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
Drogher: Van, extra-heavy chassis, heavy suspension, super power plant, 6 PR tyres, driver, gunner, RL front, SD with explosive spikes and PS linked B, SWC in gunner position. Armour: F25, B25, L20, R20, T5, U15, 2 10-point wheelguards rear, 4 10-point wheelhubs. Accel. 5, top speed 110 (100 when fully laden), HC 2. 5,800 lbs., $14,650.
Cargo capacity: 1,400 lbs., 16 spaces.
Cannonade: Van, extra-heavy chassis, heavy suspension, super power plant, 6 PR tyres, driver, gunner, 2 MMLs linked in turret, 3 MMLs linked F, 2 linked MMLs B, MML smoke magazine B, magazine switch, 2 smart links (from turret to F MMLs and to B MMLs), 2 targeting computers. Armour: F20, B15, L15, R15, T15, U10, 10-point CA around each of driver, gunner, PP, front MMLs, rear MMLs. 2 10-point wheelguards rear, 2-10 point wheelhubs front. Accel. 5, top speed 100, HC 2. 6,555 lbs., $23,500.
Cargo capacity: 645 lbs., 6 spaces.
Broadside: Add 1 MML in turret, 1 MML F. 6,925 lbs., $26,450.
Cargo capacity: 275 lbs., 6 spaces.
Gunship: As Broadside, but add 15 points of armour (usually F25, B20, T20). 7,135 lbs., $26,900.
Cargo capacity: 65 lbs., 6 spaces.
Mangonel: Van, extra-heavy chassis, heavy suspension, super power plant, 6 solid tyres, driver, targeting laser in zero-space turret, 18 HRs (6 linked front, 6 linked back, 3 left, 3 right), laser guidance for all rockets, 2 bumper triggers (factory-standard places them L and R), targeting computer. Armour: F25, B20, L20, R20, T5, U10, 10-point CA around each of driver, PP. Accel. 5, top speed 100, HC 2. 7,199 lbs., $24,950.
Personal equipment: 15 lbs., 7 spaces.
Elyssia: Van with carbon-aluminium frame, extra-heavy chassis, heavy suspension, super power plant, 6 solid tyres, driver, gunner, 2 passengers in 6 space passenger lounge, twin laser in universal turret, searchlight F, GS with extra magazine loaded with paint and magazine switch B, 6 flechette grenades, ABS, anti-theft system, compact TV, 2 ejection seats, extra driver controls, HD brakes, HD shocks, hi-res computer, LD radio, laser battery, radar, sunroof U (escape hatch), vehicular computer, velvet trimmings ($10,000). Fireproof sloped armour: F25, B25, L23, R23, T23, U20, 10-point CA around gunner. 2 10-point wheelguards rear, 2 10-point retractable wheelguards F. Accel. 5, top speed 95, HC 2 (HC 1 if front wheelguards are deployed). 7,116 lbs., $79,810.
Cargo capacity: 84 lbs., 3 spaces (384 lbs. and 5 spaces if no passengers carried).
Sleuth: Van with carbon-aluminium frame, extra-heavy chassis, heavy suspension, super power plant, 6 solid tyres, driver, gunner, passenger (communications engineer taking 2 spaces), turreted gauss gun, extra GG magazine, searchlight front, communications laser in turret with LGL to 2 HRs front, 8 flechette grenades, anti-theft system, bollix*, 2 sets of camouflage netting (covering 1”x½” each), 5 communications targets, compact television, fire extinguisher, 2 hi-res computers (driver, gunner), infrared sighting system, laser battery, laser communications computer, radar, radar detector, radar jammer, side door, sound enhancement, stealth, surge protector, tinted windows, vehicular computer (engineer). Armour: F30, B25, L25, R25, T20, U15 (including 1 point Stealthkote in all 6 locations). Accel. 5, top speed 95, HC 2. 7,070 lbs., $89,160.
Cargo capacity: 130 lbs., 1 space.
* Note: the Bollix is only available to accredited government agencies.