I mean, they do 3 base damage and you get +2 bonus... BUT... they also have the Armour doubled special...
So... shooting at any fully grown alien, you'll need to do a minimum of 17 damage to even do the slightest of damage... and 21 to kill one outright. And that's the weakest one. To kill a Stalker, you'll have to do 26 damage in one go. Or a t least 21 for 6 shots in a row...
That seems a bit less effective than what we see in the movies.
I mean... say you've got someone who's well trained... a marine... Say you've got 4 agility and 5 ranged.
That's 9 dice.
And you've got a bonus of 2 for the shotgun.
That's 11 dice.
Say you roll all 11 6's... that's 11 damage, plus the base damage of 3.
You can do 14 damage.
Won't even scratch the skin of a fully grown alien.
Am I missing something here?