Return of the Tripods

A project in Henderson, NV by Abby Normal Media

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All Quiet on the Martian Front 2nd Edition
Backers: 331
Average Pledge Per Backer: $250

Funded: $82,880 of $56,000
Dates: Oct 30th -> Nov 29th (31 days)
Project By: Abby Normal Media
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Latest News


November 29th - via:
If you've been waiting and watching. Now is the time.  Thank you so much to everyone who has joined us here on this epic journey. This is only the beginning...   (Read More)


November 28th - via:
We are finishing strong and just unlocked the last stretch goal!!    If you want to get the most out of your pledge, make sure you're getting all your add ons at the best price!  Additionally, we are preparing all our stretch goals as additional... (Read More)

German Heat Ray Artillery!!

November 26th - via:
3. DAYS. TO. GO! Votes are in and the German Heat Ray Artillery is now live and ready. The stretch goal is now available to unlock for everyone. DON'T MISS OUT! If you would love to get this upgraded artillery piece for free added to your rewards... (Read More)

Another Stretch goal smashed... And a choice? See post for details!!

November 24th - via:
Martians and humans alike, we have been killing it with the stretch goals!! We have just unlocked another stretch goal and are ready to unveil the next. We are letting you choose which of these two stretch goals can be unlocked for more free... (Read More)

Happy Thanksgiving and THANK YOU!

November 23rd - via:
We’re celebrating Thanksgiving Day in the US today. It's a time to pause, reflect, and express gratitude for the blessings in our lives. As we gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, a holiday steeped in gratitude and reflection, I find myself filled... (Read More)

More stretch goals! Physical Stat Cards UNLOCKED

November 22nd - via:
Well this is all pretty awesome!! Yet another Stretch Goal smashed and more rewards for you! The Digital Data Cards have now been unlocked into Physical Data Cards as well, so for those at First Encounter or higher, your collection just got little... (Read More)

An interview with our IP owner and Rules Author David Pearce!

November 21st - via:
Take a moment to watch this fantastic interview with David and Gerry from BEASTS OF WAR on Youtube. Provides fantastic insight into the game and the decisions that lead to the game as it is today:... (Read More)

Black Friday is now!

November 20th - via:
Brand new free miniatures anyone? We are immensely grateful to everyone who has backed us. As such we are offering an additional unit of BRAND NEW Repair Drones (3 models) for FREE for all backers who pledge to First Encounter or higher. So for all... (Read More)

Video - Full Player Turn

November 20th - via:
Hello everyone!  Thank you so much for all of your support. We wanted to share a video of the game and how it plays with a simple player turn.  We hope you find it informative on how Return of the Tripods plays. The video has been uploaded to the... (Read More)

MORE Unlocked rewards!

November 18th - via:
Do you like tanks? We like tanks. ANOTHER STRETCH GOAL HAS BEEN SMASHED! Everyone who backed at First Encounter or higher is now receiving even more free models, this time a unit of Oberschlesien Tanks with Chain Guns!! (3 models) Keep it coming... (Read More)

UK and European Customers!

November 17th - via:
Starting immediately all backers for RETURN OF THE TRIPODS from UK / EU will have their VAT and Import Tax fees covered by Abby Normal We made great efforts to set up manufacturing in the UK but we couldn’t lock in someone who would guarantee the... (Read More)


November 15th - via:
Thank you so much to everyone who has backed this Kickstarter and put their faith in us, we are incredibly grateful. Even with a very high funding level, you proved yourselves right. Additionally, we surpassed ANOTHER Milsestone/Stretch Goal. That... (Read More)


November 14th - via:
Well you are all just smashing this thank you!!  Once again this means more free minatures to everyone who has backed at First Encounter or higher. Quite the collection of free miniatures you are building for yourselves ;) Keep is coming folks, get... (Read More)

4th Milestone UNLOCKED!!

November 12th - via:
This means even MORE free miniatures for you. Everyone who has backed at First Encounter or higher now recieves: FREE Unit of Bombardier Drones (3 models) FREE Unit of A7V's with Flame throwers (3 models) FREE Unit of Raven Drones (3 models) FREE... (Read More)

Another milestone smashed!

November 9th - via:
Every Pledge Level will recieve this reward for free. You are all amazing, yet another milestone smashed! Digital Data cards of every single unit in the game. Allowing for quick reference and ease of use in the heat of battle. From unit costs and... (Read More)

New Milestone Unlocked!

November 8th - via:
The next milestone has just been unlocked!  Backers of the First Encounter or higher will receive a unit of Bombardier Drones (3 Models) and now additionally a unit of A7V's with Flamethrowers (3 models). Upgrade your pledge now and get add ons to... (Read More)

Milestone Reached

November 7th - via:
MILESTONES ARE NOW OPEN FREE miniatures will be available to all who pledge to First Encounter and above. The more milestones and stretch goals that are unlocked, the more free miniatures will be available. Given the funding goal is on track to be... (Read More)


November 3rd - via:
First Encounter Pledge Level  (Read More)

This wargame is like HG Wells’ Warhammer of the Worlds

November 3rd - via:
A second edition of All Quiet on the Martian Front is being crowdfunded on Kickstarter, with gnarly new miniatures for tripods and tanks. (Read More)

Quick Start Rules PDF

November 2nd - via:
We have posted a PDF of the Quick Start rules on the main page right below the About the Game section.  Download it and have a look.  (Read More)

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