WARRIOR RACES OF MARS








INTRODUCTION

Wargame. Set piece battles. Simulates battles between the six main 

warrior races of Mars during the Era of Discontent. During this

turbulent period, factions of all races fought with and against

each other. Welcome to Mars.



MAP

Use a hex map. 

Before the battle determine the terrain type in all of the hexes.



HEX TERRAIN TYPE

D10	TYPE		NOTES

1-3	Barren	

4-6	Impassable	Units cannot move into or through these spaces

7-9	Beneficial	Roll on Beneficial terrain type table

10	Settlement	Roll on Settlement type table



BENEFICIAL TERRAIN TYPE TABLE

D10	TYPE		NOTES			

1	Flats		Units in this terrain get +1 Speed			

2	Forest	        Units in this terrain get +1 Small Arms		

3	Swamp		Units in this terrain get +1 Surprise		

4	Hills		Units in this terrain get +1 Hand to Hand	

5	Caves		Units in this terrain get +1 Armor			

6	Mountains	Units in this terrain get +1 Artillery		

7	Jungles	        Units in this terrain get +1 Numbers		

8	Psiwell	        Units in this terrain get +1 Psionics		

9	Desert	        Units in this terrain get +1 Morale		

10	Settlement	Roll on Settlement type table



SETTLEMENT TYPE TABLE

D10	TYPE			NOTES

1	Fortifications	        Units in this hex get +5 Armor, +2 Artillery

2	Dojo			All of your units get +1 Hand to Hand

3	Vehicle Factory	        All of your units get +1 Speed & Armor 

4	Weapons Factory	        All of your units get +1 Small arms & Artillery

5	Training Grounds	All of your units get +1 Surprise & Morale

6-7	Farms			All of your units get +1 Numbers

8	Temple		        All of your units get +1 Psionics

9	City			Recruit units during Initiative Phase

10	Ruins			Units in this hex get +1 to a random attribute

Notes: Use the Race Determination Table to figure out the race of a

city. Some settlements give an attribute bonus to all of your 

warbands in play. These settlements must be occupied to get the

bonus. Otherwise they become neutral.



UNITS & CHITS

There are two basic unit types: Warbands & Leaders.

Units are represented by cardboard counters called chits.

The color of the chit corresponds to the race of the unit.

Leader units are marked with an "L".



GREEN MARTIAN WARBANDS 

The Green martians are tall, 4-armed, fierce, desert nomads. 

Their 4 arms & great strength make them powerful swordsmen.

They are few in number due to dueling & interclan warfare.

They are expert marksmen.

They are masters of tactics and surprise.

Their technology is poor. 

They use animal mounts and have little use for artillery.

They do not fear death.



RED MARTIAN WARBANDS

The red martians are technologically advanced.

They rely on great hovering battleships.

Their vessels are heavily armored & bristling with artillery.

Individually they are not impressive fighters without their ships.



WHITE MARTIAN WARBANDS

The white martians are a spartan, honor-bound race of warrior-monks.

Many of the females are also warriors & do not bear children.

Their technology is very poor.

Their small arms consist of bows & thrown weapons.

They are disciples of the sword.

Armor & artillery are not honorable.

It is very honorable to die in battle.

Their meditation & training have awakened psychic powers in some.



BLUE MARTIAN WARBANDS

The blue martians are born psychics & telepaths.

They are tall with large, translucent brain cases.

They mature slowly & can have few children due to difficult labors.

Their technology is extremely poor.

Their attacks & defenses are psychic.

They use their powers to gain surprise with illusions & invisibility.

They travel by levitation & teleportation.



YELLOW MARTIAN WARBANDS

The barbaric yellow martians are primitive but industrious tribes.

They breed in great numbers.

They are eager to fight but will flee at the first sign of trouble.

Some gifted shamans have psychic powers.

Their hordes are well armed with spears & axes.

Their small arms consist of bows & thrown weapons.

Their artillery consists of giant catapults.

They have some knowledge of gunpowder, steam power, & rocketry.

They get around on a variety of animal mounts & war machines.



BLACK MARTIAN WARBANDS

The black martians are clawed, egg-laying, subterranean dwellers.

Their bodies are covered with a hard exoskeleton.

Their technology is relatively high.

They have special vehicles that can tunnel through the earth.

They use this ability to surprise their opponents.

Prisoners are slowly eaten alive.



ATTRIBUTES

Warbands have 9 attributes: Speed, Small Arms, Surprise, Hand to Hand,

Armor, Artillery, Numbers, Psionics, and Morale.

All of these attributes have a numerical value between 0-6+

Notice each type of warband has 24 points worth of Attributes.



