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!


  1. A very enjoyable report of a battle, certainly fun but obviously great, so pleasantly illustrated!
    Your terrain pieces are excellent, so I'm eagerly looking forward to discover the canal.

    Though I never played this period, I find VSF / Steampunk (or however you prefer to have it called) very exciting. Long toyed with the idea to 'adapt' it to the mid-18th C. (my favorite period) as Lacepunk, but it never materialized.

    Then, if I may shamelessly 'hitchhike' this thread, as an avid aficionado of 'Lace Wars' Imagi-Nations in the tradition of 'Charge!' and 'The War Game' (and as such one of the 76 contributors of the 'Emperor vs Elector' collective blog) I was more than intrigued -fascinated would be closer to the mark- by the allusion to "Terry's Glatz-Leuthans <> a carry over from his Charge games". Even if this 'carry over' means that these games are now things of the past, I'd really appreciate to learn more about them and about Glatz-Leuthen: does Terry have a blog of his own? Could you be kind enough to pass on to him that we at 'Emperor vs Elector' would enjoy to know another 'Charger' - btw one does not need to have a blog of his own to join 'EvE'.

    Thanking you in advance,
    aka Louys de Monte-Cristo

  2. Love the look of the game. Lots of troops and different unit types. MAchines of war are also lovely.

  3. Jean-Louis,
    I'll have Terry do a little write of the Glatz history.