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Prodos Announces AvP – The Hunt Begins 2nd Edition & Wargame Rules

Prodos Games have announced the second edition of their Alien vs. Predator miniature game, The Hunt Begins. After two years, Prodos Games have been working on refining the ruleset and components of their board game:

REDESIGNED MINIATURES
All models have received fresh design and looks. Characters are more dynamic now and we are introducing built-in terrain bases as well.

IMPROVED RULESET
Second Edition of AVP contains all the patches and erratas we have collected over last year of testing and collecting feedback.

THE LAST STAND MODE
You can play with your fiends in cooperative way using The Last Stand Mode from First Edition. Aim of the game is simple – destroy Spawning Points of Xenomorphs, while Horde of Aliens is trying to do what they do best. Horde is controlled by The Game, while your brave Marines Squad or Predator Pack are controlled by players.

PACKAGING
AVP Second Edition is now in different box, in a square shape, instead of rectangular one. It will fit stacks of your favorite board games perfectly and it’s much easier to handle now.

MINIATURES ARE UNICAST NOW
Biggest improvement has been done with models – you can place them on board straight from the box! No assembling required, no gluing, no cutters – just open a game and play!

PROTECTIVE FOAM INSERT FOR MODELS
After you finish playing, you can assembly the game and put models back into the box without any risk of damaging them. All this thanks to protective foam we have used for miniatures.

REVAMPED ARTWORK
We have spent a lot of time improving our assets, which results in new design of tiles, we are using for a game. Take a look.”

In you’ve already purchased the first edition of The Hunt Begins and aren’t in the market to purchase a brand new copy of the game, Prodos are also putting out an upgrade pack that consists of the new rulebook, updated cards and tokens. AvP: The Hunt Begins 2nd Edition is due for release on the 17th of March.

In addition to the second edition of Alien vs Predator: The Hunt Begins, Prodos Games have also announced AvP: Unleashed, the expanded wargame ruleset. AvP: Unleashed allows you to take your models from the board game and into a wider arena of combat (similar to the set-up of Warhammer).

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  1. Corporal Hicks
    The Community Mission results are in and this is the winning mission - http://prodosgames.com/sites/prodosgames.com/files/files/Fiery_the_angel_fell.pdf

    QuotePlenty of missions to choose from, but only one can win.

    Prodos Games would like to congratulate all participants for their entries, and thank you for being a part of this awesome community.

    It has been a long and hard selection process, but now the Team has reached their conclusion and cast their votes. Each person chose freely amongst the entries, judging various aspects, such as the "feel" of the missions, the fluff creation, the mechanics and other factors, to finally suggest one primary and three secondary entries.

    Given the fact that there were so many entries which were awesome and could be nominated, it came as no surprise that each Team member chose a different primary entry! The entries earning the most nominations within the Team are now being presented to you:

    Contest Winner:Graham Ayling
    Mission: Fiery the Angel Fell

    Runner-ups

    Distress Signal, by Stevan C.
    With Extreme Prejudice, by Aaron P.
    The Rescue, by Maxime H.

    The winning entry receives 100 GBP voucher as an award (and gets to be published as an official Mission!), while the 3 first runner-ups get 40 GBP vouchers. On top of that, in order to thank the community for the large participation and acceptance this contest received, Prodos Games promises to run more Community Contests at a regular basis. To actively demonstrate our appreciation of the community's efforts, we would like to further award another 8 contestants, whose entries intrigued the team.

    Honorable Mentions:

    Company Protocols, by Jason R.
    The Panatal Incident, by Christoffer H.
    Bloody Queen, by Lorenzo M.
    Engine Crash, by Andrea N.
    Into the Shadows of Corridors, by Nicola M.
    Collect and Destroy, by James J.
    The Temple, by Akis A.
    Wanted, dead or alive, by Oliver N.
    Search and..., by Daniel (no last name given)

    The Honorable Mentions will receive 10% discount code, and will receive Special Promo Model as part of their order for free. We have your e-mails, we will contact with each of you in next few days.

    Congratulations!

    https://prodosgames.com/blog/community-mission-contest-results

    Pretty chuffed at runner-up.  ;D
  2. Corporal Hicks
    Quote from: Xenomrph on May 12, 2018, 02:28:43 PM
    If I've got the first edition of the game (I backed the kickstarter), how much different/better is the second edition? Is it worth upgrading?

    I think the upgrade kit is probably worth picking up. I don't think it was massively expense. Everything is better written but still not perfect.

    Looks like we're getting another new expansion new month. Nothing official and no details but one of the staffers has mentioned something about what's coming next month is going to be better than the King.
  3. Corporal Hicks
    Quote from: Mr. Domino on Mar 14, 2018, 12:04:07 AM
    I wonder if the scale would be close enough on these to fit the Halcyon Jockey model into the "Cosmos Chamber". I've been thinking of getting a recast of that to use with THB, would be particularly great if it could become a centerpiece to an entire map with these.

