ROBOTECH: FORCE OF ARMS
Force of Arms is a card game where you take on the role of either the brave Robotech Defense Force (RDF) or the warrior like Zentraedi. You and your opponent maneuver your fleets and launch your attack and defense forces trying to defeat the enemy’s ships. Using heroes and distinctive commands at the right time can turn the tide of the battle in your favor. Are you ready to defend Earth as the valiant Robotech Defense Forces or capture Earth and the SDF-1 as the giant warlike Zentraedi, with a Force of Arms?
Objective: Players are trying to destroy their opponent’s ships while also successfully defending their own ships in this sector of space. Players take turns tactically moving ships around. Strategically placing their attack and defense fighter cards to defend their own ships and destroy those of their enemy and using their hero and command cards to win the day. The player with the most combined points in defended and successfully destroyed ships wins.
Winning: Once the players have finished the Tactical, Token, and Command/Hero phases they tally up the victory points for their Fleet Ships they were able to successfully defend. They then add the victory points for the enemy ships they were able to successfully destroy. The player with the most points wins!
12 RDF Fighter Cards
12 Zentraedi Fighter Cards
8 Human Command/Hero Cards
8 Zentraedi Command/Hero Cards
4 RDF Fleet Ship Cards
4 Zentraedi Fleet Ship Cards
2 Alternate Art SDF-1 Cards
2 Cheat Sheet Cards
36 Punch Out Tokens
12 Attack Tokens (6 RDF / 6 Zentraedi)
12 Defense Tokens (6 RDF / 6 Zentraedi)
4 Spy Tokens (2 RDF / 2 Zentraedi)
4 Fight/Ship Lock (2 RDF / 2 Zentraedi)
4 Protoculture Tokens (2 RDF / 2 Zentraedi)
STATEMENT FROM DAVE KILLINGSWORTH OF SOLAR FLARE GAMES:
SolarFlare Games was very happy to have it announced Friday, September 22 that we have signed an agreement with Harmony Gold USA to create board games in the ROBOTECH universe.
That one sentence might not seem like huge news to some people but to me this is one of the most exciting projects I have ever begun. Who am I? I am Dave Killingsworth, the owner of SolarFlare Games and someone who gets to live out a dream that I have had for over 30 years.
Now, I have had many dreams but this one is especially cool and exciting to me. Back in 1986 I was introduced to Anime for the very first time, in the form of the very first episode of ROBOTECH: The Macross Saga. I was not looking for anime, just something to watch after school.
From the opening credits of the series which felt very much like watching some of the carrier scenes from Top Gun to the alien vs. human dog fights, I was hooked. Like a kid with a brand-new toy I had found something new, wonderful, and amazing.
I spent the next several weeks watching an episode a day until I had seen human unity, war, peace, loss, victory, and love all in 36 episodes of a very cool cartoon. The characters were interesting; the story was very dynamic and just so much fun to watch.
I have lost track of how many times I have watched the series, but it never has lost that original appeal. No matter how old I have gotten the show and those “people” of the Robotech Defense Force (RDF) have always been a touchstone point in my life that is very vivid and clear. The lessons offered up were very wonderful; good will eventually win, winning comes at a cost and love isn’t always found where you might expect, but be ready to embrace it when it finds you.
I know some of this may sound a little cheesy but, to a degree, isn’t all nostalgia and connections back to those simpler days? This has become very fresh to me because 31 years after that touchstone, I suddenly find myself surrounded by my old friends from the RDF but for a very new and exciting reason.
I have been making board/card games since 2013 and this year I had a great idea for a card game that I wanted to make. It was a two-player game, based on combat and in space. While playtesting it with some friends one of them said, “Do you know what would make this game even better, a really great theme.” He was right and I started to think about what would be a fun way to “dress” the game and then it clicked, ROBOTECH!
I thought back to all of those episodes and hours spent watching the show. I knew that I had to reach out to Harmony Gold and see if there was any way I could secure the right to turn our nameless factions into a struggle between the RDF and the Zentraedi.
I emailed them that night and here we are, I am getting to interact and play with my old friends from ROBOTECH. It was a very exhilarating and surreal moment when Harmony Gold agreed to let me make games with their beloved intellectual property. I find myself in an amazing place where I get to help build and expand the universe into the world of board and card games.
It brings me a great deal of joy that I get to bring ROBOTECH: Force of Arms to game stores in the first half of 2018 and help introduce a whole new generation to my old friends. I take this privilege very seriously and hope that people love this game (and the ones coming after) and that it becomes a gateway for families to connect, have fun, and get to know my comrades from over thirty years ago.
