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    27 KB Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)21:54 No.18398432  
    I have a present for you, /tg/.
    This is a really rare game from 1998.


    Imagine Rome: Total War, crossed with XCOM, set in Britain in 1898. The canon is changed - after the destruction of the Martian device at Horsell Common, the Martian landers change course for Scotland. With Britain readying itself for War, and Scotland quickly falling to the Martian menace, as the UK falls back to Yorkshire and Lancashire, two sides ready themselves for the greatest war humanity had ever known.

    You are takes with guiding the war effort - building bases, researching technologies, and leading either the defence of Great Britain, or it's destruction.

    I will be seeding this for the next twelve hours.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)22:03 No.18398570

    Everything is done with the mouse, with Keyboard hotkeys. You need to Hold right-click to issue more complex commands. Upon the map of Britain, when you have a constructor in the sector, hold right-click and release on the icon of hills to enter the Tactical map. Here, you construct buildings. Doing so through this view is essential since it allows you to plan your bases and defences exactly as you need to.

    On the world map, using the Structure view (f2), hold-right-click factories to produce units.

    You have three resources per faction. Use the Resource view, (f3, f4 and f5), to see which counties are good for which resource, and focus your production accordingly.
    Adjacent Sectors bleed over any excess resources they have to ones that need it.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)22:05 No.18398605
    For the record: Human players can build what's basically steam powered Leman Russ tanks. Armoured tracklayers.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)22:11 No.18398685

    Oxford's position compared to various resources, is fantastic. This makes Oxford a fantastic place to centre unit production. Don't be tempted to turn over every county to production - you want most outputting resources to other sectors that need it. This means you want most of your resource buildings centred around the coasts, except for those in the Midlands pumping out Ironclads to use for coastal shelling. Early game (the first year of the war), the Ironclads can put out more firepower than any other unit in the game, over extreme range, as long as there's a coast or river. Dover is also prepared for Ironclad production.

    Focus your defence in Yorkshire and Lancashire.
    Do not give the Martians an inch. Line your bases with static guns (light and heavy) using Sappers and push every single unit you can North to hold the line.
    You have no chance of pushing into Scotland until you have level 2 Tracklayers supported by Ironclads, Slef-propelled guns and Balloons for spotting.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)22:12 No.18398701
    Oh, and for the mood:

    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)22:18 No.18398798

    Don't worry about the first few days. Scotland is undefended, and will fall quickly. Push to Edinburgh, but no further, until you're teched up to the heavy tripods (the ones with the green eyes). You should have all the resources you need. if Humanity attacks, light walker squads should be more than capable of wiping them out to begin with, but you will quickly need to prepare defenses before the swarms of tanks start coming. Don't over-stretch yourself. You are at your weakest early-game. Late-game, you are practically unstoppable.

    Focus your attacks on the heartlands. Avoid the coasts. Whilst your Tripods can easily wade into the sea or rivers, the Human Ironclads can make very short work of light Tripods, and seriously threaten Heavy ones.

    You will want to aim for Oxford, London, Essex, Birmingham and Kent. They will be the heart of Human unit production. Wipe them out, and the rest of the counties should be easy targets. Attacking from inland should make the Ironclads a non-issue.
    Let the Red Weed grow.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)22:27 No.18398895

    Oh, man, downloadan now. Will seed later.

    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)22:34 No.18398984
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    Genuinely thought /tg/ would be all over this like a rash. C'mon, gents!
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)22:37 No.18399013
    Oh shit, this is a thing? Damn, I gotta get in on this.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)22:37 No.18399016
    Downloadan. Will seed.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 03/20/12(Tue)22:37 No.18399020
    >Wake up
    >See this
    GLORIOUS. THANK YOU OP. Will download and seed for the rest of the year.
    >> OP 03/20/12(Tue)22:40 No.18399070


    I must demand greentext and storytime, either of your defence of the Empire, or your destruction of it.
    Regardless of whether the campaign is finished or not - Some of the most dramatic elements will be, say, the enormous tank invasion to re-take Edinburgh, or the desperate defence of Birmingham, or the nine Tripods annihilating Newcastle.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)22:44 No.18399128
    >Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)22:46 No.18399143
    I cannot press the point enough of how fun playing as the Martians is. I remember this from YEARS ago. OP is a good, good man for sharing this. The balance is superb, although the AI is nowhere near as aggressive as it should be.
    >> OP 03/20/12(Tue)22:47 No.18399158

    >Googled War Of The Worlds
    >Game uses designs based on the Jeff Wayne album art
    >> OP 03/20/12(Tue)22:48 No.18399170
    And please tell me you've heard the album. It's a classic. Reposting from earlier.

    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)22:48 No.18399172
    Ah, nuts, gotta re-download Alcohol 120% before I can play it; I keep forgetting I lost all my piracy essentials when my last hard drive went tits-up.

    Anyway, odds are I'll not have any tales until tomorrow at the earliest, but if the thread's still around I shall post them.
    >> OP 03/20/12(Tue)22:50 No.18399194

    I used MagicISO / Magicdisc. Worked fine with that.

