CC Weapon

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The term "Close Combat (CC) Weapon" covers all full-sized melee weapons (swords, sabers, axes, spears...) an Infinity soldier might carry. CC Weapons can use the Special Ammunitions stated in their Weapons Table profile.

CC Weapon Chart

Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
CC Weapon -- -- -- -- PH 1 N CC
AP CC Weapon -- -- -- -- PH 1 AP CC
DA CC Weapon -- -- -- -- PH 1 DA Anti-materiel, CC
E/M CC Weapon -- -- -- -- PH 1 N + E/M* CC
EXP CC Weapon -- -- -- -- PH 1 EXP Anti-materiel, CC
Monofilament CC Weapon -- -- -- -- 12 1 Monofilament CC
Shock CC Weapon -- -- -- -- PH 1 Shock CC
T2 CC Weapon** -- -- -- -- PH 1 T2 Anti-materiel, CC
Templar CC Weapon (Forge 1)** -- -- -- -- PH 1 AP + Shock CC
Templar CC Weapon (Forge 2)** -- -- -- -- PH 1 AP + DA Anti-materiel, CC
Viral CC Weapon** -- -- -- -- PH 1 Viral CC
Vorpal CC Weapon** 0-8" +3 -- -- -- 12 1 Monofilament CC, Throwing Weapon

* ARM Roll + BTS Roll; Damage = PH.

** From Human Sphere N3.


NOTE

The skill and training of certain elite units make them capable of using a combat knife with the effectiveness of a full-sized CC Weapon. In these cases, their profile says 'CC Weapon' even if their miniature carries a knife.


Though often overlooked as an option, those who follow the Way of the Sword know that, at close range, a sharp blade can be as deadly as any high-tech alternative. The array of bladed weapons (machete, katana, high-grade steel blade, Teseum blade...) considered standard issue by the armies of the Sphere is too wide to list. The Master says: Honor your blade and guard against your enemy's.


Human Sphere N3 CC Weapons

T2 CC Weapon

Human Sphere N3 Content.

A Close Combat Weapon that loads T2 Special Ammunition.

Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
T2 CC Weapon -- -- -- -- PH 1 T2 Anti-materiel, CC


Considered a precious trophy, the T2 bladed weapons usually decorate the halls of the great Caledonian clan chiefs. Due the high cost of the materials they require and their arduous production system, these weapons are not usually seen on the battlefield. Just some special operators and great warriors really carry them in combat.


Templar CC Weapon

Human Sphere N3 Content.

A Close Combat Weapon which combines the effect of two different types of Special Ammunitions. There are multiple forges of this weapon, with different profiles.

Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
Templar CC Weapon (Forge 1) -- -- -- -- PH 1 AP + Shock CC
Templar CC Weapon (Forge 2) -- -- -- -- PH 1 AP + DA Anti-materiel, CC


The Templars shone as innovative weaponsmiths. Today, Templar-made weapons have almost disappeared, and the few existing ones are considered collector's pieces. Thanks to the toughness of their design, they usually still work perfectly.


Viral CC Weapon

Human Sphere N3 Content.

A Close Combat Weapon that loads Viral Special Ammunition.

Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
Viral CC Weapon -- -- -- -- PH 1 Viral CC


There is no better tool for killing than a blade with an invisible substance able to terminate the target without needing to reach any vital organ. The slightest cut with one of these weapons is so lethal that it exemplifies the saying of that ancient Japanese master: "There are many ways to attack, but you only need one to kill".


VORPAL CC WEAPON

Human Sphere N3 Content.

A Throwing Weapon that loads Monofilament Special Ammunition and can be used in CC. The Vorpal CCW always return to its bearer so it can be used repeatedly.

Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
Vorpal CC Weapon 0-8" +3 -- -- -- 12 1 Monofilament CC, Throwing Weapon

Example of using a CC Vorpal Weapon

A trooper with one or more CC Special Skills and a Vorpal Weapon declares its use as a Throwing Weapon against a target that she is not Engaged in CC with. Because it is being used as a Throwing Weapon, she must succeed at a PH roll with a +3 range MOD. She cannot apply any CC Special Skills because she is not in CC with her target.


Originally, the Vorpal Sword was mentioned by Lewis Carroll in "Alice Through the Looking-Glass" as the only weapon able to kill the terrible Jabberwocky Monster. So the word "Vorpal" acquired the "deadly and sharp weapon" meaning, a term that also perfectly defines this VoodooTech weapon.

Vorpal weapons are monofilament close combat weapons of configurable length and morphology. Thanks to this peculiar feature, its bearer can make the Vorpal weapon take shapes and sizes that allow it to be thrown to the enemy and come back to the hand after hitting the target. Vorpal weapons have a built in semi-intelligent system that regulates its length during flight, improving the aerodynamics and reducing the risk of injury when retrieved.

The Vorpal weapon is one of the most dangerous close combat weapons that exist, for the enemy as well as for the bearer, including a true expert. However, its use in combat is a true visual spectacle. There is nothing more awe-inspiring than seeing how the Vorpal weapon cruises through the air, cutting everything in its path and returning to its thrower's hand with the majesty of a bird of prey.

Generally related to Voodoo Technology, Vorpal weapons are unusual on the battlefields, not only because of its high sophistication, but also because the expertise required to use it effectively. Even though it is an Umbra and other Combined Army elite troopers weapon, research on programmable microminds installed in personal weapons was carried out by the master weapon smiths of the extinct Templar Order, suggesting that a few survivors could have developed prototypes secretly, on-demand, and in very limited amounts.