A great responsibility and an extraordinary joy. I am a proud member of the RDF and hope many of you come join me. Suit up, get in your veritech and help me defend the Earth.
Owner/CEO – SolarFlare Games
Get ready for takeoff, the Robotech Store’s 2018 Holiday sale is now live! Incredible savings up to 40% off! Toys for the kids, gifts for friends and vintage Robotech collector items! Sale ends December 23rd!
Coming this December! We had an accident at the Robotech Calendar Factory and spilled Titan Comic covers all over the calendar pages! Every page in the 2019 Calendar features artwork by Titan Comic artists, including Marco Turini, Jen Bartel, Simon Roy, Hal Laren and more!
Just in from Toynami! Miriya Sterling’s 1/100 Veritech is back, now with micronian-sized pilot figures! In stock and shipping!
Titan Comics’ Robotech #14 is out now in comic stores and online! Dig deeper into the conspiracy within the ranks of the Robotech Defense Force, and the secret history of the SDF-1!
Featuring the new 1/12 scale 6 inch Minmei Collectible Figure from KitzConcept! Comes with multiple faces, hands, microphone and Minmei Doll, in stock and shipping now!
Robotech Archives: Macross Saga Vol 2 is here!
The Force of Arms card game is out now and Solar Flare has a strategy guide to help you with some gameplay tips!
New from Icon Heroes: 10 inch plush dolls featuring Rick Hunter and Roy Fokker! Preorders available now, shipping Q1 2019!
After the initial manufacturing run ships to crowdfunding backers, the Coleco Robotech mini arcade game will be available for the public! Preorder yours now, shipping in December!
Strange Machine Games is bringing Attack On the SDF-1 to your living room this November! This exciting new board game has you defending the SDF-1 with the entire fleet at your disposal against the Zentraedi armada. Transform into firing mode with a cardboard constructable SDF-1 that looms over the playing board!
Preorder now at the Robotech Store or Japan Anime Games, also available with a tabletop playing mat!
Solar Flare Games has a 24x18 playmat designed to go with their upcoming Robotech: Force of Arms card game. Preorder now or as a bundle with the card game, shipping July!
KitzConcept is proud to present their new 1/12 scale 6 inch Robotech Figures! Featuring highly detailed sculpting and articulation, these are the perfect desk or shelf decoration. Preorder now, shipping November 2018!
Super 7 has announced their new Trash Can edition of the Robotech MUSCLE figures… get the entire Wave 1 set (12 figures) in new colors and contained in a collector’s trash can! Preorder available now!
Introducing KitzConcept’s FAST PACK Super Veritech Armor for the 1/72 scale Veritech!
Robotech live action film director Andy Muschietti (Stephen King’s IT) and screenwriter Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman) stopped by the Harmony Gold offices and picked up some sweet swag! Jason will be working on the script this year while Andy directs the second IT film.
Brand new Max Sterling and Miriya F-14 Tomcats from Calibre Wings are now on preorder! Shipping June!
The Robotech Convention Tour is touching down at MCM London Comic Con! Join Harmony Gold’s Tommy Yune, Titan Comics’ Chris Thompson and Robotech Comic Writer Simon Furman as they present the latest developments in the Robotech universe, from the awesome Titan comic series to the live action film in the works at Sony Pictures!
The Robotech Convention Tour is coming to Paris Comic Con! Join Harmony Gold’s Steve Yun as he presents the latest developments in the Robotech universe, from the awesome Titan comic series to the live action film in the works at Sony Pictures!
The 2018 Robotech Convention Tour makes a stop at the Shanghai Comic Convention on Friday, Oct. 26th at 4:30 p.m.!
This month’s theme is TRANSFORM, subscribe by Oct 27 to get muerchandise from Dragonball Z, My Hero Academia, Robotech and more!
Harmony Gold and Reed Exhibitions are proud to announce that the Robotech Convention Tour will make a stop at the New York Comic-Con. Join your fellow fans for the latest developments in the Robotech universe, from awesome new products to the live action film in the works at Sony Pictures with the producers of 300 and the director of Stephen King’s “It”
Sept 6-8, Harmony Gold will be at FanX 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah! Come see the latest Robotech stuff, find out about the all-new Robotech comic storyline and see the latest news on the live action film coming from Sony Pictures!
August 31 to September 2, Harmony Gold will be at Nan Desu Kan 2018 in Colorado! Come see the latest Robotech stuff, find out about the all-new Robotech comic storyline and see the latest news on the live action film coming from Sony Pictures!
