A Steampunk History of a World at War

Empire Walkers Mk I

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Tuesday, 3 May 1910

At a secret facility in Australia the British Army demonstrate the prototypes of their infantry fighting machines ``The Empire Walker'': huge steam-powered exo-skeletons based on the less power-eating (and freely available) Faraday Principle and armed with a 600 round/minute Maxim supplied by 1000 round belts.

The Army has been left out in the cold after the successes of the Royal Navy. In an effort to regain some authority, and after the terrible experiences of the Crimea and Boer wars, they have been secretly developing new devices for their infantry.

However the Empire Walker was fairly impractical, difficult to manoeuvre and required a support team of 4 men per unit.