The last time my Chinese Mercs. fought in this area, there were giant spiders and the Miners were dug in and had plenty of heavy artillery. So when a contract came up to protect the mine we, of course, jumped at the opportunity. We would send our ade-de- camp and with a small force and gather our pay easy as diamonds in the ground. Unknown to us our 2nd in command decided that his nephew Po Ling could use the experience so he sent him in command instead. Well Po had a terrible accident with a lizard recently and a peg leg had to be put in place so he can move a bit better.
This sets up the battle. In front of the mine in badly made trench works Peg Leg Po Ling and his Chinese hero’s of many battles, are faced with the hated Japanese commanded by a buddha blessed, sword welding killer, and a steam tank. They are supported by a large contingent of Martians with a Rocket gun and a heavy gun….we gotta get ourselves a Rocket gun.
The Americans were hired to relieve us. The Union with a huge land tank, and the Confederates with a fast Balloon ship. There were spiders, they did not make it
Well the Japanese steam tank advance with units of Japanese Infantry and Martians, the Mine Dogs advanced, and well good Ole Peg Leg Po Ling ran away and I am now missing a unit of Chinese….and I hope Peg Leg Po Ling.
Rules: GasLight – Mars colonial combat in the Glory years of Steam and wonder weapons.