Today I dusted off the old Warengine rules and tiles my buddy Arthur Wilson sold me back in the day.
We recreated Aliens with Ripley, Newt, and Gormon separated from Hicks, Drake, Hudson, Wierbowski, and Vasquez.
The mission, get Newt out at all costs!
The aliens were able to move through the ducts quickly maneuvering several warriors into combat with Wierbowski slaughtering the private in the first few turns. Luckily, Hicks was on hand and the first wave was destroyed by combined concentrated fire.
Meanwhile Ripley located a ladder and crawling up into the next room shes attacked by another three aliens, which she eliminates with her combo flame rifle.
Next up the remaining marines setup a defensive parameter a few rooms away from Ripley and team hoping to hold up until they arrived. The aliens launched another attack, this time from multiple sizes gather many forces in wave after wave until they exhausted poor Hudson who was claimed by the penetrating tail attack straight through his abdomen!
The marines returned fire and shot several bugs before they could reach the room while on overwatch. The second and third wave were defeated. The fourth took up positions around a central room.
Ripley and company continue to move up to the next room where they are attacked by several more waves of aliens. Many bugs get close and several force her to use her hero points to add to the carnage. Ripley manages to defeat both waves five and six.
Wave four charges into the fray and slaughters poor Hicks. Vasquez has has enough and makes mince pie out of wave four. The last two marines setup a final defense.
Ripley is again swarmed by a seventh wave and the massive queen rushes out to meet her. Several rounds of hand to hand and gun to teeth combat have Ripley and the queen locked in mortal combat. Both sides spend many hero points and attempt to outsmart and outgun the other.
In the end, Ripley was defeated but not before Gorman and Newt high tail it to another ladder and scale down to the next room!
A happy reunion is brief but both survivors are glad to see each other.
Now it is just a race to race to the finish. The alien queen, causing massive ruckus moving swiftly though the duct work. The final stand. The alien queen charges into the room but is unable to get to the marines or to Newt.
Vasquez and Hudson open up causing a deep wound to open on the queen. Newt and the Lt rush to safety of the retrieval boat while Vasquez and Hudson stay to defeat the queen or die trying.
She charges forward and attacks, Hudson somehow dodging the queens claws, bite, and nasty tail! He returns fire and she rolls to block. She misses it by one! She is out of points and cannot reroll!
The queen dies.
Body count is in the final picture with 27 alien warriors and one queen killed compared to three marines and Ripley killed.
Victory - Marines