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Mars! - Summer uniform Japanese - Page 12
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:08:02 PM »
Mars, the story so far.

Humans arrived on Mars three years ago to the accolades of those in power. The first to arrive were the Japanese followed closely by the British and then the other powers of note. The opportunities were thought to be endless and an almost gold-rush mentality by governments ensued; each sending as much as they could to the red planet without endangering their holdings on Earth. Aether travel was expensive but it was thought that the riches found on Mars would more than compensate the expenditure.

The first contact between human and Martian was not without it's problems; language being one of them but a professor from Cambridge specialising in anthropology was quick to pick up on the Martian language, noting various similarities between some of the ancient tongues used on earth thousands of years ago. This in itself brought up more questions than answers and there is now a strong scientific population on Mars studying the indigenous population as much as they can (or will be allowed).

One of the other problems was the human trait of greed, which can effect the best man given the right circumstances. Various raw minerals; rare on Earth were to be found with abundance but mining them was to prove difficult. A type of Martian unbeknownst to the humans was incredibly protective of their territory, destructively so. Several mining camps and expeditions have recently fallen to the 'Sky Martians' without the humans finding out much more about them than the scattered eyewitness accounts that tend to be dismissed as the ravings of lunatics.

The Humans have made several beachheads on Mars itself with the largest; New Victoria being almost the size of a small city. The British and Japanese enlisted the help of the 'City Martians' in building the walls of New Victoria and these have now become a wonder of the Victorian age: not only for their size but also the speed in which they were built and their scope. A railway network has also been developed and expanded since the first year of colonisation and it now connects several of the larger human settlements and is continually growing, bringing civilisation to the remotest parts of the human colonies.

The Sky Martian problem is becoming more apparent as more camps and facilities are falling quiet. Even the journalists are taking a heavy toll, some expeditions into the interior not coming back at all.

What will happen when the Earth powers band together and stop their petty squabbles. What will happen when the Sky Martians show their true strength: as it is believed that what has been witnessed so far is but a small taster of what is to come...



Time to resurrect this project again  :D

For those that don't know I had a rather large thread chronicling our adventures on the red planet. There were an awful lot of photos on the last oneand the thread is here, most of them wips and when I come to start again on the various builds I'll post some previous wip pictures first as an explanation.

The project did and will include such things as VSF armies, neffs of all shapes and sizes, Victorian architecture on Mars, Sky Martians, City Martians, Plains Martians, flora and fauna, game reports and anything else that fits the bill.

For the time being here are some photos from the Salute 2015 game that best shows the vast majority (so far) of the project.

Welcome to the Red Planet  :D







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James
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Re: Mars!
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2018, 05:23:17 PM »
It's nice to see this starting up again. Are you perchance planning ahead to Salute 2019? :P
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Re: Mars!
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2018, 05:45:12 PM »
It's nice to see this starting up again. Are you perchance planning ahead to Salute 2019? :P

Quite possibly  :)

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Re: Mars!
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2018, 05:50:56 PM »
It's great to see this thread again. All the pictures from the old thread seem to be gone.

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Re: Mars!
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2018, 06:06:41 PM »
Yeah, Photobucket did the dirty and I deleted my account. I've still got the vast majority of the pictures here and there though  :)

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Re: Mars!
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2018, 06:16:06 PM »
Looks fantastic! Very inspirational =]

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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2018, 11:24:35 PM »
Terrific
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Re: Mars!
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2018, 07:01:41 AM »
Very cool.I especially like the Funicular and the 'Sapporo' whisky (?) distillery giving the Japanese presence.

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Re: Mars!
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2018, 07:03:13 AM »
Thanks chaps  :)

There'll be a City Martian post later today once I've sorted the photos out.

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Re: Mars!
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2018, 08:22:55 AM »
This board is awe inspiring, I remember seeing it at Salute.

I still love your martians and their sky-ships.

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Re: Mars!
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2018, 08:30:47 PM »
Splendid set up...Huzzah!
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Re: Mars!
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2018, 09:22:22 PM »
I've had the pleasure of seeing this in the flesh and it's even more impressive.

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Re: Mars!
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2018, 09:26:50 PM »
Still got to be one of the best boards out there! Nice to see this on the go once again! :-*

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Re: Mars!
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2018, 09:27:21 PM »
Thanks chaps  :)

Update tomorrow, got caught up with other stuff today.

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Re: Mars!
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2018, 07:47:50 AM »
That is one smashing table  :)