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All Quiet on the Martian Front (Swindon)

There was a massive All Quiet game planned for the 19th January at Andy’s house in his ‘garage’.  Unfortunately I was child sitting so wasn’t able to make it but did send my troops along so that I could at least participate in spirit.  Andy has now posted the pictures onto the sadwargamers website.

http://www.sadwargamers.com/aqotmf-game-saturday-10th-jan/

I’m unsure how many points made it to the table in the end but as our collections are now starting to come together it was a great site to see as the photos will attest.  My HMLS Bodger even made it to the table though I’m unsure whether it was a game piece or a scenery piece.

Hopefully I’ll be able to make it to the next one.

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…)