The meaning of life is the fine game of nil
It was 1915. Months of bitter bloody conflict had occurred, French and British troops stopped the German attack through Belgium. The Germans fell back to the Aisne valley, where they dug in, the Franco–British attacks were repulsed and both sides began digging trenches. Soldiers faced each other in opposing trenches, separated by a battered strip of “No Man’s Land,” often only a few hundred yards wide. Each side took turns throwing troops against the enemy. When these attacks ran out of energy, the other side would counter- attack, and things would end up more or less where they had started -- except for those killed or maimed in the fighting......
Until one day, soldiers in many different sectors of the western front reported weird flash and loud explosion from the sky. Shortly after which, strange landing pod being dropped into the middle of No Man's Land. Where massive "tripod" war machines would emerges from the ground, and indiscriminately uses powerful weapons against trenches on either side. Outside the front line, there are multiple tripods that have attacked major cities around the world. It was the first contact from our neighbour in the solar system, the Martian, who had unified their home planet into a single state and decided it's time to colonise Earth. However, Earthling still stood a fighting chances, while the Martian indeed possess much advanced interstellar technology, their weapons technology seems to be a different branch developed from victorian steam engine and only marginally more advanced than what humans had.
Hostilities between the Entente Powers and Central Powers end almost immediately as a result of military expediency. The two sides who were bitter enemy mere days before had to co-operate to fight the alien menace.
- FC can be anime, sketch, realistic art or photos, suits yourself
- It's alternate history so you can be female soldiers if you feel like it
- You can be gay for char from countries that had not criminalised gay in 1910s. (The only one I can think of was the Japanese Empire but you can add to it if you found more.)
- Try to do no evil in the OOC. But war crimes would be permitted in the IC.
- Show the aliens what the "human are space orcs" memes tried to convey.
I got the idea from this video: