Spartan Games

By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 25th, 2017
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Well, this seems a bit sudden. But Spartan Games has posted a statement on their website that they will be closing....
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In Crowdfunding
Aug 15th, 2017
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Spartan Games is looking to massively expand their Firestorm Armada range. They have launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to do just that. The project contains a couple different 2-player starts (and we all know how much I love those), a 3.0 set of rules, as well as core faction expansions and ot...
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In Miniatures Game
Aug 7th, 2017
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We all know my love of free-to-download rules sets. They give players a chance to read over and possibly try a game before they buy it. So, assuming you like the rules, you then go and pick up a force for yourself. Well, if you’re checking out the Dystopian Wars: Fleet Action fast-play rules, S...
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In Miniatures Game
Jul 26th, 2017
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It’s hot outside. Really hot. I think it’s best to stay inside and just do some gaming. And the folks at Spartan Games feel the same. In fact, they’re giving you a special offer over in their webshop. Just make certain purchases and end up with some cool free stuff....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 24th, 2017
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Spartan Games has started taking pre-orders for what will be the first in their new series of “out of the box” board games. That is to say that everything you need is all in one package. This first outing is Firestorm: Strike Force. Take command of a wing of fighters and square off agains...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jul 18th, 2017
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There’s a new 2-player starter set coming out for Dystopian Wars. You all know my love of 2-player starters. This one is called Operation North Star. It pits the Teutonic Order from Scandinavia against the Dominion of Canada. Along with the 2-player kit, there’s numerous other sets for th...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
May 22nd, 2017
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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 rulebo...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 31st, 2017
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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 […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Feb 2nd, 2017
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Spartan Games has their first releases for the new year up on their website. They’ve got new releases for three of their games: Dystopian Wars, Firestorm Armada, and Halo: Ground Command. So you’ve got some steampunk, some sci-fi space battles, and some sci-fi ground battles. Pretty nice ...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Dec 7th, 2016
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Is this week just rocketing by for anyone else, or just me? I mean, it’s already Wednesday. Well, seeing as it is Wednesday, let’s get ourselves stocked up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today we have: Public Alpha For Cold Start Posted, How to Paint Board Game Miniatures: The Beginne...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 26th, 2016
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Hey everyone. I hope you had a good Thanksgiving (for those that celebrate) and a good Thursday and Friday (for those that don’t). I’ve had a great couple of days, taking time to have both Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving 2: Thank Harder. Also got in some good gaming. Ascension, Raise Your G...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 21st, 2016
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A couple weeks ago, Spartan Games had announced that they were going to come out with a new game. Players… didn’t really like the idea. That caused Spartan to send out a survey going, “Ok, what is it that you would like?” The players responded. And now Spartan has held up thei...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 15th, 2016
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We’re a couple weeks away from it being December. Holiday shopping will start any time now (or possibly has already started for some people). Well, if you’re fans of Dystopian Wars or Halo: Ground Command, you can go ahead and start your shopping as well, as the December releases are avai...
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In Job Opportunity
Sep 28th, 2016
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Do you like games? Do you like talking about games? Do you like getting other people talking about games? Do you like to organize events? Would you play a bean-eating game with George Wendt? Ok, skip that last one. But if you answered “yes” to the previous, than Spartan Games just might h...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Sep 27th, 2016
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Tanks have been a part of warfare for over 100 years now. And even before that, there were things like war elephants that were basically the tanks of their time. Well, in the far future of the Halo universe, tanks still play a major role in combat. Next month, two tanks will be making their […...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Sep 6th, 2016
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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 throu...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
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
In Accessories
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
In News
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
In News
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
In Contest
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
In News
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
In News
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
In News
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
In Alternate History
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
In Alternate History
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
In News
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
In News
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
In Alternate History
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
In News
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
In Accessories
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
In Accessories
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
In Accessories
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
In News
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
In News
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 ...