I have a friend who's on the playtesters. Granted he's a Spartan fanboi so he's going to be pretty heavily biased, but he thought the rules set was pretty solid and would allow some fun games.
I think if you're concerned about whether this will be a "fringe" game or not, I wouldn't jump in straight away. It's not going to replace Warmahordes or 40K or anything straight away.
But on the other hand, I want to support Spartan as they do great stuff and the models are both fantastically produced and comparatively cheap.
The hardest thing I am finding is that I still have Dystopian Wars on my radar as my primary system of interest right now, with my limited gaming time (although it should be a bit better next year), but Spartan are releasing so much good stuff. And there's the stuff I want to catch up on. I just bought the Firestorm Armada book and it's a tight system with some amazing models. I'm planning on picking up a Directorate Patrol Fleet soon. Then of course there's Planetfall, which looks amazing but I already have Dystopian Wars on land- which is a different thing I know, but both of them are large-scale land games. But then
I have the new Dystopian Legions book on order too. Because I buy anything with "Russian Coalition" written on it due to my bower bird mentality.
In any case, if I jump into Planetfall, it will be Directorate too. Not because they're in the boxed game although that's convenient, but because I really like the fluff surrounding them and I like the Works Raptor allies. I spoke to another guy down at TGA today who is a Firestorm Armada fan who's jumping into Planetfall without hesitation.
Von Pickles, once I am freed up after PAX, feel free to book me for a Dystopian Wars V2.0 game if you're so inclined. This thread shows off a 2000pt Armoured game at TGA: http://westgamer.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 3&start=30
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