New Tabletop Game Armoured Syndicate Gets Its Own Comic

Armoured Syndicate: The Offer © Megaton

Armoured Syndicate: The Offer © Megaton

Games company Megaton has just released the first page of a 10-page comic via Facebook to promote their forthcoming tabletop game, Armoured Syndicate, which will then run on the company web site (

Armoured Syndicate, created by Ben Jarvis, is a new 32mm scale miniatures range and tabletop game of mechs, gangs and corporate suits fighting for resources in the new “Wild West”.

Armoured Syndicate: The Offer © Megaton Armoured Syndicate: The Offer © Megaton

Set in the global-warming ravaged desert wastelands of the 22nd century, Armoured Syndicate draws on themes including sci-fi, western, post-apocalyptic and traditional mech-warfare games. Armoured syndicate focuses on the robots, mechs and droids of this universe, they are the main characters with humans providing a supporting role.

The promotional comic is written/edited by Rik Hoskin (Star Wars, Mercy Thompson, White Sand), drawn by Tom Crielly (The Big Book of Urban Legends), coloured by Brazil-based Tom Garcia (Mercy Thompson, Pathfinder) and lettered by Simon Bowland (The Incredible Hulk, 2000AD)

Armoured Syndicate: The Offer can be found on the game’s Facebook page and will gravitate to their homepage this week at

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