#48 Earthmen Land on Mars


The rocketships that brought the counterattack circled Mars, looking for a safe place to land. All the tanks and heavy artillery that would be needed to fight the Martians were aboard the spaceships. Several scouts were sent down ahead of the ships by using parachutes or rocket-packs on their backs. Hoping to land secretly, the soldiers were startled to see several Martians wandering in the desert. Opening fire, the Earthmen blasted the Martians before they could spread an alert back to their domed cities. The Earth fighters wanted a chance to mobilize fully before the space war continued on Marsí soil. For this battle, the Earthmen wanted to make sure they were well-prepared.