The Space Demons (Aliens) have crash landed in my mail box. My son made quick work painting and basing these miniatures. He is a big fan of the Aliens movies. His favorite miniatures are alien type armies such as Games Workshop Tyranids. These miniatures are from the Khurasan Miniatures Space Demons line. These Aliens will be one of our OPFORs for Ambush Alley’s Tomorrow’s War gaming ruleset. We will have a Human force, a Feline force, a Krusty Alien force, and maybe one or two other human type armies. The game requires about 40 miniatures per side for an army which makes the game economical in terms of buying different types of armies.
My son, Andrew, classifies the Space Demon Assault Warriors are the ridged Head “Alien” miniatures and the Space Demon Infiltrators are the Smooth Head “Alien” miniatures. We also bought one Space Demon King, but did not add the spikes on the back because my son didnt think it looked like anything from the movie. We have a few more packs of space demons coming plus some eggs. The eggs are from a different range of Khurasan miniatures called Vespulid eggs. They are perfectly suited for “Alien” eggs. We have not bought the hammerhead or Colossus miniatures yet.
Miniature summary: The miniatures come in quite a few dynamic poses which make them come alive. The head come seperately and have to be glued on. The Space Demon King is an absolutely awesome model. Might even consider getting a couple to make them elite guard and then getting a Queen model or some. The miniatures have quite a bit of body detail and the mouth and tonue are very well done. The tongue is pretty creepy. The teeth at the end of the tongue don’t have the definition that the teeth on the main head have. The only con to the miniature is that my son and I dont have the skill to paint individual teeth that well yet. I managed to get a few and it looks great. Maybe its that lack of patience? 🙂 Overall they are an awesome miniature force. Might even have them combat some of my Flames of War Forces. We are also making some burrows for the Aliens to pop out of an ambush the prey.
Space Demon King
Tomorrow’s War has a pretty good description of the stats to the Space Demons as part of the walkthough in the book on how to create your own custom force. They have special rules such as Armored Hide, Scary Teeth & Claws, and Fast and Agile. Tomorrow’s War seems very open ended so we can add additional special rules such as Hungy where a miniature must roll to see if it get distracted by fallen human colonists or keeps going on a killing spree. Since the “Aliens” didnt eat their victims per say this would simiulate them returning the body to the hide for consumption by the larve stage.
Below are the space demons vs a Rebel Miniatures HAMR recon and a couple shots with Khursan Miniatures DEVGRU line.