Friday, January 9, 2015
Admiral on deck!
I got my hands on a good sized fleet almost 2 years ago used at a local store. It wasn't my first choice of fleet, but the price could not be beat so I went for them. I started painting them and figured I'd get someone to play eventually. A few guys in my local store said they were kind of interested in it so we'll see.
Fast forward 2 years and I'm at Mechanicon. Friday night I play a demo of Epic (I'll touch on this later) and they point me to the forum for the refugees of Epic after GW dropped it. I post on there a few times and get a message from a local gamer and after talking a bit it turns out he knows some Epic/FSA players in the area. I meet them and get my first game in and I'm hooked. 3 days later the Facebook page of my usual gaming haunt posts FSA pics...apparently there are now several players (mostly 40K guys looking for a game that has at least some balance and a company that at least notices it has a community that plays its games, which Spartan does)
So as an introduction post, what have I done so far? Well right now I have an OK 1000 point Relthoza fleet. It's the old models, but I like them just fine. The Relthoza are an arachnid species that generally keeps to themselves. They're loosely allied with the "Bad Guys" in the Firestorm galaxy, but that's largely for sake of convenience. They're in a spawning period which makes them kind of feisty so they picked a side in the larger conflict going on around them. I've quickly learned that they're a tricky fleet to start with and have a steep learning curve. I already have fleet two picked out and hopefully will start investing in them too. Oh yeah, another great thing about this game...for the cost of one GW army, I can easily build 4-5 competition sized fleets. Add to that free rules and I'm really liking Spartan so far. They've got a good game that's fun and well balanced. I'll be playing this much more in the coming year.