Many of the brave men sent were captured or killed. A local militia unit had attacked the Martians soon after they had landed but the militia were completely wiped out to the last man.
Eventually after many attempts Chesty Bond returned with some photos and information on the Martians.
The main force was established around a farm in the Molongo Valley 153 miles south west of Sydney.
The Martian flyers are armed with some type of radium guns.
The guns seem to be linked to each other.
The Martian Tripods are very well armoured and also have a single radium gun plus a smaller Gatling type gun.
Martian foot soldiers are armed with a ray gun of some type. Not as powerful as the one in the Tripod, it was still seen to kill an adult wallaby with a single shot.
The Tripods are from the Pendraken SciFi range. The infantry are also Pendraken - I don't know why they were listed as Macedonian Pikemen as they are obviously Martians - I had to remove a small shield from their left arm but that was easy to do.
The painting is by me so very bad - I am always amazed when I see what other people can do with these figures. In future, I am going to avoid close up photos.
The Flyers are Scout Ships from Pegasus (I think) as is the larger Area 51 model.