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.”
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Weather in the British Isles
Throughout the year, the British Isles experience changeable weather. Settled weather lasting more than a few days is unusual, and will result in the entire population grumbling about it. Rain is common, swept in from the Atlantic. Although Ireland bears the brunt of the rainfall, explaining its lush pastures, wet bogs and its sobriquet "the Emerald Isle", the rest of the British Isles do not escape.
When travelling through the British Isles, roll 1 die before any encounter
and consult the following table:
|On a 1:||Raining heavily, windscreen wipers working
double time, road conditions treacherous
(-3 to hit, all manoeuvres +D2)
|On a 2:||Raining, windscreen wipers can cope, lorries
throw up curtains of spray
(-2 to hit, all manoeuvres +D1)
|On a 3:||Drizzling, grey skies, occasional use of
wipers, only deep puddles cause real spray
(-1 to hit, no penalty to manoeuvres)