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Further AvP Miniatures Information

I have just been speaking to one of the fantastic guys over at Prodos Games who has kindly provided us with some extra information regarding the upcoming Aliens vs Predator – The Miniature Game:

  • The game will be story driven. It is set between Alien and Aliens and takes inspiration primarily from the Alien and Predator films as opposed to the crossovers.
  • The initial release will be with a boxset ala Space Hulk.
  • Prodos will be drawing in elements from the expanded universe so there will be plenty of different Alien/Predator/Colonial Marines/Civilian variants. Look out of an Alien from the old AvP Arcade Game!
  • The gameplay will be based off the Prodos Games engine used in their other game, Warzone Resurrection.
  • The game will support solo and multiplayer games. The initial boxset will come with a board for more contained focused play but there is also potential for further open combat.
  • There will be unique “hero” units.
  • The license does not include Prometheus.
  • Prodos will be showing off the game at various game conventions as well as a potential inaugural event to celebrate the release.

28102013_01 Further AvP Miniatures Information

Prodos will also be releasing more information (including the price) via their Facebook page over the next 5 or 6 days so keep an eye out. Be sure to Like them and post any questions you have up there. Alternatively please post any questions or comment on our message boards and I’ll be sure to relay them onto Prodos.

Prodos will also be hosting a special event to launch Warzone Resurrection. Those interested in the upcoming AvP game may find this interesting to get a chance to meet the guys over at Prodos, get a feel for their products and the gameplay system AvP will be using.



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  1. [CANCERBLACK]
    Ive got a bunch of pictures too. Already put some up on my Twitter, will put the rest up later and get a little article done. Im at an Attack Wing tournament today so will be this evening.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/_CorporalHicks


    Argh, I'm not on Twitter. Can't wait for your article later though. :)







    As for that terrain, as nice as it is, I can't justify spending money on cardboard terrain ever again... New Zealand is just too damp, and I can't exactly afford well maintained flats.  :-\



  2. [CANCERBLACK]
    If it hits $270k, all backers will be getting a free Praetorian. Also:

    3D rotating video of the Praetorian.


    https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/001/365/308/42d8c6433b46009e0a63dcb7372a00f6_large.jpg?1385147360

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/001/364/255/a3fb04236aef80559ce30ca501a2e00f_large.jpg?1385130351

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/001/364/270/029282ff73f9b9df1fca2d1950b5ce76_large.jpg?1385130567












    Open Day pics:






    http://instagram.com/avpopenday
  3. Crazy Rich
    So is this like Axis and Allies? When you have miniatures with cards and you use them as your own team against someone else on a map?

    I collected Axis and Allies (started up a Canadian Army in fact) and Star Wars for a while, but later realized it's better when other people play the stuff too, and eventually lost interest.

    http://bp1.blogger.com/_9xpVMi9gfi0/R9Y_wpQL3oI/AAAAAAAAAF4/hQO92svfFas/s400/Axis+%26+Allies.JPG

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8447/7867788198_9233763979_z.jpg

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/32/Star_Wars_Miniatures_in_play.jpg/300px-Star_Wars_Miniatures_in_play.jpg
  4. Xenomrph
    someone had mentioned about making a chess set out of this , anyone had any thoughts on how they would do this ?
    It shouldn't be that hard - you'd just need enough miniatures to represent the chess pieces (you can decide which miniatures represent what) and then get a chess board.

    I mean if you wanted to get all fancy you could try and make a custom chess board, or mount the miniatures on special bases (or even wooden bases, if you could find some - a craft store might have something suitable).
  5. PRJ_since1990
    Also cancerblack I gotta say your avatar is creepy as hell. :D

    What, this little guy? He's adorable! Wouldn't hurt a fly.



    The entire spreadsheet for the Pledges in addition to the goal marks has been revealed. Check the Kickstarter link.

    Been unlocked for a while I think. I'm interested to see who they put inside the Power Loader. My bet is a marine, since they've been iffy about civilians in general so far, not just named characters. Really hope we get to the free Praetorian stretch goal though, that thing rocks, and it'd free up money for more rank'n'file.
    Who doesn't love the Son of Godzilla?

    Also, yeah me too. I'm trying to sell some crap on eBay to allow me to throw money towards the pledge. I'd very much like a free Praetorian!!!
  6. [CANCERBLACK]
    Also cancerblack I gotta say your avatar is creepy as hell. :D

    What, this little guy? He's adorable! Wouldn't hurt a fly.



    The entire spreadsheet for the Pledges in addition to the goal marks has been revealed. Check the Kickstarter link.

    Been unlocked for a while I think. I'm interested to see who they put inside the Power Loader. My bet is a marine, since they've been iffy about civilians in general so far, not just named characters. Really hope we get to the free Praetorian stretch goal though, that thing rocks, and it'd free up money for more rank'n'file.
  7. PanCoreUnit
    I dunno, I think their Alien models look pretty slick so far, I'm looking forward to seeing what else they come up with.