    I ran it using win98 Compatibility Mode under Windows XP, 32 bit. I don't know what else it runs under, since I haven't tested anything else.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)22:52 No.18399213
    Damn, this was among the first games I owned. Still haven't finished a campaign. Gonna download and seed!
    >> OP 03/20/12(Tue)22:53 No.18399225

    Admittedly, it's really easy to get stuck in a war of attrition, fighting over the same two or three sectors endlessly.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)22:56 No.18399258
    >36 peers
    Must be a lot of lurkers about. That, or people not from /tg/.

    Anway, I'm running Win 7, 64-bit. Assuming that I can get this running, I'll report back with troubleshooting and/or battle reports.
    >> OP 03/20/12(Tue)22:58 No.18399285
    Well peer number or not, I'm seeding with a 10 mb/s reserved upload. I want /tg/ to have this. It's a sadly forgotten slice of history that begs for greentext stories.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)22:59 No.18399303
    goddamn, OP you have made my night, I heard about this game a few months back, but gave up looking for it
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:02 No.18399341
    so what are the chances of anything coming from mars?
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:02 No.18399353
    Pretty low?
    We've been there, and no major signs of anything currently living.
    Could be underground, but why not attack?
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:03 No.18399357
    dude, like 90% of 4chan's trafic is from lurkers
    >> OP 03/20/12(Tue)23:03 No.18399368
    A million to one, he said.

    >(I'm sorry, I had to)
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:04 No.18399379
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:05 No.18399392
    why is that alien mooning me?
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:05 No.18399393
    I remember winning the campaign with a huge swarm of tunneling tracklayers.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 03/20/12(Tue)23:06 No.18399404
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    >Could be underground, but why not attack?
    They're massing for a surprise attack. Make us think there's no other living thing and then sunddenly BETA. BETA everywhere.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:07 No.18399409
    >5:1 Peer/Seed
    Damn. If it finishes any time soon, I'll seed as long as I'm at work.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:07 No.18399410
    There were ships of shapes and sizes
    Scattered out along the bay
    And I thought I heard her calling
    As the steamer pulled away
    The Invaders must have seen them
    As across the coast they filed
    Standing firm between them
    There lay Thunder Child

    Moving swiftly through the waters
    Cannons blazing as she came
    Brought a mighty metal War-Lord
    Crashing down in sheets of flame
    Sensing victory was nearing
    Thinking fortune must have smiled
    People started cheering
    'Come on Thunder Child'
    'Come on Thunder Child'

    The Martians released their Black Smoke, but the ship sped on, cutting down one of the tripod figures. Instantly, the others raised their Heat Rays and melted the Thunder Child's valiant heart.

    Lashing ropes and smashing timbers
    Flashing Heat Rays pierced the deck
    Dashing hopes for our deliverance
    As we watched the sinking wreck
    With the smoke of battle clearing
    Over graves in waves defiled
    Slowly disappearing
    Farewell Thunder Child!
    Slowly disappearing
    Farewell Thunder Child!
    Farewell Thunder Child!
    Farewell Thunder Child!
    >> OP 03/20/12(Tue)23:08 No.18399417

    >huge swarm

    Welcome to winning as humans.

    The death toll (considering it's about six crew per tracklayer) must be extreme. I've lost ten squads (50+ units) in a single sortie before.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:10 No.18399440
    Need help the magnet link I open with µTorrent and the torrent file is empty. What am I doing wrong?
    >> OP 03/20/12(Tue)23:11 No.18399461
    just save it to your harddrive, it'll create a folder.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:11 No.18399462
    Nothing. Load the torrent, and you'll see the files.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 03/20/12(Tue)23:11 No.18399466
    That's normal for magnet. It'll download as usual.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:12 No.18399480
    Will be seeding this as long as I can. The album was awesome, therefore the game is awesome.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:13 No.18399489
    any screenshots?
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:13 No.18399496
    Thank you all! I was just freaked out. usually when I dl torrents the files are already in the list and I can chose what do download.
    >> OP 03/20/12(Tue)23:14 No.18399500

    The story of the Thunderchild is probably the saddest of the entire novel.
    When the Martians wipe out the Thunderchild, the sink every boat leaving, killing everyone on board. , including the narrator's wife.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:15 No.18399516
    oh and as a token of thanks I'll be seeding this for 2 weeks. or until the ratio is at least 40
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:17 No.18399535
    Neat touch: As aliens, the more you build in a province, the more alien it will become- Until eventually it's overrun with martian vegetation, eerie music plays on the battlemap, the days are red and the nights are green.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 03/20/12(Tue)23:18 No.18399540
    Happen to me the first time I try magnet too. Wonder how they work for a while.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:18 No.18399551
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    I see what you did there.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:19 No.18399558
    I remember thiiiiiiiiis.

