Chest Mines

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This is just an antipersonnel mine its user has strapped onto his chest plate to use as a limited use Direct Template or CC weapon.

Chest Mines Skill

CHEST MINES SHORT SKILL / ARO
Attack
REQUIREMENTS
EFFECTS

This weapon has two Modes of use, as a BS Weapon and as a CC Weapon, also it has a special Self Detonation in CC.

  • BS Weapon. The Chest Mines work as Direct Template Weapons with limited uses. In this Mode, the user can apply the Twin Weapons rule, if he has not spent either of his two Chest Mines (Disposable 2).
  • CC Weapon. In CC, the Chest Mines work as a CC Weapon and don't use a Template.
In CC, this weapon applies a MOD of +3 to the CC of its bearer.
If the user wins the Face to Face Roll, the Chest Mines will affect all enemy troopers in base to base contact with its bearer. This weapon cannot be used in CC if there are friendly troopers in base to base contact with its bearer.
  • The detonation of the Chest Mines in any of its two Modes does not affect the bearer.
  • Self Detonation in CC. This effect will only apply if the bearer is engaged in CC. If the bearer of the Chest Mines falls Unconscious while engaged in CC, each unconsumed Chest Mine will detonate at the end of the Order in which the bearer falls into said state. Self Detonation affects all enemy troopers in base to base contact with its bearer.
Self Detonation will not apply if there are friendly troopers in base to base contact with its bearer, or if the trooper goes directly into the Dead State.
  • The Disposable (2) Trait is shared between both Modes. The bearer of this weapon has only two uses available, no matter the Mode he would be using.

Chest Mines Weapon Profile

Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
Chest Mines (BS Weapon Mode) -- -- -- -- 13 1 Shock Disposable (2), Direct Template (Small Teardrop), Intuitive Attack
Chest Mines (CC Weapon Mode) -- -- -- -- 13 1 Shock CC (+3), Disposable (2)


Chest Mine Examples

Chest Mines example: BS weapon

During his Active Turn, a Blackjack has not spent any of his two Chest Mines (Disposable 2) declares a BS Attack with them. He can apply the Twin Weapons rule that grants him a +1 to the Burst and allows him to target different enemies. However, this does means the Attack of the Blackjack consumes his two Chest Mines, and requires placing an UNLOADED Marker next to the model at the end of the Order.

Chest Mines example: CC Weapon

During his Active Turn, a Blackjack equipped with Chest Mines (Disposable 2) declares a CC Attack with one of them. The Chest Mine used as CC Weapon grants him a +3 MOD to his CC Attribute.

Chest Mines example: Self Detonation

Let's assume that the Blackjack equipped with Chest Mines (Disposable 2) is defeated in CC, fails the ARM Rolls, and enters the Unconscious state. Because there are no friendly models in base to base contact with the Blackjack the Self Detonation of the Chest Mines happens. Since the Blackjack has not consumed either of his two Chest Mines, the Self Detonation of both of them happens. So, all enemy troopers in base to base contact with the Blackjack must make two ARM Rolls, even those who succeeded at a Dodge but didn't disengage from the CC.


ATTENTION: Use of this weapon is prohibited by the Concilium Convention. Violators shall be prosecuted by international courts.

The evolution of the directed detonation systems to improve the safety of the explosive weapons, avoiding collateral damages and casualties, lowered the number of "friendly fire" incidents with weapons such as Antipersonnel Mines. Even though, manufacturers determine a safety perimeter around these weapons, because the deflagration caused by their detonation is still very potent. However, some armored vehicle crews and troops equipped with reinforced protection opted to adhere mines to the external surface of the vehicles or chest plates when they realized the structural integrity of their armors suffered not damage. The usefulness of this tactic has been proven in closed quarters combat, causing a psychological impact on the enemy, especially when these mines are carried by foot troops because it is a full statement about their mental health.