    I do agree that I'd rather see WY as a faction over "Stickman", but part of that is apprehension of what they'll do by creating the Stickman faction from whole cloth. They're going to be creating an entire (theoretically, fully formed and balanced) faction based on 1 creature that got 3 minutes of screen time.
    I mean I kinda get why they'd roll WY in with Humans/Marines, because I imagine they wouldn't play that differently. But there's ways to make them play differently and give them special rules and equipment, similar to how Space Marines and Chaos Space Marines play differently in 40k despite technically being the same thing.

    The whole Stickman faction thing reminds me of when the Starship Troopers miniatures game introduced the Skinnies as a playable faction, and the creators basically had to make up the faction from scratch because the source material (TV series and Heinlein book) didn't say a whole lot other than "they exist".

    Mongoose had permission from Heinlein's estate to make what ever new races they wanted as long as they approved them, the skinnie hargemeny  was created from Heinlein's own notes.

    They also made 2 other races as well.One that was finished, The Forth, and one that was in the prototype stages, The Coven.

    (was a bad SST miniatures fan back in the day)

    Also cancerblack I gotta say your avatar is creepy as hell. :D
  8. Blacklabel
    I'm sure the stickman figures will sell really well.

    Btw... the redesigned Predalien actually looks worse than Chet.. with even bigger dreadlocks. lol. Way to mess something up even further.
  9. Xenomrph
    I dunno, I think their Alien models look pretty slick so far, I'm looking forward to seeing what else they come up with.

    I do agree that I'd rather see WY as a faction over "Stickman", but part of that is apprehension of what they'll do by creating the Stickman faction from whole cloth. They're going to be creating an entire (theoretically, fully formed and balanced) faction based on 1 creature that got 3 minutes of screen time.
    I mean I kinda get why they'd roll WY in with Humans/Marines, because I imagine they wouldn't play that differently. But there's ways to make them play differently and give them special rules and equipment, similar to how Space Marines and Chaos Space Marines play differently in 40k despite technically being the same thing.

    The whole Stickman faction thing reminds me of when the Starship Troopers miniatures game introduced the Skinnies as a playable faction, and the creators basically had to make up the faction from scratch because the source material (TV series and Heinlein book) didn't say a whole lot other than "they exist".
  10. [CANCERBLACK]
    I'm less concerned about Perry being the writer as the makers not being able to tell the difference between the Alien and AvP designs. Shows a lot of love and attention to detail there.

    I just hope their abilities are balanced well.


    I've temporarily changed my tune on that, in the hopes that it's just some IT guy googling the word "aliens" and making the temp banners. I probably shouldn't, but I'm holding out hope that when they release the renders for the Warriors, we'll get a pleasant surprise.

    In case you weren't up to speed, the unlocks with images straight from google search so far are (off the top of my head):

    -Warriors
    -Praetorian
    -Crusher
    -Sentry Guns
    -Hellhounds
    -Berserker Pred
  11. SiL
    I'm less concerned about Perry being the writer as the makers not being able to tell the difference between the Alien and AvP designs. Shows a lot of love and attention to detail there.

    I just hope their abilities are balanced well.
  12. SpreadEagleBeagle
    Still not happy that Steve Perry is the story writer of this project. Really don't dig his stuff, especially when it comes to anything related to ALIEN.

    Fourth faction not being W&Y (or Engineers)? ...Really don't like the sound of that. The Arcturians are most likely just humans (a colony of transgendered / androgynous people or something like that) and not some Star Trekk alien species.

    The Stickman species as its own faction implies a lot of freestyling for the game makers, which usually doesn't end well...
  13. PanCoreUnit
    Wow those are some pretty great minis.Female pred is weird though. :-\

    Also what the hell is  stickman?? ??? I assume it is that river ghost thing from predators.

    Yeah me neither. I mean I'm willing to give it a go and see what happens, but I'm also not exactly hopeful.

    They could dig into the EU and make another faction if they wanted - the Leading Edge' Aliens RPG has a couple ready to go for them (the Harvesters, Arcturians).

    Well Harvesters are pretty much animals, as are the EU Arcturians (movie ones have never been described.)

    IMO having a 4th race would be interesting,as long as it is done correctly.

  14. Xenomrph
    Yeah me neither. I mean I'm willing to give it a go and see what happens, but I'm also not exactly hopeful.

    They could dig into the EU and make another faction if they wanted - the Leading Edge' Aliens RPG has a couple ready to go for them (the Harvesters, Arcturians).
  15. Mr. Domino
    Yep. It was mentioned in the Q&A section - someone asked if W-Y would be added as a fourth faction, and they said no - that W-Y would be lumped in with marines, but that they were looking at adding factions somewhere down the line by digging really deep into the IP, and that the first thing they were looking at was stickman (presumably since he's the only living alien outside of Xenos, Preds, and Predhounds we see in any of the films, as they don't have the Prometheus license).
  16. PRJ_since1990
    I'm watching this now. Very cool info coming in!
    Power loader? Yes
    High quality card stock? Yes
    Size of game board? 270+ inches (didn't quite remember exactly)
    Number of players? 1 - how ever many you want as long as they have their own squads
    Customizability? Yes, you can interchange arms and heads. Put them in hot water and repose them and quick chill them to hold the pose!
    Future expansions? Yes, the ship the game's story takes place on a ship. The ship will crash. The next expansion will be the planet.

