Friday, 30 November 2018

All Quiet on the Martian Front - They came from the desert

The British North African Forces have several staging areas in native towns all over North Africa.  They generally have small local forces along with a garrison of British forces, they are storage areas for the building up of supplies so they are ready for a big push to destroy Martian holdfasts in North Africa.

The British garrison ready for inspection.  The vehicles all parked at the back are awaiting crews which are due to arrive over the next few days.

Bedouin camel scouts are racing back to the fort.

They have come to warn that the Martian are advancing quickly and are nearly upon the town.  The bedouin have also informed one of the columns bringing crew for the vehicles and they are making all speed toward s the town. 

The British and bedouin forces quickly deploy.  The first support column arrives and they quickly deploy their guns and armoured cars while the trucks race the crews to the vehicles.

Just as the first wave of Martians arrive

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

All Quiet on the Martian Front - Attack on Truro

Setup an AQMF game to play in an afternoon with my two children while they are on their summer holidays.

The BEF and Canadian forces are protecting Truro from attack by the Martian.  The forces in and around the town consist of


3 x MKIII Tanks
3 x MKII Artillery Tanks
MKII Infantry support Tank
3 x Field Guns
3 x Infantry (9 Elements)
3 x MKII Tommy Tanks

3 x Field Guns
Coil Gun
3 x Kitchener Tanks (Arriving in turn 2)
3 x Mono Tanks (Arriving in turn 2)
3 x Spector Armoured Cars (Arriving in turn 2)

Martian Forces

2 X Assault Tripods
Assault Black Dust Tripod
Scout Tripod
Veteran Tripod (Arriving in turn 2)
Harvester Tripod (Arriving in turn 2)
2 x Slaver Tripods (Arriving in turn 2)
3 x Lobotons (9 Elements) (Arriving in turn 2)
Scorpion Drones (3 Elements) (Arriving in turn 2)
2 x Drones (6 Elements) (Arriving in turn 2)

Table Setup

BEF Arriving in turn 2

Martians Arriving in turn 2

I didn't take any pictures of the game as it slows it down and annoys the kids.  The Martians were totally destroyed by my kids keep rolling 10s!

It went something like this.

Turn 1 Martians - Move, fire and miss everying

Turn 1 Humans - Move, fire and destroy 2 Assault Tripods (1 of them the Black Dust).  Also cripple the scout Tripod

Turn 2 Humans - Their reinforcements arrive. Move , fire and destroy other Assault Tripod  and Scout Tripod

Turn 2 Martian - Their reinforcements arrive to see the field littered with destroyed tripods. They move, fire and miss everything.

Turn 3 Martians - Move, fire and manage to destroy 1 MKIII tank.

Turn 3 Humans - Move , fire and manager to cripple Harvester (Both weapon and mobility) , damage 1 Slaver and destroy the Veteran Tripod.

Turn 4 Humans - Move, Fire and destroy both Slavers and the Harvester.

Humans win with loss of only 1 tanks.  Damn their dice rolls!

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

The Vengeance of the Lichemaster - Skaven Forces

The Skaven Forces

Gnawdoom Greyseer
Throt the Unclean
2 Champions
2 Ratmen Flamethrower Crews
40 Chaos Ratmen

Now all painted up

Friday, 20 July 2018

All Quiet on the Martian Front - Overseer and Land Ironclad comparison

A few people have asked for pictures comparing the size of the Overseer to the Land Ironclad so here they are

First up is the official Land Ironclad (I use this for US forces)

Next is the Land Ironclad produced by Conqueror Models (I use this fro British Forces)

Finally comparisons of the two Land Ironclads

Sunday, 15 July 2018

All Quiet on the Martian Front - Drones and Overseer progress

Finished up some drones for my North African Martian Pod.  3 Royal shock drones and 9 normal drones

Also managed to get the basecoat on the overseer

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

All Quiet on the Martian Front - Overseer

I have started my Overseer build but forgot to start a post.  

First up pictures of the parts before I clean them up

Cleaned up head

Replacement legs have turned up thanks to Ironclad Games who have redesigned the legs making them much thinker.  They have also redone the mould for the head which should help with cleaning it up.  The new legs are so much better than the old ones.

Overseer now built.  The tentacles where very poorly cast and I managed to glue the middle part back to front but it looks ok for now.  Just need to get some paint on it.