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Subject: [GF9] Aliens Boardgame - Minis Available Separately (p. 3)
Hadn't seen a thread for this, thought I'd start one here.
Gale Force 9 is producing a new Aliens board game. Does not have crossover (at this time) to the Predator universe, like the older Prodos Aliens vs. Predator KS. I haven't seen a street date for the game, but it looks like it is close. MSRP $60 USD
Game appears to have elements of Imperial Assault & Space Hulk - for example, Aliens are deployed as blips before revealing their true numbers. It's a co-op game, everyone plays as marines, the Aliens are NPC foes. The game appears to be for 1-6 players, but your group will always be 6 marines - those not played directly by players are given "grunt" statistics for easier play. The game has a campaign mode and uses an "endurance deck" that persists through the missions. As cards in the endurance deck are expended, the players have fewer access to resources and power-ups. Deck is somewhat replenished between missions, but it is possible to have cards permanently removed from the game.
Two expansions for the core game - "Ultimate Badasses" adds six additional marines and advancement cards. MSRP $30 USD. "Get Away from Her You B****h" adds the Alien Queen, Ripley in Powerloader, damaged Bishop and Ripley & Newt figure, as well as campaign expansions. MSRP $60 USD
A quick review of the game (starts at 9:44)
Personally, can't await to get a hold of this game.
<EDIT> Corrected number of players.
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I inquired about this a while back in another thread. Glad someone else is as excited for it as I am!
It was said recently that "Another glorious day in the corps" was up for release about now with the expansions due for Christmas, but according to Wayland Games its up for yet another 38 days for pre-order.
That review was good and certainly puts one's mind at ease, but its hard to put the money down for it when the release date keeps going back months at a time. My Brother and I absolutely worship ALIENS and it was that film and Space Crusade that got us into the hobby back in 1990 and was hoping to celebrate Halloween with the core game on Saturday, but sadly not to be.
Have you seen the model for Newt, giving a salute and wearing the marine helmet?
Have you seen the model for Newt, giving a salute and wearing the marine helmet?
Automatically Appended Next Post: I'll have to say, pre-covid, Gale Force Nine has had issues getting things out in a timely fashion - I can only imagine how much drag current events have increased that lag time.
However, considering that the reviewer appears to have a production copy, I am crossing my fingers that they are very close to having this ready to ship.
Unfortunately, the place where I normally order - Miniature Market, appears to be "sold out" of preorders so this looks like it might be popular enough when it comes out it will be somewhat difficult to get a hold of (for me).
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Some stores are offering a free terrain kit if you order the base game with both expansions -
I want to like Gale Force Nine but have been burnt a couple of times with them abandoning an IP shortly after release after promising expansions pre-release that never materialise. It's good that this one is getting decent support straight out the gate though as alleviates that somewhat.
Just received my info from Wayland that release is officially postponed until 04.12.2020...
Let's see if I have to cancel the order due to Brexit or if it will make contact this year still...
I mean, what am I going to do? Build a fire, sing a couple o' songs?
Human ambassador of Cats on earth. All hail our feline overlords!!!
*Watches Hudson get pulled through the floor by the aliens*
Have to admit I was hesitant when this appeared on pre-order as I didn't know much about it (and especially after the AvP delays etc.) but after watching that video I have to say it looks absolutely awesome. Loved the bit about having to try and not exhaust your marines and the events that take place, the aliens carrying off marines (and then you can choose to have a separate mission to go and rescue them!) and just the general look of how they have captured the license. Co-opting bits of Space Hulk (which after all was influenced by Aliens) makes perfect sense too, I liked the look of the multiple miniature mechanic too.
So, pre-order it is! The Outpost has it listed for release on 7th November while Wayland games has early December. Dice & Decks have end of November.
Frustratingly, the actual Flames of War/GF9 website just has pre-order but not an actual date.
Well I guess I know what movies to cue up, this just got me in a good mood, and in this last stretch before Halloween and too.
LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13
I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14
Huron black heart wrote: This is one of my all time favourite films but I wonder if it's too similar to Nemesis which I backed at Kickstarter, do I need both...
Oh, Nemesis looks cool, and it has the Diahoti tractor!
I'd say the two games are going to be quite different - Aliens is going to be more about kicking butt, while Nemesis looks like it is going to require more cautious play. You need both....especially so you can use the Alien minis in Nemesis
I'm crossing my fingers that the Alien game will have some sort of Ash/Burke betrayal factor that can kick in, making it not only the aliens you have to be worried about.
Yes I believe that video says it does have solo mode. He remarked on the aliens having a relatively simple AI that they follow (assume they just run up and kill stuff, or drag you away if you are less fortunate..)
Will be brilliant with the current situation not having to set up teddy bears across from me on the table and not pretend I am playing against other real people!
This game looks kinda decent, in some ways. But on the other hand i'm generally not a fan of games that reproduce scenarios from a movie. Like i'm not sure I want to experience a set of scenarios that just alternate happenings of certain events in the film.
Just having a quick flick through the rules. Like that it's clearly presented (ace photos from the film!) and not overly long - I found AvP really clunky in terms of rulebook and rules so this feels like a step up.
The idea of a 'hero' and 'grunt' for the characters you aren't playing is quite neat, will help speed up solo or small player count games.
'Newt cannot be armed with weapons' - glad they got that in, for that person that every one of us has in their gaming group "where it does say Newt can't be armed with twin smart guns?"
The motion tracker/blip mechanic looks cool - you get a sense of approaching danger without knowing exact details, really cool component of the film
Barricades and the chance to have one last 'snap fire' lifesaver shot is cool - can imagine that getting tense! (as it was in Space Hulk)
Aliens are predictably horrible in melee - quite cool that there is a slim chance of the marines getting a 'defensive melee' kill against the Alien in melee. Thinking Hicks doing that roll and machine gunning the alien as it jumps over him - awesome
You can survive the game but get face-huggered, meaning you die at the end of the campaign :(
All in all after having a look through there will be watching Aliens again this weekend