Here are my VSF Martians to go up against my VSF Brits.
They are actually Light Alliance Elves.
Tall, skinny, a bit bow legged, I think they make quite good VSF Martians.
These dudes, being spear armed, are now armed with VSF Martian Staff Weapons, just like in the Star Gate universe.
The squad leaders are armed with slashy, samurai like swords and daggers. Very lead-from-the-front.
I really enjoyed painting these.
The skin tone is actually Snakebite leather over a black undercoat, with Vallejo 118 Middlestone highlights and a Middlestone-mixed-with-Yellow highlight highlight. Which turned out so subtle, that you can't actually see it (I was hoping the the camera might be able to pick it out...)
Now for some comparison shots.
Here a column of VSF Brits, supported by a Steam Tank and a couple of Steam Jumpers advance to contact said Martians.
See, they are taller!
The rest of the figures in the box are armed with bows (as well as a few more blade armed bods). So I figure, these staff weapon fellows are like the Royal Guard (or something), and the rest are just regulars, or even town militia.
Oh yeah, and yay! We won! Very hard fought game, a great test rugby match.