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Author Topic: Under the Martian Yoke - Survival Horror Skirmish Game  (Read 1766 times)

Offline Easy E

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Under the Martian Yoke - Survival Horror Skirmish Game
« on: July 13, 2022, 02:12:39 PM »
Greetings all,

After a dream about 4 years ago, I set about writing a game for the post-Martian invasion of Orson Welles.  Plus, I wanted a new reason to use all my cool All Quiet on the Martian Front models and Copplestone Castings gangster miniatures I had painted up.  Under the Martian Yoke was born!

Below are some images I have of the game....



Here some survivors try to fend off a Martian Tripod!  Things do not look good for them!



Enemies are not just Tripods though.  Through their advanced tech, the Martians have re-animated dead bodies to act as their proxies.  These horrors roam the ruins of the East Coast flushing out prey for the Martians at feast on!



Here is an assortment of Martian baddies.  However, the game has a large bestiary with various forms of cadaver troops, wild dogs, drones, tripods, and other gribblies to fight off. 

If you are interested and inclined to learn more, you can read the designer notes on the Blood and Spectacles blog:
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/2022/07/wargame-design-under-martian-yoke.html
« Last Edit: July 13, 2022, 02:16:05 PM by Easy E »
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Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: Under the Martian Yoke - Survival Horror Skirmish Game
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2022, 08:03:35 PM »
Good to see you getting this property off the ground, Easy. I look forward to seeing reviews and battle reports popping up around the internet in the near future.

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Re: Under the Martian Yoke - Survival Horror Skirmish Game
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2022, 08:54:51 PM »
I love the metallic paint you used on the Martian tripods! Looks good (unless you're a human)  lol

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Re: Under the Martian Yoke - Survival Horror Skirmish Game
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2022, 02:10:07 PM »
Thanks all,

For those interested in how the game actually plays on the table, here is a quick battle report here:

http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/2022/07/battle-report-under-martian-yoke.html

« Last Edit: July 25, 2022, 08:10:01 PM by Easy E »

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Re: Under the Martian Yoke - Survival Horror Skirmish Game
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2022, 05:11:11 PM »
Everything is better with zombies!

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Re: Under the Martian Yoke - Survival Horror Skirmish Game
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2022, 03:41:39 AM »
Great stuff, interesting to see how you decided to bring Horror aspects through game mechanics.
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Offline Corporal Chaos

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Re: Under the Martian Yoke - Survival Horror Skirmish Game
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2022, 10:26:13 PM »
Very neat idea and a great battle report. Congratulations on putting together a set of rules with a different type of setting . Piqued my interest… look forward to seeing more.
I should be painting right now.

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Re: Under the Martian Yoke - Survival Horror Skirmish Game
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2022, 03:01:49 AM »
I read the battle report, as well, and enjoyed it!  :-*

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Offline Easy E

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Re: Under the Martian Yoke - Survival Horror Skirmish Game
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2022, 02:50:31 PM »
Thanks all.  I would love to see any games you folks play in the setting as well!

Offline Easy E

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Re: Under the Martian Yoke - Survival Horror Skirmish Game
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2022, 05:40:58 PM »
On the blog this week, is my effort to make Dark Age Irish from Wargame Atlantic into some Martian Cadaver Troops.......

http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/2022/08/on-painting-desk-under-martian-yoke.html


Offline Golgotha

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Re: Under the Martian Yoke - Survival Horror Skirmish Game
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2022, 05:59:13 PM »
Those are terrifying. They remind me of the Borg. Love it - can't wait to see 'em painted.

Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: Under the Martian Yoke - Survival Horror Skirmish Game
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2022, 08:32:21 PM »
Those are terrifying. They remind me of the Borg. Love it - can't wait to see 'em painted.

I quite agree! 👍🛸🧟‍♂️👽

Offline Kourtchatovium104

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Re: Under the Martian Yoke - Survival Horror Skirmish Game
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2022, 01:17:51 PM »
Well done and very atmospheric !  :)

Offline Easy E

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Re: Under the Martian Yoke - Survival Horror Skirmish Game
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2022, 03:51:23 PM »
On the Blood and Spectacles blog this week is the finished cadaver troops for Under the Martian Yoke



I made this with some left-over resin, printed parts, bitz, greenstuff, and Wargames Atlantic Dark Age Irish.  I painted them with Army Painter Paints.

You can read more about them at the blog:
  http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/2022/08/the-painting-table-under-martian-yoke.html

Offline Chimpfoot

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Re: Under the Martian Yoke - Survival Horror Skirmish Game
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2022, 04:30:16 PM »
Dem tripods is awesome innit
😆😆👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼😍😍

 

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