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Hard to believe we're already into September. There's been a lot of cool things that've come out this year. One of which is Halo: Ground Command. Spartan is working on sending those out to everyone that ordered (there's been a bit of a back-log, but they're working through it as fast as they can). As they finish those up, it's time to look ahead to what will be coming out next. And it's those that Spartan has started taking orders for over in their webshop.
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 yours is deemed the best. Spartan Games feels so, anyway, and so they're running a painting contest.
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 best.

Today's batch of stories includes: New Blacksmith Shop From Burn In Designs, Manorhouse Workshop Update #5 – 3D Bases – Modular Terrain: Skirmish & Wargame, and Free asteroids, scenery, acrylic tokens, or Other With Spartan Games Purchases.

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, more commanders, more dice.
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 up the day before or tried overnight.

I, of course, once more made my rounds of the place and got some galleries of photos over on the TGN Facebook page.
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 a look-see.
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 to life that had only been glimpsed at and speculated upon for some time. Well, the time has finally come to announce the date for when these fleets of ships will be able to make their way to your tabletop.

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 releases ranging from sequels to books and comics to updated re-releases on new consoles. And on October 27, 2015, Microsoft and 343 Industries (the developers and caretakers of Halo) will release Halo 5: Guardians on the Xbox One. But soon, another all-new gameplay experience will be available thanks to Spartan Games — an appropriately named UK based tabletop game studio. In February 2015, Spartan announced its forthcoming tabletop miniature game, Halo: Fleet Battles.

Spartan Games will be producing a couple miniatures games based on the popular Halo series of video games. The first one they're making is Halo: Fleet Battles. Attendants of Salute that stop by the Spartan booth will be able to get a look at some of the first pieces for the game. Spartan has also announced the first product that will be available for the game, the starter set. They give us a look at the starter box contents as well. Check below the cut for details, and be on the lookout for pre-orders, which will be happening soon.

From the announcement:
Halo is coming to your tabletop via Spartan Games. They've got some new previews up, showing off some new renders for the starship-based game they're working on. They've included some scale shots so you can know what size vessels we're talking about. There's also some info about how the games will fit into the overall storyline of Halo.


From the post:
Spartan Games will be producing miniatures games based on the popular Halo series of video games. It looks as though there's at least two coming out later this year: both a space-based fleet game and a ground-combat game.


From the announcement: