Spartan Games: HALO Ground Command

HALO ground combat is coming to the tabletop in 1/100 scale. Spartan gives you the details:

Spartan says:
Halo: Ground Command gives the gamer the tools to play out epic battles on Reach between stalwart soldiers of the UNSC and the merciless legions of the alien Covenant. Cities will fall, heroes will rise, and destiny will be forged in battles planned, directed, and implemented on the tabletop. From massive tank engagements at Szurdok Ridge to small groups of Spartans deployed in defense of New Alexandria, the players are in control, making life and death decisions as a UNSC commander charged with the safety of this critical planet. Or taking the role of an alien invader, leading the Covenant invasion force as a field marshal ordered to exterminate humanity, at any cost.
The Covenant are on Reach. Troops await their orders.
Using highly detailed 1/100th scale figures and vehicles, the game features powerful, yet easy-to-master game mechanics, and has been created to bring the atmosphere of the Halo video games to wargaming tabletops around the world.

Battle For Reach Starter

The Battle for Reach 2-player starter box is available for pre-order now, and will be shipping later this summer, for £65.00 RRP (approximately $91.66).
The starter box will contain everything needed to start playing Halo: Ground Command,

– Full colour Halo: Ground Command Rulebook

– Statistics and reference sheets for UNSC and Covenant forces
– 20 Custom Dice and 6 Halo Command Dice
– Damage, Activation and Cooldown Game Tokens
– Halo Scenery
UNSC 1000 Point Battle Force
Including 1 x Officer, 1 x Medic, 1 x Radio Operator, 2 x Snipers, 2 x Spotters, 2 x 2-man HMG Teams, 2 x 2-man Missile Teams, 27 x Troopers, 2 x Warthogs (Gatling, Gauss and Rocket Weapons for each) and 1 x Spartan
 Covenant 1000 Point Battle Force
Including 1 x Elite Ultra, 2 x Elite Minor, 3 x Elite Majors, 6 x Grunts with Fuel Rods, 24 x Grunt Minors, 3 x Ghosts with Grunt Operator and 2 x Hunters
Halo: Ground Command is designed with modularity in mind, allowing players to easily customise their forces. The contents of this 2-player box can quickly and intuitively be built on, allowing additional units of Infantry (such as Spartans, ODST, Elites and Jackals), Armour (such as Warthogs, Scorpions, Ghosts and Wraiths) and Aerial (such as Pelican Dropships, Banshees and Phantom Troop Carriers) to be fielded.
A sneak peek at some of the exciting upcoming models for Halo: Ground Command will also be on display at the UK Salute 2016
  • Dragons Claw

    Might just have had a little nerdgasm

    I hope this lives up to its promise

    • Grafton Is Dust

      I hope so, too. I’ve enjoyed Fleet Battles. The system and minis are solid, though Spartan are a little slow to communicate and release stuff. 😛

      I think Spartan must have the highest Game:Employee ratio in the industry, haha. This’ll be their ninth active game by my count.

  • DocNacho

    Any word on what the minis are made of?

    • paddy alexander

      Plastic, beasts of war had Neill from spartan games on their show 2 weeks ago showing off the models, 3 ups of them to show off the detail & situate of the pelican to show how massive it is compared to the other models.

      • DocNacho


  • dinodoc

    Who’s going to buy to UNSC starters and paint one set Red and the other Blue?

    • Drpx

      Then set up custom terrain into a box canyon with two bases.

    • knightsanguis

      Best idea I’ve heard so far this year.

  • Manwiththedogs

    I love 15mm scale so although I’m not a huge fan of the Halo universe, this is on my radar.

    • JPMcMillen

      I think 15mm is a good scale for combined arms games where there will be plenty of vehicles but infantry is still very important. I might have to check this one out.

  • knightsanguis

    I’m looking forward to this. Halo was one of the first sci-fi settings I got into and I’ve been saying it would be awesome if it came to tabletop for ages now. I’ve seen some of the miniatures and they look fantastic, let’s just hope the game is just as good.

  • Troy Dean

    I’m going to need to see some miniatures before making the decision to plunge into another wargame that nobody around me’s interested in. XD