Saturday, May 29, 2010


Today we loaded up a bunch of games and headed out to the local university where a group of gamers holds end of the month sessions.  This was a great break for me as work has kept my gaming to a minimum all week.
Justo brought Space Hulk and I brought Chain Reaction/5150 and a box full of aliens.  There was way too much stuff going on, and way too many players to do a real batrep, but I thought I'd post some of the highlights as some of the pics are quite humorous.  We played a couple of "bug" games as we call it.
As I was quite lazy today, I just set up my typical top secret research site table with all the fun trucks.
Predator made the scene today.
Some very well equipped corporate thugs showed up as well.  They needed to retrieve some invaluable gear from the site after it went silent.
Even the Marines were present.
And of course Alien was lurking around looking for victims.  These particular chaps are having a tough time with the corporate thugs who are controlled by Jil.
The Marines quickly got into a scrap with Predator and actually did quite well.
But it never pays to stop watching your back with Alien around.
Alien bolts out from cover to assault Nick's Marines.
More Aliens lurking in cover and waiting for Justo's Marines to come closer.
Nick's Marines handle the first Alien assault quite handily.
Jay's Tech-Ops fending off an Alien attack while searching the area.
Justo takes down some Aliens.  You can tell this is an action shot because it is blurry :)
 Jil's Tech-Ops are checking out an Alien they just killed but they better start paying attention quick as there are more Aliens about.
The first disaster strikes!  Some of Justo's Marines are surprised from behind and overrun by a small horde of Aliens.
 Nick's Marines are spraying and praying to keep their own Alien troubles away.  You can see Justo's squad in the background trying to hold back the horde.
Many brave Marines are falling to the Alien onslaught.
Only two of Justo's Marines are left.  How can they possibly stop this assault?
Nick's Marines to the rescue!  With some incredible shooting, Nick has managed to tear the heart from the Alien assault.
While the Marines are fighting off the Alien attack, the Tech-Ops are back there searching for the objective.
Jay's Tech-Ops commander manages to get the helicopter airborne in hopes of evacuating.  He's a pilot but does not have much rotorcraft experience.
A short while later he loses control and crashes the helicopter.  Jil takes over his remaining command when he leaves for the day.
More Aliens begin to swarm out of the surrounding woods.
Jil's Tech-Ops begin to become aware of the Alien presence behind them and prepare to repulse the coming assault.
Justo's two remaining Marines manage to find the objective canister.  Now to get out of here!
Fortunately Nick's squad is still full strength.
More and more Aliens start to appear from the forest.  The players all start to consolidate their forces (background) in preparation to batter their way out of here.
The sneaky Aliens have gathered a large force for the attack.  The Humans stoically await their fate.
The first Alien attack manages to force many Tech-Ops back.  They try to duck back behind the truck but more Aliens start coming over the top.  The Humans desperately try to defend themselves but it is hopeless.
The next wave of Aliens comes bolting from cover to assault the center of the Human position.  The Tech-Ops commanded by Jil are going to try to stop them.
With some phenomenal shooting and hand to hand combat, Jil's lads manage to stall the Alien assault!  It is truly a miracle.
The Human line of defense is holding; well, just barely.  And then more bad news for the Humans as even more Aliens make the scene.  The cordon is slowly closing and the Humans are in a trap.
It is really looking quite bleak at this point.
A whole lot of angry Aliens are coming their way fast.
Nick and Justo make a break for it.  Jil bravely forms a rear guard while his comrades try to get away.  And then more bad news.  Many more Aliens make a mad dash from the forest!
Here's a better shot of Jil's thin line of defense awaiting the Alien assault.
And here's some of what is coming for them!  Notice I said "some".
While Justo's and Nick's squads take off through the woods in a desperate attempt to escape, Jil has no choice but to try and shoot his way through.  He manages to blow a hole in the Alien line and scatter them long enough to run into the wood also.  They all make it to the APC's which brought the Tech-Ops here!
This mission was down the the wire.



  1. Very, Very well done!!!

  2. Man, I was there w/ Uncle Greasy (Justo) and Nick (LTL DAD jr.). We barely made it!

  3. You post always very nice pictures and batreps!
    I have to find some prepainted clix too!

  4. Thanks guys,

    @Lobo, if you are looking for clix, you should hurry as they are out of print for some time and stocks are getting low. There were still some decent deals at miniature market online. Booster cases of 100 figs were 55.00 the last I checked.