...in the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war.. Men of the Emperor: Burning Horizon hopes to bring the brutal, grim, dark and wonderful universe of Warhammer 40,000 we all love to the Men of War real-time strategy game franchise. With a small but dedicated team, we hope to bring as much of WH40K into the game as we can.
Guardsmen who display talent with specialized weaponry can be formed into Support Squads. Guardsmen in these squads are either gunners or loaders and their squads are given distinct battlefield roles. Each squad contains six Guardsmen, crewing three heavy weapons. This pair of Guardsmen, a gunner/loader combination, is referred to as a Heavy Weapons Team.
The Heavy Bolter is a Bolt Weapon generally used for anti-infantry or fire support roles, also known as the "Back Breaker" or the "Bruiser" by the crew who have to carry it because of its great weight - but also because of the heavy punishment it can deal out to the enemy.1 It fires a round considerably larger than that of the standard bolter shell, with more propellant and longer range, making it capable of destroying light vehicles. Because of its high rate of fire, jamming is often a problem. Like all bolt weapons, Heavy Bolters require regular maintenance and ancient litanies to appease their spirits.
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