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Title: Earth Invaded!
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 July 2019, 02:20:57 PM
A new project, playtesting something for Si Hall
https://madlemmey.blogspot.com/2019/07/invasion-earth-forces-gather.html

KSLI in 1879 Home service uniform
(https://i.imgur.com/5iaJ22F.jpg)

Really like the figures, amount of detail is perfect
(https://i.imgur.com/wNuQTyO.jpg)

But what foe do they face?
(https://i.imgur.com/mLlUzK9.jpg)

Shambling lumps of living rock, armed with strange plasma spewing guns, and fearsome close quarters weapons...
(https://i.imgur.com/CfAlcXD.jpg)

"Join the infantry they said, it's a man's life in the army they said..."
(https://i.imgur.com/fKv7a8W.jpg)


Title: Re: Earth Invaded!
Post by: Steve J on 23 July 2019, 02:44:53 PM
Great stuff Will 8).


Title: Re: Earth Invaded!
Post by: Matt J on 23 July 2019, 02:56:00 PM
Love it  :D

Although I pity the poor aliens, invading some areas of Shropshire means quarrelling with the locals.....(they is a bit mental round these parts)


Title: Re: Earth Invaded!
Post by: Techno on 23 July 2019, 03:36:26 PM
Both of the above !!  8) :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Earth Invaded!
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 July 2019, 03:59:44 PM
Love it  :D

Although I pity the poor aliens, invading some areas of Shropshire means quarrelling with the locals.....(they is a bit mental round these parts)

Already inspired some background fluff Matt:
"So, one of them things, we was on patrol, see, and what do you know, just past The Crown and Anchor,
Well, it landed in Old Mrs Bickerdyke's lettuce patch.
What a mess it made, she was fumin', straight out her porch, skillet in 'and, trying to confront it.
Poor thing neva stood a chance. Body parts everywhere. It was 'orrible.
Anyway, me and the lads had a whip round, she was very impressed by the replacements we bought her, after we cleared up the mess..."


Title: Re: Earth Invaded!
Post by: ianrs54 on 23 July 2019, 04:20:04 PM
Would a said d KSLI ad no chance me sen good as a 3 band enfield or a .45 boxer martini 'enry may be.


Title: Re: Earth Invaded!
Post by: sunjester on 23 July 2019, 04:50:13 PM
 =D> =D> =D> :-bd


Title: Re: Earth Invaded!
Post by: bigjackmac on 23 July 2019, 04:51:35 PM
Donít know much about Earth invaders, but those British look fantastic!

V/R,
Jack


Title: Re: Earth Invaded!
Post by: Terry37 on 23 July 2019, 05:34:48 PM
Very cool! Love invasion games and we used that as a theme in the GBnUIT tournament a couple of years ago. I have two HOTT alien armies to paint up - one , The Race, taken from Turtledove's series, and the other based on various 50's Sci-Fi movies. Your post makes me want to do some alien painting!!! Nicely done!

Terry


Title: Re: Earth Invaded!
Post by: Glorfindel on 23 July 2019, 05:54:39 PM
This sounds really interesting.   I have recently been thinking of putting together
something along these lines but perhaps based on those old 50's flying saucer
flicks.   

The key seems to be judging the right tech level for the aliens...   A bit like the
Goldilocks story - powerful enough to be a threat but with a weakness of some
sort.

It might even be fun to set it where you live.

It'll be interesting to see where you take this.


Phil


Title: Re: Earth Invaded!
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 July 2019, 05:55:24 PM
Thanks chaps, I've been meaning g to pick up the British for a while, was just pondering opponents.

Jones-Evans, we haven't caught up since your last leave, no, stand at ease...
The time away appears to have done you well, your hit accuracy is up, and in that last encounter your aim was superb. Yes, we are recommending you for a medal for saving Captain Patterson.
No, we are impressed. We are also impressed by how you have turned your appearance around, and your clenliness is much improved, there is even a rumour you've taken the pledge, which considering your previous consumption rate, us astounding.
Gratifying that while you were away you lost weight, I know, it was your mother's cooking, but usually that has the other effect. It's not often soldiers return having lost at least three inches in height, was the harvest that hard work?
Anyway, exemplary effort, keep up the good work Jones-Evans,
Yes, you are dismissed...
Oh, Jones-Evans, you might want to get some better moustache glue, some of the officers are starting to notice!


Title: Re: Earth Invaded!
Post by: mmcv on 23 July 2019, 06:02:53 PM
It's clobbering time!


Title: Re: Earth Invaded!
Post by: Raider4 on 23 July 2019, 07:37:01 PM
. . . based on various 50's Sci-Fi movies.

Somewhere I have all the bits in 6mm to make a start on a 1950's-style Arizona National Guard - lots of half-tracks and late model Shermans and bazookas and stuff. The plan was for these to fight against alien invasion and/or giant irradiated insects, probably using the Epic Armageddon rules. One of the reasons I bought the Pendraken Tripods as well.


Title: Re: Earth Invaded!
Post by: Glorfindel on 23 July 2019, 08:19:06 PM
I really like some of these:

http://www.rebelminis.com/scbuandcr.html (http://www.rebelminis.com/scbuandcr.html)


Title: Re: Earth Invaded!
Post by: Dave Fielder on 26 July 2019, 03:29:51 PM
There are some parts of the Midlands even the humans don't go to; do those Aliens know what is in store for them? The Rail Station at Crewe is truly terrifying.


Title: Re: Earth Invaded!
Post by: ianrs54 on 27 July 2019, 08:34:14 AM
There are some parts of the Midlands even the humans don't go to; do those Aliens know what is in store for them? The Rail Station at Crewe is truly terrifying.


One Crewe is in Cheshire, and two there's nowt wrong with Crewe station. Now central Brum  ;)


Title: Re: Earth Invaded!
Post by: Dave Fielder on 29 July 2019, 11:00:19 AM
It's all North of Watford and hence 'there be Dragons there'


Title: Re: Earth Invaded!
Post by: ianrs54 on 29 July 2019, 11:27:11 AM
Sooner we get a Trump Wall round the big 'eaded city Lerdern the better !!!!!


Title: Re: Earth Invaded!
Post by: Glorfindel on 29 July 2019, 04:23:53 PM
>>It's all North of Watford and hence 'there be Dragons there'

Living in the 'forbidden zone' myself, I did find it entertaining when work visitors from Bristol really did ask
"What happens at the end of the M5 ?"   Cue images of the map from the Hobbit with 'here be dragons' etc...


Phil

 


Title: Re: Earth Invaded!
Post by: ianrs54 on 30 July 2019, 08:29:43 AM
>>It's all North of Watford and hence 'there be Dragons there'

"What happens at the end of the M5 ?"   


Birmingham !!!  :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: Earth Invaded!
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 January 2020, 07:33:51 PM
Shropshire Yeomanry added
Added a plume so you can tell Sergeant Lovell from the troopers.
(https://i.imgur.com/uEqhblL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2Hp4G6Y.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/T0tc6hV.jpg)


Title: Re: Earth Invaded!
Post by: paulr on 21 January 2020, 07:39:27 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: Earth Invaded!
Post by: sunjester on 21 January 2020, 08:28:06 PM
I can't wait to zap them with a plasma bolt!