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16 Dec 2009 8:49 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "No one's done.....Aliens vs Predator?!?" to "No one's done... Aliens vs Predator?!?"
  • Removed from Modern Discussion board

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thestevothedivo16 Dec 2009 7:34 a.m. PST

Hey all
fancy that…no one's done 10mm Aliens and Predator games with Pendraken's ranges?
I've just ordered a selection of their Sci-Fi line (Marines, Aliens, Predators) to do some starship and planetside skirmishes along corridors and on colonial bases

Know of any other manufacturers who do cool sci-fi figures in 10mm? Totally new to the theme/scale.
Also, what other lines could be used as Marines?
Anyone ordered/have their Vietman guys? Looking for suitably rough looking Marines with sleeves up, backpacks, M16s, shotguns etc…

What about rules? Happy to write my own up but for background and theme would like a printed book to add to my collection.

kreoseus216 Dec 2009 7:47 a.m. PST

We have done some stuff in 28mm using combat zone, including the memorable scene when a marine with a chain gun stepped out, pointed the chaingun at an alien, and let rip on full auto, missed with every shot, and when the alien got him in hand to hand, the marine beat the alien to death with the chain gun. the face on the alien player was priceless.


McLovin16 Dec 2009 7:49 a.m. PST

Hi Punkscum,

Try these for rules, they were recommended to me by a fellow TMP member a few months ago;





Jemima Fawr16 Dec 2009 8:00 a.m. PST

Why crosspost this to the Modern board?

mattspooner16 Dec 2009 8:01 a.m. PST

Because the films have a contempory/modern setting?

the evil morlab16 Dec 2009 8:14 a.m. PST

nuh uh, setting becomes sci fi, not modern, as soon as aliens start hunting other aliens.

that's like crossposting a horror message to every board because people felt horror in every period, lol.

well asked, mark davies.

klepley16 Dec 2009 8:14 a.m. PST

Because it is modern as well as Sci-Fi? Maybe there should be a board that asks why people posts to certain boards? That's the ticket.

the evil morlab16 Dec 2009 8:16 a.m. PST

sadly there is so much superfluous crossposting here, that board would get filled up pretty quickly, lol

klepley16 Dec 2009 8:16 a.m. PST

On another note, my friend runs Aliens games using the rules from the Alien board game. Pretty blood thirsty rules set, and are fast and furious.

Cacique Caribe16 Dec 2009 10:03 a.m. PST

Here we go again . . .

Darned Purists need to start thinking outside the box, start being helpful on posts and stop derailing threads. If the answer lies in more than one genre, the question can transcend more than one genre. See: TMP link

Anyway, to really assist the OP with his question, here's this I found:

TMP link

Punkskum, many useful items, such as barricades, drums, trenches, crates, etc., will likely come from 10mm modern ranges, so you have done the right thing in cross-posting!

Modern gamers have the means to make other peoples' gaming more enjoyable (yes, even contemporary, PA and near future SF gamers). If a few temperance league ladies choose to assist or not says more about those individuals than it does for that entire group.

Keep it up.

PS. Punkskum, also the Purists were so eager to attack that they obviously did not bother to read your entire initial post: "Anyone ordered/have their Vietman guys? Looking for suitably rough looking Marines with sleeves up, backpacks, M16s, shotguns etc…"

John Leahy16 Dec 2009 1:10 p.m. PST

Yeah, the Bughunt rules work well. I use them with my 15mm ALIENS figs.



McLovin16 Dec 2009 1:41 p.m. PST

I think it was you that recommended them too me John.

Thanks for that BTW.


mattspooner16 Dec 2009 3:49 p.m. PST

Purist, that was the word I should have thought of.

All I could think of was Bleeped text!

Cacique Caribe16 Dec 2009 5:40 p.m. PST

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Priceless.


Jemima Fawr16 Dec 2009 6:56 p.m. PST

It's a reasonable question. Why post fantasy/sci-fi posts on the modern warfare board?

Given the rash of alien/Area 51/zombie posts on here lately, perhaps there should be a 'Contemporary Sci-Fi' board, similar to the Weird World War Two board?

Matt, how did you know that my first name is Richard? Now kindly Bleeped text off to the Dawghouse.

AndrewGPaul17 Dec 2009 3:00 a.m. PST

If he's discussing "Aliens vs Predator" meaning the movies, then the Modern boards is the correct place to crosspost to, since they're set in contemporary times. Asking about vietnam-era US Marines on the SF board is pointless, after all.

Given the existence of the crossposting feature, there's no need for yet another overly-specific board.

thestevothedivo17 Dec 2009 6:19 a.m. PST

Hello all
Didn't mean to open any can of worms (or bugs)
Crossposted bacause, as keen eyes scoped, the post was also for a request concerning Vietnam war figures suitable as Marines.
To which if I've followed the evolution correctly there's been no reply whatever, right? So I've gone ahead and posted to the modern boards…now I'm waiting to see how deep the rot is (ie if Modern guys argue I should post the request in Sci-Fi!)

