A little info on H/S and Civic Defence:
Herbert and Spencer are an Enigmatic English duo who almost overnight took over the job of supplying robots for the Earth based Anti Mars Coalition and others. H/S offer a range of new bots and ret conned Rothchild robots with a new more personality driven AI. Previously H/S were suppliers of industrial machinery and robots, the general population are not aware of Rothchild's fall from the Moon to the wilds of South America, and only the astute followers of military robots have taken note of a shift in design and supply!
What has happened to the majority of the Rothchild production facilities is still unknown, but evidence of the ubiquitous Rothchild Mechanic shows that embers of the Rothchild backbone still burns somewhere!
The Civic Defence Corp is the general corp of all Anti Mars Coalition members locales. The AMC believe a visible unified group will protect and keep the AMC members population protected ( from rogue countries that have either sided with MARS or have taken a stance against the AMC ) and grant a feeling of safety and stability.
Most scholars of this period believe it to be the most volatile and dangerous, with multiple fronts of war and multiple parties looking to establish superiority ( MARS, AMC ( Anti Mars Coalition ), MARSA ( Martian Advocates ), ICG ( Independent Countries Group ) and NOM ( Nitor Obduro Macto ***unconfirmed***).