|My Camera Quar will photograph humanity's defeat!|
|Yes, both the Bagpiper and their Welsh sounding names are why they'll use the British Commonwealth army list.|
|Currently my MMG team needs another loader. No worries though, he's on order!|
|In my one Bolt Action demo game, the mortar was probably the best weapon in my force. With only 2 Quar this qualifies as a light mortar, so I'm not sure how it will fare on the battlefield.|
Of course Rob is looking into possibly fielding either the Japanese or Russians, so other landings will be made, but as of right now, the Iberian Peninsula is my established beachhead. As to why a space faring race is no more proficient in battle than the armies of WWII? Well, if those weapons were sufficient to conquer their own planet (and potentially any others that they arrived at prior to Earth), then why worry about improved weaponry? They already have the best (or so they thought, damn you humanity)! Besides, wouldn't it be a better idea to try and develop spacecraft that function like an Imperial Star Destroyer rather than an interstellar troop ships and landing craft that the Quar have instead? Given the 'old fashioned sci-fi' feel of these guys in this setting, i figure their ships would look something like this.
Oh, and for of my Spaniard and/or Portuguese readers out there (assuming I have any), your grandfathers did not go quietly during the Quar invasion. My quar army, the 57th Consolidated Catrawd (regiment) is made of the remnants of shattered units, and thus have a variety of uniforms among their number. As such I've grouped these Quar into a unit which I would like to use as 'inexperienced' troops (once I have sufficient numbers to not need veterans to stretch points). Rather than being 'inexperienced' they'll instead be the psychologically broken remnants of those units that took part in the initial landings, and were essentially destroyed in the taking of Spain & Portugal. Rather than pull them back for rest & refit, they've just been lumped together and put back onto the front line where they can (hopefully) be of use before being wiped out (much like in the actual Quar universe). Ya see, despite their goofy appearance, they really are quite brutal little creatures who excel at killing one another just as well as humanity does.
So, they ought to fit right in...I hope.