Here is the Setup. The martian cylinder has landed on he far end of the board and the martians are starting to spread out. The martians advanced and took a few shots but ultimately this was a turn to get into position.
The Humans took their turn and Alex took a very Aggressive tactic and took the fight right to the Martians. Shots were fired and A scout tripod was taken out in the first turn.
The Humans maintained the initiative and pressed their attack on the tripods completely destroying the left flank and doing damage on the right. The martians, however were now in rang for their sweeping heat rays and Doug was able to score so big hits on the human tanks. Helping him out some.
It what seemed like pure punishment the Humans got initiative yet again and pressed their advantage even harder taking out an assault tripod and doing more damage on others. Here the humans, having dispatched the flank are re positioning to engage the right with the rest of the troops.
Roll after roll, Alex's tactics paid off more and more as tripod after tripod took damage and exploded. It was starting to look grim for the Martians, as with some quick rolling, the slaver and grenadier tripods were destroyed.
Down to 1 Assault tripod and 1 Scout remaining, the Martians pressed on. All the Drones and slaves were useless as this point as the controller was destroyed. Moving around the town the martians were able to take out some more units, but the pressure was definitely on as the left flanks forces made their way through the town to engage the enemy.
With a loud BOOM the scout tripod explodes in a flash of cold fusion brilliance. All that is left is the assault tripod as it lumbers its way into the town. A weapon disabled is scored on the tripod which means whenever it shoots they will dice off to choose what the target will be. Not good for the Martians last Fighting Machine....
The Martians are able to get their final tripod into town, but the weight of fire was just too great and with crack and a boom, the final tripod is brought down. But at what cost to the humans........
All in all we had a great time playing. Black moon is a wonderful venue and I plan to game their more often. Check it out if you are in town.