Spartan Games, a company with an extremely fitting name, has announced that they have entered into a License Agreement with Microsoft to design and produce Halo tabletop miniatures games. The Halo franchise has already branched out to novels, comic books, apparel, action figures etc. and with over 50 million copies sold worldwide in the Halo video game franchise Spartan Games and Microsoft hope that the tabletop game will appeal to a wide range of gamers.
Neil Fawcett, Creative Director, Spartan Games said:
“Our design team are huge fans of ‘Halo’ and this opportunity is the icing on the cake for them. After six years of successfully creating our own games and models, we can now work with Microsoft to bring epic ‘Halo’ spaceship battles to gaming tables around the world. And if that’s not enough, we’re making fast and furious ground combat games as well. Hard to tell what is more exciting: invading Reach with our Covenant Fleet or assaulting ground defences with Spartans and UNSC Marines?”
Spartan Games has been creating tabletop miniatures games since 2009 when they first released Uncharted Seas, a high fantasy game of naval combat. Since then they have also released Firestorm Armada, a space combat miniatures game, Dystopian Wars, a steampunk miniatures game featuring air, sea and land battles and Dystopian Legions, a 32mm scale infantry combat game. Spartan Games' prior games have been well received and their miniatures are excellent quality so it is exciting to see what they will be offering in these Halo tabletop games.
Spartan Games plans to have the first products in the Halo tabletop miniatures lines available sometime before the end of 2015. You can learn more about the game by checking out the official site for the game, or the page for Halo: Fleet Battles over at Board Game Geek.
Sadly, the game is no longer available or purchase.
What do you think of this announcement of the Halo tabletop miniatures games? Do either of the miniatures games announced have your interest? Between fleet battles and the ground combat game which has you more excited? Let us know in the comments below.