    Love it
  17. Mr. Domino
    So, couldn't be happier with their Q&A (Even if I did get back essentially "what a nerd" when I asked whether the May release of the KS stuff was tied into the 35th anniversary of Alien). The biggest takeaways, for me, were 28mm Linn Kurosawa and Dutch from the AVP Arcade game, and a storyline that will continue into future box sets, which just makes me ecstatic.
  18. [CANCERBLACK]
    Quote from: On the Praetorian
    ...these beasts will be massive (come on at least a 50mm base and be approx 80mm high).


    Oh shit guise.
    :o That thing will tower over everything, I can't even imagine how big the queen will be.


    Queen is confirmed for 120mm base.




    Hey guys,

    I have pledged for this campaign, but am after Aliens more than Predators. I was wondering if anyone might want to work out a swap for my 2 Kickstarter exclusive Berserker Predator models, in exchange for 2 PredAlien models?

    The Berserker Predators hunt in 3's, after all, and you can only get 1 per pledge... so someone must need 3, and I need more PredAliens :)

    Let me know!

    Also, I'm hoping we'll see the actual sculpts of the Alien Warriors before the campaign is over, since they were an early stretch goal. Hopefully they'll look more like the Aliens from the original 2 movies :)

    Ah, another tourist from Dakka! :laugh: Unfortunately, I'm in the same boat you are, no use for a BSP coz I'm more into the Aliens.






    https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/001/327/106/9642ad7047dc54719eb719fbe527ddd9_large.jpg?1384443749
  19. Xenomrph
    That's not a final render, though. The Warriors, Hellhounds, Praetorians, and Sentry Guns are all PSed images taken from other sources (The Sentry Guns are the in-game model from CM, and the others are action figures). They weren't expecting to go so far so quickly, and are scrambling to get renders up of as much as possible.
    You know I hadn't even considered that. I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt that they'll come through and make genuine 'Aliens' Aliens.

    Also their pic of the Berserker Predator is from the Hot Toys 1:6-scale figure if I'm not mistaken.
  20. RiTides
    Hey guys,

    I have pledged for this campaign, but am after Aliens more than Predators. I was wondering if anyone might want to work out a swap for my 2 Kickstarter exclusive Berserker Predator models, in exchange for 2 PredAlien models?

    The Berserker Predators hunt in 3's, after all, and you can only get 1 per pledge... so someone must need 3, and I need more PredAliens :)

    Let me know!

    Also, I'm hoping we'll see the actual sculpts of the Alien Warriors before the campaign is over, since they were an early stretch goal. Hopefully they'll look more like the Aliens from the original 2 movies :)
  21. Leventa24
    I like how instead of doing their own mock-up of the Praetorian they just threw some tint onto a picture of somebodies custom Praetorian figure.
    As it stands, it looks like a Xeno from AvPR with the Queen mantle photoshopped on the back of its head.

    If you search "Alien Praetorian" on Google images it's one of the first images that comes up. It's a custom figure. They just stole the image and painted it blue.

    http://i.imgur.com/bqnmD08.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/Y3zMXbE.jpg
  22. PRJ_since1990
    I like how instead of doing their own mock-up of the Praetorian they just threw some tint onto a picture of somebodies custom Praetorian figure.
    As it stands, it looks like a Xeno from AvPR with the Queen mantle photoshopped on the back of its head.

    That's not a final render, though. The Warriors, Hellhounds, Praetorians, and Sentry Guns are all PSed images taken from other sources (The Sentry Guns are the in-game model from CM, and the others are action figures). They weren't expecting to go so far so quickly, and are scrambling to get renders up of as much as possible.
    I hope you're correct. I'd like to think they'd be true on their promise and they're just blown away by the surge of popularity.
  23. Mr. Domino
    That's not a final render, though. The Warriors, Hellhounds, Praetorians, and Sentry Guns are all PSed images taken from other sources (The Sentry Guns are the in-game model from CM, and the others are action figures). They weren't expecting to go so far so quickly, and are scrambling to get renders up of as much as possible.
  24. [CANCERBLACK]
    I think I remember seeing those pics before, Cancer - have you posted them on Dakka? Still look great - The HorrorClix Pred repaints especially, I'd think would work ok as character figs in a Pred army for this game.

    Yeah, I made a thread there when I was last making a big push on them. And I do really hope the HorrorClix Predators will be close enough to the right scale to fit in with the Prodos ones, because I've got seven of them.




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    All I can really make out in that pic is the blue on the Gargs' wings, but it looks great. :)

    Sent you a PM with some better close-up shots. Didn't want to clog up the thread.

    Thanks. :)

    Sentry guns and Praetorians unlocked.
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