All Quiet on the Martian Front" (AQotMF) and based on H.G.Wells book "War of the Worlds".
|A Martian Assault Tripod with both a Heat Ray |
and the dreaded Green Gas Grenades
|Two units of infantry, a command stand, a machine gun unit, |
and a squad of motorcycles.
|As you can see, even though it is a 15mm game,|
the martians are HUGE!
|4 units of tanks, 2 units of Mark II's (each armed with a single 4" gun) |
and 2 units of Mark III's (each armed with 3x 4" guns)
Now that I have two 1000 point forces painted, I will be getting the figures out for a game soon with the Fawcett crew. Here are the rest of the images of the stuff I have painted so far, and a few pictures of a game that I played with my son to show how quickly things can go wrong...
|3 Scout Tripods and 3 Assault Tripods. Totaling almost 1200 points, |
meaning these 6 models add up to 200 points more than
ALL of the Human forces in the pictures!
|A Machine Gun unit and a Rough Riders Motorcycle unit. |
The Motorcycle unit all have tow hooks and chains and can
attempt to immobilize the Martian Tripods making the easier to hit.
|The Mark II steam tanks.|
|The Mark III steam tanks.|
In a test game I played with my son last night he advanced the Martians against the town sweeping all the way around onto my side of the table.
|The Tripods surrounding the town!|
|The Martians turned to face the 6 tanks...|
|... and all were gone! |
Even before all 4 tripods had finished firing!
If I remember correctly only 3 had to shoot.
Best of all, the game play so far is a lot of fast and furious fun.
I can not wait until wave 2 gets here, at which point I will have even bigger Tripods and tanks, as well as some of the really bizarre / goofy weapons like Tesla guns, Land Ironclads, clamper tanks, mono-wheels, and more!
Oh, and I am sorry to report, that I lost the game by 1 unit to Riley... He is of course now grounded for the rest of the summer.