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Author:  chimera400 [ Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:51 pm ]
Post subject:  How to balance the game as much as possible

Hello all,

The last 3 months i've been playing alot and at first the marines seemed powerless compared to the aliens and the predators. I think alot of people dont know that you can raise your squad level and give your models additional benefits like re-rolls and the heal skill. If you play with level 3 marines they become alot tougher. It's all listed under the advanced rules (page 52 of the rulebook). I also recommend to get some add-ons to give the game more flavor. I added some hellhounds for the predators, a power loader for the marines and alien warriors for the aliens. We are playing with 225 points for each faction and are having a blast. Maybe this is old news for some of you but I had the feeling when I watched some topics and videos online that alot of people complained about the game being unbalanced (specially the marines). Anyways if you didn't knew try it out ! Have fun

Author:  mariettabrit [ Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How to balance the game as much as possible

How are you dealing with the points for the marines using the advanced rules? They are way under-priced given the current points. All the games I have played have been very close for each faction right down to the last minute... being able to have 3 times the amount of marines vs the same size starter armies out of the box would not be fair in any way, shape or form... Marines are not that weak.

Author:  chimera400 [ Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How to balance the game as much as possible

mariettabrit wrote:
How are you dealing with the points for the marines using the advanced rules? They are way under-priced given the current points. All the games I have played have been very close for each faction right down to the last minute... being able to have 3 times the amount of marines vs the same size starter armies out of the box would not be fair in any way, shape or form... Marines are not that weak.


Hello :), Right now we play marine forces with a 5 men squad lvl 3. So 10 points per model + 10 per additional lvl. So 30 points per lvl 3 marine for a total of 150 points. Then 1 lvl 1 power loader for 75. so combined the marines are 225 points.

You play them @ lvl 1 ? Interesting, our games ended up with marines dying badly.

Anyways our alien list exists of 5xStalker = 75 points, 7x Infant warriors = 84 points and 3x Alien warriors = 66 points. Total points = 225.

And our Predator lists exists of 2 x Predator warrior = 130 points 1 x alien hunter = 55 points and 2x predator hellhounds = 40 points = 225.

So far it works great for us !

Anyways I never said the marines are weak but if you play with them at lvl 1 I can't imagine them kicking ass compared to the aliens and predator forces from the core set. Anyways expanding the game with add-ons is working great !!! :)

Author:  TullyBlue [ Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How to balance the game as much as possible

Thanks for the lists.

I shall try these in our weekly game and let you know how I get on.

Author:  chimera400 [ Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How to balance the game as much as possible

TullyBlue wrote:
Thanks for the lists.

I shall try these in our weekly game and let you know how I get on.


Sounds good, let me know :)

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