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A radical new approach to science fiction skirmish wargaming, built on the same core mechanics as hit sci-fi battle game, Horizon Wars.  Zero Dark lets you play solo, co-op, player-versus-player or even team-versus-team with the same core rules.

No weapons tables.  No faction limitations.  Build your heroes from scratch and equip them to suit your play-style and existing miniatures collection.  Take on the unpredictable and dangerous Red Force. And test your mettle as your team explores the mysteries of the Fallen Earth in the pursuit of lost secrets in Operation Gemini.

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Michael J April 26, 2022 5:56 pm UTC
Hi! Is this the original Horizon Wars rules but with added content?
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David K May 07, 2022 4:44 pm UTC
No it’s a different game set in the same universe. The original Horizon Wars was a 6-10mm game with Mechs, tanks etc. Horizon Wars: Zero Dark is a 28mm (15 to 32mm) skirmish game with players controlling small teams and an A.I. controlled Red Force. There’s also a third game in the series, Horizon Wars: Infinite Dark that’s starship combat game.
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Michael J May 15, 2022 5:42 am UTC
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Blue-storyteller A June 14, 2021 9:23 pm UTC
Hello, does the game support 3 player games?
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Sascha S July 11, 2021 9:19 pm UTC
There is a versus mode with several different symmetrical missions, that pits 1:1 and the AI controlled „Red Force“. So technically there is a third player present.

IMO you could easily adapt the system and also:

The teams of heroes (usually up to 4) can be controlled by several players on one side, too. So you could go with 3 heroes and fight the AI controlled Red Force, or build teams, or, ...
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Robey J July 13, 2021 8:20 am UTC
In a way. The game is designed to be played solo, co-op or PvP. You can easily play it with three player co-op, with each player controlling one or more heroes. You can also play TvT, with two players sharing a team on one side.

In terms of having three teams simultaneously... The game doesn't explicitly support that kind of play.
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Anthony G December 02, 2020 4:38 pm UTC
Could this be adapted to the Star Wars world? I am looking to repurpose my Imperial Assault minis and this seems like it could be the game. I like small “outer rim” missions as opposed to the typical battles legion offers. Thanks.
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Robey J January 06, 2021 12:40 pm UTC
Definitely, although there are no rules for the Force. One of my patrons is doing exactly this.

I'm currently working on some rules to adapt the game to internal spaces with a grid layout, which would also give you more utility for your IA tiles, too.
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Andrew M August 17, 2020 3:55 pm UTC
I ordered this as a result of reading the review in Miniature Wargames, which often looks at niche publications that tend to be overlooked elsewhere, and, better still, gives more than a cursory description that is little more than a 'heads up'. The editor, John Treadaway, is very well versed in SF gaming, and his thoughtful comments - clearly based on some study of the book, convinced me to give it a try. I've yet to read more than the opening pages, but am impressed by the quality of production, and look forward to giving it serious attention when time and other projects allow.
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Robey J January 06, 2021 12:41 pm UTC
Thanks, Andrew! I'm talking to John about ZD having a couple of feature articles in the magazine in the near future, including an exclusive mission. As I had to teach myself layout and desktop publishing from scratch to make the book, I'm particularly pleased that you like the layout.
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Dwight F May 11, 2020 12:46 am UTC
Does it cover 15mm?
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David K May 29, 2020 12:51 pm UTC
Yes - the rules cover 28/32mm and 15mm with the units of measurement and base sizes being the only differences I can think of off the top of my head.
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Steve S March 28, 2020 5:16 pm UTC
Precinct Omega Publishing has a fairly active Facebook page, probably could ask over there for the best answer.
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Peter L March 26, 2020 12:56 am UTC
Is this compatible with Over the Horizon or is this a new rulesset? Thanks
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Adam A April 01, 2020 11:10 am UTC
No, this is a separate game. Similar mechanics, different scale and operation level.
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