Having read Scott Washburn’s second book BREAKTHROUGH, I thought perhaps a new unit could be created. Tripods that are piloted by younger, learning martians called Buds. They would suffer less movement ranges and have a harder time using the weapons correctly (lower ability to hit enemy units) and a inability to focus the Heat ray (Sweep only) but keep the Tripod armor the same. Having not yet learned the complete operation of the tripod, a hit modifier (like cable hits from the motorcycle rough riders) but the Tripods perhaps cost less reflecting their lower abilities. Thoughts?
P.S. Scott’s 2nd book, outstanding, highly recommended!!!