Algoryn Weapon Teams

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.

Range
Weapon Effv Long Extr SV Special
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)

Mag Light Support Team

AI Mag Cannon
Mag Cannon Team

AI X-Launcher
X-Launcher Team

AI Plasma Cannon
Plasma Cannon Specialist Support Team

AI Compression Cannon
Compression Cannon Specialist Support Team

Strategic Options

AI Heavy Mag Cannon
Heavy Mag Cannon
 AI Compression Bombard
Compression Bombard in focus
 AI Mag Mortar
AI Mag Mortar in focus

Algoryn Heavy Support Team with X-Howitzer
X-Howitzer

Algoryn Mag Heavy Support Team
Mag Heavy Support Team