Thark Warriors engage the heavily armored Troglodytes of Mars.
From the Journals of Captain John Carter: My distant cousin Randolph Carter communicated to me in what seemed an almost telepathic way (which greatly surprised me as no Martian could penetrate my mental defenses) and directed me to where a discovered portal is, the ancient city of Kaldor. Kissing my princess good-bye, and accompanied by some mighty Thark warriors, we headed out to the unknown to face this deadly peril to both Earth and Mars . . .
Ancient Kaldor with the bubbling portal placed by the Ancient Ones.
The starting point for John Carter and Company.
The evil Troglodytes of Mars defend the portal of the Ancient ones.
Now this was cool to his Boomer Dad as Honorable Son #5 (The Skirmisher) used is Apple 11 Iphone instead of a measuring tape to plan his moves. Here he is planning on having the troglodyte run (9 inches of movement) through the gate of the ruins.
The completed move.
Dang! Where did Carter come from? Yep, this here Southern Warlord can move.
The green Martians from the Thark Clan move rapidly across the dry and broken landscape.
John Carter, ex-Confederate Cavalry Captain, Prince of Helium, Jed of Thark and Warlord of Mars has outpaced his companions (as usual).
Let me introduce you to my little friend.
Volley fire from repeating crossbow fire makes one of the green martians look like a porcupine. Carter's Company is now down to 3 figures.
The troglodyte uses his shield to block Carter's long sword.
The Tharks scream their horrifying battle cries as they seek to avenge the loss of one of their own.
Of course they have a yeti.
Radium pistols consistently miss as the speedy Troglodytes outmaneuver the Green martians . . .
. . . but not so fast to be out of the reach of a powerful sword!
The other Troglodyte attempts to block with his shield . . .
. . . as he is cut down by the long sword of the vengeful Thark.
The second string back-up to the white apes of Mars does not last long against John Carter's sword.
The mysterious cloaked leader enters the fray as more troglodytes enter the fight.
"Ready to go again?"
He really did not stand a chance against the whirling dervish known as the Warlord of Mars.
The cloaked figure points his finger menacingly and a fire ball knocks down one of the Green Martians. Yep, radium pistols are still missing their targets.
Leaping back to his feet, the littlest troglodyte of them all is caught between the blades of two mighty green warriors.
John Carter leaps over the wall and expertly skewers the leader of the troglodytes.
Blades flash and strike as the troglodytes are cut down.
Cross bow bolts continue to rain down as the Green martians use the available cover.
Carter leaps to the top of the tower!
And is hit in the back by cross bow volley fire. He rolls a "one" for pluck, remembers he has the Fortitude Talent, and rolls another "one". Hmmm . . . maybe it's just a concussion since he can have the Immortal talent for campaign games.
The repeating crossbow volley fire tactic is quite successful.
I was down to one Thark, was satisfied with the play test and conceded the game to Honorable Son #5 (The Skirmisher). Okay, I was hungry too.
The surviving Troglodytes.
Just for fun we tried 2 against 3 . . .