The fighting machines are the main attack units used for the Martians. They are nicknamed Tripods, and sometimes things.
The tripods are not made of living material, but they somehow act like living material, as they are defeated and destroyed to bacteria on Earth, which to the Martians, was an alien concept.
There are many models for the tripods. Most models have a pod-base at the top, and three "legs" used to walk, with two at the front and one at the back. These are very tentacle-like, but they sometimes have joints.
Weapons and Defenses Edit
Heat Rays Edit
All fighting machines have heat rays, no matter what model.
Black Smoke Edit
Most models have black smoke, but some, like Steven Spielberg's model, lack the black smoke.
Some models have shields, including Stevens Spielberg's model.
Most tripods are large.
Most models have tentacles which can constrict and grab enemies.