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Prodos Games Announces Aliens vs. Predator: Hot Landing Zone Expansion!

Having spent the week teasing the upcoming release, Prodos Games has officially announced Hot Landing Zone, the new expansion to the Aliens vs. Predator: The Hunt Begins miniatures game! Unlike the previous expansions, Hot Landing Zone is larger scale expansion and continues the storyline of The Hunt Begins.

The jungle is calling, time to respond

“Through a combination of luck and advanced engineering, parts of the USCSS Theseus survived its crash on the planet’s surface. Scattered across the planet’s dense jungles, compartments of the ship containing personnel or material survived. Against all odds, the planet’s atmosphere proved breathable for humans, and unfortunately for the survivors, other life forms.”

AvP Hot Landing Zone is first major expansion for AvP The Hunt Begins boardgame. It features new gameplay environment, new models, new campaign, new ruleset and much more. But most important, it introduces the Cheyenne Dropship as a part of gameplay.

 Prodos Games Announces Aliens vs. Predator: Hot Landing Zone Expansion!

Hot Landing Zone includes 12 entirely new unicast miniatures and introduces several new units! On the human side we have prisoners and their synthetic custodian, a group of Spitter units for the Aliens and the Tracker Predator and his Falcon drones joins Mr. Black in representing the Berserker Predators in the game.

mapa mockup 8 1x1 - avp hlz - Prisoner1 prisoners1 1x1 - avp hlz - synthetic8 synth1 1x1 - avp hlz - Spitter 1a spitters1 1x1 - avp hlz - Tracker 3 tracker1 New Enviroment7

The new expansion also introduces new location tiles, taking the Alien and Predator mayhem onto the planetary surface below them. Hot Landing Zone also sees the inclusion of the Dropship into the games ruleset.

The model has existed for a while but has only had rules for inclusion in the wargame version of the game. Hot Landing Zone introduces the unit into the board game version. If you haven’t already got the dropship model, don’t worry, Prodos has you covered.

We have implemented long awaited element of AvP’s lore, the Cheyenne Dropship into the board game. Of course it’s not going to be fully usable as weapon, because that would result in everything being blown up in first turn, and we do not want that. Instead, you can use Dropship during a game as a “taxi” and to call a tactical bombardment of a jungle. Both operations are requiring from player meeting certain conditions to be met and the “Call the cavalry” special action is available only in advanced game mode. Real model is not necessary for gamplay, we are providing a special tile representing Dropship, once it has landed.

 Prodos Games Announces Aliens vs. Predator: Hot Landing Zone Expansion!

Aliens vs. Predator: Hot Landing Zone is currently due for release on the 21st of January. However, the expansion’s rules are already available to download and is also available for pre-order for £39.99.

In addition, every pre-order of Hot Landing Zone comes with a bonus set of cloaked multi-part Predators! They’re also available to purchase separately during the pre-order period!

 Prodos Games Announces Aliens vs. Predator: Hot Landing Zone Expansion!

In addition to the cloaked Predators, Prodos Games is also offering the physical dropship and the Predator Hounds (multipart or unicast) at a 20% discount if you purchase when also ordering Aliens vs. Predator: Hot Drop Zone.

Prodos Games has also teamed up with Alien vs. Predator Galaxy to offer our community members a chance to win copies of Aliens vs. Predator: Hot Landing Zone so keep an eye out for the upcoming competition!

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Comments: 28
  1. Still Collating...
    If there's interest I'd be happy to film a series of videos about setup, basic rules, going through a complete game turn, special and mission rules, etc.


    That'd be awesome! I cannot really afford to go down that rabbit hole of starting to collect these (cause I won't be able to stop), but I really do like seeing playthroughs of these table top games, and sadly there are very little of them so far.
  2. Badwolf-00
    I need to read the updated rules. I haven't played since the 1st Ed rules.  :-\

    Can't get any of my friends to play. They're not real fans of the rules. So I've just spent all my time painting them lol.

    I saw where Prodos released a hardcover rule-book. Is that the updated rules or something else?

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    The second edition was a much better improvement on the first. The hardback book was for the Wargame rules. But all mode rules are available for download on their website.

    Oh nice. Thanks Hicks. Have you tried the Wargame rules?
  3. SiL
    If there's interest I'd be happy to film a series of videos about setup, basic rules, going through a complete game turn, special and mission rules, etc.

    There's a good video on YouTube where someone has just set up a super simple hallway with all three factions and goes through the basics of gameplay.
  4. Corporal Hicks
    A recorded playthrough of the game would be pretty sweet...  ;)

    It's something Shevvie and I have talked about. Just not too sure on how to edit it together.

    I need to read the updated rules. I haven't played since the 1st Ed rules.  :-\

    Can't get any of my friends to play. They're not real fans of the rules. So I've just spent all my time painting them lol.

    I saw where Prodos released a hardcover rule-book. Is that the updated rules or something else?

    The second edition was a much better improvement on the first. The hardback book was for the Wargame rules. But all mode rules are available for download on their website.
  5. Badwolf-00
    I need to read the updated rules. I haven't played since the 1st Ed rules.  :-\

    Can't get any of my friends to play. They're not real fans of the rules. So I've just spent all my time painting them lol.

    I saw where Prodos released a hardcover rule-book. Is that the updated rules or something else?
  6. SiL
    I tried playing all three species at once. Obviously the tactics were largely non-existent (it's hard to keep track of three decks of strat cards -- who knew!), but I was pleasantly surprised by the Aliens not being completely torn to pieces before getting their claws into people.
  7. The Kurgan
    I've got a considerable workload I'm looking at on my table of unpainted models. It just keeps piling up.  :-\

    One of my New Year's resolutions is to only buy new stuff when all the old minis are done  ;D

    I don't know how much of the pople here are into the Prodos game, but maybe we can make a new thread for pics of painted and/or converted minis like the NECA one for customs. To get some inspiration and/or get jealous :P
  8. The Kurgan
    Love the new stuff.
    Except for the spitter. I makes an already cartoonish looking creature even more cartoonish. Something just does not look right. The "smile" it has perhaps?
    But the rest looks great.
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