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 Pacific wrote:
Just putting some miniatures together and the marines are lovely! Super easy to build, very limited flash. I think they are built in such a way that they should be fairly solid, and not break too easily for the board game crowd.

Aliens are a little more finickity - not sure how many of those tails might break off if care isn't taken, although I think they will always be a bit difficult just because of how the Aliens are (lots of spindly bits sticking out everywhere!)



I'm honestly less impressed with the UK sprues than the Poland sprues. The USCM feel a little 'soft'. But yeah, very easy to assemble and pretty robust. Looking forward to buying a squad box and converting them a little bit, perhaps seeing if someone makes alternate bases! The xenomorphs are just a treat. I've done half of mine so far, making sure I pose them all individually and mixing/matching the various head/tail/arm options to get the widest visual variety.

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Oh, those mini boxes are nice! I think I paid more for my Leading Edge queen than that plastic box in the 90's.

Got the game on order for Christmas, will have to add these mini boxes as soon as they pop up on MM. Can never have enough xenomorphs!

(And I wholeheartedly endorse the RPG - it does a fabulous job capturing the atmosphere and feel of the first two/three movies).

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I'm pretty shocked at the price of those other sets. The Outpost (UK) has pre-order on the terrain pack (boxes, terminals, face huggers and face hugger eggs) for less than £9 which is mental.

 judgedoug wrote:
 Pacific wrote:
Just putting some miniatures together and the marines are lovely! Super easy to build, very limited flash. I think they are built in such a way that they should be fairly solid, and not break too easily for the board game crowd.

Aliens are a little more finickity - not sure how many of those tails might break off if care isn't taken, although I think they will always be a bit difficult just because of how the Aliens are (lots of spindly bits sticking out everywhere!)



I'm honestly less impressed with the UK sprues than the Poland sprues. The USCM feel a little 'soft'. But yeah, very easy to assemble and pretty robust. Looking forward to buying a squad box and converting them a little bit, perhaps seeing if someone makes alternate bases! The xenomorphs are just a treat. I've done half of mine so far, making sure I pose them all individually and mixing/matching the various head/tail/arm options to get the widest visual variety.


Ah that's interesting, can you actually swap the bits of the Aliens around without too much trouble?

I didn't know if they were tied by each miniature and letter designation (as there seem to be 'A's, B's, C's etc.)

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 Pacific wrote:

Ah that's interesting, can you actually swap the bits of the Aliens around without too much trouble?

I didn't know if they were tied by each miniature and letter designation (as there seem to be 'A's, B's, C's etc.)


each body has a choice of two heads - so the two "A" heads can be used on the "A" body. The arms are all completely modular. As are the tails. I've also noticed the back ribbing smartly seems to extend to four "cardinal" points on the tails so you can rotate tails 90/180/270 and they still work - it helps create a sense of motion as if the xeno just leapt up or just turned left/right, etc. iirc the warrior alien suits in Aliens '86 also had a shorter tail (for practical filming reasons) so 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

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Been watching some reviews on this an it seems really cool (not to mention the Alien IP being my favorite Sci-Fi IP). The game looks much better than the monstrosity thrown together by Prodos, and the minis look pretty decent.

If GF9 got the rights to all the Prodos files, I really hope they do some extended universe packs with some different missions and make some HIPS Generic Marines, Weyland Commandos, Alien Royal Guards/ Stalkers, etc.


 
   
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Richmond, VA

 Sabotage! wrote:
If GF9 got the rights to all the Prodos files, I really hope they do some extended universe packs with some different missions and make some HIPS Generic Marines, Weyland Commandos, Alien Royal Guards/ Stalkers, etc.


Not sure of any of the legal aspects. I do see from the GF9/Aliens press kit that the only reference is specifically to the _ALIENS_ film trademark, so GF9 might only have the 1986 film.

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 judgedoug wrote:
 Sabotage! wrote:
If GF9 got the rights to all the Prodos files, I really hope they do some extended universe packs with some different missions and make some HIPS Generic Marines, Weyland Commandos, Alien Royal Guards/ Stalkers, etc.


Not sure of any of the legal aspects. I do see from the GF9/Aliens press kit that the only reference is specifically to the _ALIENS_ film trademark, so GF9 might only have the 1986 film.


Ah, that's a bit of a bummer. Those Prodos sculpts were really nice and it would a shame to see them not in production.


 
   
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 Sabotage! wrote:
 judgedoug wrote:
 Sabotage! wrote:
If GF9 got the rights to all the Prodos files, I really hope they do some extended universe packs with some different missions and make some HIPS Generic Marines, Weyland Commandos, Alien Royal Guards/ Stalkers, etc.


Not sure of any of the legal aspects. I do see from the GF9/Aliens press kit that the only reference is specifically to the _ALIENS_ film trademark, so GF9 might only have the 1986 film.


Ah, that's a bit of a bummer. Those Prodos sculpts were really nice and it would a shame to see them not in production.


Who knows what the entirety of the licensing picture is. Heck, if it sells like gangbusters then perhaps GF9 has the ability to widen it. TBH a board game on Fiorina 161 with a single ai controlled xenomorph hunting down prisoners and Ripley while they are trying to trap/kill it sounds like it could also be super exciting.