MARTIAN WARBAND ATTRIBUTE TABLE

ATTRIBUTE		Green	Red	White	Blue	Yelow	Black

Speed			3	4	3	5	3	1		

Small Arms		5	3	2	1	2	3			

Surprise		4	1	3	6	3	4		

Hand to Hand	        5	2	6	1	4	3		

Armor			0	4	0	2	2	5

Artillery		0	5	0	0	2	3	

Numbers		        2	3	2	1	5	3	

Psionics		0	0	2	5	1	0	

Morale		        5	2	6	3	2	2	

					

RANDOM MARTIAN RACE DETERMINATION TABLE

D6	RACE

1	GREEN	

2	RED	

3	WHITE	

4	BLUE	

5	YELLOW	

6	BLACK						



RANDOM ATTRIBUTE DETERMINATION TABLE

D10	ATTRIBUTE

1	Speed

2	Small Arms

3	Surprise

4	Hand to Hand

5	Armor

6	Artillery

7	Numbers

8	Psionics

9	Morale

10	Reroll



TURN SEQUENCE

Initiative Phase

High Initiative Move Phase

High Initiative Battle Phase

Low Initiative Move Phase

Low Initiative Battle Phase



INITIATIVE PHASE

Each player rolls 1D10 & adds the number of leaders they control.

Reroll ties.

The highest total takes his Move & Battle phases first.

The next highest takes his phases second & so on.

Each player rolls 1D10 for every City they occupy.

A roll of 1 recruits a fresh warband of the same race as the city.



MOVEMENT PHASE

Roll 1D10 per 10 Units you control rounding up.

Add to this the number of leaders you control.

The total is your Command Points.

Spend one command point to move one of your warbands one space.

Any command points left are wasted. They cannot be saved.

You may stack 2 or more of your warbands together in the same space. 

Only one stack per hex.

Your warbands cannot enter or pass through 

spaces occupied by enemy units.

Your units cannot enter or pass through impassable terrain spaces.

A single warband can move a maximum of 3 spaces in one turn.

Leader units can piggyback with one warband unit per turn.

Leaders must be attached to a warband.

A warband may have more than one leader attached.

They can attach to any Warband in a stack.

Leaders cannot move on their own.





BATTLE PHASE

A Warband may attack an enemy warband in an adjacent hex.

Only the warbands on the top of a stack can attack or be attacked.

The order in the stack may be rearranged by its owner.

Roll D10 on the Random Attribute Determination Table.

This attribute is the key factor that determines who wins the battle.

The Warband that has the higher score in that attribute wins.

The other warband is destroyed.

If both have equal scores than both are destroyed.

A warband can only attack once per turn. 

If a attacking warband is destroyed, the next warband in the 

stack may attack.



SAMPLE COMBAT

A Blue warband attacks An adjacent White warband

The Attribute roll indicates Hand to Hand. Blue has 1, White has 6. 

Blue is slain. There is a Yellow warband stacked beneath the Blue.

Yellow attacks White. The key attribute is Artillery.

Yellow has 2 and White 0. White is destroyed.



LEADERS

Each leader has a special ability.

Determine the special ability at the beginning of the game.

Roll once on the Random Attribute Determination Table.

All Warbands stacked with that leader get +5 in that attribute.

If two or more leaders are in the same hex, only one may 

contribute his bonus to the stack that battle phase.

The choice of which leader is in charge is made before

the key attribute is randomly determined. 

If all the warbands in a stack are destroyed then all the 

leaders are too.



SCENARIO SETUP

In a 2 Player Game each player gets:

5 Leaders & 10 Warbands from 3 different races.

In a 3 Player Game each player gets:

4 Leaders & 10 Warbands from 2 different races.

In a 4 Player Game each player gets:

2 Leaders & 8 Warbands from 2 different races.

Players setup up on opposite sides or corners within 3 hexes of 

the edge of the map.



VICTORY

Either occupy several key locations such as settlements 

or destroy the enemy completely.



VARIANT WARBANDS

The Attribute stats listed for the different races describe

the basic warband.

From 1 to 6 points may be shifted to create variant warbands. 

For example:

Red Commandos: Armor -4, Artillery -2, Surprise +2, Small arms +2, 

Hand to Hand +2

Yellow Wasp Riders: Speed +2, Numbers -2

Blue Mob: Numbers +2, Surprise -2

Black Warlocks: Psionics +3, Morale +2, Armor -2, Artillery -3

Green Beetle Tanks: Armor +2, Artillery +3, Speed +1, Hand to Hand -4,

Small arms -2

The variant type of Warband must be indicated on the chit.

Other martian races exist on other continents. 

When designing scenarios, all units are worth one Recruit Point each.









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