Freeborn Light & Heavy Support Weapon Teams
Combat Level: Support, Strategic
Where: Core rulebook; Xilos, p.83
Given the buying power and spread of the Freeborn vardos, it is hardly surprising that they have access to one of the widest range of light and heavy support weapons available – even amtching that of the warlike Algoryn.
Freeborn Support Weapons
X-Launcher. A portable magnetic launcher that hurls explosive missiles, bombs, or special munitions packages, such as Arc, Blur, Scramble, and Scoot. Their regular explosive ammunition resists full compression due to the charge, so they can be bulky but are excellent for lobbing shots onto fixed targets. The bombs themselves are usually guided either by internal sensors or by means of mobile targeting probes.
Mag Cannon A long-barrelled weapon with multiple internal rails that generate a very powerful pulse to deliver a single shot at incredible velocity. The ammunition is designed to defeat heavily armoured targets and release a mass-sensitised disruptor field that inverts and crushes local space. A target struck and penetrated by a mag cannon suffers massive internal damage and is unlikely to survive. The Heavy Mag Cannon is the heavier version of the Mag Cannon with a little more penetration.
X-howitzer A vast magnetic artillery pieces that shoot explosive bombs or a wide range special munitions. They are the largest kinds of launchers and sturdily constructed to withstand the high velocities generated by their multiple magnetic rails. X-howitzers are often crew served weapons but can be vehicle mounted in the form of mobile artillery.
The Mag Light Support (MLS) is another mag weapon like the cannon above that propels multiple spikes, needles, slivers or plugs fed by an inbuilt compression field which is capable of carrying thousands of rounds. The support weapons here are also able to synthesise their own ammunition from an integral HCM (Hyper Compressed Material) core given a few hours.
Other light support weapons used by the Freeborn include the Concord’s plasma light support and plasma cannon, fractal and the compression cannon. The heavy support weapons include the mag heavy support – a heavier version of the MLS, and a mag mortar that has a shorter range than the howitzer but fires heavier explosives. The Freeborn also have specialist heavy support teams that can be equipped with the plasma, compression or fractal bombard.
Freeborn Support Teams in store
Support options currently available (click image to go to store) include the following with some individual crew members available singly. Given the huge amount of options available, they are not yet all produced, but many of the weapons are Concord or Algoryn in origin and enterprising players could well use Boromite or Isorian style weapons. Why Concord? Simply because their technology is the most advanced and easiest to adapt for a house with limited experience in Isorian bio-silicon nanospore. And why Algoryn? Again the answer is simple: Algoryn designs are deliberately built to be rugged and withstand a lot of punishment in the field.
Strategic Options currently available