All Quiet On The Martian Front

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All Quiet On The Martian Front

Postby Frank » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:21 am

So, another week and another new system being trialled by my gaming butterfly mates. I have to say this does look fantastic.

http://millionwordman.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... front.html

It`s possibly a touch pricey selling at, I believe, £70 over here, and apparently you only get a mini rule book in the basic box and have to pay extra for the big hardback, which, is absolutely gorgeous, full of fluff and humour. I particularly like one of the typical "game in progress" shots, showing a game between a WW1 soldier and a gribbly red Martian :lol:

The review says it is basically 15mm but I would say it is closer to 20mm myself, but 15mm scenery still looks fine. The box contains 3 tripods, 6 stands of infantry, 6 tanks, some motorbikes and machine gun stands plus dice and counters and templates.
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Re: All Quiet On The Martian Front

Postby Whiterook » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:24 pm

This truly looks AWESOME! What a concept...and I love love love the Tripods.

The company has an interesting name, too...Robot Peanut Studios!
http://www.architectsofwar.com/allquiet ... front.aspx

From the website:

All Quiet on the Martian Front is a 15mm battle game in miniature set during the second Martian War, circa 1910. After their first defeat a few years earlier at the hands of stiff British resistance and unexpected environmental factors, the Martians have returned. This time they have started their invasion from the New World and they established themselves well before surging forward in an unstoppable tide of destruction. The game begins on the Mississippi Defense Line, with America desperately trying to hold back the Martian advance. Super weapons by Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison are being rushed to the front.

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President Roosevelt leads the nation against the blood sucking Martians and their incredible machines. Henry Ford works feverishly to produce as many of the new steam powered tanks for the front as possible. J.P. Morgan, Carnegie and Rockefeller work together to make the fearsome new Land Ironclads a reality. The United Kingdom, experienced with anti- Martian war, sends the British Expeditionary Force to help. France and Germany, untouched by any Martian machines, gather forces and build armies, but for what purpose?

Black Dust, Heat Rays, tanks upon tanks as well as miles and miles of trenches and traps…they all form the backdrop for Tripods vs. Tanks with lightning guns, Rough Riders on early Harleys, and lots more.
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Re: All Quiet On The Martian Front

Postby Whiterook » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:32 pm

Some pics....

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Re: All Quiet On The Martian Front

Postby Whiterook » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:35 pm

I really would love to get into this system, but my wife would probably kill me! But for those of you brave enough, a little inspiration....

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Re: All Quiet On The Martian Front

Postby Frank » Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:09 pm

My mate, Andy, says they put together really well, he has assembled the legs and left the head/body? assembly loose as there are some fairly fragile bits on it and he thinks if there are any wobbly table incidents that there will be less chance of damage.
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