Saturday, August 26, 2017

Godspeed Old Friend....

Hi Guys, Its been a while.  I have not been posting because I have been pretty burned out.  There has been a load of drama in the Spartan community and that has culminated with Spartan closing their doors on Friday August 25th.  Its a mixed bag of emotions for me.  I am sad to see the company I worked hard for go.  I am at the same time relieved as a lot of things are now off my shoulders.  I am going to continue to pay and love the games Spartan made.  I am going to go on a bit of a rant though so if you don't want to read it stop here.  I have some pent up thoughts and emotions and they need to come out before I can move on and focus my efforts on Infinity and Corvus Belli's new game Arestia.  I am going to be posting here and there about my Infinity exploits so I will be around now after this Hiatus.  Ok...time to vent.....

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Origins Game Fair!

Greetings all.  Life and game testing has had me very busy and kind of neglecting the blog.  I am making myself do I post a week from here on out.  I wanted to let everybody know I will be at Origins Game Fair next month.  I will be running Learn to Play classes  for Firestorm Armada, Halo Ground Command and Halo Fleet Battles.  We will also be doing an FSA tournament on Sunday of the Convention.  I will be pulling double duty with the help of Larry also doing Infinity Boot camps and an ITS tournament on Saturday of the convention.  So come on out and play and say HI!

Lets look at the Schedule!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Adepticon: The Aftermath

Greetings all!  SeerK here once again.  It has been about a week and a half since I got home from Adepticon and I am finally feeling normal.  I was exhausted for a couple days after, especially since I had to play catch up on several fronts. This would be why I am only posting about the convention now.  This year was very fun but at the same time extremely exhausting.  We had 6 events running this year and all of them went pretty smoothly.  I am going to list off the winners and announce the winner of the one of a kind Cortana portrait done by Sarah Campbell who is one of the 3D modelers at Studio 343.  Our Halo Event participants are all in running for this great piece of Halo memorabilia.
So lets dive into the winners and some reflections on Adepticon 2017.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Adepticon! Almost Live

Greetings all.  I am in the trenches running the Spartan Games events at Adepticon.  The Halo Fleet Battles tournament is in the books as is The Schaumburg Clash! Dystopian Wars North American Championships.  The Russians took top honors in the Clash.  Congrats to Bob Schroeder on his win and claiming the title of North American Champion.  The Covenant dominated the Halo Fleet Battles tournament.  Andrew Karolus was crowned champion in the Fall of Reach.

We also premiered several new models at the convention.  STL Traders, Pathogen, OSO Corsairs will all have models very very soon.  The first Leviathan slipped its moorings to join the battle as well.  The Relthoza have been up to no good!  The Flashpoint Amber Campaign also kicked off today.  Check out the Firestorm Armada section of the Spartan Community forum for details.  Now for the picture dump!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

New Spartan Games Podcast: Exploding Dice Radio

Logo by Tim " Miniature Tim"  Toolen
Greetings!  SeerK here once again.  This time I am here for some shameless promotion.  A new podcast will be released later this month.  Exploding Dice Radio on the Freebooters Network is a collaboration between myself and Andy "Ruckdog" Rucker of Man Battle Stations Podcast.  Exploding Dice Radio covers Spartan Games and nothing but Spartan Games.

Ruckdog and I will be talking tactics, new releases and previews, hobbying and whatever else we can squeeze in about our favorite games made by our favorite game company.

You will be able to get new episodes via the Freebooters Podcast Network  We just got done recording the first episode.  We are in the process of getting a blog set up, but you can send questions to

We will have a new episode every month.  Our release dates are not set in stone as it will be posted when the network puts it into the rotation schedule.  I will post updates here and Ruckdog will be posting updates on the podcasts blog and over at Man Battlestations.

Next time I will be delving into game design.  I am in process of writing it and its taking longer than I thought it would.  I planned on it being a multi part series, but man we are really going down the rabbit hole.  We are also 2 weeks away give or take from Adepticon.  I will be doing daily updates and pictures dumps here and on Twitter.  If signal is good enough or we have wi-fi I will be doing some live streams as well.

