I’ve finished a second 2’x2′ board for the Escape from Hadley’s Hope game I’ll be running at the Lone Star Game Expo, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2. This is the Alien Catacombs Terrain Set from Battle Systems. I need to complete two more terrain boards to have a 4’x4′ table and I need to paint about three dozen figures for the game. I have 53 days left to prepare for the game.
The game is simple, each player will control a fireteam of colonial marines and escort a group of civilians to the opposite end of the table. If ten-year-old Newt doesn’t make it off the table, the players lose the game.
Weird fact – for the 40th anniversary of the movie Aliens, Reebok released a limited number of shoes patterned after the shoes Sigourney Weaver wore in the movie. Unfortunately, they were only made in men’s sizes. Three years later, Reebok offered a low-cut version called “alien stompers” for a limited time. You can still find the Reeboks listed on eBay selling from $5k to $30k. But you can also get cosplay replicas of Ripley’s shoes for only $65, so buyer beware.
By the way, painting the shoes on the 30mm miniature is a small pain as the gray detail has to be painted free style.
As always, your comments and support are welcome and much appreciated. The moral of the story is when corporate management wants you to investigate a crashed alien ship, it is okay to change your career path.
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