Scourge defeated, Mayor exultant.
Missing Jessica: Kidnap theory.
A new motorway menace.
Explosion destroys abandoned colliery.
Arrested members of Yellers Gang freed.
One dead as Marauders strike again.
Tycoon's son killed - daughter missing.
“Down and out!” The excitable voice of Rich Lackhart bursts from the radio speaker. “Let’s keep it moving, Lancers.”
Another morning’s commute for a mid 21st Century haulage gang.
“Everyone seems to think that we have high-adrenaline lives; that the excitement never stops. We have our moments, but actually, most of what we do is just remind people that we are here; that there is a law; and that someone cares if they break it. That is often enough.”
23/9/55: Babylon is a true inspiration in these times of darkness. Under the dynamic leadership of Sir Hector McDonaugh, the company has thrived while so many others failed. Read more
20/9/55: Mayor Rod is victorious. The battle against an insidious foe has been won, and Mayor Forrester-Smythe’s aggressive policies have been vindicated. While others dithered, Mayor Rod took action. The result? Londoners are safe from a creeping infection that has decimated nations, destroyed civilisations and ripped communities in half. Read more
18/8/55: The recent attacks on everyday citizens have shocked the nation. The brutal slaying, just yards from his own doorstep, of Dominic Bruehl, a student with a glittering academic career, has deprived a young man of a brilliant future. On the same day, the gang that style themselves the Motorway Marauders have killed a working driver just weeks away from his retirement. Read moreRead the Informer today
Galleon: Sedan, light chassis, heavy suspension, medium power plant with superconductors, 4 PR tyres, driver, gunner, 2 passengers, RR front, 2 linked SSs left and right, both linked to SD with explosive spikes back, link from RR to all dropped weapons. Armour: F15, B15, L15, R15, T5, U10. Accel. 5, top speed 90, HC 3. 4,450 lbs., $8,510.
Cargo capacity: 140 lbs., 1 space.
So we went one better. We designed the Fuegito. It’s smaller, it’s just as powerful, and it’s even more cost effective.
Fuegito – a little fire goes a long way.
Fuegito: Sedan, extra-heavy chassis, heavy suspension, large power plant with platinum catalysts, 4 steelbelted PR tyres, driver, 2 FTs linked back, linked to FOJ left, improved fire extinguisher. Armour: F40, B40, L35, R35, T20, U25. Accel. 5, top speed 90, HC 3. 6,085 lbs., $12,835.
Personal equipment: 35 lbs., 2 spaces.
Fuegito RL: As Fuegito, but replace 1 FT with RL loaded with incendiary ammo F. Armour: F45, B45, L40, R40, T20, U25. 6,075 lbs., $13,995.
Personal equipment: 45 lbs., 2 spaces.
Fuegito FTT: As Fuegito, but move 1 FT to turret, add smart-link, magazine with HT ammo for turreted FT, magazine switch. Armour: F30, B30, L30, R30, T25, U15. 6,060 lbs., $15,455.
Personal equipment: 60 lbs., 1 space.
Fuegito RLT: As Fuegito, but remove both FTs. Add RL loaded with incendiary F and RL with incendiary in turret, RL magazine with normal rockets for turreted weapon, magazine switch, smart link and targeting computer. Link turret RL to FOJ. Armour: F40, B40, L35, R35, T30, U25. 6,060 lbs., $18,315.
Personal equipment: 60 lbs., 1 space.
Lackhart: Sedan, extra-heavy chassis, heavy suspension, large power plant with platinum catalysts, 4 solid tyres, driver, turreted laser smart-linked to laser front, paint discharger back, fire extinguisher, targeting computer. Sloped armour: F40, B35, L30, R30, T30, U20. Accel. 5, top speed 90, HC 3. 6,070 lbs., $29,853.
Cargo capacity: 50 lbs., 2 spaces.
Lackhart Vim: Exchange fire extinguisher for laser battery and five points of armour, 6,065 lbs., $30,152. Cargo capacity 55 lbs., 2 spaces.
If you see an Energizer in the vanguard of a midnight blue squadron, the likelihood is that Lackhart himself will be at the wheel.
Energizer: Streamlined sedan, extra-heavy chassis, heavy suspension, large power plant with superconductors, 4 solid tyres, driver, 2 lasers linked front, ABS, airdam, bumper trigger, computer navigator, HD brakes, HD shocks, HRSWC, laser battery, LD radio, safety seat, overdrive, spoiler. Sloped armour: F50 (ramplate), B20, L35, R35, T6, U21. Accel 5, top speed 100 (120 with overdrive), HC 3. 6,094 lbs., $36,972.
Personal equipment: 26 lbs., 1 space
Energizer Basic: Remove ABS, computer navigator, HD brakes, HD shocks, HRSWC, LD radio, safety seat. 6,049 lbs., $29,872.
Personal equipment: 71 lbs., 1 space.
This is a car for those who want to impress, no matter the cost.
Sedoa: Streamlined sedan, extra-heavy chassis, heavy suspension, sports power plant with platinum catalysts, 4 steelbelted radial solid tyres, driver, passenger, ABS, active suspension, airdam, convertible hardtop, HD brakes, HD shocks, overdrive, spoiler. Sloped armour: F45 (ramplate), B40, L35, R35, T10, U20, 4 10-point wheelguards, 4 10-point wheelhubs. Accel. 10, top speed 140 (160 with overdrive), HC 4. 6,078 lbs., $36,100.
Personal equipment: 42.5 lbs., 2 spaces.