    Fuck, this game had beautiful graphics for its era. I remember being bloody stunned by this. It deserves more fame than it got.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:21 No.18399589
    It's safe to say that by the time you win as humans, two thirds of Britain has been conscripted and half of that has died in the field.
    >> OP 03/20/12(Tue)23:21 No.18399596
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    >No one would have believed, in the last years of the 19th century, that human affairs were being watched from the timeless worlds of space, no-one could have dreamed we were being scrutinised, as someone with a microscope studies creatures that swarm, and multiply in a drop of water.
    >Few men even considered the possibility of life on other planets, and yet, across the gulf of space, minds immeasurably superior to ours regarded this Earth with envious eyes, and slowly, and surely, they drew their plans against us.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:22 No.18399607
    >> OP 03/20/12(Tue)23:23 No.18399612

    The Red Weed. It's mentioned in the book the Aliens are terraforming (martiaforming?) the Earth to look more like their natural habitat.
    >> Rubbish Soldier 03/20/12(Tue)23:23 No.18399619
    DUDE! My grandma's husband gave me that game when I was little as a Christmas gift. That game is freaking awesome! Thank you anon for the surge of nostalgia and memories
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:24 No.18399623
    If I remember correctly, the red weed stays for ages even after Martians lose the territory.
    >> OP 03/20/12(Tue)23:24 No.18399635

    At least three months, if I remember right. That said, if a land is contested for about the same time, it reverts to normal vegetation.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:25 No.18399642
    Relevant maybe?
    >> Rubbish Soldier 03/20/12(Tue)23:27 No.18399656
    Oh shit, I just realised I still have the discs, and they're unscratched! I know what I'm gonna be doing this weekend
    >> OP 03/20/12(Tue)23:27 No.18399658
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    >MFW this leads onto the new XCOM
    >> OP 03/20/12(Tue)23:36 No.18399775
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    >MFW this song

    You can imagine the Narrator's reaction to seeing his wife burned by the Heat-rays
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:39 No.18399819
    Sounds like she got away on the little steamer, rather than being shit-ruined by a heat ray.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:42 No.18399859
    but the wife survived in the musical
    >> OP 03/20/12(Tue)23:44 No.18399882

    In the novel, the Thunderchild is sunk, then the Martians turn on all escaping boats.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:47 No.18399916
    I'll admit, my memory is the book is lacking. My first exposure was the Jeff Wayne musical, and even then, my experience of the book was through an audiobook.
    >> OP 03/20/12(Tue)23:48 No.18399930
    The audiobook, or the Radio version (the one that caused all the panic)?
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:48 No.18399933
    And she wasn't even on the boat in the book.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:48 No.18399937
    >> OP 03/20/12(Tue)23:50 No.18399963
    Are you sure? I remember the part when the Narrator almost gets to her, but can't get through the crowd of refugees when the boat leaves. I might well be wrong.
    >> OP 03/20/12(Tue)23:51 No.18399976

    This is the point where I wish I had a copy of the novel to hand. I currently do not.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:55 No.18400016

    >The narrator realises with joy that the threat has been vanquished. The narrator suffers a brief breakdown of which he remembers nothing, is nursed back to health, and returns home to find his wife, whom he had given up for dead. The last chapter, entitled "Epilogue," reflects on the significance of the invasion and the "abiding sense of doubt and insecurity" that it has left in the narrator's mind.
    >> Anonymous 03/20/12(Tue)23:57 No.18400027
    I bet there was some international assistance as well.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)00:03 No.18400101
    Generally the idea behind War of the Worlds and its story was that the British Empire was the jewel of the world, the true military superpower and if it fell, then what nation could resist the Martians? And if the British Empire could survive, then surely it could eliminate the Martians that land elsewhere on Earth.

    I guess it depends if you believe that any cylinders were landing outside of the United Kingdom. If they were, then no, chances are that they wouldn't be able to obtain any international assistance. It's quite old fashioned and biased, yes, but Imperial Britain really represents the entirety of humanity in almost every loyal rendition of War of the Worlds.
    >> OP 03/21/12(Wed)00:03 No.18400105

    In XCOM, you get international assistance in terms of money. In WOTW, you just get more bodies. This is a game that literally doesn't include infantry due to their uselessness.
    >> OP 03/21/12(Wed)00:07 No.18400142

    Kind of makes you wonder who planned the Martian invasion. Considering they were at their weakest when they just landed, surely it would have made more sense to land across the world and build up their strength? Not that it mattered, in canon, what with the death-via-bacteria due to consuming the human blood.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)00:10 No.18400172
    I guess the general idea was to cut off the head of the snake before it knew anything. Word would spread if they attacked other parts of the world and the hearts of civilisation would reinforce themselves and prepare for the coming war. This way, although they suffered heavy casualties, they had the element of surprise and eliminated the greatest empire of the world at that point in history. After that point, victory was guaranteed.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)00:21 No.18400275
    Is 1.19 GBs really the size of this game?

    I'm suspicious...
    >> OP 03/21/12(Wed)00:22 No.18400286

    It is. 2 CDs worth of cinematics, voice, animations and music. Back in the days when the total CDs size was larger than the install.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)00:23 No.18400295
    It's from 1998. Back then you were lucky if you had a machine with a 5GB hard drive.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)00:23 No.18400299

    Fair enough.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)00:26 No.18400340
    I am so confused. I haven ever been this confused.
    Here is a progressive concept album from 1978 that I've never heard of.
    It's by a guy who is most famous for this album.
    It's just some electronic beats with a british guy reading lines over top.
    In the last 10 years this album has been the inspiration for 3 different video games and an animated film.
    This guy was on tour in 2006 preforming this album.
    It's the only album he's ever released.

    Is anyone as confused as me? What is this?
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)00:28 No.18400358
    Don't question it.

    Just thank God every day for it.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)00:29 No.18400370
    Why is one of the most popular videos on Youtube a talentless teenage girl singing about Friday?

    We're yet to fully decipher what causes certain things to memetically spiral out of control, for better or worse. Perhaps those electronic beats were simply fucking awesome back in that day and age, as was the story?
    >> OP 03/21/12(Wed)00:31 No.18400381

    You, sir, are an idiot.

