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Dashetal26 Sep 2017 9:27 a.m. PST

Looks like Wayland Games has picked up the IPs. Will be interesting what they do with them. They are gearing up for releases sometime in 2018

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 10:25 a.m. PST

So, they are mainly a seller of other producers? Are they producing any systems currently?

Apologies for my not knowing much about the company.

Doug

chaos0xomega26 Sep 2017 10:49 a.m. PST

Wayland has its own studio/design house "Warcradle", that the Spartan IP's will fall under, though if I'm being honest their only other product line is another formerly dead product line (Wild West Exodus) that appears to be going nowhere fast. I expect the existing fanbase will be thrilled that the games will see continued support but its hard to picture them seriously expanding the playerbase or product line.

Personal logo Volstagg Vanir Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 11:24 a.m. PST
Covert Walrus26 Sep 2017 12:16 p.m. PST

if I'm being honest their only other product line is another formerly dead product line (Wild West Exodus) that appears to be going nowhere fast.

Depends on what you mean by "nowhere fast". They had a huge promotion at one of the recent shows in England, and considering they have really only been pushing the line for a few months, I'll say it's early days.

I will say that I share some of your skepticism: Though the whole Spartan Line ( Including Uncharted Seas ) has a loyal following, and despite the parent company having a solid reputation, it's all early days yet. Time will tell . . .

JMcCarroll Inactive Member26 Sep 2017 2:29 p.m. PST

Hope they do well! I get to pay for the same models again.

billclo26 Sep 2017 3:16 p.m. PST

Woot! At least the IP wasn't bought by a company whose name starts with an "M"… :)

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2017 8:45 a.m. PST

Lol. So what did Spartan produce/sell anyway? The first time I recall ever hearing about them was when they said they were closing.

Dan

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2017 1:06 p.m. PST

Wow, Dan, you never heard of Uncharted Seas, Dystopian Wars or Legions, or Firestorm Armada? Never saw the Halo spaceships?

If so, basically, Uncharted Seas was fantasy naval, DW, and the Legions, spin off was VSF/Edwardian air/sea/land warfare, and Firestorm Armada was the spaceships that weren't Halo.

There was a sci-fi large groppo game, Planetfall, but I don't think it got much traction, though I do have some figs.

Always seemed to me like they were fighting stuff that was covered before, or better. *shrug*

That said, I've bought a lot, so they did alright be me.

Doug

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 12:13 p.m. PST

I guess it's true, I have been living under a rock for these last few years.

Dan

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 12:57 p.m. PST

Didn't know it either…whoops! Had heard of the Company though, I think.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 6:37 p.m. PST

Well, games mostly not in your usual scales, Dan, least from what I've read of your posts.

Mostly 'teeny', perhaps 1/600(?) for not-Man o' War, maybe 1/1200(?) for DW, I forget for the spaceships. Dystopian Legions was bigger scale, but most of that stuff was TOO big to mix with 28mm.

Doug

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