has started taking pre-orders for new Spacefarers ships for Firestorm Armada. Get your order in and be the first kid on your block with these models when they release.



From the announcement:

As the war between the Dindrenzi Federation and Terran Alliance intensifies, each nation is forced to experiment with new ideas and innovations in order to survive the conflict. This has seen both races release enhanced Mk II Carriers into battle. Additionally, both will be eager to gain the services of the ruthless Oroshan Imperium. These highly effective fighters battle with inspired fury, and now boast two extraordinary new ships.

These models will be shipping from August 1st 2012. From today, you can place your advance orders in our Online Store to ensure you do not miss out on these exciting new models.


Spartan Games sent out what's new coming up for July for Firestorm Armada, and of course we're going to share it with you. It's what we do.



From the update:

July sees four releases for Firestorm Armada including two for our newest faction, the Oroshan Imperium.



Stock will be shipping to our sales partners from July 25th


Spartan Games put up a blog entry on their website with some pictures and fluff behind a new race for Firestorm Armada: The Oroshan Empire.



From the blog:

As the Dindrenzi-Terran War intensifies, the graceful but deadly ships of the race known as the Oroshan are becoming an increasingly common sight in the war-battered Storm Zone and other nearby regions of space.

Their presence has drawn the interests of the leading powers of both sides, for the Oroshan have developed a reputation as highly effective mercenaries, as well as consummate spacefarers.


The Black Ocean has the latest version of their fleet-making program up on their website. Don't leave Earth without it.

This is the version of Army Builder for Firestorm Armada you have been looking for!

In this version all core fleet ships are included and validated.
Local support wings can now be chosen.
Tactics points are on all squadrons.
Asteroid Stations make their appearance including the ability to add in Ad Hoc Bays.
The Zenian League and the Alliance of Kurak ships are included.
Support Fleets are now able to be selected.
All other issues with validation and point costs are fixed.

The Firestorm Armada community owes a big thanks to Alexmann for all his extra work! Visit his blog at http://mannmomo.blogspot.co.uk/ and tell him thanks.

You can download this update from within Army Builder.


Army Builder has their next version of their Firestorm Armada program now available.



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In this version:

Big thanks to Alexmann for all of the below:

Fixed Escort numbers and ability to take Escorts as independent squadrons
Fixed validation of wings on all ships by taking as flights
Changed Cruisers as squadrons to which normal and heavy cruisers are added, to allow 1-1 cruiser formations
Consolidated all race weapons, fighters & options into three single files

The Black Ocean:

Local Support Wings added and Validated!

To get the update start Army Builder, click get updates, select Firestorm Armada (V0.96) then click download.

With these fixes I believe that we are ready for the final version!

We need your help to test this out.

Please if you find any errors either go to our forum at http://www.theblackocean.com/forum/ and click Army Builder for Firestorm Armada then Beta Test to see notes and leave feedback or you can also email us at show@theblackocean.com


Spartan Games is releasing some new models for the French for Dystopian Wars. Also, they've got a new race for Firestorm Armada.



From the release:

Spartan Games is pleased to announce the second phase of models to be released for the popular Republique of France. Continuing from the launch in February, this month sees a whole host of new additions that gives French commanders the chance to bulk out their fleet and compete with the world's great superpowers. Firestorm Armada fans will be excited to hear that not only do the Aquan Prime and Ba'Kash races get new ships, but this month introduces the lethal Oroshan Imperium rogues.