Halo: Fleet Battles

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Halo: Fleet Battles
Halo Fleet Battles Fall of Reach.jpg
Developer(s):

Spartan Games

Publisher(s):

Microsoft Game Studios

Release date(s):

July 20, 2015 (Wave 1)
September 30, 2015 (Wave 3)[1]

Genre(s):

Tabletop wargaming

 
"Halo: Fleet Battles delivers an easy to learn, lore-infused, tactically-rich gaming experience that appeals both to experienced wargamers and fans of the Halo Universe."
— Spartan Games newsletter

Halo: Fleet Battles is a tabletop game developed by Spartan Games. The first set for Halo: Fleet Battles, called The Fall of Reach box, was released on July 20, 2015.[2]

Background[edit]

In February 2015, Spartan Games announced that the company had established a License Agreement with Microsoft Studios to design and produce tabletop miniatures games for the Halo series. Spartan Games worked together with 343 Industries to produce ship designs that had never visually appeared in previous canon, such as the ORS-class heavy cruiser and the Epoch-class heavy carrier. Although the company was given considerable freedom in designing the models, 343i's Franchise team ensured that each vessel properly fit their faction, role, and established canonical details.[3]

Appearances[edit]

Species

Locations


The Fall of Reach box[edit]

The Fall of Reach box contents include:

  • A full color 100-page rulebook packed full of images and examples
  • Fall of Reach campaign guide
  • 49 highly-detailed plastic ship models including:
    • 32 UNSC ship models
      • 1 Epoch-class Heavy Carrier
      • 4 Marathon-class Heavy Cruisers
      • 27 Paris-class Frigates
    • 17 Covenant ship models
      • 1 ORS Class Heavy Cruiser
      • 2 CCS Class Battlecruisers
      • 14 SDV Class Heavy Corvettes
  • 25 custom Halo Dice
  • Fleet Commander Data Sheets
  • Flight Stands and Overlay Cards
  • Punch-out Scenery and Token sheets
  • Quick Guide reference sheets

Merchandise[edit]

Pre-order bonuses[edit]

Those who pre-ordered at Salute 2015 or the Spartan Games online store on April 25, 2015 received a bust of their choosing between Vice Admiral Michael Stanforth and Supreme Commander Rho 'Barutamee.[8]

Special GenCon Edition[edit]

Those who attended GenCon in Indianapolis, USA, from July 30 to August 2, 2015, were able to purchase a special edition of the Fall of Reach box, which included for free alongside the normal contents $40-worth of models: one extra UNSC large sprue (one Epoch-class Heavy Carrier and three Paris-class Frigates), one extra Covenant large sprue (one ORS Class Heavy Cruiser and two SDV Heavy Corvettes), one extra fight stand sprue, and more token sheets; this offer was also available during GenCon on the Spartan Games online store.[9]

UNSC Commander Pack[edit]

Available August 26, 2015, this boxed set serves as an introductory set for UNSC commanders. The contents consist of a full color 128-page Core Rulebook, Vice Admiral Michael Stanforth Data Sheet, five UNSC Command Dice, two Six Sided Dice, Token Sheets, a UNSC Statistic Sheet, and a Reference Sheet.[10]

Covenant Commander Pack[edit]

Available on August 26, 2015, this boxed set serves as an introductory set for Covenant commanders. The contents consist of a full color 128-page Core Rulebook, a Supreme Commander Rho 'Barutamee Data Sheet, five Covenant Command Dice, two Six-sided Dice, Token Sheets, a Covenant Statistic Sheet, and a Reference Sheet.[11]

UNSC Core Battlegroup Upgrade[edit]

Available on August 26, this boxed set can serve either to upgrade a Halo: Fleet Battles UNSC force with additional medium and small firepower or to act as the foundation for a new UNSC force. The contents consist of twenty eight models (four Marathon cruisers and twenty four Paris frigates, three Formation Base Sprues (twelve bases in all), four Ship Overlay Sheets (twenty four Ship Overlays), two Token Sheets, two Statistics Sheets, and one Assembly Guide.[12]

Covenant Core Battlegroup Upgrade[edit]

Available on August 26, this boxed set can serve either to upgrade a Halo: Fleet Battles Covenant force with additional medium and small firepower or to act as the foundation for a new Covenant force. The contents consist of fourteen models (two CCS battlecruisers and twelve SDV corvetts), two Base Formation Sprues (eight bases in all), three Ship Overlay Sheets (eighteen Ship Overlays), two Token Sheets, two Statistics Sheets, and one Assembly Guide.[13]

UNSC Large Battlegroup Upgrade[edit]

Available on August 26, this boxed set can serve either to upgrade a Halo: Fleet Battles UNSC force with additional large firepower or to act as the foundation for a new UNSC force. The contents consist of eight models (two Epoch carriers and six Paris frigates), one Formation Base Sprue (four bases in all), one Ship Overlay Sheet, two Token Sheets, one Statistics Sheet, and one Assembly Guide.[14]

Covenant Large Battlegroup Upgrade[edit]

Available on August 26, this boxed set can serve either to upgrade a Halo: Fleet Battles Covenant force with additional large firepower or to act as the foundation for a new Covenant force. The contents consist of six models (ORS crusiers and four SDV corvettes), one Formation Base Sprue (four bases in all), one Ship Overlay Sheet (six Ship Overlays), two Token Sheets, one Statistics Sheet, and one Assembly Guide.[15]

UNSC Command Upgrade Set[edit]

This set contains new leadership cards that enable the use of new formations and new abilities for any UNSC fleet. This set includes two ship overlay sheets (twelve ship overlays), one statistics sheet, five command dice, one Fleet Admiral Terrence Hood Commander Card, and one Cortana Heroic Character Card.[16]

Covenant Command Upgrade Set[edit]

This set contains new leadership cards that enables any Covenant fleet the use of new formations and new abilities. This set includes two ship overlay sheets (twelve ship overlays), one statistics sheet, five command dice, one Xytan 'Jar Wattinree Commander Card, and one Minister of Etiology Heroic Character Card.[17]

Gallery[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Spartan Games - September 2015 Release
  2. ^ Spartan Games: Halo Ships July 20th
  3. ^ Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - In the Loop
  4. ^ a b Artstation - Kameliya Minkova: Sci-Fi Commander Portraits
  5. ^ a b c YouTube: Weekender: Halo: Fleet Battles Special!
  6. ^ Spartan Games: Halo Waypoint Update with Spartan - NEW SHIPS!
  7. ^ a b c d e f Halo: Fleet Battles, Core Rulebook - page 33
  8. ^ Spartan Games: Halo: Fleet Battles at Salute
  9. ^ Spartan Games Halo: Fleet Battles at GenCon
  10. ^ Spartan Games UNSC Commander Pack
  11. ^ Spartan Games Covenant Commander Pack
  12. ^ Spartan Games UNSC Core Upgrade Box
  13. ^ Spartan Games Covenant Core Upgrade Box
  14. ^ Spartan Games UNSC Large Upgrade Box
  15. ^ Spartan Games Covenant Large Upgrade Box
  16. ^ Spartan Games UNSC Command Upgrade Set
  17. ^ Spartan Games Covenant Command Upgrade Set