In 2087, the weapon of choice is the warmek, a towering humanoid monster capable of taking the firepower of a tank unit any place an infantryman can go. On the battlefields of Britain, occupying EuroForce meks clash with giant machines piloted by British secessionists.
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The Charlemagne sidestepped and rushed forward, spike held high and aimed down. Rather than flinch back in the face of the fearsome weapon, as most pilots tended to do, Halsey stepped forward, raising his own mek’s right arm.
Lavalle thrust down at the Liberator, trying for a tricky but instantly fatal thrust at the join of torso and head. Halsey batted the spike down and aside with his right arm, snapping it back in a steel-knuckled bitchslap across the Charlemagne’s faceplate. As Lavalle’s mek stumbled, Halsey pivoted and put a point-blank cannon shell into its torso. The shot struck low down and exploded on untouched armour.
Following up quickly, Halsey raised his combat spike but instead thrust the barrel of his cannon at the Charlemagne’s faceplate. The command mek overbalanced, toppling backwards. Halsey fired another point-blank shot into it, then raised the spike for a killing thrust.
A point-blank Maximilian Alpha strike hammered into the Liberator’s rear armour, flaying most of it away and sending Halsey staggering forward. Lavalle kicked out, impacting the Liberator’s lower leg. Halsey felt his mek start to pitch forward, saw the metal face of the Charlemagne coming up and felt a railgun round tear into his mek’s vitals.
The Liberator crashed down on top of Lavalle’s Charlemagne. Halsey started hammering on the cockpit with his right arm as he tried to disentangle himself. Any second now the Max would finish him off from behind….
The Armageddon War continues. The streets and fields of Britain are ablaze. ‘Shotgun’ Mike Halsey fights for freedom whether his weapon is a monster warmek, a sawed-off shotgun or his own fists.
What started in Standing Alone continues in this fast paced, furious, science-fiction action thrill ride. Blood, battle and giant meks!
Welcome to the British War of Independence.