Solar Flare Games will be at AnimeFest in Dallas this weekend and they’re bringing pre-release retail copies of the Robotech: Force of Arms card game! Come visit them at booth #301, August 17-20 at the Sheraton Dallas and get your hands on it before it’s released to the public!
Robotech #12 is out now at your local comic store and digitally online! Rick, Lisa, Max and Kramer attempt a daring escape from Breetai’s flagship, and Max faces off in a rematch against Zentraedi warrior Miriya! #12 also introduces new Robotech artist Hendry Prasetya!
Macross Island “Space Camp” T-shirt now shipping from Super7!
Come to GenCon in Indianapolis this August 2nd-5th! Strange Machine Games will be demoing all their upcoming Robotech tabletop games, including early retail copies of Ace Pilot!
Weekday afternoon cartoons, action figures and ROBOTECH always equaled a happy childhood! Now that feeling is back with this brand-new assortment of ROBOTECH action figures! All your favorite ROBOTECH characters are here, fully articulated and featuring removable helmets and display stands!
Now collected into one convenient volume! The next four issues of the explosive new Robotech series by Titan Comics is available for preorder! Shipping June 19th!
80’s Tees is giving away hundreds of dollars in Robotech prizes away, and there are 7 ways to enter! No purchase necessary!
Hurry, sweepstakes ends Tuesday night!
Robotech will be at San Diego Comic Con on July 19th-22nd! Come visit us at our panel on Thursday, and check out exclusives at our licensees Toynami, Titan Comics, Icon Heroes, Super7 and Prime 1 Studios!
Harmony Gold is bringing it to Anime Expo 2018! Come see our panels at the largest anime convention in North America, this coming 4th of July Weekend!
Check out our panel times!
Jhae Fanning, Robotech Superfan and car enthusiast, has brought his awesome VF-1S Acura NSX to Anime Expo, go check it out in person at booth #2025
Lootcrate is at Anime Expo 2018 in Los Angeles right now! If you missed out on the Skull Leader beanie from their February Loot Anime, you can secure one for yourself by signing up at their booth this weekend at AX, booth 4907!
Robotech Issue #10 From Titan Comics On Sale Now! The radical reimagining continues! Despite his incarceration, warlord Khyron continues to be a major threat to the SDF-1. Max and Miriya introduce themselves to each other… with their fists!
You should already be watching The Toys That Made Us on Netflix, but if you aren’t, our friends Brian Flynn and Josh Herbolsheimer from Super 7 are featured in the second episode of the second season. Better yet, it’s the episode that features the history of how Macross’ VF-1 Valkyrie was first brought to the US as Transformers’ Jetfire!
ROBOTECH: FORCE OF ARMS is coming mid-July from Solar Flare Games! Get your preorder in now!
80’s Tees is giving away a Coleco Evolved Robotech mini-arcade and a Skull Leader hoodie! Enter to win! Winner will be picked in 15 days!
Mark your calendars! Robotech is coming to Atlanta, Georgia for Momocon on Memorial Weekend, May 25-27th!
Special guests Richard Epcar (Ben Dixon and Lunk), Barbara Goodson (Marie Crystal, Sera) and Kari Wahlgren (Ariel) will be there!
Coleco brings back classic gaming and Robotech with their new line of Coleco Evolved mini arcade cabinets! Kickstarter ends June 7th, shipping September!
All 85 episodes of Robotech are available for streaming in Australia via Stan! Stan? Stan.
Not strictly Robotech news, but our friend Kevin Stecko at 80’s Tees as you may have guessed is a lover of all things from the 80’s! Recently he got to be in the new Youtube series, Cobra Kai! Check out his story!
“While Robotech and Rainbow Brite were created in the ’80s, neither franchise received its own arcade title during that era. But now, Coleco is turning the clock back thirty years to give Robotech and Rainbow Brite the throwback style video games they deserve as the latest releases in the Coleco Evolved Mini Arcade line. “
Preorder available now! Shipping September!
In stores and available online today! Secrets and lies kick off the third arc of Robotech! Breetai is under pressure and Claudia has to deal with a possible traitor…meanwhile, Rick Hunter gets a massive shock! Plus, meet Dolza and Miriya!
The wait is over! Toynami is now shipping the first volume in the ROBOTECH VF-1 TRANSFORMABLE VERITECH FIGHTER COLLECTION. Rick Hunter Volume 1 comes fully equipped with 2 pilots; one cockpit pilot and one standing pilot. In stock now!
