While the British and Prussians fight over the power device the Martians have now chosen this moment to recommence offensive operations. Two Tripods that had not been ready in time to take part in the Earth invasion have been completed and they intend to recapture the power device and eliminate both British and Prussian forces.The Second War of the Worlds is about to begin...
And here are the photos enjoy!
The left flank consisted of two thunderer cannons, the Hardlove light steam charger, Gordon highlanders, sikh regiment and the impervious suits.
While the Prussian attack was a surprise, their assaults were miss timed and both units were virtually wiped out with the british only taking minor casualties.
The P49859081.8; __utmz=150635877.124m cover led by the Ramstein steam ram tank.
Miraculously the Prussians charged home against the sikh but they arrived in too few numbers to strike hard and the sikh quickly despatched them with minimal losses.
The height of the battle, as the Prussian cavalry was destroyed on the Prussian right flank.
HMES Hermes was engaged by Prussian Copters powered by new galvanic cells.
The Prussian machine gun fire swept the decks killing a gunner and rocket fire damaged the Hermes propulsion systems. The two forces continued to spar but were unable to destroy each other.
It was at this point that the Martians chose to attack. One tripod engaged the British, while the other attacked the Prussians. Heat rays swept the battlefield.
The sudden appearance of the Martians threw both forces into confusion. The Prussian commander appealled to the British commander to work together against the martians.
"Why should I fight the Martians when there are Prussians to kill", the British commander was heard to say, which infuriated the Prussians, but eventually the British commander saw sense and both forces turned to engage the new enemy.
The Landship Dauntless survived a direct hit from the heat ray and its engines stalled preventing it from bringing its huge gun to bear. The Prussian Ramstein was disabled by a heat ray and then flipped by the tripod's tentacles. Two Prussian steam penny farthings madly rushed their tripod to plant sticky bombs against a tripod leg. One prussian blew himself up planting his charge but the other Prussian was successful. Unfortunately the damaged caused to the Tripod was minimal.
Lt Bromhead gallantly lead the 24th in a mad dash to plant a sticky bomb against a tripod. They succeeded in planting the charge but again the tripod survived the blast. Tentacles swept down on the 24th decimating it.
The last thing Bromhead saw was the towering mass of the tripod above him and the sound of the heat ray ringing in his ears.
With the tripods destroying the humans the game finished for the day. The display was enthusiastically received by the public and we were able to win best display on the day!
Just some quick background on the game.
We were using " Battles by Gaslight" rules.
The miniatures were all Eureka Miniatures. http://www.eurekamin.com.au/
except for the Prussian cavalry which were from Wargames foundry.
The Prussians tanks were conversions of GW tanks.
The Prussian balloons, HMLS Dauntless and HMES Hermes were all scratchbuilt.
The tripods are my own design and are now available from Eureka.
Thanks for dropping by.