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Mars Attacks

Postby mattjgilbert » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:39 pm

New game coming via kickstarter 4th October: http://www.marsattacksthegame.com/

Based loosely on the Deadzone mechanics it will feature Martians and humans and then whatever else the kickstarter achieves(hopefully flying saucers!)

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Re: Mars Attacks

Postby timewizard » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:02 am

Nice find Matt! I will definitely be watching this one.

I collected the Mars Attacks cards when I was a kid!
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Re: Mars Attacks

Postby killmaimburn » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:00 am

Meh, which is the KS one that comes with the tripod stalker craft in.. that one had some epic models. (and Noooobody does tripods)

Edit.. oh it was this one.. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/111 ... e-tanks-vs
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Re: Mars Attacks

Postby mattjgilbert » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:52 am

Topps are rebooting the franchise timewizard.

New cards, new comics, new merchandise.. and new games :)

They were impressed with the DreadBall kickstarter that Mantic ran and asked them to do this game with a kickstarter.


No tripods I think kmb - unless they are going to appear in the new comics and cards as they are not in the Mars Attacks fluff as far as I know.
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Re: Mars Attacks

Postby mattjgilbert » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:56 am

I picked this up on amazon yesterday - new comic material :)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1613774214/

I've attached a couple of pictures of the Martian prototype. It's been retooled since then based on feedback from the painter (winterdyne on warseer).
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Re: Mars Attacks

Postby timewizard » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:26 pm

I had seen that Topps was re-issuing the cards. Didn't know about the comics though.

Great looking models. I guess you could always come up with some house rules for the tripods!
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Re: Mars Attacks

Postby killmaimburn » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:01 pm

timewizard wrote: I guess you could always come up with some house rules for the tripods!

But where would you get the tripods from.. nobody does tripods.. it like a rule of modelling or something..

mattjgilbert wrote:They were impressed with the DreadBall kickstarter that Mantic ran and asked them to do this game with a kickstarter..
So this is an advert for an advert to start at some point, due to recruitment of team (Matt) hard advertising previously being so successful, I swear kickstarter is to gaming as negative hedges are to corporate responsibility.
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Re: Mars Attacks

Postby Baragash » Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:14 pm

killmaimburn wrote:
timewizard wrote: I guess you could always come up with some house rules for the tripods!

But where would you get the tripods from.. nobody does tripods.. it like a rule of modelling or something..


Wrong scale but double- :P (1 for Tripod, 1 for being a link to KS) ;)

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Re: Mars Attacks

Postby killmaimburn » Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:19 pm

minus 5 for not spotting that I linked to that KS 3 posts up.. but it didn't have rabid hard core sellers pushing so didn't go astronomical.
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Postby Baragash » Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:40 pm

That post was nearly 9 hours ago, you expect me to pay that much attention :P

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Re: Mars Attacks

Postby mattjgilbert » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:15 pm

Jake has posted his thoughts on the difference between DZ and MA.

http://quirkworthy.com/2013/10/10/mars- ... -deadzone/
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Re: Mars Attacks

Postby jlong05 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:50 pm

Matt, I need some help!!!!!

I am really seriously thinking about buying into the Mars Attacks kickstarter and boosting up(double my EB) to get the figs for the Martians as a counts as Necrons army.

My question is:

Relative size, figure to figure how to they stack up.

Are the Martian grunts about the same size as a Necron Warrior?
Saucers. Initially I had hoped to use these as Necron Aircraft, but I think they may be too small. If that is so, how big are they compared to a Destroyer for instance?
I know the robot is just a possible stretch goal now, but how BIG will he be do you think? Thinking using as Triarch Stalkers.
I figured I could use giant bugs as my Wraiths

Any thoughts on other possible options. The sneak peak of the Stealth Martian got me thinking I could use him/those as Flayed Ones and Freeze Rays as weapon upgrades or something.

If you have 'any' inside thoughts on size and viability of my idea that would be great.
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Re: Mars Attacks

Postby mattjgilbert » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:55 pm

I've played with the Martian 3D prints but I've not seen them compared to another model so Can't say. I'll see if I can get someone at Mantic to do some comparison shots and some measurements.
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Re: Mars Attacks

Postby killmaimburn » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:29 pm

mattjgilbert wrote: I'll see if I can get someone at Mantic to do some comparison shots and some measurements.

Calling Mr Obvious, If you're going to do that, perhaps try not to instantly fall into the trap of "hay look they're identical to high elves but not high elves honest guv" schlock that "you lot" have only just managed to shake off with the last 2 releases.
Saying about the size of an ogryn- and then only PMing direct mini comparisons (which presumably need GWs permission?), will lessen my "now their cloning Y :roll: " by Xpercent.
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Re: Mars Attacks

Postby jlong05 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:36 pm

killmaimburn wrote:
mattjgilbert wrote: I'll see if I can get someone at Mantic to do some comparison shots and some measurements.

Calling Mr Obvious, If you're going to do that, perhaps try not to instantly fall into the trap of "hay look they're identical to high elves but not high elves honest guv" schlock that "you lot" have only just managed to shake off with the last 2 releases.
Saying about the size of an ogryn- and then only PMing direct mini comparisons (which presumably need GWs permission?), will lessen my "now their cloning Y :roll: " by Xpercent.

Considering that these are not designed in any way as a Necron clone, and its my idea to make this army work and not theirs, I doubt the cloning concern would be valid anyway. Its not like these are terminator models made for Deadzone for instance. Then we can say, hey those look like Necron clones. ;)
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