Grenade Launcher (GL)

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A BS Weapon capable of accepting different types of projectiles (explosive, smoke, E/M...) and using Speculative Fire.

Grenade Launchers give soldiers the power to bombard enemy positions with grenades while standing safely outside their direct line of fire. They are particularly useful against tight groups of enemies and as a way to cover the advance of friendly troops.

Variants

Heavy Grenade Launcher (Heavy GL)

The heavy variant of this weapon has a longer effective range, but no greater firepower than more conventional models.

Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
Heavy Grenade Launcher 0-8" -3 8-32" 0 32-48" -3 48-96" -6 14 1 N Impact Template (Circular), Non-Lootable, Speculative Fire

The added weight and size of Heavy GL projectiles make these support weapons too cumbersome for foot soldiers. They are conceived as mobile artillery guns, and mounted on TAGs, vehicles and support Remotes, or carried by units with extreme physical strength.


Light Grenade Launcher (Light GL)

The light version of the weapon has a reduced range, but enough firepower to command respect.

Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
Light Grenade Launcher 0-8" 0 8-16" +3 16-24" -3 24-48" -6 13 1 N Impact Template (Circular), Speculative Fire

There are still single-purpose Light Grenade Launchers on the marker, but nowadays these weapons are typically attached to rifles and other infantry firearms in modern armies. This simple attachment greatly increases the versatility of the foot soldier, who can act as a grenadier to provide his comrades with fire support in combat.


Flash Light Grenade Launcher

Replaced in HSN3 by the Stun Light Grenade Launcher.


Light E/M Grenade Launcher (Light E/M GL)

A variant of the light GL model that fires projectiles using E/M Special Ammunition.

Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
Light E/M Grenade Launcher 0-8" 0 8-16" +3 16-24" -3 24-48" -6 13 1 E/M Impact Template (Circular), Speculative Fire

The versatility of Grenade Launchers comes from the variety of munitions they can accept without modification, serving a wide array of purposes depending on the projectiles they are fed. Grenade Launchers loaded with E/M ammunition are used in electronic warfare environments to make the most of the disruptive capabilities of these pulse-emitting projectiles.


Eclipse Light Grenade Launcher

Human Sphere N3 Content.

This variant fires only non-lethal Eclipse Special Ammunition.

Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
Eclipse Light Grenade Launcher 0-8" 0 8-16" +3 16-24" -3 24-48" -6 -- 1 Eclipse Impact Template (Circular), Non-Lethal, Reflective, Special Dodge, Speculative Fire, Targetless

The grenade launcher is a multi-purpose weapon platform. There are non-lethal variants loading smoke rounds. Thanks to the grenade launcher, the soldier can cover the area of operations with a smoke screen that is impossible to pierce for even the most advanced optical scanners of the enemy.


Light Nimbus Grenade Launcher (Light Nimbus GL)

Light version of the tactical Grenade Launcher that fires projectiles loaded with the advanced Nimbus Special Ammunition.

Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
Light Nimbus Grenade Launcher 0-8" 0 8-16" +3 16-24" -3 24-48" -6 -- 1 Nimbus Impact Template (Circular), Non-Lethal, Reflective, Speculative Fire, Targetless

The Light Grenade Launcher is the most suitable tactical platform to increase the operational range of the consistently effective Nimbus Grenades. Their utility in special actions, where support resources are frequently limited due to operational needs, is always outstanding.


Light Smoke Grenade Launcher (Light Smoke GL)

This variant fires only non-lethal Smoke Special Ammunition.

Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
Light Smoke Grenade Launcher 0-8" 0 8-16" +3 16-24" -3 24-48" -6 -- 1 Smoke Impact Template (Circular), Non-Lethal, Special Dodge, Speculative Fire, Targetless

The remarkable range of Grenade Launchers compared to hand grenades makes them ideal for the deployment of smoke-generating canisters. Using this weapon, a soldier can easily provide cover for his allies to maneuver behind without abandoning his rearguard position. Smoke GLs are also employed by fast-moving units who need to traverse long stretches of the battlefield. Certain light transports and single-rider motorbike models have this weapon integrated into their structural design.


Stun Light Grenade Launcher

Human Sphere N3 Content.

This version of the light model fires Stun Special Ammunition.

Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
Stun Light Grenade Launcher 0-8" 0 8-16" +3 16-24" -3 24-48" -6 15 1 Stun Impact Template (Circular), Non-Lethal, Speculative Fire

When the anti-terrorist or police forces need to increase the range of their Stun rounds they use light grenade launchers, which allow them to reach zones previously inaccessible to hand thrown grenades. Generally before the start of an assault, the launcher operative stays in a position further back from his teammates. The sound of the Stun grenade launcher is the signal for the teammates to start the assault and take advantage of the disruptive effects of this round.


Zero-V Smoke Light Grenade Launcher

Replaced in HSN3 by the Eclipse Light Grenade Launcher.