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That is great news! Hopefully I can pick up that box of assets and hazards!
   
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That's interesting to know. Just as well I was advised not to get Ultimate Badasses as from looking around the expansion isn't available anywhere!

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Hey guys - just as an update, it looks like there has been a big restock of the main game and expansions for anyone that was still trying to get hold of it.

I'm not sure of any new releases? Were 'Heroes of Hadley's hope', which looks like the marine and civilian component of the main game and 'Ultimate badasses' available previously?

Have played the main game a few times now and thoroughly enjoyed it. The best way I could describe it as a combination of Zombicide with Space Hulk, although there is a lot more strategy involved than the former, with the resource management and trying to use the complementary characteristics of characters with each other.

The game seems to really swing from "I'm in control, all is fine", suddenly Vasquz misses that smart gun shot you had been banking on, a '3' blip of aliens appears and you are being over-run. Can get really tense, a single dice roll can spell doom in certain situations.
You have to keep your characters together (they can provide defensive fire for each other) - take a risk with one person going out on their own to do something and there's a chance they get pounced on and carried away - awesome, just like the movie.

I really like it. AvP I thought suffered from trying to 'do everything' but didn't do any of it particularly well, or rather all the time it felt like I was playing a wargame. Aliens: AGDITC is a lot simpler in scope, the mechanics are a lot more basic, but I think it manages to capture the character of the film really well. There is enough depth to the rules and resource management to keep your attention on the game, and you have the pressing countdown of cards being used which adds an element of stress (which again feeds in well with the setting).

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Here's the GF9 APC I received just over a week ago. I have had to do a fair bit of repair /correction work as some of the minor details were damaged and one of the turret gun barrels was broken in a couple of places. The ladder was warped too (hence the lowered turret in the photo of the rear!). Decent enough model if not perfect.
It's a direct copy of the stl files available on Gambody so they either had permission from the designer to reproduce the model or they're ripping him off! I hope it's the former! Questions?

   
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Ah Pacific's writeup of the board game makes it sound really good, might have to try and sniff out a copy now. I bought the standalone miniatures just to paint (and the xenomorphs will likely turn up in Stargrave)
   
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dwartist wrote:
Here's the GF9 APC I received just over a week ago. I have had to do a fair bit of repair /correction work as some of the minor details were damaged and one of the turret gun barrels was broken in a couple of places. The ladder was warped too (hence the lowered turret in the photo of the rear!). Decent enough model if not perfect.
It's a direct copy of the stl files available on Gambody so they either had permission from the designer to reproduce the model or they're ripping him off! I hope it's the former! Questions?



Looks neat! Is the rear gun on the rails moveable or somehow poseable? Or did you just not attach it to take all the cool action pics?

I play...

Sigh.

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Fully poseable if you put a magnet between the turret and the trunnion; they’ve done a clever thing with the rails, making them slotted, so that the whole thing can slide back and forth, but with a fair degree of friction to hold it in place.

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