The truth is out there. And the truth is that UFOs are invading! Run for your lives! Aaaaah!
Ok, maybe not exactly, but that’s what’s happening in UFO Squad: Alien Invasion from Crossover Miniatures.
Yes, they’re taking a step away from the super hero genre for a moment to go full-on sci-fi. Their new line of miniatures, that they have up on Kickstarter now, are for their new UFO Squad sci-fi skirmish game. Play as either the invading alien menace or the UFO Squads assigned to defend the earth from the grey wave.
The figures are designed with a retro-sci-fi aesthetic that fits in with the style that Crossover is known for. The grey aliens are shorter than their human counterparts, but they make up for lack of size and strength with stealth and some carapace alien muscle, plus a flying disk for added firepower. The UFO squad, on the other hand, has access to the VU-27 Dropship, a utilitarian vehicle designed to get the squad where they need to be quickly and efficiently.
The game system uses the “Song of…” system by Ganesha Games. And though Crossover admits that the stats they put together weren’t really playtested all that much, and there’s the potential for certain situations to end up being rather broken, the whole point was to just create a set of rules that could be played quickly and easily.
The campaign is over 2/3 of the way to funded with still 17 days left to go.