    H.G.Wells wrote this story in 1898. It's one of the first, if not THE first, alien invasion stories ever.

    Jeff Wayne did the album version in 1978. It was widely regarded to reflect the tone of the novel amazingly.

    This is a game based on a slightly modified version of the the book, with design based on the art in Jeff Wayne's album.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)00:32 No.18400388
    This looks awesome, dude.

    Also, I had no idea that album exists.
    I also haven't read the novel. But I listened to the radio play for the first time in like 8th grade, at night, in the dark, and it freaked me the fuck out. Good stuff.
    >> OP 03/21/12(Wed)00:34 No.18400406

    Let me compound this. Jeff Wayne did his album version NINETY YEARS AFTER THE BOOK WAS PUBLISHED. It had been a staple of reading for almost THREE GENERATIONS before the album was created.

    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)00:35 No.18400415
    But I've never heard of this or the guy responsible before. It's just some obscure 70's prog rock album that is apparently the most influential prog album ever released.

    I could understand if there were 3 different video games based upon friday friday but seriously, what the hell?
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)00:36 No.18400420
    I need to listen to the radioplay sometime. But yes, this album is fucking awesome and you should listen to it.
    >> OP 03/21/12(Wed)00:36 No.18400425

    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)00:36 No.18400429
    >never heard of H.G. Wells
    I shiggy yo diggy.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)00:39 No.18400459
    The album is actually pretty popular - without it and without the radioplay, War of the Worlds would be far more obscure. So it's only partially responsible for that.

    As for why it has produced so many films and books? War of the Worlds was one of the grandparents of science fiction, it deserves respect.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)00:41 No.18400479
    It's like you're saying D&D drew a lot of inspiration from the Lord of the Rings movies.
    >> CDR Nonsense 03/21/12(Wed)00:42 No.18400481
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    >But I've never heard of this or the guy
    Out you go, Plebeian
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)00:42 No.18400483

    >Jeff Wayne
    >H.G. Wells
    >The same person
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    Bumping for further exposure.

    Don't let the martians win!
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)01:17 No.18400738
    And to think that Martians with superior technology were not defeated by humanity, but by simple bacteria
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)01:19 No.18400751
    A thousand years from now, when we're invading some unsuspecting world with our space-empire, we'll remember to take soil and air and water samples because of this book.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)01:23 No.18400765
    Ayup. So, would-be conquerors of the stars, make sure you're up to date on your shots!
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)01:23 No.18400776


    However, beyond our solar system, it might not be necessary. Truly alien lifeforms, even bacteria, might not even recognise terrestrial life as being alive, let alone compatible. What it might be is horribly toxic, so as long as we don't EAT them, we should be alright.
    >> Rubbish Soldier 03/21/12(Wed)01:24 No.18400780
    Hm, y'know all this nostalgia of the war of the worlds reminds me of this book I read in middle school that's pretty much a big what if the martians were immune to the disease and bacterium of Earth. Basically it takes place far ahead in the future where the Martians conquered Earth. They enslaved what was left of humanity to be perpetual "cattle" by taking some to human farms to extract blood from them to feed, all the while giving them some form of government with a caste like system (basically imagine the Combine in Half Life 2 how they enslaved humanity and gave most control to Dr. Breen, but instead of it all being fascist, it's more like a feudel/monarch system). Every person who reaches a certain age (I believe it's 13) must have a metal plate imbedded in their scalp as means of monitoring and tracking where everyone is.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)01:24 No.18400781
    My internet hates me whenever I start up uTorrent. Connection dies and it doesn't DL shit.

    Can you suggest a better client, or host on Mediafire?
    >> Rubbish Soldier 03/21/12(Wed)01:30 No.18400821
    Because of all this, humanity had basically mentally retarded down to I guess what was The Middle/Dark Ages since they relied on simple machines and tools and having no knowledge of utilizing past tech and weaponery (cars, computers, guns, etc.). Man for what it was worth, it was definantly an interesting read, and a grim one at that
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)01:36 No.18400874
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    You're thinking of The Tripods.

    It was also a tv series.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)01:49 No.18400986
    I'm afraid the Martian CD doesn't quite work for me. How do you folks get yours to function?
    >> OP 03/21/12(Wed)01:59 No.18401063

    running in win98 compatibility mode?
    >> Rubbish Soldier 03/21/12(Wed)06:27 No.18402909
    Ya thats what it was called I think, never knew it had a tv series though
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)06:32 No.18402934
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    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)06:37 No.18402953
    Heres a question. Did the Martians only Invade Britian? Because even if the bacteria didn't get them they still have 98% if the world and Another Five billion people who probably heard what happened in Britian and were probably preparing for all out war. Not to mention massive oceans and The American, German, and French Navies to deal with.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)06:38 No.18402962
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    >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martian_%28War_of_the_Worlds%29 Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)06:44 No.18402981
    >Despite their advancement, the Martians' technology curiously lacks the wheel, and they are implied to be ignorant of disease and decomposition. It is theorized that their advanced technology eliminated whatever indigenous diseases were present on Mars thousands of years ago, to the point that they no longer remembered their effects. Ultimately, their lack of knowledge or preparation of any bacteria indigenous to Earth proves to be their downfall (although the epilogue states they may have successfully invaded Venus).
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)06:45 No.18402987
    >successfully invaded Venus
    Wow. What an accomplishment.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)06:46 No.18402989
    Didn't say it was uninhabited.
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    >mfw that's a Royal Sovereign class battleship and not a torpedo ram like the Thunderchild was

    I mean, it's a minor detail, but part of the inspiring quality of the Thunderchild was it standing up to enemies way outside of its class.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)06:48 No.18402998
    I can only imagine what impossibly tough creature could survive on the surface of Venus.

