Pope Pius creates the order of the Knights Protectors. This allows European countries to contribute troops, weapons and money toward the destruction of Martians. Protestant leaders also vocalize support, then commit massive amounts of money and manpower. They use a Red Yellow and Green flag and wear red headgear. Similar to the Vatican Guard. (Not pale blue helmets)
The Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, who has been together with the Pope since the early planning stages, creates a similar organization for followers of Mohammed.
Politically, the leaders of the world ( those of real power in the drawing rooms of the great mansions) realize that imperialism has seen its day and there is a need for a peaceful and productive transition to a post imperial society. The alternative is for humanity to serve Mars: on a rotisserie.
In the meantime, Tesla and Einstein are working on a way to strike at Mars.
Oh most excellent. Sorry to have been 'religious blind' on a way to incorporate forces of humanity. Very nice background - I'll definately have to come up with the Knights Protectors. Hmm maybe instead called the Human Guard. And the Mohammed Militia. Nice. Maybe the name for the Protestant units being Gods Guardians or such. Have to think on this and will get back to it. TY hardlec, once more a scholar and a gentleman (at least to humanity).
The Skull and Crossbones was not invented by pirates.
It was a symbol of the Knights Templar.
I used to have my OGRE(c) troops painted up to be Vatican Guard. ( Pretty Colors ....)
A mound of earth supports two vertical tubes. One is 100 meters in diameter, one is 20 meters in diameter. Both are a kilometer "tall." The larger tube is filled with water, mainly supplied by rain. When filled to the right level, a valve opens at the bottom and gravity, pushing a 100 meter wide column of water down, pushes a 20 meter wide column of water up; fast. Like a cork in a popgun, a cylinder made by human hands is sent to Mars. One of Thousands, each is full of death for the Martians. The first hundreds are full of nothing but the bacteria that laid the first invasion low. As the first cylinders launch, Teddy Roosevelt, umbrella in hand but soaked none the less, lets out a shout heard by hundreds of others: BULLY! BULLY! BULLY!
Well, I was thinking of recruiting posters that focused more on the legs and stockings than the bikes:
Of course, it depends on who is the target audience. These might scandalize the fine ladies of the period, but for the guys: WOO-HOO!!
By the way, we have a bit of a time problem. Nylon was not invented until the late 1930's. But "nylons" makes a better slogan than "stockings," so go with it. However, "I love my silkies..." flows pretty good, too.
Egads! Where do I sign up!! I like the top one as the best of the lot for the 'feel' of the AQ world, with the rifle and all. The bottom one looks nice also, but more Annie Oakley way, the gal looks very familiar (actress in series I watch I think) and could definately be a 'personal messenger' of one of the top generals (Pertras? lol). But my 'poster' child is the top one, she'd be the one plastered all over the cities back East and out West.
boxholder They do look nice although time creep is once again in effect. Good catch on the nylons. I try to keep my AQMF within the 1920's, although occasionally a 1930's might slip in. For me 1940's is strictly for my WW II gaming. That's my personal problem having majored in History.
hmmm agree that this one breaks my 1925 tech cutoff, but, I'll make an exception in the case (LOL). The gal reminds me of a character in the Shadowhunters series I watch on Freeform. Great work there on them all. The 'silkies' would be the first series of pics right??
Don't fret, wisercj. A few years acceleration in polymer chemistry could have happened in the alternate timeline and might be OK. Especially when the resulting product is SO FINE. I'd bet that nylon was banging around in some chemist's mind before the "discovery" was announced.
Of course, the slogan might be modified to: "OOOH, I just love silk stockings, especially for strangling Martians." (Extra good if delivered by a Mae West or Marlene Dietrich type)