Frustration and progression

I am officially shifting focus to SaSS:R, which I find frustrating because Lions of Judah is the book I want to be writing, but it is simply an acknowledgement of a reality that has set in and seems determined to remain for the moment. That reality is namely that I can work, and work quite […]

A review: Combat Frame XSeed

I recently read Combat Frame XSeed by Brian Niemeier, and I thought I’d talk a little bit about it. I’ve held off this long because the author has expressed a wish for public responses to the book to wait until January. Since tomorrow is January 1st, I thought it close enough.  Full disclosure: I backed […]

Worlds of Rozal: 12-TS

12-Tonnen-Stahlarbeiter 12-TS / “Tassia” Type: Heavy-industry mech Origin: Austro-Hungarian Empire In service: 1880 Manufacturer: Kaiserliche Gilde der Industrieunternehmen Operator(s): Imperialer Industrieverband [IG] (4,567) Görz Industriegesellschaft [GI] (3,011) Budapest Ipari Unió [BIU] (1,120 Győr Ipari Unió [GIU] (803) Arad Ipari Céh [AIC] (300) Unit cost: ƒ69,000 Produced from: 1880-1899 No. produced: 13,279 Weight: 12 tons (unloaded), […]

Paladin-9

Paladin-09 Pal Nine / “Pally” (once again, a combination of two images that will be replaced later.) Type: Flight-capable assault mech Origin: New Zion, Zion System In service: Year 452-present Manufacturer: New Zion Arms Guild Operator(s): Knights of the Lion of Judah Unit cost: NHD78 million Production began: Year 452 No. produced: 730 Weight: 65 […]

Worlds of Rozal: IMGz Mech

Name Imperialer Metall-Gigant zwei IMGz Type: Heavy quadrupedal mech Origin: Austro-Hungarian Empire In service: 1899-present Manufacturer: Österreich Militärische Hersteller Gilde Operator(s): Austro-Hungarian Empire Unit cost: ƒ260,000 Produced from: 1898-present No. produced: 699 Weight: 30 tons (unloaded), 37 tons (loaded) Height: 36 feet Width: 14 feet Length: 14 feet Crew: 1 pilot, 1 gunner Structure: Steel […]

Scene 12: Alejandro’s Stand

The main Swarm fleet was up there, somewhere, engaging the Coalition fleet. But Swarm landers had gotten through, and were headed for the planet. Alejandro waited in his Caballero assault mech, hoping none of them were headed for Landing Zone Whiskey One Five and Assault Mech Companies Charlie and Delta of the 4th Mechanized Armor Battalion.