    And for the Martians to have bested them...
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)06:50 No.18403006
    A fleet of British Dreadnoughts would probably make Mincemeat of the Entire Martian Invasion force.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)06:51 No.18403012
    The focus is on Britain for the same reason the focus was on America in every alien invasion since the 1950's. If the British Empire couldn't beat itm what hope did anyone else?a
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)06:54 No.18403027
    Indeed. What good is a fucking heat ray going to do on Venus...?
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)06:55 No.18403031
    Because there is literally thousands of miles of ground to cover in North America alone. Also, Militaries and Governments of the world would probably pay close attention to the Invasion in Britian and react by ramping up production of Heavy Dreadnoughts and Guns. Because those have been shown to be effective.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)06:56 No.18403032
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    Are people ITT familiar with this? Great comic about a post-WotW Britain that took all the alien technology, reversed engineered it, and established dominance over the rest of the globe.

    I kind of want to run a Savage Worlds or M&M pulp hero game in this setting.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:00 No.18403050
    It was set pre-world war one mate. There wasn't that many people around then. Or tanks. Or decent planes. Just cannons and machine guns.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:04 No.18403067
    On Venus shit is already almost melting, use heat ray and it vaporizes with little work. Heatrays are super deadly on Venus.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:07 No.18403078

    Pre WW1, In a land fight? I'd peg both the French, Germans, and maaaaybe the Austrians as all being able to put up a considerably better fight than the British.

    Britain's army was pathetically tiny. Not to mention, too, that the German navy was almost on a par with the Royal Navy when WW1 hit.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:09 No.18403080
    There would definitely be an upgrade in arms, but Britian meant the whole Empire, Canda, Australia, India, all those fiddly little bits in Africa no one remembers the name of.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:10 No.18403089
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    Shush, don't mention the decline of the empire.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:12 No.18403092
    Theres a story out there about how the Director of the 1953 version talked to Military reps who said that the Tripods as described in the book would be completely massacred by then Modern weapons.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:12 No.18403093
    >Austrian Army
    >Better than the British

    About the only places the Austrians were good in were the Alps. The Serbs kicked their ass until they begged the Germans to help them out. The SERBS.

    The Austrian army started sliding into mediocrity once Prinz Eugen died.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:13 No.18403095
    >The focus is on Britain for the same reason the focus was on America in every alien invasion since the 1950's.
    Because HG Wells was British and wrote from his own perspective, just like 50's American Cold War Fear Alien Invasion movies were written from their perspective.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:13 No.18403098
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    They got good at other things, though.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:14 No.18403100
    >no one remembers the name of

    South Africa? Nigeria? Somalialand? Sudan?
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:16 No.18403109
    The narrator's wife escaped actually
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:17 No.18403113
    Problem: The cylinders are implied to have launched via space cannon or similar. They lack propulsion and land where they're aimed. So, the Martians basically fired a shotgun full of landing pods and happened to hit England.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:17 No.18403114
    Its specifically Mention that the Martians ignored the ferrys in favor of attacking the Thunderchild.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:19 No.18403119
    the martians were building airships near the end of the invasion

    18th century cvilization ain't got shit on airships
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:20 No.18403126
    Zeppelins were in use by then. And war has a habit of accelerating Technological advancement.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:21 No.18403131
    >18th century
    You just went full retard, bro
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:22 No.18403134
    19th Century.

    And you had rudimentary Zeppelins at that point. Powered aircraft were a mere handful of years away, which would probably be accelerated by the advent of war.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:22 No.18403137
    >Implying they couldn't aim at a target on earth.
    >implying a single cannon projectile is a shotgun spray

    Seriously, you need to remember when this was written. There is no reason to assume they didn't aim at England. They had been drawing their plans against us for some time. And it's implied heavily that they observed our species in minute detail. So they'd know where to strike.

    It wasn't a crap-shoot.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:25 No.18403146
    >They had been drawing their plans against us for some time. And it's implied heavily that they observed our species in minute detail. So they'd know where to strike.

    And yet, they completely failed to anticipate the presence of common bacteria and viruses. Yeah, sure.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:25 No.18403147
    >Pre WW1, In a land fight? I'd peg both the French, Germans, and maaaaybe the Austrians as all being able to put up a considerably better fight than the British.
    Oh, they all definitely would do better then the Brits.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:26 No.18403148
    I am now imagining armored Zeppelin Battleships fighting Martian Aircraft. It is glorious.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:26 No.18403152
    To be fair, they learned about our culture by looking through the crystal ball of a bumfuck crazy confederate officer who'd been living on Mars for decades.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:31 No.18403168
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:32 No.18403169
    Observing our species and our culture, observing the powers that we had and our national borders.

    Not spying inside buildings and seeing people with a cold.

