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Aliens: We’re in the Pipe, Five by Five

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We’re in the Pipe, Five by Five is an expansion for Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps (an interview with the developer Phil Yates can be found here).  It is important to note that We’re in the Pipe, Five by Five needs the Get Away From Her You B*tch expansion in addition to the base game.

The Aliens: We’re in the Pipe, Five by Fiveexpansion brings the dropship pilot Ferro and the quartermaster Spunkmeyer to the game, expanding the strategic options available to the colonial marine player.  Meanwhile, the xenomorph hive player can now field four new variants of xenomorphs; brute, guard, scout and skulker, which similarly expands the potential strategies for the hive.

Alongside this is an A5 rulebook including seven pages of expanded rules for fire teams of colonial marines, new xenomorph variants and updated missions incorporating the dropship and air ducts.

The accompanying miniatures are incredibly detailed and look amazing.  Unfortunately, like the rest of the game, each miniature is in five or more pieces and takes a long time to assemble.  This can be frustrating for people with limited free time, as the amount of additional setup time is extensive.

Despite this minor quibble, Aliens: We’re in the Pipe, Five by Five (even if it really should have been called ‘Bug Stomper’, the name of the dropship in Aliens) is an excellent addition to Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps, bringing a key element of the dropship crew to the game as well as some new xenomorph variants to counter them.

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Peter Ray Allison
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Science Fiction: the final frontier. These are the articles of the freelance journalist Peter Ray Allison. His continuing mission: to explore strange new realms of fiction, to seek out new genres and new visions of the future, to boldly geek where no one has geeked before.

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