Eve Of The War

Favourite Martian Machine?
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Author:  Jon T [ Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:36 pm ]
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I found this topic on another forum that i am a member of so i thought i would see what response i would get here. A lot of new martian machines where invented for the PC game, what are your favourites? are there any that you think are totally rubbish and should have never seen the light of day?

Author:  Loz [ Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:31 pm ]
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This has been discussed somewhere before. Over in Jeff Wayne bit, as one guy thought they would be in the CGI film. But they won't be just the fighting machine and the Handling machine,<br /><br />I didn't like any of the two legged ones. I didn't like the blue eyed fighting machine.

Author:  Jon T [ Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:43 pm ]
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ok, well im glad they are not going to be in Jeff's film, none of them have the same class as the FM and HM.

Author:  Loz [ Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:22 am ]
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Yeah they were needed for the game, to give it variaty, and have easily recognizable units with different capabilities but they had seven legs and two legs and big orange martian machine hybrid things. <br /><br />Have you played the PS2 game?

Author:  Jon T [ Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:59 am ]
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no unfortunatly, i have always wanted to but i could never find it. have you played it?

Author:  Loz [ Thu Apr 07, 2005 4:58 pm ]
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Yes I have a copy. It has the same cut scene at the begining of the Human Side of the PC game. It has all the same Martian units, flying machines etc. Graphics are poor though. But it is fun, especially when you are on the Thunder Child. The ship travells around a determined path and you have to destroy martians on the banks and in the water.<br />It has all the music that is on the pc one bar one track. Dead London. <br />I actually bought mine and didn't even have a playstation. I just had to have it. Eventually I got a ps2 and got to play it after having it a couple of years.

Author:  Jon T [ Thu Apr 07, 2005 5:11 pm ]
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cool. i never got to play it which is a shame, it looks really good. i think ill have a look around on ebay and try and get myself a copy.

Author:  Loz [ Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:41 pm ]
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Ebay might be your best shot. It came and went so fast. I have never seen it second hand in any game shops.

Author:  Jon T [ Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:45 pm ]
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i saw it on sale in my local dixons once when it first came out, i didnt have any cash though. yeah it appeared and disappeared quickly. shame really, i think it was 1 of those average games that get lots of press and when people play them they dont like em.

Author:  oever532 [ Sun May 29, 2005 5:07 pm ]
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My favorite machine from the PC game is the Tempest - 3rd Gen. That's because I love the sound of the 80 KrK X-Ray when its fired, and the machine itself is heavily armoured as well. I only need one of these to take out a medium-defended base. I even won a battle with an Invincible Class Ironclad with only one of the Tempest... and my machine was barely/lightly damaged when that ship fell.

Author:  Loz [ Wed Jun 01, 2005 3:36 pm ]
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The Tempest appears as a boss in the Playstation version. He's pretty easy to defeat. You take him out with The Thunder Child.

Author:  oever532 [ Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:08 pm ]
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I'm currently creating an image, which has different characters in it, including Martian Machines. :D

Author:  Lonesome Crow [ Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:15 pm ]
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Post it here, when you've finished please :D

Author:  oever532 [ Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:42 pm ]
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You can find the image in my new topic WOTW IMAGE.

Author:  oever532 [ Fri Jun 10, 2005 3:26 pm ]
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How do you like my self drawn avatar? Since the Tempest is my favorite Martian Machine, I simply decided to use the Tempest as my avatar...

Author:  Loz [ Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:14 pm ]
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I like it. But I only like the Tempest as part of the game because i accept that multiple units with different looks and capabilities made that game work. But I don't think they should be in the CGI film or spill out into anything else. Its a good design on an old theme but not as good as the origional Musical FM's.

Author:  oever532 [ Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:57 pm ]
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Yeah, but the Fighting Machine is also the most common one.

Author:  Jon T [ Mon Jun 27, 2005 6:01 pm ]
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the tempest seems to be a very popular choice, i like it but my personal favourite is the bombarding machine, aslong as they are accompanied by a few FMs then they can do a lot of damage.

Author:  oever532 [ Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:21 pm ]
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Oh well. Everyone has a particular taste. Nonetheless, the Tempest, and especially the 3rd Gen version, is hailed by me as the ultimate machine of destruction. Unless you have a decent defence settled, you never have a chance against it.

Author:  Madbadger [ Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:43 pm ]
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i like the MK1 scout machine i owned the humans with them today all the way from the grampians to london (only need about 8 to kill an invincible \:D/ ) but all the martian units are good.

Author:  oever532 [ Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:01 am ]
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:-s What do you mean by MK1 scout vehicle? The Human vehicles I know are:

The Armoured Lorry
The Armoured Track Layer
The Tunneling Track Layer
The Self Propelled Gun
The Mobile Anti-Aircraft Array
The Sappers Lorry
The Ironclad
The Submersible
The Observation Balloon
The Construction Vehicle
The Mobile Repair Vehicle
The Mortar Bike

The Martian Machines I know are:
The Scout Machine
The Fighting Machine
The Tempest (my favorite)
The Bombarding Machine
The Electric Machine
The Flying Machine
The Scanning Machine
The Xeno-Telepath
The Constrictor
The Handling Machine
The Digging Mechanism
The Drone

So... which one do you mean?

Author:  Madbadger [ Wed Jul 06, 2005 5:26 pm ]
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The Scout Machine

The units start off as MK1 dont they sooo Scout machine MK1 is the bog standard 'The Scout Machine ' its fun making millions of em.

Author:  oever532 [ Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:22 pm ]
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That's true, since it has an 18 cycle (day) build time. I usually prefer machines like the Bombarding Machine, the Electric Machine and my favorite, the Tempest. Okay, it takes longer to buld them... :(


Uh, let me know if I'm overdoing it... :-s

Author:  Madbadger [ Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:03 am ]
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nope and thou they have better firepower think 56 days for 1 bombarding machine or 56 days for 3 scout machine units (3 per unit) i wana see loads of tripods legin it accross country It looks so cool (and i always have to use 1 martian fighter to kill Big Ben from in the thames).

Author:  oever532 [ Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:40 am ]
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No, the Bombarding Machine unit has a 42 day build time when everything runs at full efficiency, so the Martians need 14 days to build 1 Bombarding Machine. The Scout Machine unit has an 18 day build time (1 machine in 6 days), The Fighting Machine, Electric Machine and the Constrictor units have a 30 day build time (10 days/machine), The Flying Machine has 27 days (9 days per machine). The Handling and the Scanning Machine both have 30 days to build (but they're a single machine unit, not a three-machine unit), the Digging Mechanism has 20 days, the Drone has 28 days, the Xeno-Telepath has 25 days and the Tempest has 65 days... when spying on your games some build times are even shorter! I once had a 25.5 day build time for a Fighting Machine unit, instead of 30!

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