"Move it!" Vesping cried to the Liberati. "The path's clear!"
The engineers ran across the smoking field to the power relay. Within seconds after reaching it, they had the generator off-line and the lights surrounding the base went dark. As they ran away into the night, the generator relay blew in a mighty shower of sparks.
Like a trap-door spider released by the force of the blast, first one Gear-like vehicle crawled out of an underground bunker, then two. The flames reflected off their dark red hulls and the ominous black of their weapons, giving them the appearance of demons just escaped from the bowels of the earth.
"Here come the reserves!" Wallis hollered, as a new cluster of the massive machines came out of the base, firing at the engineers. "Dammit - they've got Gears!"
Faced with the prospect of war with Earth again, the Terranovan leagues set aside their differences and created the Black Talon program, a mission to gather military intelligence on the lost colonies of Mankind.
In addition to a basic history of the Black Talon program, the Field Guide contains the game statistics of the vehicles that are likely to be encountered by Talon teams in their missions. This book ties in with the Heavy Gear 2 computer game from Activision and follows the events that took place in Return to Cat's Eye, the third Heavy Gear Storyline Book.
This sourcebook includes:
- A complete history of the Black Talon program;
- Full writeups for the 1st Black Talon;
- Descriptions and game stats for the Black Talon vehicles and weapons;
- Descriptions and game stats for the combat vehicles of the Colonial Expeditionary Force and Caprice;
- Sample campaign set-ups;
- New equipment.