Spartan Games Planetfall
When I first started into miniature wargaming it was a toss-up between Warhammer 40,000 2nd Edition and Space Marine. I had a couple of old White Dwarf magazines I had borrowed from a friend and fell in love with the concept of the miniatures. I wanted to paint awesome miniatures like ‘Eavy Metal and massive armies. Since the magazines I had pre-dated Space Marine I didn’t know the difference. Too afraid to pick up the boxes to look at their backs1 I grabbed one and rushed to the cash to buy it. That was how I bought Warhammer 40,000. I started collecting current issues of White Dwarf and a couple months later when Epic 40,000 was released I snapped it up. I like painting big miniatures but I love playing with small miniatures.
Which is a round-about-way to say: Hey look at what Spartan Games is doing!
Planetfall is a new game from Spartan Games, makers of Firestorm Armada, Dystopian Wars and Uncharted Seas. It is a 10mm large army game. It isn’t their first “small miniatures” game but it is their first based on Firestorm Armada. I somehow managed to avoid getting too excited about Dropship Commander. Something about the game didn’t appeal although I’m not sure why. I’m not really in the market for another wargame so I didn’t dig deeper.
When I saw this blog post I was thoroughly hooked and am looking forward to more, thought I am still trying to resist starting a new game. When I contacted Spartan Games for permission to use their images on my website they discussed how their press relations work. I don’t think it’s right to get into details but I’m hoping it’ll make it easier for me to purchase some of their products for review. You know, for you, my loyal and worthy readers. I would do it all for you.
The thing is, Spartan Games is a company which I would like to like. The D6 Generation has had nothing but nice things to say about them. No rules are perfect but from what I’ve heard on the podcast it seems Spartan Games is active in working with the community to resolve issues. Sometimes it just takes the right game for me to jump on board and Planetfall may be that game from Spartan Games for me.
Let’s just hope they don’t come out with a starter set. Consider how much trouble I’m having resisting Operation: Icestorm. Despite needing different Nomads than what’s in the box and I could pick up the Pan Oceania starter when it’s released if I really must without re-buying a bunch of Nomads I still kinda want it. If Spartan Games does a cool enough starter I may be sunk.
How about you? Are you excited about Planetfall? Are you interested to see me review of some of their miniatures? Leave a comment or hook me up on Google+ or Twitter. Don’t forget to subscribe. If I have enough subscribers2 I will have more justification to get some Planetfall stuff.
Planetfall and the Planetfall logo are ©Spartan Games. Image used with permission.
1) For some reason I’ve always been very uncomfortable shopping. I have an uneasy guilty feeling that I can’t explain. Perhaps too many after-school specials on the dangers of shoplifting. It’s like I’m constantly afraid someone’s going to yell “Stop! Thief!” while pointing at me.