"In the mobile age that we now live in, even wargaming hasn’t escaped change – the increasing use of electronic versions of rulebooks is something we see at almost every show and gaming club we go to. Rulebooks are often reviewed by new players before they decide whether to invest in a game, and Spartan Games in consistently asked to make rulebooks available to download so new players can assess our games without cost.
We have decided to make all our core rulebooks available to download FREE from our website as follows:
December 8th – Dystopian Wars and Firestorm Armada
January 12th – Dystopian Legions and Firestorm Planetfall
The downloads do not in any way invalidate the current rulebooks, they are NOT a new version of any rules."
So now if you're interested in one of the Spartan games, you'll be able to download a PDF version for free from these dates. Or you may decide to eschew the pulped dead tree version altogether and spend your money on models.
And now http://store.steampowered.com/app/540010
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