proof of mankind's survival instinct that half the solar system is now
colonized. But it was human invention that mattered most, and had the disasters
of the last six centuries occurred earlier, it is unlikely that man would have
survived. As it is, the population is stable again at 100 million and average
life-span has increased to more than 200 years.
however, has prospered in all the same ways as during the pre-glacial period;
this includes the art of war, which has grown apace with technolgical advance.
Socially, man has adapted to a more austere mode of
daily life, even though living conditions are better
than any time in history.
Besides the change in the planet itself, one
of the greatest changes has been to life, new life. Earth now hosts two races
of sentients; and not only has man created a new race as company, he has
created numerous other animals and creatures which now roam the wild and cities
with the same impunity as those animals descended from antiquity.
there is a problem; something else is here, on Earth, and nobody is sure what
it is or what it is doing. It is not helping, and so some people worry, people
who think they know...
Author's Notes &
What are MGVs?
MGVs are miniature
warfighting machines which operate in large mobile autonomous groups. Averaging
in the millimeter range, they are far smaller than standard combat vehicles.
Indeed most MGV units can operate on the surfaces of vehicles. However they are
also far larger than nano-level machines, many of which behave more like
chemicals. MGVs bridge the operational divide between nano-level machines and
larger man-sized equipment.
Here you can read The Eylau Sequence
along with lots of supporting content ranging from an encyclopedia for the ES
universe to free gaming rules. Right now the main rules emphasis is on
micro-machine warfare, but an orbital warfare rule set is in the works... stay
What is The Eylau Sequence?
The Eylau Sequence is part of the Archimedes Program, a sentient program that
acts as a master for the three sequences: The Osler Sequence
(bioscience), The Richter Sequence (planetary science) and The Eylau Sequence
The Eylau Sequence covers a wide range of tactical,
operational and even strategic concerns and has been an invaluable tool in the
creation and use of autonomous systems used in warfare.
As a part of
The Archimedes Program, the Eylau Sequence is sentient; it is aware of you, and
it is self aware. It can identify objects in its environment and it "thinks"
like a sentient being. However it only deals with its assigned area of
expertise in a passive-aggressive manner; if you try to get the Eylau Sequence
to give its opinion about a politician or to tell you the best way to rob
resources from a civilian company, it will passively ignore you and only
operate within military confines. There is no way to force the sequence to
operate outside of its area of specialty and all previous attempts have failed