Saturday, 25 August 2012

War on Mars!

Todays post is an actual battle report! Yes, I finally got some gaming in and took some photos :-) The arrangement will be slightly different than my normal posts as it seems easier to do it this way (and I'm not very good at 'narrative').

The basic set up was a four by four table, using some of the boards from the Salute 2012 game with a small mining encampment and a docked neff. Two units of Martians (using our new figures) were dropped off by skiff and raided the camp which was defended by the miners and a small detachment of the Naval Brigade.

On to the photos...

The Martian force
 
 

The thin blue line
 
 


The Martians land on the docked Japanese neff 'Kaze' and start to decimate the crew

 
After killing the crew, the Martians decend to the ground and advance towards the enemy
 
 


Fierce fighting ensues but the British line holds
 
 
The Martian Warleader tackles Lt A A Milne of the Naval Brigade and takes him down
 
 
The raid was to of no avail as the Martians were soundly beaten but an overhead skiff noted the Earther ways of battle and another warclan is being prepared. They will return...



Not the best selection of photos but it conveys what happened. I'm actually pleased with some of the really red looking ones as it looks like a Martian sunrise, I didn't do anything, that's just how they came out. We'll be playing again on Wednesday and will have more troops this time. The rules used were T+T (Triumph and Tragedy) and although no real VSF contraptions were used they seemed to work very well. A few alterations for the Martians will be implemented for the next game along with some basic flying rules for neffs and skiffs. I can't wait !!!

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