Spartan Games Closing its Doors

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Spartan Games Closing its Doors

Postby The Other Dave on Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:01 pm

http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/spart ... s-closing/

Not to gravedance, since they had some cool ideas and some pretty cool models, but blaming "trading conditions" when it's more likely just the inevitable end result of shoveling half-baked games out the door and then completely failing to support or update them over and over and over and over shows a certain lack of self-awareness.
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Re: Spartan Games Closing its Doors

Postby me_in_japan on Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:21 pm

ouch.

but...yeah. Like ToD said.
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Magic cards
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Re: Spartan Games Closing its Doors

Postby Primarch on Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:16 pm

The Other Dave wrote:http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/spartan-games-is-closing/

Not to gravedance, since they had some cool ideas and some pretty cool models, but blaming "trading conditions" when it's more likely just the inevitable end result of shoveling half-baked games out the door and then completely failing to support or update them over and over and over and over shows a certain lack of self-awareness.


They did update their games, pretty much constantly over a short period of time. Then they'd get distracted by something and several years would pass before they remembered they had a game to finish.
I think that in 9 years they had produced:
Uncharted Seas (2 editions)
Firestorm Armada (2 editions)
Firestorm Planetfall (1 edition, 2 if you include the early version they made with the guy who left to form Hawk Wargames)
Dystopian Wars (2 editions)
Dystopian Legions (1 edition)
Armoured Clash (1 edition)
Halo Fleet Battles (1 edition)
Halo Ground Command (1 edition)
Plus a range of scenery.
So that's 8 games and 12 editions in 9 years. They could probably have focused a little more I guess.
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Finished Minis in 2016 (as of Nov 30): 369 + 2 Tables of Terrain
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Re: Spartan Games Closing its Doors

Postby The Other Dave on Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:18 pm

Yeah, I phrased that poorly. "Stretching themselves far too thin" was the basic idea I was going for.
Miniatures painted in 2018:
28mm: 78 infantry, 5 vehicles, 2 buildings, assorted other terrain-y bits
Currently focusing on: 40K, Shadespire, Age of Sigmar?, Malifaux
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Re: Spartan Games Closing its Doors

Postby Primarch on Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:59 pm

It's not just Spartan it seems:
25th August - TOR Gaming -
https://torgaming.co.uk/2017/08/25/tor- ... ing-doors/
21st August - On The Lamb Games -
http://www.on-the-lamb.com/content/ (announcement on Facebook)
24th August - Steel Fist -
http://theminiaturespage.com/news/2098863123/

Now, I didn't use any of these companies, but I knew their names. That's 4 companies gone in 1 week! :o
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