Most of you will have already seen the news that Spartan Games has got the licence to produce a range of tabletop games set in the Halo Universe So I’m not even going to try and pretend this is News and post worthy in its own right (who would do such a thing 😉 ). But when I first read this I might have had to change my underwear due to the strength of the Nerdgasm it induced in me 😉 . I love the HALO back story
I did love the first couple of games too. A lot of that is quite personal to me as it was Playing the original HALO in cooperative mode that me and my stepson first bonded over. He was only 4 at the time and insisted on having all the cool guns leaving me with the pea shooters which would have been fine if he hadn’t also insisted on hiding whenever it got really frantic leaving me to face the ravening hordes of the covenant alone with inadequate weaponry 🙂 one thing guaranteed to send him scampering away was these guys. After a number of unfortunate incidents involving rocket launchers in tunnel we did have to introduce a no high explosives indoors rule 😀
I continued to buy and play the full campaign modes for all the HALO games even after the standards started to fall which I personally felt started with ODST and got worse with reach I know a lot of multi player fans loved reach but the campaign I found quite dull. I think the problem comes is that the developer’s feel the need to show a measurable leap in features and graphics with each iteration but I think this came at the expense of game play and feel. Was smacking an Alien in the face ever as satisfying as it was the Original HALO I think not. I would have been happier if they’d just provided new missions and cut scenes to advance the story line
I’m not the only one out there with this much love for the HALO universe just go stick cool halo art into Google images and enjoy
Here’s the original Spartan Games announcement incase you missed it. I think the most exciting about this is that there working on a ground based combat game too :Date I might wait for that
Spartan Games has entered into a License Agreement with Microsoft Corporation to design and produce tabletop miniatures games for “Halo®”, the global entertainment phenomenon. The first products will be on sale around the world through Spartan Games’ sales and distribution channels in 2015.
The award winning “Halo” franchise was first seen on the Xbox in 2001, but has since transcended video games to build a worldwide fan base of millions and inspired best-selling novels, comic books, action figures, apparel and more. Now exciting tabletop miniatures games can be added to the list.
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?”
For more information keep checking our website at www.spartangames.co.uk
10 thoughts on “Halo tabletop game”
When I was at weta studios in Wellington (the dudes who did special effects for LotR), they had a LifeSize warthog they had made as a prototype for halo. Just out of control. I am very interested in what they come up with for this!
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It is exciting stuff that Warthog sounds awesome
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Oh wow. Halo space battle ship wars in SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE
Having not played past Halo 2 (only played at a friend’s place back in the day), did the covenant merge back or did the grunts/drones/brutes remain separate from the hunters/elites/jackals?
Fav weapon was the needler 🙂 though emergency plasma pistols had their uses. I remember one time there were sleeping grunts and my friend was gonna pistol whip them. I on the other hand, threw a grenade, hoping to take them all out at once. #tacticalgenius
Lol this is interesting. Won’t get into it but will monitor it…yes…monitor… 😛
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The fracture staid the Brutes backing the Oracles the Elite and Hunters leading a revolution you got grunts and jackals on both sides.
I wasn’t a big fan of the neeedler liked my kills to be more immediate my favourite gun was the heavy bore pistol with the scope a shield down or a kill with every shot you could even take down hunters if you got that orange pod on there back.
It does look good doesn’t it
I’m with you on the pistol. In the right hands that thing could do a world of hurt. Battle Rifle in subsequent editions.
I’ve heard good things about “Firestorm Armada” but I haven’t really been able to work up the motivation to get into it in terms of the fluff. I’d prefer to jump into something where I didn’t require maximum learning in order to get up to speed.
Like 40k. Using space battles as a tool to help set up ground campaigns is an AWESOME prospect for me.
Like Starwars (x-wing and armada). Not a huge community for these things in my LGS these days, but I like the scale of Armada a lot better than the X-wing that’s for sure.
or Halo (!!! I hadn’t even considered this!)
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Yeah the battle rifle was cool but they nurfed down the pistol for 2 and those smg they stuck in 2 might aswell have been water pistols.
I too have heard good things about Firestorm but only on the web Stelek at yes the truth hurts is a big proponent and I hear a lot of good things about dystopian Wars another Spartans product which apparently uses use similar mechanics.
I’m exited about the chance to explore the fluff more in tabletop form 😀
I liked the needlers as the elites kept moving about XD
Wow, interesting stuff with the revolution. Kinda wish Halo 2-onwards would make it off the Xbox or I should get a 360. Whichever works. 😛
I’m not sure about oz but in the UK since the xbone has come out you can pick up a 2nd hand 360 for £50 or less and older games for a couple of quid.