A Space 1889 themed game, played with tweaked The Men Who Would Be Kings rules. The protagonists were the British Forces from Syrtis Major with some Martian Hill tribesmen, and the French with their Canal Martian allies from the Xanthe basin. The game involved 6 players, 3 per side and each with forces of around 40-50 points.
France is under Threat….!!!
The only thing worse than being Stuck directly between England and Germany .. is being under them both… so to speak .. , and that is where we are Mon Ami…. without Martian Liftwood to power up our New Aerial fleet …Merde ..
General Pepe Le Pew: You are directed to take your Small French Expeditionary force , and Martian Allies , and seize the Yearly Liftwood Shipment from Krag Pymble, before it can be “ sold on “ to the British or those upstart Germans.
Lord Darling ,
Britain has the largest Colonial Army on Mars, make sure you use it well.
You are tasked with securing the Liftwood destined for our airship yards and no one elses' ..
Secondly there is an Archaeological Expedition on site , with one of Prince of Wales favourite cousins , secure their safety .. or Prinny wont be happy ..and it will look bad for you old Boy .
|The French and allied Martian contingent arrayed for Battle!|
Battle was joined on a friend's great looking 15 foot table with all new terrain. It was quite a sight to behold, especially with his very fancy Oshiro Model Terrain Aphid Class airship looming overhead!
Each third of the table had objectives to seize, but the main prize was the liftwood shipment which was in the process of being delivered to the British. The French had to take it by force to provide the supplies to construct their own Aerial Flotilla
|The precious Liftwood shipment, guarded by a Royal Navy Armoured Landing Party (figures by Ironclad Miniatures)|
|The Archeological dig site - what wonders will it reveal? |
|The French force ready to Advance!|
An account for the Battle will follow in Part 2!
|with their Allies from Ideus Fons guarding their flank!|