High Standard M10A
Alley Sweeper Flechette Gun*
Battle and Assault Rifles
E.M.1 and E.M.2
Hunting and Sniper Rifles
Weatherby .460 Mark V
Ruger .458 M-77
Sako .243 Sporter
Boys .55-cal Anti-Tank Rifle
High Standard M10A, 12-gauge (historical)
This is a bullpup shotgun using a tubular
magazine. The buttstock swivels for bracing against the inside arm, allowing
reasonably accurate one-handed fire (Rcl -4). There is also a flashlight
mounted atop the weapon, focused such that the shot pattern hits the center
of the beam (SS -1, Acc +1, not useable in bright light). Five round tube
is 1 lb.
Simms AS-12/10 Assault Shotgun (original)
This is a fully automatic .410 gauge
shotgun, styled like an AK-47. Though it lacks the damage of the Atchisson
(see below), it handles better in automatic fire. Rifle-type sights are
provided as well as a sling and bayonet lug. Other vision aids may be added.
Shot is $10 per 50, and APDS slugs (4d dam, Acc 7, triple ranges) are $100
per 50. Preloaded clips normally alternate shotshells and slugs for maxiumum
Atchisson 12-gauge Automatic Shotgun (historical)
This weapon is fully automatic, firing
from either a 10 round clip (2 lbs) or a 21 round drum (4 lbs). It is styled
roughly like the M-16 and can mount various vision aids. A sling and bayonet
lug is provided.
ArmsTech 12-gauge Slaymaster (original ?)
This odd double barrel shotgun appears
as an over-under arrangement with a pair of 8 round clips feeding into
the top and bottom of the receiver. Each barrel may be fired separately
or together (using a double trigger). If fired together and ST is under
15, Rcl is -4 and the firer must make a DX roll to avoid being knocked
down. A side-by-side arrangement was abandoned due to problems ejecting
Alley Sweeper 4mm Flechette Gun (original)
This large and very leathal weapon
resembles a drum-fed shotgun, but its shells contain tungsten darts rather
than lead pellets, doing impaling damage. Each shell holds 8 darts; use
automatic fire rules for the number of hits. APDS slugs, doing 10d(2) at
triple range, are also available. Flechette and APDS ammo is 1 lb per 12
Beretta M3P, 12-gauge (historical)
Like the SPAS-12, this shotgun may
operate by semi-auto or pump action. Unlike the SPAS-12, the Beretta uses
a box magazine.
E.M.1 and E.M.2 (historical)
These were .280-cal (7mm) bullpup assault rifles developed in Great
Britain shortly after WWII. Both resembled the later 5.56mm L85, though
the E.M.1 had a more rounded and 'futuristic' appearance than the E.M.2.
They were abandoned after the political decision was made to use the 7.62mm
StG 44 Assault Rifle, 7.92mm Kurtz (historical)
The grandaddy of all assault rifles,
the StG 44 (earlier versions were known as the MP 42, MP 43 and StG 43)
was a fully automatic German WWII rifle which fired cut down 7.92mm rifle
rounds. The AK-47 is very similar to the StG 44, and the Russian 7.62mm
short round is almost an exact copy of the German 7.92mm short.
FG 42 Automatic Rifle, 7.92x57mm (historical)
Another German WWII invention, the
FG 42 was a very remarkable weapon produced in small numbers (~5000) for
paratrooper use. Unlike the StG 44, it fires full sized 7.92mm rounds,
using an unusual left-side clip feed. The gun comes with a folding bipod
(of questionable reliability) and a spike-type bayonet which folds back
under the barrel when not in use. Recoil is kept down through a heavy muzzle
brake, a two-piece, straight-line shoulder stock with a heavy spring.
SKS Carbine, 7.62x39mm (historical)
The rifle, and not the AK-47, was the
first to use the 7.62x39mm Russian round. The rifle uses a charger-loaded
integral magazine, though some later versions have removeable clips. It
comes with a integral bayonet (treat as a small knife) which folds back
under the barrel whin not in use. Though termed a carbine, it was designed
to be the tactical equivalent of the M-1/M-14 rifles.
Type 99 Long Rifle (historical)
This 7.7mm rifle was a standard weapon
of the Japanese army during WWII. The Type 99 comes with a folding wire
monopod for prone support and an unusual rear sight with folding arms to
aid in firing at aircraft. An inferior model was introduced in 1943.
