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 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
 morganfreeman wrote:
Any word on if the box-miniature releases, or the game itself, is a limited run sort of thing?

To gauge whether it's a "must buy now," or "should still be here in 6-12 months" sort of thing.


Very hard to tell, nothing is called out as LE, and if your paying for a licence you'd want at least a couple of years just so that if something went wrong in production you'd still have a decent sales window

but if Galeforce 9 treats this like a boardgame (as opposed to a minis line) we may be looking at a single print run which will be allowed to sell out before they decide whether to reprint it. Hopefully sales numbers are good enough that there will be at least one reprint if not more,

but I know that some of their licenced D&D stuff spent so much time unavailable after the initial release I gave up on ever getting hold of them

so if you really want it sooner rather than later may be the best choice


Considering that non-US distros didn't get their full orders, signs point to buy it if you can find it.

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 judgedoug wrote:
I am considering shortening the tails by 25% on the eventual box of Xenos I'll buy. edit: maybe more than 25%. I'm looking at my NECA 1/4 alien warrior based on the "hero" suits in the film and it has a much shorter tail


Seems like a fair bit of effort given that the re-used Prodos designs aren't based on the Aliens suits in the first place. Very much their own take on the creatures, with more of an AvP: Requiem bent than anything else.

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Some UK stores are listing dates when new stock will be available. Whether those dates are accurate, who knows, but it suggests an intention that there will be more available.
   
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There’s probably no correlation between demand for the board game and demand for the miniatures.

Board gamers have been complaining loudly about having to assemble miniatures at all. Those guys are not going to be buying up all the minis.

   
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 Samsonov wrote:
Managed to get a copy of the main game. Quick review of the models: The Aliens are excellent. They have a good variety of poses, admittedly less than the prodos resin ones, but enough of them. The detail is good. They are easy to assemble. They allow plenty of combinations since the arms and tails can be used on any of them. As for the marines, I would be tempted to say that they are the least detailed 28mm plastic models I have bought in the last decade (granted, this is the first board game I have bought), but at the same time they are really not all that bad. The detail is present and they take paint relatively well (you can easily get 'tabletop standard' with these). Whilst the level of detail is not ideal, they convincing come across as the characters in the film.


It's good that you added the clarification about board games, because I think it's a good distinction to make. The marines aren't up to the detail level of something like say a new GW or FFG/Legion release. But, I would say by comparison with other board games they are pretty good and better than a lot of other comparable board game releases.

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My standalone marines and aliums turned up at the weekend. I've built the marines, they're nicely detailed but yes, the realistic proportions at this scale have resulted in quite shallow detail, will need careful painting to get good results.
   
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Just stumbled on these. Very cool. Might have to buy.

Never would have thought GF9 would sell ALIENS figures as cheap as the classic Chub Pearson sculpted Denizen not-colonial-marines.

http://www.denizenminiatures.co.uk/
Actually much better figs than the catalog scan would indicate.

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Wow, that is fantastic.

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Excellent work!
None of us can blame "the figures" again.

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