This past Saturday, Don Yee passed away from cancer.
For almost as long as Robotech has existed, Robotech fans have known Don Yee. He was an amazing illustrator whose works were published in Robotech Art 2. He was a familiar fixture at conventions around Southern California, and many voice actors knew him as a personal friend.
For Robotech fans who missed out on classic Robotech comics from the 80’s and 90’s, Titan Books is here to the rescue! Robotech Archives Vol 1 is now available at comic stores, in your online comic apps, and in the Robotech Store!
SolarFlare Games’ ROBOTECH: FORCE OF ARMS is nearly art-complete and expected to ship this July! Check out this video of artist Andora Cidonia illustrating the “Reflex Weapons” card!
Harmony Gold USA comes to C2E2 in the windy city of Chicago this weekend! Get the latest announcements in the Robotech universe on Sunday morning, 10:45AM in S405A
After many manufacturing delays, Kids Logic is reporting that the 1/6 scale VF-1J cockpit with Rick Hunter is under full production and is expected to ship at the end of April!
Harmony Gold USA presents the latest developments in the Robotech universe, from awesome new products to the live action film in the works at Sony Pictures with the producers of 300 and the director of Stephen King’s “It”
Drop by the Toynami #WonderCon Booth #827 to be the first to purchase the Robotech “Rick Hunter” VF-1J this weekend!
The #WonderCon Robotech Panel takes place tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. PDT in Room 300B
Harmony Gold will be at Wondercon Anaheim in Southern California, March 23! Come get the latest news on the live action film from Sony, the comic by Titan and awesome new licenses on the way!
New from 80’s Tees! Roy Fokker and Rick Hunter hockey jerseys, Test Pilot hoodies, and more!
KitzConcept in Hong Kong has launched their online store with free shipping to the United States and many other countries! Get Super Deformed Veritechs, Minmei Dolls and 1/72 Veritechs direct from their factory in China!
New from KitzConcept! 1/72 scale Realistic Veritech Fighter Skull Leader! Shipping in April, preorder available now!
Coming to Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, Washington this weekend! Harmony Gold USA presents the latest developments in the Robotech universe, from awesome new products to the live action film in the works at Sony Pictures with the producers of 300 and the director of Stephen King’s “It”.
The seventh issue of Titan’s epic Robotech comics is now out at comic stores! Read Comics The Gathering’s review and get your issue at your local comic store or online!
Minmei Pull-Back Dolls from KitzConcept are now available at the Robotech Store! Each Minmei Doll stands 2.5 inches high and features a pull-back motor that lets Minmei dance, waving her arms and head!
These all new Robotech M.U.S.C.L.E. figures from Super7 are flying into the ring! Now shippin from the Robotech store!
Now collected into one convenient volume! The first four issues of the explosive new Robotech series by Titan Comics is available for preorder! Shipping now from Robotech.com!
New video from Prime 1 studio showcases the incredible VF-1J Super Veritech statue currently in the works!
UPDATE: Ends 2/27! This month’s Loot Anime by Loot Crate is all about advanced weapons, powerful androids, giant mechs and more awesome TECH with futuristic anime and manga gear featuring PsychoPass, AstroBoy, Robotech and BattleAngelAlita!
Introducing the Robotech Watch! Featuring an all-steel body and genuine leather wristband. What time is it? Robotech time!
The sixth issue of Titan’s epic Robotech comics is now out at comic stores! Read Comics The Gathering’s review and get your issue at your local comic store or online!
BoardGameGeek.com is taking votes for the most anticipated new board games of 2018… and Solar Flare’s Robotech: Force of Arms is nominated for multiple categories! Head on over to Board Game Geek to vote!
The massive new tome of pre-production art and technical information from Robotech: The Macross Saga is now available and shipping out!
Robotech: Ace Pilot from Strange Machine Games is now available for preorder in the Robotech Store, at a Holiday preorder discount price of $20! (MSRP $25)
The wait is over! Toynami is proud to offer the first volume in the ROBOTECH VF-1 TRANSFORMABLE VERITECH FIGHTER COLLECTION. Rick Hunter Volume 1 comes fully equipped with 2 pilots; one cockpit pilot and one standing pilot.
The Robotech 2018 Calendar is now available for preorder! Shipping in about a week, the calendar features all new artwork and sculptures from Jay Tablante, Prime 1 Studio, KitzConcept, KidsLogic, Lee Kohse, Alex Ronald, Francisco Etchart, Tommy Yune and more!
