New Halo and Dystopian Wars Releases Available To Order From Spartan Games

The folks at Spartan Games have a whole bunch of new releases available to pre-order for a trio of their games. Both Halo Wars: Fleet Battles and Ground Command are getting some new ships (a couple of them huge, relatively), and there’s a new edition of Dystopian Wars you can pick up the rulebook for, plus the Republic of Egypt makes an appearance.
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Spartan Games Free Rulebook Weekend Promo

Spartan Games is giving you a chance to get something for nothing. This weekend spend £50 in their webshop and get a free rulebook of your choice. Want to start one of their games but were waiting for some sort of special? Want to get a friend into a game? Just need to replace a beaten-up book? This weekend’s your chance to do it.
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Spartan Games Painting Contest Happening Now

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.
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New Firestorm Armada Kits Available To Pre-order From Spartan Games

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.
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New Pre-Orders Posted From Spartan Games

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 around, but some ground-based action at the end.
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Spartan Games Taking Pre-Orders for New Releases

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 that, of course. To see exactly what, read on.
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Black Friday Deals Already Available from Spartan Games

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, kicking off with Black Friday. Well, it’s not Black Friday yet, but that doesn’t mean the deals haven’t already started. Such as these from Spartan Games.
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Spartan Games Taking Pre-Orders For Latest Products

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.
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… I guess you only get that joke when you see what they’re actually taking orders for. I guess I should probably show you that.
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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

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, Warehouse 51, Neon City Rumble, Viceroy, Machina Arcana, 7 Wonders: Duel, Age of Tyrants Junkers and Viridians, The Minecraft Card Game, Battle Foam P.A.C.K 720 Molle Army Bag, Thunder Alley, Halo: Fleet Battles, and Starfighter.

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Spartan Games Posts Latest Pre-Orders

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 you’re a fan of Halo: Fleet Battles and Forestorm Planetfall, then you’ll want to take a look at what they have coming up.
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Spartan Games Posts September 30th Pre-Orders Online

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…
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Spartan Games Posts New Halo Fleet Battles Releases

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.
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Podcast Roundup

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 Dwarves, Geeks of the North Episode 18 – Happy Birthday, and All Us Geeks Episode 59 Having Great Snowball Battles During Table Golf.

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Photo Galleries from Day 2 of Gen Con

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.
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Spartan Games Posts New Pre-Releases

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 well as some releases for a few of their other games.
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TGN Unboxing: Spartan Games’ Halo Fleet Battles Starter Set

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.
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Halo: Fleet Battles Shipping Today

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 Games is bringing that excitement to the tabletop in their first miniatures game based on the universe. Command entire fleets of ships, equipped with all manner of super-space-tech, crewed by some of the characters you’ve seen in the Halo series of games.
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Spartan Games Announces Halo Fleet Battles Launch Date

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.
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Halo: Fleet Battles Expands The Halo Universe From Console to 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. Continue reading

Halo Fleet Battles Pre-Orders Coming Soon from Spartan Games

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.

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