Planetfall has been announced by Spartan Games!
From the Newsletter:
Spartan Games is hugely excited to announce the much-anticipated launch of Planetfall – a fast-paced, action packed game of massed 10mm armoured and infantry conflict set in the Firestorm Armada galaxy.
Devastating tanks, sleek aerial units, crushing artillery, orbital drop-ships and elite infantry forces fight over objectives, each side seeking to achieve their key objectives at the expense of the other. Planetfall uses an ugo-igo system, with an activation mechanism based around Helixes – the building blocks of every force. Games are tactical, combat is ferocious, and the gameplay engine is built around Spartan Games’ established Exploding D6 mechanic, making it fast and intuitive.
We’re launching Planetfall with 5 products to start with:
(1) Battle For Proteus Prime: a 2-player battle box that contains over 34 gaming models, full colour rulebook, campaign book, scenery, and so much more. Contents include:
Aquan Prime Core Helix
1 x ‘Sedna’ Heavy Skimmer Tank
3 x ‘Lamana’ Medium Skimmer Tanks
4 x ‘Imzani’ Light Recon Skimmer Tanks
1 x ‘Sirsir’ Medium Skimmer Designator Tank
2 x ‘Votari’ Crystal Nodes Anti-Air Batteries
2 x ‘Votari’ Anti-Air Batteries
5 x Bases of Aquan ‘Khitari’ Infantry (mix of scenic bases with 3-4 minis on each)
Directorate Core Helix
1 x ‘Desolator’ Heavy Battle Crawler Tank
3 x ‘Retaliator’ Medium Battle Crawlers Tanks
5 x ‘Informer’ Light Recon Buggies
2 x ‘Trojan’ Cyber Warfare Tanks
1 x ‘Intruder’ Combat Personnel Carrier
5 x Bases of Directorate ‘Patriot’ Shock Infantry (mix of scenic bases with 3-4 minis on each)
1 x Full Colour Rulebook
2 x Planetfall TAC Decks
1 x 64-page ‘Battle of Proteus Prime’ A5 Campaign Book (including Statistics for all Aquan and Directorate Forces in the set)
2 x Medium Bunkers
3 x Small Buildings
1 x A5 pre-printed Crashed Shuttle Sheet
A5 Token and Template Sheets
The ideal way to plunge yourself into Planetfall ground warfare in the Firestorm Galaxy!
In addition to that, Spartan have also announced two Allied Helixes:
These expansion Helixes (up to TWO per core force can be added) instantly allow players to expand the Directorate and Aquan forces found in the Battle For Proteus Prime boxed set.
Terquai Allied Recon Helix
The Terquai are close allies of the Aquan Prime, and this Recon Helix is intended to aid Aquan forces in harassing their enemies. The Heavy Gunship lays down devastating fire, while itself soaking up enemy attacks, and can be used to deploy Temporal Portals onto a battlefield. The flexibility of this Helix though comes from the two cadres of Heavy Infantry Drones which can use the Temporal Portals to be transported instantaneously into battle zones.
1 x Iophon Heavy Gunship
10 x Bases of Nabis Heavy Infantry (2 Full Cadres)
2 x Temporal Portals (60mm x 40mm scenic base) (Portal effect created with laser-etched live edge acrylic)
To purchase your Terquai Allied Recon Helix click here
Works Raptor Allied Recon Helix
Works Raptor ground forces are, like their space fleets, all about stabbing the enemy in the heart. The ‘Witch’ Interceptors are sleek, fast and deadly, and a match for any aerial foe. The Light Recon Tanks are all about capturing strategic objectives, and then having the fighting prowess to hold on to it. Also included in the Helix is a crashed Works Raptor Escape Pod which can be used as part of a narrative driven scenario, or simply as a Strategic Objective.
3 x GX-74 ‘Witch’ Heavy Interceptor
5 x LR-6 Recon Tank
1 x Crashed Escape Pod (60mm x 40mm scenic base)
As well as a full colour rule book:
Full colour 132-page rulebook: Building your army with Helixes gives an enormous flexibility to Commanders as they assemble their Planetfall forces, and is designed to let Commanders mobilise their forces onto the tabletop quickly. Key features of the rules include:
Flexible Army Lists
TAC Card Deck used to deliver thematic gameplay
Established Spartan Games dice mechanics
Intuitive and Easy to Master
Rules for capturing and holding Battlefield Objectives
And much more…
As well as the first Terrain Boxed set:
Pre-printed Terrain Box: made from acrylic and pre-printed (both sides) laminated card for the ideal balance of quality and weight, these can drop straight into a battlefield. You get 11 terrain pieces – the largest is 193mm long! The pieces are modular and have been designed to work perfectly with the new Infantry Scenic Bases for Planetfall.
And finally, if that wasn’t enough, a special offer for early birds:
For the first month following launch the Battle for Proteus Prime boxed set will come with not one butTWO fantastic free gifts:
Gift 1: A superb multi-part, highly detailed resin model of a Terquai Crashed Shuttle. See the attached picture to see how cool this model is!
Note:The Terquai Shuttle will actually fit together, and inside the Battle For Proteus Prime Boxed Set is a pre-printed A5 crash site image gamers can use as a battlefield objective. The resin model is designed to sit on top of this, or can be spread about a battlefield.
Gift 2: We loved the cover art so much we commissioned the artist to create two more Battle Scenes from Proteus Prime: The same scene, but from the two Commanders’ separate viewpoints – one Aquan, one Directorate. Delivered as high quality prints that gamers can frame.
Note:All models you see digitally painted in the Planetfall release have been created using the actual 3D files used to create the models you will be able to buy and game with. All models come unpainted and unassembled.
Wow – The past 12 months have seen the relaunch of Firestorm Armada, and the new Dystopian Wars 2.0. Now, before the end of the year we’ll be seeing two more games added to the slate – with Legions and Planetfall. Busy times at Spartan HQ!