Recently GaleForceNine released their board game based on the 1986 Aliens movie, one of my favorites. Apart from a lot of high-quality cardboard the game has some of the best Aliens miniatures I have seen so far.
Made from hard plastic they do need some (and quite some in some cases) assembly, so model kit building experience is a pre.
Having gone quite a while without painting I painted the entire contents of the base game (A Glorious Day In The Corps) and three expansions (Get Away From Her You Bitch, Ultimate Badasses and the terrain set) in one weekend. Here are the results:
|Her Majesty The Queen and her various offspring|
|Her Majesty all by herself|
|The Ripleys and the Newts|
|Ripley in her trusty power loader AKA the Bitch Slapper|
|Hudson, Frost and Cpl Hicks|
|Drake and Vasquez. Twice, because they are by far the coolest badasses of the bunch|
|Wierzbowski, Diettrich and Crow|
|Lt. Gorman and Sgt Apone|
|Burke, Bishop and Bishop after an audience with the Queen|
|Two trusty Sentry guns|
|Terminals and boxes|
|Comparative shot of a GFN Alien and a Prodos one (on the right)|
I read that the Queen miniature was less detailed than the warriors. Of course this could be attributed to the fact that the miniature is simply three times as big. I posted pictures below of the Prodos Queen (left) and the GF9 Queen (right).
I hope to play a game soon and then I will post a review of the game itself.