Anyhoo, back at the ranch with sarcasm mode switched off….Chain Reaction III sounds like a good ruleset to have a peek at, and thank you for indicating the ITJABH rules. Reckon I'll do a print of "Bug Hunt" and run those at first, though, as the images are quite cool. There's an Aliens boardgame!?
Actually, why wouldn't there be…may have a peek at that, too…never know what ebay may uncover!

Lastly, thanks all who responded to the posting with useful info.
Muchly appreciated.

the evil morlab17 Dec 2009 7:55 a.m. PST

"then the Modern boards is the correct place to crosspost to, since they're set in contemporary times"

if theres science fiction in it, it belongs in the board that was set up for that, sci fi. predators and aliens are sci fi. no it is not being purist and nitpicky as people want forums that cover specific topics, thats why there are forum topics in the first place. its like saying that if i have a question about a panzer iv i can post it in ancients because there was metal in the ancient world. wink!

Cacique Caribe17 Dec 2009 9:33 a.m. PST

"no it is not being purist and nitpicky as people want forums that cover specific topics, thats why there are forum topics in the first place."

Explain cross-posting then, for questions that may involve figures, rules, scenics and terrain from two or more periods.

What does it mean in your world?


Cacique Caribe17 Dec 2009 10:26 a.m. PST

Evil Morlab,

Now that we have succeeded in completely ruining Punkskum's thread . . .

. . . you are cordially invited to vent about this in the appropriate discussion boards:

TMP link

PS. I would have PMd you, if I could.

AndrewGPaul17 Dec 2009 11:27 a.m. PST

Funnily enough, Morlab, something can fit into two categories at once. Explain, please, why Punkskum would get a better response to "Anyone ordered/have their Vietman guys? Looking for suitably rough looking Marines with sleeves up, backpacks, M16s, shotguns etc…" in the SF board than in the Modern board? Or is the slightest hint of SF enough to have it banished to the ghetto?

Where should I discuss the best set of submarine warfare rules for gaming The Hunt For Red October, for instance? SF or Modern Naval?

AndrewGPaul17 Dec 2009 11:29 a.m. PST

As to the original post, check out Dream Pod 9, among others, for 10mm SF. Reaper's C.A.V. line is also nominally 10mm or so. Some interesting vehicles in those lines, even disregarding the robots.

Griefbringer17 Dec 2009 11:48 a.m. PST

I guess mentioning the 10mm Vietnam figures in the topic would have made it more understandable to the folks at the modern discussion board…

Cacique Caribe17 Dec 2009 11:52 a.m. PST

LOL. Are you saying that some can't read beyond the titles!

TMP link

Ambush Alley Games17 Dec 2009 12:28 p.m. PST

Several people have uses our basic Ambush Alley rules to run Aliens or Predator style games. You can find some info on the subject on our Yahoo Group or drop by the forum at and ask around there.

There are also quite a few people there who are into 6mm to 10mm figures, so they might be able to help you with your figure question, too.

Take care and good (bug) hunting!


Top Gun Ace17 Dec 2009 2:26 p.m. PST

How tall are the HClix Aliens (when standing), and the Predators?

Cacique Caribe17 Dec 2009 4:53 p.m. PST

Top Gun Ace,

Does this help?



thestevothedivo17 Dec 2009 5:27 p.m. PST

Ummm…I'm guessing from that last pic heroclix are somewhat…large?
May be great to do a "what if" Aliens V: Steroid Cadre scenario!
4mt tall Aliens (25mm bugs vs 10mm Marines)
But on the more serious note, thanks for all your input.
As usual, my search has led me to order more than originally required (this time from GFI from a link on the modern boards)
- Aussie Vietnam Troops
- Civilians (can't have enough of those!)
- Modern Soviet forces + Soviet support weapons

Thanks all!
Once it's all in and painted etc…it'll get added as a side project to my

Top Gun Ace17 Dec 2009 5:28 p.m. PST

Hi Dan,

Yes, thank you.

Is the human fig a 28mm character?

I assume so, since most are these days, but am not 100% sure.

Best regards,


Cacique Caribe17 Dec 2009 5:55 p.m. PST


Ooops! I guess I should have mentioned that the human trooper is a EM-4 figure originally sculpted by Copplestone. So yes, it is "28mm".

Most new Copplestone figures are just a tiny bit taller than his earlier stuff.

Hope that helps.

PS. Comparison of that EM-4 range with a couple of others:

Top Gun Ace18 Dec 2009 7:06 p.m. PST

Hi Dan,

Yes, that helps alot.

Thank you very much.



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