    Besides, you're missing the point of the book - The Martian's didn't lose to the common cold, they lost to their own Hubris. They assumed superiority over "lesser" beings, and found they had overlooked something minor which brought their entire invasion crashing down.

    He was writing during a time when the British empire was likewise acting in such a fashion. He couldn't be overt about it, but that was the deal. It was critical of Imperialistic practices.

    It also served to highlight the Hubris of mankind - that superior beings could exist. That our assumption of superiority is just that, an assumption. A lot of modern invasion stories would do well to remember that instead of making another mindless tale of humans win teh edn.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:33 No.18403179
    Wait, what?

    Am I missing a reference here, or is this some bizarre apocryphal addition to WOTW I'd overlooked.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:36 No.18403191
    John Carter, one of the original pulp sci-fi series. Recently got a film that by all accounts is a wee bit shite
    Yeah, all those places. Gotten used to not using the names to avoid all this Kony bullshit lately
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:42 No.18403208
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:44 No.18403218
    People need to look into the creepy Christian-NWO-Cult making the Anti-Kony videos.

    They're a far scarier thing than "Oh look, it's another bad dude in an inherently lawless place."
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:46 No.18403230
    Eh...it's hard to support that reading.
    First of all, the story and it's ending was pretty typical of Invasion Literature, which could hardly be described as "critical of empire."

    If you actually read the passage carefully the reason the Martians were vulnerable to disease wasn't that they were from Mars and thus hadn't built up a resistance to earth diseases.

    It was because the Martians had long ago exterminated all diseases and microbes on Mars. Because in Wells's day, that seemed possible, because we hadn't discovered viruses, and it actually seemed like a good idea.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:47 No.18403237

    The anti-Kony leader ran nude in the streets, masturbating so intensely that he was taken into care for severe dehydration.

    Kony ain't half as horny as that fella.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:48 No.18403243
    You got cause and effect confused there.
    Masturbation didn't dehydrate him.
    Drugs caused dehydration and masturbation.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:49 No.18403248
    >It's pretty hard to support that reading.

    It really isn't.

    I suggest you go back an re-read the book. Try to look beyond the surface and keep in mind the time it was written. You can't understand a book without knowing the context of the era that created it.

    >It was because the Martians had long ago exterminated all diseases and microbes on Mars.
    And either forgot they existed, or didn't take them into account on Earth. Hubris.

    Seriously, you're looking at things in such a shallow way. Look deeper.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:50 No.18403252
    The bigger the campaign gets the more people realise the background behind it, which is great. Plus, the guy who made it has been arrested for being half naked and masturbating in public last week so I think that movement will die soon
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:52 No.18403258
    Britain was targeted for other reasons too. As a large imperialistic nation, it faced a serious bout of interplanetery imperialism in a type of karma. The book talks about the Martian motives, and that they don't see us as worthy life, like the imperialists on Earth didn't see the Africans or the natives of places as worthy lives. Also, the Brits were the main audience for the book at the time.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:53 No.18403264
    Thank you very much dear OP.

    I have always wanted to play this game and now you have managed to allow that for me. This album is personally one of my favorites of all time. So ty bro.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)07:53 No.18403270
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    kirov reporting
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)08:41 No.18403459
    Also the quasi-prequel to WOTW entitled "The Crystal Egg" in which a man finds a strange artifact that turns out to be one of the devices that the Martians were using to observe life in earth.

    And the fact that the author's preface specifically name-checks the British annihilation of the native Tasmanians as inspiration for the book.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)09:06 No.18403630
    Would someone mind uploading the .torrent file to mediafire or something? Can't access piratebay, probably due to >censorship.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)09:08 No.18403644
    Google DNS malayfag
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)09:47 No.18403833
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)11:25 No.18404517
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)12:03 No.18404890

    Try connecting to
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)12:48 No.18405428
    How do I play this game?
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)13:07 No.18405574

    No one ever gets the Thunderchild right.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)13:16 No.18405633

    Think of the era. Europe was the entire developed world at the time and the British isles would give the Martians a massive strategic advantage to take over the rest of the continent. It's the perfect beachhead to take out the strongest parts of humanity. From there they could steamroll the colonial world, the far east and the Americas. North America and the far East would probably be their biggest hurdles after Europe though.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)13:44 No.18405856
    >> OP 03/21/12(Wed)14:36 No.18406321

    It's described a little in the second post:

    I forgot to mention, the 1-0 keys change the game speed on the strategic map. The interface is a little counter-intuitive at first, but you'll pick it up quickly.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)14:38 No.18406339
    I remember buying this becasue I loved the novel.

    I love it now because of the sweet, sweet soundtrack.
    >> OP 03/21/12(Wed)14:38 No.18406343
    Anyone have any greentext of this yet?
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 03/21/12(Wed)14:41 No.18406368
    The torrent just finished. I'll play the game tomorrow and post some green text if the thread is still here.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)15:46 No.18406930
    >Send groups of 3-4 units to martian territory
    >They always get obliterated
    >Send ALL MY SHIT
    >Like 10 groups of tanks
    >Everyone except one tank dies slaying the tripods
    >There's another group of tripods

    I don't really understand how to make stuff or the signifigance of mining resources. Researching anytihng takes forever. What tactical advantages are there on the battle maps?
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)16:13 No.18407214
    The one thing I could never get my head around in this game was resource management.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)17:12 No.18407759
    How is this game on XP or Windows 7? I remember having a lot of trouble with it on XP a few years ago. It was running way to fast and the music wouldn't play and I am sure I had a few other problems aswell.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)17:18 No.18407820
    I love the Jeff Wayne version, but right now I'm eyeballing that War of the Worlds Goliath thing. Theodore Roosevelt and Manfred von Richthofen commanding human-built tripods against a renewed invasion, hell yes.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)17:21 No.18407850
    Great game, got the CDs for it way back when.