    FYI they eventually replied but I don't think I noticed it -

    QuoteThe outer diameter of the Cosmos chamber is about 15 inches in diameter. The inner pads are 11"


    Quote from: JokersWarPig on May 08, 2018, 12:12:37 PM
    If your shop carries GW/Citadel paints I'd suggest looking for Seraphim Sepia. It's a wash that makes bones/skulls look great.
    I use it on my GW skeletons to give them an older/aged look. It brings out a lot of the details.
    If you're doing the classic predator colored armor they also have a wash called Nuln Oil.

    Thanks! I'll keep an eye out for those.
  4. JokersWarPig
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 08, 2018, 07:05:12 AM
    Yeah, it works really well. I've gone for a silver drybrush for the Infants (AvPish in design) and a bronze for the Stalkers (Runners, Alien 3) and it just looks so great.

    I've based some Predator's so I'm going to actually try something a little more complicated later. I do need to head back out to the shop to pick up some paint for the decorating skulls and leather/clothing on them though.

    If your shop carries GW/Citadel paints I'd suggest looking for Seraphim Sepia. It's a wash that makes bones/skulls look great.
    I use it on my GW skeletons to give them an older/aged look. It brings out a lot of the details.
    If you're doing the classic predator colored armor they also have a wash called Nuln Oil.
  5. Corporal Hicks
    Yeah, it works really well. I've gone for a silver drybrush for the Infants (AvPish in design) and a bronze for the Stalkers (Runners, Alien 3) and it just looks so great.

    I've based some Predator's so I'm going to actually try something a little more complicated later. I do need to head back out to the shop to pick up some paint for the decorating skulls and leather/clothing on them though.
  6. Corporal Hicks
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DcmtilBXcAAei5j.jpg:large

    Not the best of photos but I'm really pleased with the blue I've been using for these. Really love the models too. Especially the two at the front.

    Prodos are doing a custom mission competition - https://prodosgames.com/blog/avp-mission-design-contest

    QuoteProdos Games is happy to announce its first community contest. The participants will need to create the context for a new mission, which our Rules Design team will then review. The team will select a mission according to many factors (such as creativity, originality etc.) and will then modify it to ensure balance in accordance to the THB mechanics. The winning entry will be released through the official Prodos channels, as an official THB mission available for download for free! The winning entry will receive 100 GBP voucher as an award, while 3 of the runner-ups will get 40 GBP vouchers. All of those are to be used in our webstore.


    If you wish to participate, you should design your mission according to the following guidelines before 14th of May 2018:

    Include a paragraph aimed at the Rules Design Team, explaining the main point of the mission.
    Include an intro paragraph "in character", relevant to the mission
    Include at least two objectives for each of the three factions, "in character"
    Suggest a name for the mission. The mission name should be relevant to the intro paragraph or the objectives.

    Optional:
        • Include a board game map to fit your mission
        • Include suggested starting forces


    The Rules Design team wishes to all of you good luck!

    Send us your ideas to

    contest@prodosgames.com
  7. Corporal Hicks
    I'm not too keen on the King myself.

    Who says they're selling poorly, though? I can't say I've seen any reports.


    Prodos have got a 10% off sale (was for Alien Day but extends to Sunday) and a free Adepticon Promo mini is included in all purchases. I've ordered some of the Unicast Warriors.


    Been painting the Unicast warriors today. Really like them. Much more Aliens than the original Warriors were - they were more AvPR. Just waiting for them to dry and tidy them up a bit more but found a nice blue that I think works really well. Really really happy with them.  ;D
  8. Kailem
    I don't mind Sideshow's take on the King, and I like some of its features quite a lot, like the more armoured look and the "mandibles"/horns by the mouth, but I do think it could do with being a bit less busy in places and have a slightly simpler/clearer crest silhouette that's a bit more distinct and clearly recognisable, as the Queen's is.

    I think being able to see it in greyscale here actually makes me appreciate the design more, as it's easier to make out all the details. Either way I just like that the King has been getting some love recently. It's always been one of my favourite EU xenos.
  9. Mr. Domino
    I like the game a lot more than I thought I would, after all the negative feelings surrounding actually getting ahold of it. I need to remember some time when I'm home to post some glamour shots of my figs - pretty happy with how most of them came out (in a way, it was good it took so long for them to get to me, because when the Kickstarter happened, I'd only been painting for about a year - I'm a lot better now, lol).

