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27 Feb 2010 11:33 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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blacksmith27 Feb 2010 6:00 a.m. PST

Would be possible to play X-Com with 15 mm figures? That is, are there proxies of mutons, snakemen, greys, chrysalids, etc in 15 mm?

ThorLongus27 Feb 2010 6:40 a.m. PST

yes..please do so and share your experinces…rules used..action points, overwatch ,aimed shot,snapshot,burst, kneeling, prone….and construct some nice 3d ships…Ive been dreaming of this for years-just waiting for someone else to do all the work for me…especially interested in your choice of rules. I was thinking of a combination of Battletroops(battletech)-for armor, wounds ,and damage location assesment;snapshot(traveller) ;using a card-unit activation system(nicked from optional FAD4 rules)-where each model is assigned a specific card for the game-then the mini deck is shuffled easch turn, so no one knows whose activation is next. overwatch counters a necessity. I have the old walkthrough guides for deckplans….good luck
I think I recently saw some snakemen, would krusties work for chrysalids..or better yet space demons for chrysallids
mutons could be certain herofigs painted green, ethereals-ghoulani

commanderroj27 Feb 2010 9:09 a.m. PST

The Snakemen must be Critical Mass Hiss mercenary troops. Only 4 available but some conversion potential. I'm looking forward to getting some of these. I seem to remember a link to some X-Com miniatures rules thriough the wiki article.

I loved Terror From the Deep!

Given up for good27 Feb 2010 9:29 a.m. PST

Never tired X-Com but FAD, Ambush Alley or 5150 should give you a good grounding.

Ships could be paper I love the range from Fat Dragon (Titan Scout for example) or Future Armada (The Exeter) at little cost.

Figures may give you more of an issue unless you are OK with proxies – look at GZG / Rebel / for many options.


John Bear Ross27 Feb 2010 10:05 a.m. PST

Some good concept redesign at this link


Given up for good27 Feb 2010 10:16 a.m. PST

Just came across these picture at Dropship horizon.


commanderroj27 Feb 2010 12:13 p.m. PST

Look at X-Com: Tactical (full package)at Boardgame Geek

Redroom27 Feb 2010 3:29 p.m. PST

Mutons – are there any blanks/dollies of well muscled men in 15mm (or < 20mm)? They always reminded me of sexless humanoids on steroids with little to no facial features.

Tons of greys options, not too many with the oversized head imo, in 25-18mm GZG has some that look the closest to me (I forget the name/link). As long as you go for the "inspired by X-COM" look you should be OK.

CMG snakemen look like inspired by X-COM snakemen, but then again, any snakeman with a gun would remind me of that.

Trying to figure out the chysalid thing too, in 28mm I woukd use Eureka's reservoir bugs for infected. Maybe a GW Epic Tyranid tank-like monster (I forget the name) might work too.

Last Hussar27 Feb 2010 8:20 p.m. PST

I came up with a system for XCOMesque games where you had two stats for firing- one for skill, one for weapon. To shoot you modded each skill up of down according to circumstance, then threw a d10 against each, or you could multiply the final factors together to give a %.

Last Hussar27 Feb 2010 9:00 p.m. PST

As I typed the last I remembered I also did this


I'm good to you lot.

Sergeant Crunch28 Feb 2010 9:28 a.m. PST

I was going to try this with 5150, but got sidetracked.

War Monkey28 Feb 2010 10:47 a.m. PST

I went to gameboard geeks and It's no longer available, does anyone know where else in can be had or downloaded? I did find this you have to scroll down to the bottom, link I'm not familiar with this rule system of savage world. any advice?

ThorLongus28 Feb 2010 1:06 p.m. PST

@warmonkey, I downloaded it last nite from boardgame geek
x-com tactical(full package)-counters maps etc, rules all zipped

commanderroj28 Feb 2010 1:14 p.m. PST

went to gameboard geeks and It's no longer available, does anyone know where else in can be had or downloaded? I did find this you have to scroll down to the bottom, link I'm not familiar with this rule system of savage world. any advice?

X-Com:Tactical was available on Boardgame Geek yesterday. Are you sure you are looking in the right place?

John Bear Ross28 Feb 2010 1:18 p.m. PST

This one?



War Monkey28 Feb 2010 1:34 p.m. PST

Yeah I did, Got it now, the link just wasn't open or something when I tried, it keep sending me back to the first page again, wouldn't open download file, like I said got it now just downloaded, Thank You!

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