Type 38 (M1905) Rifle (historical)
This 6.5mm rifle dates back to the
Russo-Japanese War, but was still widely used by Japan in WWII. Various
derivatives were made, including the Type 44 carbine (8.9 lbs, a non-removable
folding bayonet) and Type 97 (the sniper version with a telescopic sight).
M1 Carbine, .30-cal (historical)
Designed to replace the rifle, SMG
and pistol in the Army, the carbine found more success as a civilian sporting
rifle due to low weight and light recoil. The M1A1 was specifically designed
for paratroopers, using a folding stock. The M2 introduced the 30-round
banana clip (also useable on the M1) and had ROF 10* and Malf 16 when auto-fired.
M1s are not difficult to convert to full auto, and weapons with worn parts
sometimes accidentaly experience automatic fire. A sling and bayonet lug
are standard, with folding stocks available.
H&K G-11, 4.7mm (historical)
This is the experimental German 4.7mm
(at one time 4.93mm) caseless automatic rifle. The magazine is located
above and parallel to the barrel, with fresh rounds chambered by being
rotated 90 degrees. Two additional (spare) magazines may be stored on either
side of it. There are three modes of fire: Semi-automatic, three-round
burst (Rcl -1) or full auto (recoil is added every other burst).
M-131 Sub-Assault Rifle, 6x42mm (original)
The M-131 SAR is a 6mm caseless rifle
cut down to the size of an MP-5 (basically, an M-16 without buttstock and
only a half-length barrel). The M-131 uses several methods to keep recoil
down, and fires from a 50 round four-column magazine ($30, 2 lbs).
4.5mm NorAmCo Personal Assault Weapon System, 4.5x45mm (original)
The PAWS is a bullpup-style rifle about
2' long. Ammo is caseless and is $15 per magazine. The weapon comes with
a sling and may be smart-linked, but cannot mount a bayonet or 40mm grenade
launcher (10-30mm grenade launchers and standard rifle grenades may be
7mm NorAmCo Armstrong, 7x45mm (original)
A short (2'9") and heavy military automatic
rifle. Ammo costs $10 per 20 round mag. The Armstrong comes with a sling
and bayonet lug and may mount a grenade launcher. For an extra $100, it
can be modified to use both standard clips and the MG-29's (see below)
6.35mm Suarno, 6.35x41mm (original)
The primary rifle of the Brasilian
Army, the Suarno is a bullpup-style rifle with sling, 2x scope, bayonet
lug and rifle grenade launcher. It fires caseless ammo. Ammo is $15. $600.
6mm Ariska Yuska, 6x38mm (original)
The standard battle rifle of Nippon,
it is 2.5' long and can use all standard military attachments. Ammo costs
$10 for a 20 round mag or $15 for a 30 round mag. A squad support version
is available, which uses the clip or a 50-round drum ($20, 2 lbs) and is
$100 higher and weighs 1 pound more (bipod). $650.
Savage M99 (historical)
Made in several calibers (.243, .308 [below], .284, .358 Win. etc.)
and available with either a box (4 rounds) or rotary (5 rounds) magazine,
this is the oldest (1899) lever-action rifle that uses high-powered rifle
Weatherby .460 Mark V (historical)
The Weatherby is a high-powered hunting
rifle with massive stopping power, using the monstrous .460 magnum round.
It is normally used for big game, but can be used as a sniping rifle. Ammo
costs $3 per round. $6000.
Ruger .458 M-77 (historical)
A powerful rifle designed for big-game
hunting, available in a variety of calibers (6.5 lbs and Ammo 5 for most
Sako .243 Sporter (historical)
A high-quality single-shot target rifle,
also useable as a sniper's weapon. The Sporter is available in a variety
Boys .55 Anti-Tank Rifle (historical)
This hefty gun was developed in the
early 1930's to combat the current breed of tanks (which were little changes
since 1918), but quickly became obsolete. Still, a few were used sporadically
during WWII, and some that are around today have been converted to .50-cal.
The gun is fired from a rest (the folding legs are included in weight below),
but is still dangerous to the firer. He must make a HT+4 roll each time
the gun is fired or take 2d6 damage to the firing arm (or shoulder).