Well back to writing and painting a metric butt ton of terrain.

Until next time crush the Alliance and as always...


Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Road to Adepticon: Webcart Closes Soon!

Hi all! SeerK here with a quick update! We are 5 days away from the closing of the Adepticon webcart.  Pre registration closes on February 24th at 5 pm CST.  There are still openings in all the Spartan Games events.  Firestorm Armada, Firestorm Planetfall, Dystopian Wars, Halo Fleet Battles, Halo Ground Commmand and The Flashpoint Amber Narrative mega battle.  The details for each event are in the links below.  You can register at

Registration will be on site after February 24th.  Reserve your spot in Spartans Premiere events in North America! Links are below and to the right! Read on for more info!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Shiny Prizes! Halo Events Get Hooked Up!

Greetings all! SeerK here once again to talk Adeptcon.  I wanted to welcome aboard our latest sponsor.  Its official yet unofficial.  I want to send a special thanks to Ken and Rick from Studio 343 for their generous support of the Halo events at Adepticon.  If you have not seen the pictures on Facebook, we received a big box of goodies from the studio. How can you get some of this exclusive stuff?  Well you can sign up for the Halo Ground Command and Halo Fleet Battles tournaments!  Players will also have a chance at a studio exclusive piece of Artwork of Cortana.  Participants in both tournaments have a chance to win this beautiful piece of art.  A drawing will be held Sunday after the Halo Ground Command Tournament and one of the players will go home with it!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Road to Adepticon: Military Orders Tournament Prep

Greetings all.  SeerK here once again.  In this installment I am going to change gears a bit.  I have no new news for Adepticon, I will this coming week as the boys at Studio 343 just sent a big old box of Halo swag for the Halo Fleet Battles and Halo Ground Command tournaments.  In this post I am going to be talking Infinity.  Specifically about the PanOceania sectorial, Military Orders.  Despite the slew of Spartan events taking place at Adepticon, I have decided to actually play in something this year.  I don't play in events I am overseeing, so I turn to my other wallet draining game, Infinity.   I have three awesome Vanguards joining the team this year so I am playing in the only Infinity tournament I can do.  The Thursday 200 point spec- Ops Tournament.  I have been debating on which army to bring.  Bringing a Haqqislam force gives me an excuse to get an army painted.  You know in addition to all the terrain we have to paint and build.  I have decided to take a Military Orders force.  I don't play them often and with the new Order Sergeants box coming out.  I think its time to get them out on the table for a tournament. Lets take a look at Military Orders!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Road to Adepticon: Primer Missions!

Greetings all!  SeerK here with your mission briefing.  The team has labored long, but we have a set of Primer missions for all our events at Adepticon.  The exception is The FSA Mega Battle also known as the Flashpoint Amber Narrative event.  Spartan Neil and I are working on that currently.  The Narrative requires much more work as it ties into the impending Flashpoint Amber Campaign.  In fact is is going to be a major pivotal event in the campaign.  The Amber system hangs in the balance.  The Schaumburg system under Kurak control as of last years Championships.  Will they be able to hold it as the Zenian League unleashes hell upon them. The Stage is set and the trap has been sprung. Be a part of history as we unveil something never before seen at Adepticon 2017.............but first lets look at those Primer Missions!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Road to Adepticon: The Schaumburg Prime Offensive!

Greetings all!  SeerK here with our next update on the road to Adepticon.  In this installment we are talking about the big show.  The Firestorm Armada North American Championships.  The 3rd Schaumburg Prime Offensive.  As I write this, Spellduckwrong, Dreadbeard and Myself are putting the finishing touches on the Primer missions.  In fact we will be posting primer missions for all the Spartan Games events at Adepticon the begining of next  week.  Links will be here in the side bar, on the event pages and on the main Adepticon website

This Year we are back to 900 points and we are now in a two day format.  Day one is 3 rounds and a Qualifier for day 2.  Day two is the top 8 players from day 1.  Lets dive in and look in depth at this years North American Firestorm Armada Championships!