    Ironclads are truly mighty.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)17:36 No.18407980
    Can someone explain what the fuck I'm supposed to do? I can't build any more vehicle factories and I'm about to run out of oil.

    How do I leave the battle map? What are the controls? FFUUUU OP TELL ME EVERYTHING
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)17:40 No.18408021
    Hold down the right mouse button.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)17:42 No.18408038
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    >Is anyone as confused as me? What is this?
    It is awesome, that's what it is.

    Also, surreal, it amazes me how popular it is, most things that I grew up with and think is awesome do not enjoy such wide approval.

    Also, a web search reveals that it is going on tour again this year, with LIAM NEESON as the narrator/journalist.
    Holy crap.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)17:46 No.18408076
    FUCK YEAH. Whats the site? I want to see if its playing anywhere near Upstate New York.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)17:51 No.18408134
    The Chances of anything coming from Mars are a Million to one they said.
    The chances of anything coming from Mars are a Million to one.
    But Still they come.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)17:57 No.18408195

    Sadly, it looks like the US isn't getting any love from this tour.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)18:12 No.18408315
    Hmm... for some reason this game does not want to install on this machine
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)18:26 No.18408434

    Have you applied the correct ungents and incantations? Have you tried percussive maintenance?
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)18:32 No.18408489
    yes and yes. I click "Install" and nothing happens. literally nothing
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)18:37 No.18408541

    >Internationally acclaimed actor Liam Neeson will be seen in 3D holography as the story's narrator and leading a new cast. Neeson will be seen in 3 ways: appearing as the first full body hologram seen on stage interacting with live actors, as an 11-foot high holographic head and shoulders hovering above the stage, and appearing within the 2-hour CGI film projected onto the incredible 100 foot wide 'animation wall' which adds a true epic scale to the production.

    >11-foot tall holographic Liam Neeson head

    God damn. Europe, I am jealous.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)19:03 No.18408793
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    I live in Woking, the place were the book is set (where they first land).


    About 20 feet away across from the statue is also a Games-Workshop.
    >> Anonymous 03/21/12(Wed)21:36 No.18410475
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)00:27 No.18412264

    It's a reference to The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, vol. II. In the LoEG universe, every fictional (mostly literary) thing is real. So you have John Carter and Gulliver of Mars storming a Cephalid launch base (let's just call the WoTW Martians that), alongside C.S.Lewis' Sorns and pretty much every kind of Martian apart from the DC Comics and Warner Brothers varieties, just as the Cephalid invade Earth. All they find are some maps and a Crystal Egg.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 03/22/12(Thu)00:56 No.18412594
    Can Martians move through lake in this game too? I already lost one unit from Martian crossing the river and surprising me.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)09:55 No.18416123
    You're sticking around until tonight, damnit.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)12:07 No.18416995
    Any hints on how this runs on XP or Win 7?
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 03/22/12(Thu)12:09 No.18417011
    Just install it and run it. I'm using Win 7 and there's no problem at all.
    >Leave Scotland to the Martian and pull back to defend England
    >Research cannon and defense
    >Watch as Martian attack and die every weeks
    The only downside is I can't take back Scotland. Oh well.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)12:12 No.18417028
    Ironclads. Research Ironclads and smash the coastlines.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)12:18 No.18417073

    This could either be an awesome or a horrible campaign setting.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)12:22 No.18417099
    I am a peasant who never pirated a game before.After I finished downloading do I need something else or is it ready to go?
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 03/22/12(Thu)12:23 No.18417109
    You need daemontool or other ISO emulating program. Then mount the image .iso file and install the game.
    Should be easy from there.
    I haven't build a single ship yet. Mostly because the Martian keep attacking the middle land where there's no water.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)12:30 No.18417141
    Fuck yes. I will be downloading and then seeding.
    Anyone tell me how to run this on Vista?
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)12:33 No.18417166
    Got it up and running.thx mate.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)12:53 No.18417342
    Recommended ISO emulating tools? I got a warning about Daemon Tools from my virus detection.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 03/22/12(Thu)12:55 No.18417350
    False warning? Anti-virus does that a lot for game crack, trainer and such.
    But if you're sure it's a virus then MagicISO or Alcohol 120%.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)13:00 No.18417389
    Probably a false warning, I've heard of DT triggering them before.

    Good to hear about some alternative ones though.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)17:03 No.18419610
    Am downloading and seeding, fuck me...! I remember playing this with a friend of mine years ago... Raising hell as the Martians and shit. I hope I am not too nostalgic when I play it now so it was actually as cool as I remember it.

    >captcha 1824 allocure
    no captcha, 1898!
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)17:07 No.18419640
    ... why can't Firefox download the torrent!?

