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PHGamer Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2018 6:59 p.m. PST

The Americans have been defeated at Sheboygan. General McIntyre and Captain Patton have managed the keep the retreating American forces from turning into a total rout by force of will, and by exuding hope and assiduity of a final victory against the invaders.

A battle report from the universe of All Quiet on the Martian Front.
Baited Trap, the Battle for Waukegan, Illinois

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enjoy

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 7:12 a.m. PST

Wow! What a battle! Very impressive and nicely done! Your Tesla gun was just as effective as the one aboard the Albuquerque!

PHGamer Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 7:50 a.m. PST

I think the Albuquerque can take a hit though.

Personal logo Martian Root Canal Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 12:48 p.m. PST

Great AAR! As someone who lives near Waukegan, I shall keep an eye out for errant tripods in the area.

PHGamer Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 1:25 p.m. PST

Start digging in the "Grinder" on the Navy base. There is bound to be artifacts buried there. Be wary of unexploded munitions though :)

PHGamer Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 1:49 p.m. PST

Thank you to all my visitors of this page. "Baited Trap, The Battle For Waukegan, Illinois" became the most popular All Quiet on the Martian Front Battle Report in my blog, passing Martian Civil War in less than 24 hours.

Twoball Cane16 Jan 2018 8:00 p.m. PST

Wow! Marvin the Martian miniature…should win some kind of award lolz

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2018 8:56 p.m. PST

Wow, sounds like you guys had tons of fun.

Dan
PS. Is the mechanical landship beast here in the foreground a conversion?

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PHGamer Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 7:13 a.m. PST

No it is not. With the exception of the missing tracks, it pretty much is straight out of the box.

Legion 421 Jan 2018 2:46 p.m. PST

Is that Marvin the Martian ? There in the middle of the Tripods ?

PHGamer Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2018 5:08 a.m. PST

Yes, Legion, that is Marvin the Martian. And to his left, a drone painted as K9.

PHGamer Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2018 5:16 a.m. PST

Question, how do you just insert an image on this forum?
And for the full story of the Red Martian, here is a link.
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The story in the rule book is obviously Yankee propaganda :)

The really true story, however was when I was showing off the early tripods to my wife, and she asked, "Are you going to paint one like Marvin the Martian?"

There was a while the idea sunk in. She thought that she had horribly offend my sense of propriety.

Then I replied, "How can I NOT paint one like Marvin the Martian!"

I even had a spare drone for K-9.

The rest may not be canon, but it is history :)

I still have 3 unpainted tripods, still in the shrinkwrap. As the games went, I didn't feel I needed more Martians. But I have thought of painting another Marvin as some sort of copy cat. But now I am thinking of painting a Minion Martian. Is that too much? Or is it just plain silly?

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