For those unfamiliar with this game (is there reallyvanyonevwho hasn't heard of this game?), it consists of geomorphic tiles as the playing surface for one player to use his marines in completing a task opposed by the other player's "Genestealers". In the box your get ten marines and twenty genestealers. Somehwere down the line I seemed to have gained another set of ten marines.
|A game in progress - hence its claim of being '3D' ! (-Doors and figures I guess.)|
The game itself I found intriugingly easy to play, but hard to master, the initial mission "Suicide" run was difficult, but not impossible to win as he marines and it still remains my favourite scenario to date.
The new supplements came with new rules, new Marine weapons and new Marine models, most of which I disliked but still made the equivaent conversions with both the original and subsequent models.
Finally I got a second mortgage and paid for five metal Marine figures with the new kit.
Here's the photographs:
The original plastic Marines - some still with their aerials.
Second style of Marine, wiht home-made 'lightning claws' on the right.
More conversions, gatling cannon thing, chainsaw thing and a sword!
The very superior metal figures, with the new weapons.
A selection of Genestealers, painted in one night iirc, using inks.
So why all this and why now I hear you ask ?
Two things, firstly it shows I do have some fantasty /sci-fi figures and secondly I am getting more and more desperate for things to post about, (these have also been staring at me across the room where we played our gladiator games too !)
So that's it then for another week, hopefully there's something of interest in this post and of course, as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.