All Quiet on The Martian Front

We recently had a game at the club using some of our painted troops.

The tripods were Andy’s and the tanks were a mix of mine and Andy’s.

We’ve now got a few games under our belts and the game is very basic with some interesting ideas.  The scenarios need to be played with care as depending upon how many points are played will determine the playability of balance between the two sides.  Sometimes low points will favour one side whilst playing the game with a lot more points will swing it the other way.

We are already feeling that we are having to introduce house rules to cover gaps in the rules.  This is OK when playing among friends, but doesn’t seem to lend itself to inter-club or tournament play.

More games to follow.

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All Quiet on the Martian Front

Last year my imagination was captured by the various Martian offerings on Kickstarter, not least the Alien Dungeon proposal for ‘All Quiet on the Martian Front’ a miniatures game set roughly around the time of the First World War but based around the events of the Second Martian Invasion.  Now that the miniatures have finally started arriving we can get some games under our belts.

All Quiet on the Martian Front is a 15mm (or rather 18mm) miniatures war-games based loosely around the First World War but with lots of human steam tanks fighting against the Martian tripods and their other arcane devices.

There are a few of us in the club (Swindon And District Wargamers www.sadwargamers.com) who joined the Kickstarter funding last year.  I did try to limit my financial exposure (for once I held back from the lure of all the amazing toys available) so my collection is somewhat smaller than my colleagues so I have been looking for alternative more mundane solutions to evening up the sides a bit…

Over the coming posts hopefully I’ll be able to bring the delights of their genre to you and hopefully explore the rules (for better or worse…)

Hello Fellow Gamers!

After much faffing about I have finally decided to have a go at the blogging malarky.  I shall endeavour to post frequently (if not at great length) on the various gaming areas which have currently sparked my attention.

I hope that you’ll enjoy this trip with me, so long as it lasts.

Best wishes

Warren