I went down to The Game Matrix in Tacoma today to play in the semi-annual Red Captains Martian gaming event. There are several gamers down there who have invested a lot of time, money, and creativity to gaming Victorian sci-fi with a variant of Frank Chadwick's Space: 1889. Kevin Smyth has recorded many of these adventures on his blog The Shastapsh Chronicles.
The games are typically a clash between colonialist Earth forces and Martians. Today's game was a Martian civil war scenario where rebels and imperial forces clashed over a supply of lift wood that was being harvested by an enterprising band of Americans who were holed up in a stone building while Martians swarmed around them.
|Lift wood: what all the fuss was about|
|Herbie's High Martians of doom flying above it all|
|The great scrum of war|
|My legion getting into close range of the rebel hill Martians|
|My gashant riders coming into the fray against the hill Martians|
|Committing the last imperial reserve|
|Like a boss: Al's red Martian wilds things leader holding off a rebel legion|
The figures were mostly from Kevin, Mark, Herbie, and Scott.