Let's face it, whenever I see a new sci-fi skirmish game, it seems like the first thing anybody asks is "Can it do X-COM?" If for some reason you're not familiar with X-COM, it was an old computer game of tactical skirmish combat that explored fending off alien infantry, raiding their crashed ships, and researching the remains to reverse-engineer all of their cool tech to use against them. Great game.
Gaea Prime: First Defense is basically that: GP's first encounter with alien slavers raiding the Earth for resources, and the adventures of GP's armed forces as they kill the aliens and loot their bodies for research fodder.
Here's how my first game went...
|Agent M and the gang.|
|The sun wanted you to know where the table center was.|
Turns 1 & 2
|"What a lovely building. Who painted these windows?"|
|"Shh! Did you hear that?"|
"Sorry, Boss. Beans for lunch."
Turns 4 & 5
|Spring Break, Little Hisha, Best Friends|
|Great Mountain Corporate Mercenaries!|
Hide your cyberpunks!
|They probably would have all gone down if the|
front row hadn't acted as an alien meat-shield.
|Not part of the game.|
Just seeing if you're paying attention. :P
|"I always paint all of my minis before buying new ones."|
"This one's still alive." [BANG!]
|Agent M says "No time for prisoners."|
|"Wait, guys! I totally had him! Dirty kill-stealers!"|
So, was it cool?
Ĝis la revido!
Jason "Ludanto" Smith C;E