I found it waiting for me when I made my weekly pilgrimage to the mailbox and just had to take a quick look inside! Here is what I found...
The first thing that I notice is that the box is massive!.. I mean really large... and heavy too. The colorful outer sleeve is not particularly sturdy... nor are the two content boxes inside. This isn't a big deal but I like the look of the box and suspect it won't hold up to handling for very long.
No worries! That is what bespoke cases are for! And well need some because this box is packed with stuff!
There are two sheets of punch out terrain to dress up the battlefield which I encountered in the box sleeve, that are made of a similar material and are a similar weight as the sleeve so be careful not to miss them when opening up the box.
What I'll refer to as Box 1 has a perfect bound rulebook, a less robustly bound campaign book, several bags of dice, assorted tokens, reference sheets, overlays, and the packet of Gen Con Extras.
Box 2 contains the ships and flight bases. There is a pile of them... 49 very detailed ship modles molded in hard plastic in good faction colors... 55 when you add the Gen Con goodies! It looks like a quick wash would see them tabletop ready but there is a lot of room for actual painting as well.
I'll be reading the rules next week and see about a game... but, at the moment, I'm glad I picked up two sets of this!
I've always been interested in the Spartan Games offerings but have never jumped in. If the rest of their catalogue is up to the quality of this set I've got another company to go all fanboy over!
Now off to the War Store to see about pre-ordering more Halo stuffs....