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Have asked my wife to get me this for Christmas.

Fingers crossed!

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I've ordered the basic core game - the other expansions do look awesome but I'm mindful of the log of painting stuff I have waiting (although at least the Aliens will be super easy to do..)

Very reasonable £40. I've noticed Wayland Games have gone from 'pre-order' to 'out of stock' so would be wary if the initial stock levels are not that high.

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I have a bunch of prodos AvP models and am needing some rules for them. This looks good for solo, has permadeath, has experience system, has equipment options, so it is on the shopping list. Lets see if I can get a squad of prodos marines painted up before this thing is released.
   
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Has there been any talk of the mini released separately? Would love to paint them up. But not sure if I’m interested in the game...?
   
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I'd find it very doubtful the minis will be made available seperately.

If you're just looking for the minis, I'd looks around for the Prodos AVP miniatures. I'm not sure they're available from Prodos directly, but should be able to find them at some FLGS or through E-bay.

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Well, for those you worrying it was vapour-game... here are the four boxes here in my home the UK. Arrived this morning.
Minis are very similar if not spot on scale with Prodos ones....





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WholeHazelNuts wrote:
Well, for those you worrying it was vapour-game... here are the four boxes here in my home the UK. Arrived this morning.
Minis are very similar if not spot on scale with Prodos ones....


Thanks for the info. Looking great! Have fun with them. I hope they arrive in Germany, soon too.
   
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WholeHazelNuts wrote:
Minis are very similar if not spot on scale with Prodos ones


Excellent, very useful. Can I ask about the level of detail. I doubt they are comparable to the Prodos AvP (which were excellent) but how comparable are they to typical hard plastics?
   
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The marines are good detail - not resin standard, more along the lines with decent board game pieces - but the really bare no resemblance to the facial features of the characters... but that doesn't really matter. You get the feel of the character. The aliens are nicely detailed, again decent crisp detail, and they look like they'd come out well with minimum work.
There's some painted examples here - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/256852/aliens-another-glorious-day-corps/images - that show you what I think would be perfectly capable of being achieved with them.

I tried to take a close up of the detail here -


I think I can easily work with a light undercoat layer and retain the details.
   
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Thanks for the closeup, they look sufficiently details for wargames purposes.
   
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To anyone who now has the game - is Newt included in the main box? Also, how many minis are in the Powerloader/Queen expansion?

I ask this because throughout UK websites for this game there has been a lot of confusion with people advertising that the "Get away from her you b*tch" expansion only has two miniatures, whereas USA websites say there are more models than just the main pair. Also there's been different counts of what's in the main game and other expansions - the most obvious one being the lack of Newt. It's been so weird that I didn't preorder since I didn't want to get a set that was missing several of the minis.

 
   
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Bearing in mind I ordered mine direct from Gale Force/Battlefront - yeah she comes in the main box - in her "Ay-firmative" pose. Heard a rumour that the second print run would have a different pose...? Not sure how true that is..so I guess we'll see. I can't imagine they'd change the content though between US and rest of the world?

The Get Away from her box has more than two - it has Alien Queen, Ripley in Powerloader, Bishop, Squishy bishop (well top half at least!) and "Enraged" Ripley - basically her with her sellotaped gun loadout for her rescue mission and Newt on one hip..ready to battle the Queen.You also get more boards, more blips, an APC board, more cards, more dice.

Whilst we're at it -

Main box contains - Ripley, Hicks, Hudson, Vasquez, Gorman and Frost as well as Newt.

Badasses box has - Apone, Wierzbowski, Dietrich, Burke, Crowe, Drake

So we're missing Ferro and Spunkmeyer from any of the boxes.

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Maybe Ferro and Spunkmeyer will show up in a dropship expansion?

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 Nostromodamus wrote:
Maybe Ferro and Spunkmeyer will show up in a dropship expansion?


Nah. A dropship expansion will be announced, will be shipped out to distributors, then inexplicably every copy will be irreparably destroyed in transit, also taking out the nearby APC expansion pack and every marine weapon except four drone guns and a couple of flamethrowers.

Eventually we'll have to send Bishop to run a remote-controlled Kickstarter for a second dropship expansion. That one will arrive just in time to save the game.

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 Casbyness wrote:
 Nostromodamus wrote:
Maybe Ferro and Spunkmeyer will show up in a dropship expansion?


Nah. A dropship expansion will be announced, will be shipped out to distributors, then inexplicably every copy will be irreparably destroyed in transit, also taking out the nearby APC expansion pack and every marine weapon except four drone guns and a couple of flamethrowers.

Eventually we'll have to send Bishop to run a remote-controlled Kickstarter for a second dropship expansion. That one will arrive just in time to save the game.



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Great to see these have started to get shipped!

There is a good play video on Beasts of War going through some of the mechanics, it looks like a fun game.

 Casbyness wrote:
 Nostromodamus wrote:
Maybe Ferro and Spunkmeyer will show up in a dropship expansion?


Nah. A dropship expansion will be announced, will be shipped out to distributors, then inexplicably every copy will be irreparably destroyed in transit, also taking out the nearby APC expansion pack and every marine weapon except four drone guns and a couple of flamethrowers.

Eventually we'll have to send Bishop to run a remote-controlled Kickstarter for a second dropship expansion. That one will arrive just in time to save the game.



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Throughout human history, any time the Aliens dropship is announced as part of a video game, board game, card game or as a miniature, you can always rely on me to warn that the first version released will crash and burn.

People should always buy/sell them in pairs to avoid disappointment.

