Ghar Scutters – Attack, Munitions and Loaders
Combat Level: Support, Auxiliary (Rebel, Exile and Empire)
Where: Core Rulebook; Chryseis Shard, p.72, p.65 (Munitions Scutters)
Scutters are a general-purpose, one‐man crawlers designed to carry cargo and disruptor bomb ammunition for Ghar heavy bombardment units and for Ghar bombers. Because these bombs are quite large, bombers and bombardment units can carry only a limited amount of ammunition so are are accompanied by Munition Scutters, which busily feed ammunition into the launcher enabling them to maintain a pace of fire. An additional advantage of having a scutter with bomb feeder is that bombers and bombardment crawlers can fire without being overly worried about expending ammunition – in game terms, this means that once in the game, the bombers and bombardment crawlers can shoot twice in a single activation rather than the normal once.
A separate munitions scutter is sometimes used, especially in Ghar Seige Trains, which fulfills the same purpose. The munitions scutter, though, can reload several units when they run out of ammunition providing it is within 5″.
Scutters are relatively lightly armoured compared to battle armoured troopers, but they are armed with scourer cannon and can certainly look after themselves. So much so, that attack scutters are used as general transports as well as for scouting and exploring – they are often the first Ghar encountered by the enemy.
All scutters models seen on the battlefield carry a scourer cannon so they are potent little machines even if they are not as well protected as battle armoured Ghar troopers. Attack scutters are little more than scutters with their bombloading equipment and ammunition removed enabling them to operate in a fighting role. This makes them more agile than regular Scutters although in other respects they are practically identical.
|Attack Scutters (Mounted)||Ag||Acc||Str||Res||Init||Co||Special|
|Attack Scutter Leader with Scourer Cannon||5||5||1||4(10)||8||8||Leader, Large, Crawler, Scramble Proof, Plasma Reactor|
|2-4* x Attack Scutter with Scourer Cannon||5||5||1||4(10)||7||7||Large, Crawler, Scramble Proof, Plasma Reactor|
* Only 2-3 in Ghar Rebel armies.
|Munitions or Loader Scutters (Mounted)||Ag||Acc||Str||Res||Init||Co||Special|
|Scutter with Scourer Cannon and Bomb Feeder||3||5||1||4(10)||7||7||Large, Crawler, Scramble Proof, Plasma Reactor|
All scutters can be upgraded with Plasma Amplifiers (to make them MOD2) and Plasma Dumps (which purges their reactors when they go Down and dumps raw plasma onto the ground, creating a deadly energised cloud around them…).
Community assembly video
Rocky’s War Room have produced a fan-made assembly video for the attack scutters with hints’n tips on their Youtube channel (away from the Nexus!).
Scutters in store
The box set contains three Scutters and the munitions scutter can be bought on its own. They are a hybrid resin-and-metal kit which require assembly and painting.