I have to be really quick before I get guilted into painting more space Orks... which I'm quite enjoying but don't tell anyone.
Anyway cutting a long story short, Kev from the wargames club emailed me this last night.
This is a link to a new wargames Pre-kickstarter.
My reply was "OH F**k! No way round it. think it's a must! "
It's kind of right up my street so I feel sure I will get sucked in. There are a number of other kickstarters I would also be interested in as well and needless to say no one is going to give me any more money, so I will have to start selling things. Maybe a lung!
Anyway the slave driver (nephew) has started to pester so that's it for now.
Have a good couple of days and I will post again on Saturday.
EDIT 7am Friday morning, having slept on it for a second night.
Having thought about it, It's a NO from me. There is just too many fundamental flaws with the whole idea.
Tanks were created to counter the trench warfare stalemate of 1916-17. Not how we use them today.
I can't conceive of the Martians building trenches ergo the trench stalemate would not come to be.
Unless the tanks are made out of ceramics then they will be worse against heat rays than being in the open.
The whole idea is set in the wrong scale. If tripods are that big then a smaller scale like 6mm or 10mm would be better. If tripods are not huge, go larger to 20mm where there is already a lot of commercial kits already about. 15mm seems to be 100% designed to limit all the spending to one company, with no other options.
I think it's the wrong era. I think set later, in the great depression maybe. when tanks are in existence and that counters my first point. It also allows you to do gangsters verses Martians which would have much more appeal to me. "Eat Lead you slimy rat!"
SO to conclude it's a No from me there are some nice ideas but overall too many flaws and missed opportunities.