I have been working on various projects to help support the releases of my own games on the Wargame Vault. Today, I am focusing on creating adversaries for my game Under the Martian Yoke. It is a survival horror game set after the Martian Invasion of the Orson Wells' broadcast. The game is designed to be a solo/co-op/versus experience as the survivor's of the Martian attack struggle to escape Martian territory and to freedom.
The game has a number of adversaries that survivor's may encounter. The biggest and most dangerous are the Martian Tripods of various types. Thankfully, I have a variety of Tripod models from the now defunct All Quiet on the Martian Front. However, there are a variety of other tripod models available on the market as well.
In addition to the the Martian Tripods, there are smaller foes as well. That includes various drones, animated human corpses, modified animals, and even wild, feral dogs to face off against. I have a few drones from Alien Dungeon and plenty of Irish Wolfhounds thanks to my Dark Age Irish army from Wargames Atlantic.
|Martian Tripods and Martian Drones from Alien Dungeon, and Mantic Games Zombie amongst 4ground buildings represent my Martian Foes at the moment.|
However, some of the most flavorful foes are the re-animated human corpses combined with Martian technology to turn cadavers into puppets of the Martian war machine. The idea that Martians drink the blood and fluids from human captives is horrifying, but the idea that they then recycle these victims into unthinking killing machines is even more monstrous! In the rules, these take a few different types and forms. However, I did not have great minis to represent these models.
I searched around for suitable models to either buy or 3D print for the game. I found plenty of zombie models, which would be great for Rabids. However, The other types I was less excited about my options. I decided the best way forward would be to make my own using Green Stuff and left over bits from my Dark Age Irish. The bare feet would work great for my purposes.
|WIP Martian Butchers|
|WIP Gunners to hunt down human survivors|