Victory Decision: Future Combat “Rival Species” released

By Polar_Bear
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Apr 8th, 2014
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AD Publishing has released their new Victory Decision supplement entitled Rival Species. Get your alien fighting boots and get going.

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From the release:

Rival Species is the first Expansion for Victory Decision: Future Combat and focusses on genetically engineered alien threats.
Some alien races engineer and grow all of their technology organically. This could be due to viewing mechanical technology as blasphemy or the species could be a predatory culture with no higher goals than the propagation of their species and the destruction of any other life that could pose a threat.
A Bio-Engineered force is not governed by a strict military structure in the way other races are. The group intelligence of the Bio-Engineered Aliens allows them to integrate a huge amount of hordes until their armies become immense forces, crushing any resistance that crosses its path.

Rival Species brings you a complete army list, new Special Rules like an additional Overwatch Action, new Psi Powers, new Abilities and Weapon Features.

A copy of the Victory Decision: Future Combat rulebook is necessary to fully use the content of this book.

As with our previous books you get a full colour version with many high quality pictures of fully painted models and a mostly B&W printer friendly version.
You can get the eBook as usual via the Wargame Vault for $6.74.

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  • Soulfinger

    Am I allowed to use the word “vagina” when describing a model?

    • Soulfinger

      Scratch that. Now that I’m not absolutely bleary-eyed, I realize that they are free roaming intestines fighting the Colonoscopy Marines. Seriously though, I love those models, but is it wise to put the Alien-knock-off models on the cover of the book? I thought the point of unlicensed knock-offs was to keep it on the down low.

      • Well, I used the minis as examples for the near endless options you have.
        I asked the corresponding mini companies if I can use their models and they agreed. If the original mini is a “knock-off” or not is beyond my control.

        • Soulfinger

          I am a huge fan of the manufacturer of those minis, but I hope you know that your argument doesn’t hold any water were legal action taken by the Aliens IP holder. I used to work for a self-publishing company that had authors sign forms absolving the publisher of all legal responsibilities precisely because of this sort of thing (although more often because the author was [email protected] crazy, which is the case with most Print on Demand publications).

          In your case, it could be established that there are few, if any, artistic points of separation to distinguish the “alien” model on your cover from the “Alien” IP (yours aren’t blue, there aren’t candy canes in place of the ovopositor, and so forth). That this is a highly recognizable franchise eliminates the “If only I’d know . . .” argument, and that the shots on the cover are staged undermines any argument that you tripped, fell, took a shot of this at a gaming con, and it ended up on the cover. The meat is that their presence on the cover creates grounds for consumer confusion (from a legal standpoint, consumers can be quite stupid) with the implicit suggestion of official endorsement (I can use this with my AVP Heroclix, right?). More than likely you’ll never hear from the IP holder considering all of the successful KS projects that have been blatant infringements, especially if you are direct order. However, this particular IP has been licensed to several gaming companies over the years, so unlike a couple of Impact’s recent efforts, there is a gaming market presence here. It’s worth keeping in mind and having a plan were you to receive a cease-and-desist, because they don’t have to win. The tactic most large companies use is intimidation by threat of legal expenses and then realization of that threat to bankrupt the “winner” in court.

    • KelRiever

      Well, a lot of things in nature are, uh, similar. Its a worm. It eats things with its, you know, simple digestive system.

      Whatcha going to do? I mean, at least it doesn’t have a belly shirt. Wait, I didn’t mean to say that….there are enough bad ideas out there already!

      • Soulfinger

        Getting the belly shirt worm KS ready as we speak!!! I’m not at all joking when I say, you should see the Happy Colonoscopy cards that I make for friends and family.