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From what we have so far, it seems like a license narrowly tailored to Aliens (1986).

Board games that recreate the scenes from Alien and Alien 3 in the same way that this one recreates scenes from Aliens would call for their own substantially different rule sets. I’d certainly be down to play them.

Of course the Alien movie that would probably make the best board game is also one of the least liked — Resurrection.

   
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 Manchu wrote:
Separate miniatures? Separate miniatures.



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12x xenomorphs = 25 USD

queen = 15 USD

Amazing!


cheers for that, dirt cheap shipping in the UK at least too

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Ooh man, I'm completely out of money for the month or I'd snatch those up. Hopefully the prices last.
   
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I wonder if they got the rights to the unicast molds that Prodos made. Some of them were really nice, like the Queen and the warriors.

But here’s to them acquiring the AvP license and picking up where Prodos left off, I’d love to get more Predator minis.
   
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Will these be hitting Miniature Market or even Amazon?

   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Will these be hitting Miniature Market or even Amazon?


I bought mine off Miniature Market - if you buy the 3 base sets, you get the extra obstacle miniatures for free even. I haven't checked Amazon.

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RVA

He’s asking about the miniatures, not the board game.

   
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Indeed, I am.

In the meantime, does anyone have some spare alien heads they would be willing to mail to me for a few bucks? I’m itching to use some on a Medge Broken, Einherjar, or Mantic Abyssal for that Freeza transformation look.

   
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Anyone in the US should be able to help you with that one Bob, have got a pile of those heads left over and now just have to think what to do with them!

 Sabotage! wrote:
 judgedoug wrote:
 Sabotage! wrote:
If GF9 got the rights to all the Prodos files, I really hope they do some extended universe packs with some different missions and make some HIPS Generic Marines, Weyland Commandos, Alien Royal Guards/ Stalkers, etc.


Not sure of any of the legal aspects. I do see from the GF9/Aliens press kit that the only reference is specifically to the _ALIENS_ film trademark, so GF9 might only have the 1986 film.


Ah, that's a bit of a bummer. Those Prodos sculpts were really nice and it would a shame to see them not in production.


Yes very true! Although it feels like part of what makes this game a good package is it's narrow focus. The rule designers have been able to make a game that has a relatively simple concept (Marines trying to survive and do stuff while being attacked by Aliens) and the mechanics work very well in that scenario. So a bit like Space Hulk in that regard.

I felt part of what went wrong with AvP was that it tried to do too much at once (marines vs. aliens vs predators) but then the rule mechanics felt all over the place and it didn't do any one part of it particularly well.

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I enjoyed The Hunt Begins. I think the way Prodos (mis)handled the KS precluded some people giving (that version of) their game a fair chance, similar to how many people could not look past Palladium’s absurd antics to give RoboTech RPG Tactics a chance.

Nevertheless, Another Glorious Day is a very narrowly focused game. It is exclusively about the tone/pace/themes of Aliens (1986).

   
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Now the real question is which foam manufacturer will be the first to market for an foam storage solution for the game + expansions?

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Received my copy of Another Glorious Day in the Corps for Christmas. Really looking forward to gettingnit to the table. Luckily it can be played as a single player, so may get some gaming in during these Covid-19 times.

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 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
 Manchu wrote:
Separate miniatures? Separate miniatures.



LINK

16x xenomorphs = 25 USD

queen = 15 USD

Amazing!


cheers for that, dirt cheap shipping in the UK at least too


The Xenomorph box is 12 critters, not 16.

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Thanks, corrected the number in my post.

   
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Thanks for posting this. I'm a huge Aliens fan and have ordered this !
   
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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. As for scaling with Prodos marines, they are far from an exact match but you could probably get away with it. Personally, I will be using them separately.

Anyway, a question. How you would paint the metal on the guns? It is sort of a shiny black in the pictures online. I was thinking black (vallejo black) with a highlight of dark silver (gw leadblecher). Any thoughts?

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It’s funny to read a mini gamer’s review, praising the xenomorph figs and being criticl about the marines. This is the exact opposite of board gamers’ reviews, where they say the marines are great and the aliens are an absolute nightmare (because of ease/difficulty of assembly).

   
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The problem with the alien minis is you can easily glue the two halves of a body together before adding the head/spine, which then prevents you from adding the head/spine

You then havve to file down the inner side of the spine to fit the head on properly.

I love all the minis, the Prodos xenos look fine with the marines in this game.

 
   
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Looks interesting. Still playing the original by Leading Edge Games here...
   
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A (badly lit) comparison pic of various 32mm xenomorphs.



From left to right: GF9, Prodos AvP Kickstarter, Prodos AvP 2nd edition box, Prodos AvP 1st edition, Horrorclix

The ones by GF9 are about the size of the 1st edition Prodos. It's the base or the pic that make them appear slightly smaller I believe.

I think they are all compatible and like the early ones by Prodos the most. The ones by GF9 are also great, AvP 2nd edition (box) and Horrorclix are still very ok.
   
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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.

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 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

 
   
 
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