|Apone gets up close and personal with a bug.|
|The miniatures are a little basic, but good for the mid-80s when they were made.|
The game supports up to nine players, at least in theory; since the scenario follows the movie fairly faithfully, no one is allowed to use their pulse rifles, which means a handful of players can be left controlling a terrified gyrene armed only with a pistol of incredibly limited affect. The parallels between these unfortunates and the red-shirted security officers from Star Trek are well deserved.
|"Hey Top, what's the op?"|
|If we play the next scenario (Operations), we get all these Marines, PLUS Ripley! (and Newt, and Gorman, I guess...)|
|We like big boards and we cannot lie...|
It made for a long and challenging race, but Scott pulled his way up from starting in 7th position to winning the race by an enormous margin through a combination of cagey playing, bypassing the pit stop, and potentially soul-endangering luck (although no contract with the Devil was found amongst his documents during the standard post-race debriefing by the marshalls).
|"You haven't heard of Scotty? He made the Zandvoort Run in under 12 parsecs..."|
|1/3 of the way into the first lap, Scotty isn't even in the front 4!|
|The victor and his faithful 30-sided/sixth gear dice.|
There was a bit of an extended break for dinner, but it was completely worth it, as Jeff had prepared an enormous batch of thinly sliced and marinated Maui-style ribs that he grilled to perfection.
Filled to bursting with fire roasted pork, we staggered downstairs to return to Serenity Gulch using the old Legends of the Old West rules from Warhammer Historical.
|Pete's assortment of sharp-dressed men; not a stetson in the bunch!|
|Hitch and The Emo Kid draw down on Dapper Dan.|
Truth be told, this game doesn't support big groups terribly well, at least not in a straight-up fight scenario, but we still managed to have a good time.
|Clear the streets!|
|Big Joe and Wendell Kane take the high ground of The Emporium Saloon,,,to absolutely no effect.|
|Dapper Dan returns fire, as viewed by Big Joe and Wendell Kane.|