Grenades

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Grenades

A BS Throwing Weapon, useful at short range against groups of enemies or obscured targets.

Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
Grenades 0-8" +3 8-16" -3 -- -- 13 1 N Impact Template (Circular), Speculative Fire, Throwing Weapon

The tactical possibilities of hand grenades, particularly in assault operations, are spectacular. Grenades are indispensable in urban or jungle combat conditions, and seasoned combatants tend to carry a good supply of them.

Variants

E/M Grenades

This version of the standard Grenade emits a strong E/M pulse that can render enemy communication systems inoperative and is highly effective against high tech targets.

Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
E/M Grenades 0-8" +3 8-16" -3 -- -- 13 1 E/M Impact Template (Circular), Speculative Fire, Throwing Weapon

ATTENTION: This weapon disables Cubes and its use is prohibited by the Concilium Convention. Violators shall be prosecuted by international courts.

In modern warfare, electronics and quantronics are a key component of virtually all arms systems and combat information devices. For this reason, electronic warfare, formerly managed in command centers via satellites, has descended to the tactical level, where it is surgically applied in Close Quarters Battle. Portable weapons like E/M Grenades can be used to disable enemy gear and weapons, and even reduce a TAG to little more than a pile of incredibly expensive junk.


Eclipse Grenades

Human Sphere N3 Content.

A non-lethal variant of the grenade loaded with Eclipse Special Ammunition.

Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
Eclipse Grenades 0-8" +3 8-16" -3 -- -- -- 1 Eclipse Impact Template (Circular), Non-Lethal, Reflective, Special Dodge, Speculative Fire, Targetless, Throwing Weapon

Hand grenades are the ideal deployment platform for the Eclipse ammunition. There is not an optical device or scanner able to penetrate the thick screen generated by Eclipse grenades. Thanks to this non-lethal weapon, the operative and survival capabilities of the soldiers increase exponentially, allowing a broader mobility through the zone of operations.


Flash Grenades

Replaced in HSN3 by Stun Grenades.


Nimbus Grenades

A non-lethal variant that produces a cloud of Nimbus Special Ammunition nanobots.

Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
Nimbus Grenades 0-8" +3 8-16" -3 -- -- -- 1 Nimbus Impact Template (Circular), Non Lethal, Reflective, Speculative Fire, Targetless, Throwing Weapon

Nimbus Grenades create localized areas that obstruct visual and communication signals and reduce the accuracy and firepower of the enemy. Their tactical usefulness in the field is evident, but these non-lethal tools have even further utility in covert missions carried out by elite operatives.


Nimbus Plus Grenades

Non-Lethal hypertech weapons that deploy Nimbus Plus Special Ammunition, a more up-to-date version of Nimbus technology.

Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
Nimbus Plus Grenades 0-8" +3 8-16" -3 -- -- -- 1 Nimbus Plus Impact Template (Circular), Non Lethal, Reflective, Speculative Fire, Targetless, Throwing Weapon

Nimbus Plus Grenades are a technological step forward from the already advanced Nimbus models. The functionality of these non-lethal devices is identical to their predecessors, but these have a much higher rate of effectiveness. The nanobot cloud produced by Nimbus Plus is thicker, creating a more effective visual obstruction that significantly adds to the survival rate of the user.


Smoke Grenades

A non-Lethal variant of hand grenades that uses Smoke Special Ammunition.

Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
Smoke Grenades 0-8" +3 8-16" -3 -- -- -- 1 Smoke Impact Template (Circular), Non Lethal, Special Dodge, Speculative Fire, Targetless, Throwing Weapon

Modern armies give primacy to mobility criteria: the key to modern operations is to outmaneuver the enemy, dictating when to get close, how to use the battlefield for your benefit, and when to retreat. As a consequence, reducing the maneuverability of the enemy is a priority, and the most effective way to do this is by using hostile fire. Assault troops respond to this staple of modern warfare with Smoke Grenades that give them the opportunity to advance toward the enemy to take a position or engage in close quarters combat by blocking the field of vision of enemy combatants. But the usefulness of Smoke Grenades does not end with assaults. A good tactician will be able to rely on smoke-wielding assets as essential elements of any combat strategy, using the cover they provide to maneuver slower troops and specialists into key positions.


Stun Grenades

Human Sphere N3 Content.

A version of this Throwing Weapon that loads Stun Special Ammunition.

Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
Stun Grenades 0-8" +3 8-16" -3 -- -- 15 1 Stun Impact Template (Circular), Non-Lethal, Speculative Fire, Throwing Weapon

Stun Grenades are a non-lethal weapon in common use by tactical police units, antiterrorist forces, and paramilitary teams which operate in Homeland Security roles. This special type of grenade is used to confuse, disorient, or distract any potential threat that could be in a closed room. Stun Grenades can seriously degrade the combat effectiveness of affected personnel for a limited time. It is a weapon used to incapacitate people, generally without causing serious or permanent injury. For that reason it is often employed to clear entrance points in blind fire situations, with no fear of harming civilians.


Swarm Grenades

Removed in Human Sphere N3.


Zero-V Smoke Grenades

Replaced in HSN3 by Eclipse Grenades.



FAQ

N3 Frequently Asked Question FAQ Version: 1.3, Oct 2017
Q: Can weapons with the Impact Template Trait and no value in the damage attribute be fired with allied troopes in their area of effect? For example, a Smoke Grenade, an Eclipse Grenade or a Nimbus Grenade.
A: Yes.
Related Pages: Eclipse, Impact Template Weapon, Nimbus, Smoke