    Also, looks like the new HQ dude isn't the only thing getting revealed tomorrow - two more teases, one of some elite-looking marines, and then a size comparison showing what looks to be a bigger alien than the Crusher - people are speculating it'll be the king from Rogue, but the tail reminds me of the Croc-Alien from the Batman crossover.

    https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29543128_966936990137623_4495073592423558710_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=6ce54d343d3c3c260460567111036340&oe=5B3BDFD7

    https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29542912_966822903482365_4951045343066451281_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=abc42063b82c047b7a379d3f6e098c89&oe=5B69F4B7


    EDIT: Looks like it's the King after all.

    https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29683334_967103633454292_2769157115460185871_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=d2524e2a3c0ad2d9d729a3400fb316c8&oe=5B6AEF6F
  10. Mr. Domino
    So, I've actually gotten to play a few times recently - still with first edition stuff, as my second edition box will be arriving with the rest of my KS shipment (which in theory should be any day now)https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180320/c9888143c9ab5db4e3ac82db4c5d2d24.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180320/4a053f009e9ff906db6c06821af019e1.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180320/24188b3a89b7e8e43090ed1e46b1aedb.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180320/9c175411816da53c0b244f2169a6d705.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180320/a49eda5f287bae7a7c0edffc13ce0e55.jpg

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  11. pmaz11
    Nice pickup Hicks. I really dig the Young Bloods (Scar, Chopper & Aliens vs. Predator video game Hunter designs).

    I had done paintwork on the Chopper & Hunter ones ;D which I am very happy with but I know aren't the most professional haha. But I did go for more of a micro machines look to a lot of Alien/Predator miniatures.

    https://i.imgur.com/pdXvdXO.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/W4Fr6zu.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/V2FRhZk.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/KBaQlvD.jpg


    I still need to paint the Scar miniature, but I might wait and try to customize it to look like a design from the new The Predator movie.
  12. JokersWarPig
    Anyone have a link for where to get the game/those WY mercs? I saw a dropship model on facebook this morning in the same scale as these guys (I think anyways).
    I started painting up Warhammer mini's last year (I don't play, just as a hobby) and I'd really like to pick these up and paint them.
  13. pmaz11
    Yeah I think that design sits very well with the Derelict scene! Would go great with my miniatures but no room unfortunately. I do agree that Halcyon Space Jockey model is a perfect fit for this display/model and the AVP miniatures.
  14. Mr. Domino
    I wonder if the scale would be close enough on these to fit the Halcyon Jockey model into the "Cosmos Chamber". I've been thinking of getting a recast of that to use with THB, would be particularly great if it could become a centerpiece to an entire map with these.
  15. Corporal Hicks
    Quote from: Mr. Domino on Feb 21, 2018, 03:17:00 PM
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Feb 21, 2018, 09:05:22 AM
    Whatcha thinking of picking up?
    APC, Unicast Commandos, and possibly a Unicast Queen. Since They've been on-again, off-again about whether they're ever going to produce the clear Predators, I finally got ahold of someone and had them exchange all of those for a second ed core, Unicast Warriors, and Dancing Queen Chet, so I figure I might as well try and rebuild my enthusiasm for the game, and try to get back to having close to everything available for the game, despite my difficulties in getting up the enthusiasm to give them more money :-). Don't know that I'll ever buy a dropship, though. While it's super-cool, it would also be a super-difficult modelling project, particularly as I'd want to magnetize all the optional bits, and I just don't see diverting that much time and money from other pursuits for something that has no real use within the game.

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    I want to get that dropship so bad. But I know it'll just be sat in it's box for agesssss. Though I did see a UK based company that had put one together and painted it so....
  16. Mr. Domino
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Feb 21, 2018, 09:05:22 AM
    Whatcha thinking of picking up?
    APC, Unicast Commandos, and possibly a Unicast Queen. Since They've been on-again, off-again about whether they're ever going to produce the clear Predators, I finally got ahold of someone and had them exchange all of those for a second ed core, Unicast Warriors, and Dancing Queen Chet, so I figure I might as well try and rebuild my enthusiasm for the game, and try to get back to having close to everything available for the game, despite my difficulties in getting up the enthusiasm to give them more money :-). Don't know that I'll ever buy a dropship, though. While it's super-cool, it would also be a super-difficult modelling project, particularly as I'd want to magnetize all the optional bits, and I just don't see diverting that much time and money from other pursuits for something that has no real use within the game.

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  17. Mr. Domino
    That's really cool-looking, though. I never heard anything about it at Christmas time. Planning on making an order over the next few days to get a Valentines pred, maybe I'll get lucky and they'll slip one in for me as well.
  18. Wweyland
    I bet they sell well even without the main game. People just buy them for keeping on the shelf.
    The APC has me scratching my head of the gameplay value, but it sure looks good.
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