Wednesday, June 30, 2010

More ship pics.

Had a request for more pics my 15mm Airship,
so here you go.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New Airship leaves the dockyard.

Well in addition to the game below, I've also finally managed to make an Airship that I like.
It took many hours of pondering a few failed starts but finally I'm happy. I present to you Thuvia's Glory! Now that I have a template of sorts I hope to build another two this month.
In addition I'm also putting together a few ideas for a small Martian campaign this summer.

The Cephlipods make their Appearance!

My apologizes for not having posted over the past few months. We had a big game
last month but my camera failed to take adequate photos. So no pictures of the
Japanese first outing. But this Saturday we managed to get together without Bob, who was stuck in Phoienx, though we did have some new players and new armies, among them Daric who brought his British Army as well as his wonderful camera!

Though we've had many a battle, the Cephlipods have yet to make an appearance.
It is said rumored that the few remaining Cephlipods are the ones who were the caretakers of the armada that invaded Earth. Some scientists theorize that the Cephlipods actually originated further out in the Solar System and had only used
Mars as a jumping off point to Earth. Speculation has also circulated that it is the
Cephlipods who refine the rare ore that gives lift to the Red Martian Airships.

With this last bit of info, the British and Japanese wasted no time moving on
a Cephlipod force that had been sighted near the frontiers to the West.
The British (Daric) moved up from the South and the Japanese (Terry, Shogun Doug and John) from the NorthEast.
The Cephlipods(newly painted by Dan) were there gathering ore, but soon two other armies arrived. A coalition of Red Martian City States(Kieth, Rick, and my subordinate self) as well as Green Tribesmen(Allen&Son)
eager to defend their territory and win glory!

Before the battle began there was a great whirlwind of negotiating! Promises, threats and sacrafices were made! In the end the Red, Green and Cephlipod Martians faced off the Earthling, much to the annoyance of Shogun Doug, who would comment later that these Martians were not honorable!

The Armies Arrive!

The Red Martian City States

The Green Tharks

The Cephlipods

The Japanese.

The British.

The Battle begins as the Tenacled Menace advances on the Japanese firing black smoke and heat rays. "There is no honor in such war!" snarled Shogun Doug.

Smoke Projector crews

Japanese line covered in poisonous smoke!

The Thark Cavalry flanks the Japanes line! Shogun Doug is hooping mad now! 'Treachery!'

The Thark Blood-Gods watch the battle.
Can the ninja halt the thunderous charge of the Green Horde. Well.... no.

The Tharks drive deep into the Japanese line till finally the Tharks find themselves surrounded.

In the South

The stout Highlander marches through the ruins of the ancients.

Martian Swordmen prepare to duel with the new invaders.

The British rifle fire is murderous!

The Egyptians Charge and drive back the Imperial Martians.

The Egyptians find themselves cut off.


Imperial Airships bring fire down on the desperate Egyptians.

The Cephlipods watch the Imperial vs British battle.

British Marines try to hold the right flank against a sudden advance of Martian Cavalry and Hexasaurs! But are driven back!

The British right flank falters as the Highlanders arrive. Can the line me held?

But in the end the Highlanders are driven back!

When the game was called the Cephlipods were still in control of the Mountain ore.
The Japanese had been savaged and the British driven off. For their service the Red Martians soon hoped for more of the magical ore that powered their airships. And the Tharks had new heads to display!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Another Club game with new toys!

It was the end of the month which meant that it was my turn to host the game. With Bob available I decided on Martian Empires. Instead of a line them up and slug it out game, (we now have lots of stuff), we decided on a quick 2600point scenerio.
The evil and vile Earthmen, Terry's Glatz-Leuthans & Bob's new Germans, had to enter from the South and Western road ends and exit the North road with a decent amount of troops. The Martians would enter from the North and the Eastern desert. 3 Martian players vs 4 European players. People kept showing so we happily shared the troops and vehicles.

Opening view from the West and my German Zeppelin.

Earth Forces in the South. Note the new german Walker. The Ironclad figures work well for this scale.

Terry's mythical state of Glatz-Leuthen, a carry over from his Charge games.
A modge podge of Austrians and exiles mixing for over 2 centuries.

Martian Forces on the North edge.

Martian Horde entering from the East. Plenty of big Green tribesmen and Bob's newest lancers.

The Green Tribes were out to wreck revenge on the Glatz military order cav for previous wrongs. They even took tim out to take trophies.

Ah the cav in all it's glory!

Dan wasted no time pushing the walker and the Glatz Highlanders to the front.

This small village would trade hands several times before German Rocket troops, on the left, finally decided to give it up.

We used the slightly larger March or Die German gasmask troops as rocket troopers.
They were quite effective but eventually numbers told.

Never fun being charged by Green Tribal Cavalry! The Zeppelin also took a lot of fire from the Martian Airships this turn and lost rudder control. Ended up moving in random directions for the rest of the game.

This powerful but slow moving force of Martians managed to break most everything in it's way, the askari taking major punishment. But being newly painted figs we expected their certain doom.

Dan and Doug reach the North road but with too few troops as airships and cav continue to harass their troops.

It was a very fun game! Bob and I keep painting more stuff and now it looks as if Doug will be raising some Japanese for Mars. I also feel the need to add even more terrain! Everyone keeps asking about the canal, it's coming!