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abdul666lw Inactive Member20 Sep 2012 9:52 a.m. PST

1812 – Napoleon on Mars
TMP link
'Basically the idea is to take inspiration from the battles between the British and French in India and Egypt and transfer them to a Barsoom-like Mars and have fun doing so. The battles will be normally be standard Napoleonic level brigade-level type games, but have something of a colonial (even VSF – or should that be GSF?) vibe.'
Intriguing, exciting project by itself.
I confess I was slightly worried by the repirator on the (funny) title image, but the reference to Barsoom reassured me: at least any NOT Dejah Thoris


and her bodyguards

will no be decked out in one!

Napoleonic tactics -hence wargame rules- are not identical to Lace Wars ones (though 'oversea' with hordes of native allies and auxiliaries the differences would be less blatant?), yet I'm sure some good ideas can be picked up there for a Munchausenian Space 1745 link setting. If tricorne aficionados need a justification (?), there were more and larger battles between the British and French in India during the WAS / SYW than by Napoleonic times evil grin

timurilank20 Sep 2012 12:41 p.m. PST

The German film Münchhausen have the Baron and his trusty valet Johann departing Venice in a balloon finally landing on the Moon. Mars should not be that far off.


skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2012 4:16 p.m. PST

Each Thark could reload a musket and fire one at the same time.
So if each Thark has a 7-barreled volley carbine in each hand…

abdul666lw Inactive Member22 Sep 2012 12:50 p.m. PST

For 18th – early 19th C. Martian sepoys, Alternative Armies 'Napoleonic' Elves are humanoid enough to pass for Barsoom-type perfectly humanoid Martians (*almost* perfectly, but the intimate differences due to their Monotreme nature are not visible in 28mm evil grin) -Bronze Age / Tin Man / Raging Heroes- but with features compatible with (not?)S1889 Parroom Station (Brigade Games) 'less humanoid' ones.
For the British side, the Dark Elf Light Infantry link in quasi-Tarleton helmet is most appropriate


while for the French the Elves of Armorica Carabiniers link look quite fitting

Pyrate Captain10 Dec 2012 6:00 p.m. PST

This might help, or not:

YouTube link

spontoon11 Dec 2012 4:50 p.m. PST

The Elves of Armorica could have lots of possibilities!

However when i see 1745, I think Kilts!

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