Below is an example of the current iteration of ground combat in Java MOO. In this shot, Meklar forces are invading the Silicoid homeworld of Cryslon. It includes new artwork for the Silicoid soldiers and a typical colony.
Hopefully you can tell that this is animated with firing back and forth as the forces try to kill each other. Currently, the background landscape is temporary as are the weapon shots going back and forth. There are also no corpse images yet. Those will vary based upon what kind of weapon the attackers have.