I have been looking for a Capital Ship game and my interest is leaning towards Firestorm Armada but I have also been looking at HALO. Both games are from Spartan Games and from what I can tell the game mechanics are similar with move and shoot but HALO has custom dice and commander cards. Firestorm Armada is more of a traditional miniature game with exploding D6. The miniatures for both games are outstanding for what they are, big space ships.
I know Empire carries and supports Spartan Games, Planet Fall and Firestorm Armada. Almost all the rest of the games stores support Star Wars Armada but after playing that game a few times I lost interest. Really just too much Star Wars stuff on the market and I want models I can paint not repaint. So are any of the local shops looking to bring in the HALO game? They are only releasing a two player starter set and nothing scheduled beyond that. I just feel the player base for HALO could be stronger the Firestorm Armada because it is a video game. HALO is schedule to be release on July 20 and just want to know if anyone has an interest in it. http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/halo-fleet-battles-expands-the-halo-universe-from-console-to-tabletop/