Saturday, March 3, 2012

Leading Edge Aliens

After working on the kitbashed Alien I decided it was a bit too much work to repeat for 10-12 models. I was heavily considering picking up more of the Horroclix Aliens but they are a bit out of scale. Additionally they aren't particularly cheap, I managed to pick up a pair of boxes of the leading edge aliens off ebay. They each price out about the same as the clix models, so it's not any money saver but it matches the scale slightly better.

There's two sets of warriors for a total of 12 different models, I picked up one of each. As the game rarely has more than 4-5 Aliens on the table at a time I could probably have made do with just one set but I wanted both for completion. Set #1 is still in route, but Set #2 arrived today and they proved to be in great shape.

You can definitely tell their age by the detail of the sculpts, but I still feel they look great. Painted in the traditional glossy black much of the detail will be obscured anyway. I don't plan on getting any of the marines as I already have the Copplestone figures and the features of the old Colonial Marines leave a lot to be desired. The scale of the figures feels a lot closer than the clix figures did. I'm eager for set #1 to arrive as it'll complete my miniatures base for the reactor room scenario.

The 3D table will be a ways off and I'm itching to play a game ASAP so I downloaded the Gun Crawl pack from World Works It has a bunch of great board elements that I can mix with the files I downloaded from Board Game Geek. I'll be able to mix the various elements and make some pretty cool stuff.

The Gun Crawl pack has all sorts of extras that will make for a nice set for doing the med lab scenario as I'll be able to build pieces for the desks and computer stations.


  1. Leading Edge... I was trying to get some years ago. haven't really continued to search for them. Good catch, dude. :-)

  2. Chez Ebbles is the guy who designed that Gun Crawl set. He's done a ton of other cool papercraft gaming items influenced by Alien/s and BSG.

    Here's his blog: