AI Light Support and Heavy Weapon teams
Combat Level: Support, Strategic
Where: Antares Rulebook, Xilos p.83
AI Support teams have access to one of the widest range of weapons in Antarean space. Typically, they are armed with resilient but effective field weapons such as the Mag Light Support, the Mag Cannon and X-launcher or X-howitzer. Specialist teams, however, are Limited Choice and are equipped with the more exotic or technically advanced weaponry from the plasma cannon to those with compression and fractal technology – weaponry that is not quite so reliable.
Magnetic weapons (or ‘Mag Weapons’ for short) propel a metallic, metal-coated or metal-cored projectile by means of a powerful magnetic pulse. The projectile itself takes the form of a spike, needle, sliver or plug. Small Mag weapons are fed by a magazine, however the larger, more sophisticated weapons carry their ammunition inside of an inbuilt compression field which is capable of carrying thousands of rounds – these larger weapons are also able to synthesise their own ammunition from an integral HCM (Hyper Compressed Material) core given a few hours. The logistical simplicity and flexibility of the design means they can be constructed to be highly resilient – perfect for the extensive field operations carried out by the Algoryn AI.
The other most common weapon in the AI support teams is the mag cannon, a single‐shot magnetic cannon, a very common weapon in Antarean space. A target struck and penetrated by a mag cannon suffers massive internal damage and is unlikely to survive. Any target pierced by the mag cannon suffers the massive damage rule, making it a very real threat to all types of vehicles. Tactical note: keeping it within cover increases its chance of surviving but try and gain an advantageous height or set up within a crucial choke point, forcing your opponent into some real tough decisions.
Other basic weapons for the Support-level weapon teams are the X-launcher, with a range of special munitions. Specialist Support level weapon teams can be equipped with Plasma Light Support, the Plasma Cannon, a Fractal Cannon for seige work or the advanced Compression Cannon for extra points.
At the Strategical level, the Algoryn weapon teams are equally as flexible, most commonly taking the Mag Heavy Support, the Heavy Mag Cannon, the Mag Mortar and the X-Howitzer with its range of specialist munition. Specialist Strategic weapon teams also take the specialist or less-resilient weapons (from an Algoryn viewpoint) such as the Plasma Bombard, the Fractal Bombard and the Compression Bombard.
|X-Launcher (Light Support)||10-30||60||120||1||OH, Blast D5, No Cover, Special munitions|
|Mag Light Support (Light support)||30||50||100||2||RF 3|
|Mag Cannon (Light support)||30||50||100||5||Massive Damage|
|Plasma Light Support (Specialist Light Support)||30||40||80||3||RF 3|
|Plasma Cannon (Specialist Light Support)||30||40||80||6||Plasma fade|
|Compression cannon (Light Support)||10-30||40||80||7/4/2||Compressor, No Cover, Cycle|
|Fractal Cannon (Light support)||30||40||80||2+1 (max 10)||Fractal Lock|
|X-howitzer (Heavy)||10-50||100||250||2||Blast D10, OH, No Cover|
|Mag Mortar (Heavy)||10-30||40||50||3||OHx2, Blast D10, No cover|
|Mag Heavy Support (Heavy)||30||50||100||3||RF 5|
|Heavy Mag Cannon (Heavy)||50||100||250||6||Massive Damage|
|Compression Bombard (Heavy)||10-50||100||150||9/7/5||Compressor, No Cover, Cycle|
|Fractal Bombard (Heavy)||50||100||200||3+2 (max 10)||Fractal Lock|
AI Support Teams in store and in focus
Support options (click image to go to store)
Compression Bombard in focus
AI Mag Mortar in focus