October 22nd the pre-orders for Planetfall ship so expect unboxing and reviews for the Aquan Prime Naval and Landing Forces. Here are some pics of what I have purchased and some preview shots of what the battle fields can look like!
The Aquan navy is a hit and run force that makes good use of speed and short range fire power supported by powerful fighter craft and Carrier Craft. They also lay a lot of mines which are potentially deadly.
Spartan Games (the guys who made these along with many other games) currently offer free Fire Storm armada rules as a downloadable PDF and each race has a starter set available to it called Patrol Fleets. Planetfall will be released in a similar format when the line is complete!
So if you enjoy the idea of huge Space Naval Combat or huge armies of Giant mech walkers and so on I really suggest you look into this game. They also have planned to release a 28mm version of this to go alongside them which will cover skirmish and special forces operations.
The potential here is amazing and they showed this at their open day event. They had a fleet battle and a 28mm skirmish battle. The events in those battles all combined to make the final 10mm planetfall battle come together. One player lost some transport ships in the space battle and it cost him precious rienforcements in the final battle and so on. Imagine having a grand campaign that covers all the aspects of planetary war? Well thats what Spartan Games is trying to make.
The price is great too! For me to buy a fleet, a ground force along with all the books and some terrain is 159 pounds! And thats for more than the minimum!
Here are some non Aquan Prime pics so you can see whats on offer!
Planetfall (so far)
Planned 28mm Version
These are simply the 10mm infantry expanded to 28mm as test prints. NOT the final product.
Of course there is a whole wealth of info out there on the games. If the idea of full scale Galactic or Planetary war (or even skirmish) and the possibility of combining them all appeals to you, look beyond the brief info found here and seek more info out. I will see my first game on Thursday if it goes to plan with some of the fleets my friends have purchased so I will have my slightly more informed thoughts on the game soon. Although I have watched many battles of Fire Storm Armada online its always good to try one first hand.
I am very excited to get into this. Its going to be a long few weeks to wait for my Aquan Forces.