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.
2) My plugin which counts RSS subscribers is showing 0 right now. I wonder if that’s because it’s broken or my more-frequent posting has made people realize how little they like my blog.
Very little interest in a game from Spartan Games, which for whatever reason do not appeal to me. Maybe it is the resin.
Dropzone on the other hand just released plastic versions of their original armies, which I find more interesting, despite the cost.
On the other hand I have had a lot of interest in 10mm games lately, in both fantasy and Historical areas, and really need to get cracking on painting up my Bo5A set and my gigantic Warmaster army…
As for RSS, there are other ways to “follow” a blog, so I would not read too much into it.
Good time to be finishing your BO5A set with the movie around the corner. That was one of the first boxes I’d ever completely painting. Sadly it didn’t get as much play as I’d hoped.
I may have to look more at Dropzone Commander. I think both will be a pass in the end. I don’t need another game. I have Deadzone to finish, then Infinity. If I play either I’ll then want to add more. I also would like to get into Bolt Action. I have a platoon of Canadian WWII soldiers in 28mm and if I bought some Germans that’d be a playable game for me.
I also want to return to my 1812 project, plus branch out to 10mm. I’ve got 28mm because I love the look of a full base of 28mm but with 10mm it’s possible I might complete a couple of armies in my lifetime.