German Empire

flag germanThe German Empire

Imperial Germany did not join the rush for foreign colonies as did the other great (and not so great) Powers on earth, but the opportunities of another world cannot not be ignored if Germany is to remain a world power.

Hampered by the lack of examples of Invader technology and poor resources for producing Cavorite, Germany’s industries have thrown themselves into developing more basic Steam Technology. The premier examples of such effort must surely be their various marks of panzerfahrzeug armored fighting vehicles and the brumbaer armored transports that accompany them. Also, despite the dangers of Hydrogen-based flight, Germany continues to build her fleet of lighter-than-air ships in preference to Cavoritic-engined aeroscaphs.

Forces of the German Empire

The core of German forces is the Prussian army and it is well trrained and well led.

Lacking good examples of walking machines, Germany has sought another solution to the problem of projecting mobile firepower onto the modern battlefield: the landship. Embracing such foreign designers as Holt and Ford, the Kaiser has set his sights on having the mightiest land fleet.


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Prussian Infantry
  • Helmet: gloss black with brass hardware
  • Tunic: dark blue
  • Piping: red
  • Buttons and buckles: brass
  • Belt: black
  • Equipment: black
  • Trousers: gray
  • Boots: black
This soldier is a Prussian solider in Earth Service uniform (which is also often seen on Mars as the Martian Service uniform remains in short supply). He carries a Mauser bolt-action rifle and his offcer carries a revolver and sword.
prussian trooper mars

Prussian Panzer Fusilier: Martian Uniform

  • Helmet: gloss black with silver hardware (often with a khaki helmet cover)
  • Breathing Mask: Silver
  • Breathing hose: bluish gray
  • Tunic: greenish khaki (Earth uniform is still Prussian blue)
  • Piping: grass green
  • Buttons and buckles: brass
  • Gloves: chamois leather
  • Belt: black
  • Equipment: black
  • Trousers: gray
  • Boots: black
This soldier is one of the famed Prussian “totenkopf” panzer fusileers. He carries a Mauser rifle. Officers are armed with Mauser automatic pistols and non-commissioned offiers with Mauser automatic carbines. All carry the “totenkopf” breathing masks.
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Territorial trooper
  • Hat: gray
  • Tunic: khaki
  • Rank chevrons: yellow
  • Piping: red
  • Buttons and buckles: brass
  • Belt: black
  • Equipment: black
  • Trousers: khaki
  • Boots: black
This soldier is a German territorial (portrayed by an HLBS figure) and wears a typical tropical issue colonial uniform. His broad-brimmed hat bears a small national cockade as well as the poppy red piping of Mars service. He carries a Mauser bolt-action rifle.
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Steam Technology
Panzerfahrzeug II
The factory finish on panzerfahkzeug is a dark, slightly bluish gray.

This is a mark 2 Panzerfahrzeug, built on a modified Ford LAC chassis. The Mk.2 was the standard German armored vehicle during the Martian Punitive Expedition and remained an important vehicle for years. Its excellent field gun and mechanical reliability recommended it long after its armored protection had fallen below the norms of a principal battle landship.