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One of Raine's biggest hobbies has always been gaming. It all started with an Atari and spread out to Yu-Gi-Oh!, Magic: the Gathering, and Dungeons & Dragons. As an artist, Raine takes pride in painting models for games as well as making his own terrain. He's also been a writer for many years, working both in the journalism industry and writing pieces of fiction. He decided to create Initiative : Tabletop as a platform to talk about all things gaming that he simply thought were cool, and reviewing games became a part of it!

Planetfall from Spartan Games Coming This October

Planetfall Cover Art

Spartan Games, the publisher of successful games such as Firestorm Armada and Dystopian Wars, has announced their new tabletop wargame, Planetfall. The announcement of the game has been skimming around in the news for some time now, but the company has just come out with the launch dates for the game, as well as the details on what will be available for players to pick up.

Planetfall is a fast-paced game of massed 10mm armored and infantry conflict set in the Firestorm Armada universe. Players will employ devastating armored tanks, swift aircraft, hard-hitting artillery, elite infantry, and orbital dropships against one another while they compete for objectives. Planetfall uses an igo-ugo 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.

Planetfall will launch with 5 distinct products for players to choose from:

– The Battle for Proteus Prime – a 2-player battle box that contains everything players need to get started including over 34 models, full color rulebook, campaign book, scenery, and so much more.

– 2 expansion packs that instantly can be bolted on to the core forces in the 2-player box

– 132 page full color soft back rulebook

– Pre-printed terrain box – made from acrylic and laminated card for the ideal balance of quality and weight (for shipping), these can drop straight into a battle field. You get 11 terrain pieces – the largest is 193mm long!

Spartan Games will also be running a special for the first month of the game’s release. For players who purchase the Battle for Proteus Prime box will receive two special gifts:

-A superb multi-part, highly detailed resin model of a Terquai Crashed Shuttle. See the pictures to see how cool this model is!

-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.

Planetfall will launch in October and begin shipping on October 22nd. Players can further immerse themselves in the Firestorm Armada universe with Planetfall and bring their battles planetside. The models look amazing, and with as much care as Spartan has put into the game, it’ll no doubt be a favorite among current players. Check out some of the product images below and prepare for war next month!


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