“Not bad. For a human!.” You managed to survive Hadleys Hope and made it to the Sulaco but can you survive the ultimate encounter? Here is my full review of the Aliens: Get Away From Her You B***H expansion for Gale Force Nines excellent Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps boardgame.
Aliens: Get Away from Her You B***H expansion for Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps boardgame, that takes the fight for survival against the ultimate encounter as Ripley faces off against the Xenomoporh Queen in a fight to the death.
I have already taken a look at the core game which I made my Gamers Web Game of the Year 2020, as well as the expansion Aliens: Ulimtate Badasses which adds new marines and modes of play to the game, and now its time to look at the final set in this exciting system.
One of the things that is often most remembered from James Camerons 1986 movie Aliens, is the epic fight scene during the climax of the movie, between Ripley and the alien Queen aboard the Sulaco. All the marines are either dead or MIA, and the only other surviving marine Hicks is unconscious, so it is down to Ripley to strap herself into the P-5000 Power Loader and fight against the alien queen. The scene has gone down in movie history as one of the best fight scenes of all time on film and still stands up to the tests of time over thirty years later.
The Aliens: Get Away from Her You B***H expansion allows you to recreate that iconic scene, as well as the APC chase and diving deep into the alien lair to rescue Newt before its too late. All handled in the excellent way that the core game plays and ramps up the urgency for the players.
Aliens: Get Away from Her You B***H comes with four brand new floor tiles, which are again double-sided floor tiles that can be used to expand the core game as well as play the missions from the expansion, five all-new miniatures unique to this expansions and much more. The full list of components is below:
- 1 12-Page Rulebook
- 2 Miniature assembly guides
- 4 Gameboards
- 25 Endurance Cards
- 25 Motion Tracker Cards
- 1 Willpower Dial
- 1 Hive Card Organiser
- 31 Hivemind Cards
- 8 Mission Cards
- 6 Hive Hazard Cards
- Alien Phase and Willpower Actions Card
- 21 Blip Tokens
- 8 Alien Queen damage tokens
- 8 Alien Egg Tokens
- 4 Tunnel Tokens
- 8 Crate Tokens
- 4 Compter Tokens
- 2 Airlock Door tiless
- 1 Power loader Stats Overlay
- 2 Character Cards
- 2 Aim dials
- 1 M577 Armoured Personnel Carrier gameboard
- 6 M577 APC Damage Tokens
- 1 Aien Queen
- 1 P-5000 Power Loader
- Enraged Ripley
- Broken Bishop
New modes of play are added to the already exciting core game and now you can have a player take on all comers as the Alien Queen, adding even more of an air of unpredictability to play with the human factor. Players can also use the Fireteam rules that first appeared in Ultimate Badasses which will allow up to six players to take control of a single character from the games rooster of marines and civilians alike. Play is fast and frantic and all of the missions from the core game are reprinted here for that ultimate experience (and look better to be honest).
Rules are given for artificial lifeforms I.E. Bishop the Andriod and how to use them in your games. This could mark the way for Ash, David and Walter and Call from the movies in future expansions if we are so lucky.
The boards are beautiful and include the excellently rendered interior of the Sulacos landing bay, complete with a section of the Cheyne dropship for that final battle between Ripley and the Alien Queen. The boards are again double-sided to allow them to be flipped to infested sides and look amazing.
Of course it wouldnt really fit in with the core game if we didn’t get miniatures and we get some of the best sculpts yet with Ripley in the P5000 Powerloader, Bishop, Enraged Ripley (carrying Newt), Broken Bishop (having been ripped in two by the Queen) and finally the huge Alien Queen herself.
Assembly for the miniatures is pretty easy for even the most novice of modellers and its a simple case of following the very easy to follow instructions and even the mulit-part Queen shouldn’t be a real issue to assemble.
The detail on all of the models is fantastic, with the Enraged Ripley looking so very close to Signorny Weaver in the movie, as she holds Newt close and carries her flamer/pulse rifle. Again like the previous miniatures in the game, each model has its own profile card to be used within the game and the good thing added here is that you can use the Powerloader more or less with any character as it is an overlay that goes over the profile card. Ripley, of course, uses the machine during the climactic battle of the film so shes the one modelled in the miniature. This is perhaps the most fiddly of all the models to assemble as it is in a lot of small parts and you really can’t build it without glueing Ripley in place, which means you need to paint her separately for best results.
Animation on all of the models is excellent and there is some degree of poseability for the Powerloader but not much and once again all the miniatures come with the metallic gridded bases that make them fit in with the rest of the products.
The addition of being able to play the game as the Queen is a really fantastic idea and its something that really brings the full game to life. The Queen only appears in certain missions and it takes a lot to bring her down (you can’t actually kill her until the final mission) but the tension of knowing she is on the board can be very real indeed. The Queen uses her own mechanic to move herself and the xenomorphs around the board and has her own set of hivemind cards, and when she is played by a person rather than just the cards, well it adds that extra element of suspense!
Overall this is an outstanding way to round out the game and tie everything together and a must for any fan of the franchise and one that I can’t recommend enough. You can play the entire movie (along with rules for Acid from the xenomorphs) from the first landing on Hadleys Hope, right to the final showdown on the Sulaco and try to change the outcomes of the movie as you do. Will Ripley be the Final Girl or will someone else strap into the powerloader and kill the Queen? Only you can decide.
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