    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)17:08 No.18419652

    Because it's a magnet link. Update bittorrent or whatever it is you use.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)17:11 No.18419682

    I use the Free Download Manager.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)17:16 No.18419726
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    >You: dog
    >Torrent: apple
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)17:59 No.18420123
    >3 major countries and a theme park.
    You motherfuckers best be trolling
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)18:11 No.18420224
    Okay guys.

    So, I've played this since yesterday. I'll give you some helpful tips.

    Left click is good for selecting units. Right clicking empty space lets you de-select. Right clicking your units allows you to give more complex commands.

    Building: To build something, have a Sapper (for defenses) or a construction unit (for everything else) in a specific area. Then, right click that county, press click the green button and you'll enter the tactical map.

    From there, right click your Sapper/Constructor, go to the build menu and you can build whatever you like from it. You can even place where it goes.

    Resources are hard as ass to figure out. As the British Empire, you've got three major resources: Steel, Coal and Oil. Steel is helpful for building units and structures. Coal is useful for unit production and bolstering everything other resource (I think). Oil is for sustaining your units. All three resources work off one another.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)18:12 No.18420230
    So, in order to make effective use of your resources, look at each resource (its total production capabilities) and the silver bar on each on (current consumption rate). Holding your mouse cursor over each resource bar should tell you what sort of resource-producing building there (For example, if you panned over the Iron stat in, say, Oxford, it will tell you that "the next facility you build there will improve steel production by 30 tonnes". So, in order to get those 30 tonnes, you'll need a Steel Mill and maybe a Coal Mine.

    Resources do in fact bleed over from other territories into needier areas, so your coasts should be lined with production buildings (and maybe some shipyards) and your interior territories should be producing shit.

    Speaking of which, you should really consider building a command post in every territory, just to make sure you gain access to their resources.

    Research is relatively intuitive, but I can't figure out any good military strategies that DON'T INVOLVE IRONCLAD BOMBARDMENS EVERYWHERE.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)18:15 No.18420267
    Another thing to mention:

    BUILDING SHIT TAKES FOREVER. Keep this in mind when you start the game, because even if you immediately begin Ironclad production on September 1st (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED), it will take until the middle of November before they actually make out into the water.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)18:17 No.18420295
    And remember, as the humans, you have THREE ADVANTAGES:

    NUMBERS! (lol this is not an advantage at all)
    RANGE! (only really works if the walkers stop moving)
    DEFENSES! (hell yes naval guns on land bitch)

    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)18:22 No.18420344
    In other news, I should really edit my posts before I actually, you know, submit them. Hmm.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)18:25 No.18420370
    I literally only just realized why the premise of WotW isn't bullshit. It didn't make sense to me as a child that human pathogens would be able to infect something with a completely different cellular composition, but now I see that all it would take is a single species able to digest one of the substances present in the Martian body.
    Why didn't anybody tell me?
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)18:27 No.18420386
    Goddammit, why won't the setup start for me?

    Damn Vista, not even running it in compatability mode does anything.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)19:56 No.18421433
    Because I always want to read the manual first before I play a game (even if I played it years ago, ehehe) I went and found it;


    I hope you enjoy it.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)19:58 No.18421452

    Oh my god, you are the best. THANK YOU.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)20:12 No.18421635
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    Martian cylinders landed in other areas across the world. Accounts of these incursions and the human defense against the Martians can be found here:
    My favorite story from this book is "Night of the Cooters". It seems the two cylinders that landed in Texas suffered from some extraordinarily bad luck... they landed in Texas.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)20:16 No.18421696
    You're welcome!

    I think I am gonna try the game now... Wish me luck.

    For Queen and Country!
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)20:17 No.18421720

    I'm not even kidding when I say PREPARE YOUR ANUS.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)20:17 No.18421722
    >Amerifag wank.
    No thanks. I'm not going to let some bullshit Texan worship undermine the glory that is the Thunderchild.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)20:38 No.18422073
    Texans won. Thunderchild sank. Just sayin'...
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)20:41 No.18422117
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    Then there's this:


    After all, I thought this was /tg/ and not /vg/.
    >> Anonymous 03/22/12(Thu)22:41 No.18424022
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    Yeah, no kidding.

    >Pod lands in Newcastle
    >Entire beginning army (lol 30 trucks) is in Edinburg
    >Roll over, stomp tripods with 4:1 casualty rate >GREAT SUCCESS FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY
    >Buildan lorries and emplacements for a month
    >Army of at least a dozen tripods attacks Edinburg
    >Lorries and emplacements are not enough, barely make a dent in the invaders

    I'll... sleep now and play this tomorrow instead.
    >> TopHatBuzzard 03/22/12(Thu)22:55 No.18424186
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    I have to say, it was a bit of a bear to get ahang of at first, but I must say I enjoy this greatly. Once you get tanks and Ironclads going, it's fucking on. One (1) Ironclad managed to hold a shore section from 3 seperate "invasions" totaling 4 and half unit kills brfore it was destroyed itself. By that time, a few tank squads and support vehicles had rolled in and started to set up shop. I'm running it on Vista with no issues. Yet,lol.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 03/22/12(Thu)22:57 No.18424223
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    >In other news: Martian still don't know how to attack the weak part of the defense and keep charginig my ever-expanding defense line
    What should I research? Got the level 2 Turret, Track armoured vehicles, Heat resistant armor, HER, Improve powder charge
    >> TopHatBuzzard 03/22/12(Thu)22:58 No.18424247
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