We hope you all have a great Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Enjoy this awesome new artwork from artist Lee Kohse!
We’ve got details (and covers!) of the Robotech comics that will republished by Titan Comics.
See the fallout of that major twist in first look at Robotech Issue #5! Visit SyfyWire for an early peek at several new Robotech covers and pages!
The Robotech Holiday Sale is coming Nov 24th! Enjoy Thanksgiving with your family, then prepare for an all-out assault of savings on Robotech gifts for your friends and family!
NOW IN STOCKL AND SHIPPING!
KitzConcept is proud to present the Singing Dancing Minmei Doll! Inspired by the TV show, this Minmei doll can sing and dance to your favorite Robotech tunes through bluetooth Robotechnology!
Robotech #4 is now out in comic shops and online! Visit Comic Shop Locator to find your local comic store or buy online at Comixology!
Watch our comic trailer!
Happy Halloween to all our fans from Harmony Gold! Happy and safe hunting tonight!
ROBOTECH – THE GROUNDBREAKING MECHA ANIME RECEIVES THE ULTIMATE ART BOOK!
SHIPPING AT THE END OF OCTOBER!
The first of Nsurgo’s newest line of officially licensed Robotech Skateboards is here! The Rick Hunter skateboard deck was designed by Robotech artist Long Vo. Inspired by the opening scene of the Robotech credits, Long captures the iconic cockpit scene with Rick Hunter. Truly a masterpiece that Robotech fans can not miss!
The new Skull Leader Battloid Plush dolls from Puni Puni Factory are now shipping!
Announcing a new Robotech card game by Solar Flare Games! And a message from Dave Killingsworth of Solar Flare Games about his love for Robotech!
The third issue of the new Robotech comic series from Titan is out in comic stores and online!
Aweesome Toys interviews Noel Lee, founder of of Calibre Wings, at the Singapore Toy Game and Comic Convention and gets a tour of the booth and the beautiful new Robotech F-14 models!
Previews World is reporting that the first issue of the Robotech comic was the #1 non-premier (small publisher) comic for the month of August, 2017!
KitzConcept’s 3-pack includes Rick Hunter’s VF-1J, Ben Dixon’s VF-1A and Max Sterling’s VF-1A!
Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Jason Fuchs, the screenwriter for the smash hit Wonder Woman film, has been hired by Sony to write the story for the upcoming Robotech live action film from Sony
Congratulations to director Andrew Muschietti on his film’s record-breaking opening weekend
From Nerdspan: Titan Comics is pleased to announce that due to incredible fan and retailer demand, the second print of Robotech #1 Cover A by Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau has sold out again at distributor level and is now going to an amazing third print.
The second issue of Titan’s new Robotech comic series is arriving in comic stores and on digital platforms today, August 30th! Preview the first few pages at FlickeringMyth.com
The new Robotech F-14 diecast models from Calibre Wings are on preorder at the Robotech Store!
All-metal body, functioning swing wings, detachable exhausts, missiles, fuel tanks and pilots and more! Based on the official designs licensed from Northop Grumman!
Preorder available now, shipping November!
Robotech #1 is finally available to the public today! Check Comic Shop Locator Service to find your local retailer, or visit Comixology to buy Robotech #1 online!
Check out a new trailer we’ve created to promote the first installment by Titan Comics!
Robotech fans in the Hong Kong area can visit ACGHK this week for a preview of amazing new statues from KidsLogic! ACGHK runs from July 28th to August 1, and KidsLogic’s booth is at #F01
From Bleeding Cool:
“It was announced just now at the London Film and Comic Con… they all let us know that Furman will be joining the writing team for the Robotech comic book for Titan Comics, alongside the existing series writer Brian Wood.”
Come to London Film & Comic Con this weekend to meet Harmony Gold’s Creative Director Tommy Yune, meet Robotech comic artist Marco Turini, and get updates on upcoming news in the Robotech universe!
The reviews are in for Robotech #1 and they’re hyped!
“Robotech #1 is exactly what I wanted it to be and so much more. With a high caliber creative team and a clear love for the original series, this is one title from Titan that more than earns a spot on your pull-list. So when you shop on Wednesday do the right thing and give into your 80s nostalgia because this is one issue you’ll be happy to add to your collection.” - Snap Pow
Announced at San Diego Comic Con: Coleco and Harmony Gold are teaming up to make Robotech mini-console games!
Announced at San Diego Comic Con! 80’s Tees has all-new shirts available for order and preorder, including chibi Robotech character designs and the whiskey label design!