 
   
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Just got an 'on its way' message from the gaming store I ordered mine from ('The Outpost' in the UK)

So hopefully not long now for everyone that has ordered it. Can't wait!

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Postie just delivered mine, minis looking really nice in hand

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Yup, and I didn't know it was hard plastic kits. I expected boardgame PVC minis. Very nice!
Looking tiny compared to the old Prodos ones though. Compared a GF9 marine to a WY Commando and the latter is a head taller.
Materials all look very nice, the dials are a nice touch. Hope the gameplay doesn't suck!

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 Garfield666 wrote:
Yup, and I didn't know it was hard plastic kits. I expected boardgame PVC minis. Very nice!
Looking tiny compared to the old Prodos ones though. Compared a GF9 marine to a WY Commando and the latter is a head taller.
Materials all look very nice, the dials are a nice touch. Hope the gameplay doesn't suck!


Ah that's great I didn't realise the minis would be hard plastic!
Hopefully there will be enough detail so I can paint some motifs on the armour, will have to look at some film set photos for inspiration!
Then get the black spray and some gloss varnish out for the aliens

The gameplay vid reviews I have seen make it look great. I don't know who has designed it, looks like it was designed by someone who loves Aliens and also Space Hulk (which is kind of funny thinking how/when Space Hulk was first released).
I love some of the scenario ideas - being able to choose to go and rescue people that have been carried away by the aliens etc

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I am green with envy.

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First impressions of looking through the set are very positive.

Miniatures are definitely nicely designed - not up to the detail level of AvP and are smaller (although they are in hard plastic), but I will take that if the game is better to play!
This has definitely been designed more for ease of use and the board-game crowd, really in the black plastic the Aliens are usable straight from the box.

What I will say is that for anyone who is a fan of the film you will love the components in the box. Packed with imagery and quotes from the film, even with little things like the sentry guns having a graphic which matches the one used in the film.
Really looks like GF9 have made full use of the license which is great to see !

Only had a quick flick through of the rulebook so far but it looks well laid out and again tons of imagery from the film which really makes you want to play.
Is getting some excellent reviews on BGG, can't wait to give it a spin!

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The minis are significantly better than my original expectations and even better in person than the online previews made them out to be.

I believe the Colonial Marines are manufactured by the company that does Victrix plastics. The aliens sprue is manufactured by Archon/Prodos amazingly enough. You can see USCM sprue is even labeled UK whilst alien sprue is labeled Poland.

I'm almost wondering if the delay was a decision to switch from gakky boardgame plastics to true hips and therefore had to wait for the lead time required for 2 companies to make them.

It's pretty interesting as the uscm appear to be the springier plastic which victrix uses so as to allow for less breakage on historical plastics but we have the typical victrix soft mold lines. whereas the archon aliens are much stiffer - but gosh, almost no mold lines - only ones I can detect are some on the smooth alien forehead.

...if they don't sell sprues separately i may be forced to buy another bundle. At the very least another Ultimate Badasses set to make some generic marines (as it's got 2 Pulse, 2 Incinerator, and 1 Smart, so enough to do a Fireteam with an extra Incinerator. Plus another Burke/"company man") Since we're obviously missing Spunkmeyer and Ferro I can only hope for an eventual Dropship expansion along with an M577 APC. Especially as the Power Loader sprue is almost a proof of concept that they can do extremely detailed multipart vehicles. There's tons of places where I think they could have taken some shortcuts but chose not to: for example, Ripley's strapped together Pule Rifle and Incinerator from the expansion could have easily been a single piece but they made sure to manufacture the Incinerator separately so that the tiny amount of void space between the two weapons was accurately reflected.

For anyone interested, they are 100% truescale, and appear to be 1/56, as in, Burke is standing upright at 32-33mm tall from bottom of shoes to top of head, and Paul Reiser is 5'10", same with Gorman/William Hope, same height. Wierzbowski is at a slight walking cant so would be roughly 34mm tall, and Trevor Steedman is 6'. Hudson appears to be 33 at a slight cant as well, so 34 straight up, and Bill Paxton is also 6'. Pretty accurate.

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There seems to be some conflicting accounts of how they scale with AvP prodos models. It is worth bearing in mind that prodos (somehow) managed to produce colonial marines in three different scales! First edition box set marines were very thin 32mm, first edition multipart marines were noticeably more bulky 32mm and second edition marines were smaller (28mm I believe but do not own any).

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Hi Samsonov, I measured what I have at hand, an old Prodos WY Commando (35mm to the eyes) und GF9 Hudson (28mm to the eyes). The difference is immense, even without the base.
I do not own any of the newer Prodos unicast stuff, which seemed very ugly to me. I believe these were a bit smaller than the original resin figures.
The unicast stuff comes with huge integral bases though.
In the end it always depends on how picky one is. People differ in heights and sizes and the equipment looks rather similar.

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Some really interesting observations on scale there Judgedoug. I agree they do definitely look like a 'truescale', very small heads and hands (well, they are in proportion for the size of the miniature rather).

Did you go for the full set with the expansions then I take it? I didn't know there was a Burke model I will have to buy it on those grounds

As for scale - yes compared to the first/original KS edition they are very different. The AvP marines are significantly larger and I don't think they would line up next to each other well, unless you wanted the guys from this boxset to be child soldiers or something.
For Aliens I'm not sure I haven't compared them - I guess it would be less of an issue, you could use the AvP ones as a 'royal guard' or something like that if they were slightly bigger.

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