Sunday, 15 December 2013

Printed copies of 'Forager' arrived from the printers today.
They look fantastic.


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

2122 A.D. Melbourne



The world of 'Forager,' set in 2122 A.D., sees the remnants of the human race trying to survive in a world that was virtually destroyed by the Apocalypse one hundred years ago - a World War that rained nuclear bombs down on all nations.



Melbourne lies in ruins, except for Newhome, a walled in town built over the ruins of the suburbs of Flemington and Kensington, on the banks of the Maribyrnong River.


 Below - the eerily ominous silhouette of Melbourne's CBD, or Central Business District, which was left largely intact since the nuke that hit Melbourne came down over the southeaster suburbs.

Photo courtesy of Vincent from Melbourne Australia. Used under Melbourne Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license











Tuesday, 3 December 2013

The Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle featured in 'Forager'

Here are some photos of the Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle featured in 'Forager,' described by Ethan Jones as being a 'box on wheels.' 


Photo form wikimedia commons, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license, by Nick-D.

The Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle is an Australian-built wheeled armoured vehicle, specially designed for Australian conditions. The Bushmaster is capable of carrying up to 9 soldiers and their equipment, fuel and supplies for 3 days. 

 Photo form wikimedia commons, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license, by Nick-D.

The vehicle is mine-proof, bullet proof, and fire proof. The version in 'Forager' has had solar panels added and has an electrical engine, since Newhome has no access to petrol. The Bushmaster's in 'Forager' are over a hundred years old, with virtually every part having been swapped out or reconditioned during that time.

Photo from wikimedia commons, under the public domain.

 

Monday, 2 December 2013

Austeyr F88 Assault Rifle

The Austeyr F88, a 5.56mm assault rifle, is the Australian Army's modified version of the Steyr AUG A1, designed by the Steyr Mannlicher GmbH & Co KG. It was produced under license in Australia. The Austeyrs used by Newhome's Custodian police force are all over 100 years old, have been pilfered by an abandoned Australian military supplies depot. The gun has an automatic lockout selector that can physically disable the fully automatic position of the trigger.

 An Australian soldier with an Austeyr F88. Photo from the public domain.

An Australian soldier with an Austeyr F88. Photo from the public domain.