when inhaled, ingested, or absorbedthrough moist tissue (eyes, nose,
)and even skin if left in extended contact.
Goggles and some sort of breathing filters are sufficient for protection during short periods of exposure to Matoxin.Gun crewmen and others expecting extended contact with Matoxin typically wear more complete methods of protec-tion, including heavy gloves, respiratorsand thick, head-to-toe clothing.
The Empire of Nippon has used theblack smoke projector on three occa-sions during their conquest of the King-dom of Korea. The Nipponese also hada group of specially equipped troops who operated within the cloud of Ma-toxin with special protective gear. Thesetroops, known as Smoke Stalkers, had anintense demoralizing effect on the poorly equipped and trained Koreans.
Verne’s Armory Quarterly
Black Smoke Projector
Yet another fiendish creation of Doctor Otto Ma-ton, the black smoke projector was originally devel-oped to please the Emperor of Nippon while Matonsought refuge from the European powers in thatremote island nation. According to confidentialsources, Maton has developed and improved uponhis original devilish design since escaping to Mars.
How it Works:
The bell-shaped focusing array at the end of the weapon’s barrel creates a capsule of rapidly degener-ating ions which surrounds and compresses a thick,black , gaseous vapor. These ions deteriorate in apredictable manner unless they strike an object that isin contact with the ground, at which time they allinstantly discharge their electrical potential through whatever it was they struck.Range to target is set by the focusing array. Forlonger range shots, the array creates a thicker layer of ions, and a thinner layer for shorter shots.Once the ions degenerate totally or are dischargedas described above, the vapor encased within thecapsule is released. An opaque black cloud burstsforth, approximately 30 or 35 yards in diameter. Thecloud is Matoxin, a potent nerve toxin that kills within seconds of exposure. Matoxin takes effect
Skyrunner Season Starts!
This week at Victoria Landing Skyrunner Course,the local favorite Victoria Landing Blues racedagainst stiff competition from the H’reskung Reds,the H’reskung Yellows and the Ikline Greens. The Greens got off to a good lead, but were slowedby damage from the Red ship’s bow gun. After onecircuit, the Reds held a narrow lead over the Blues,the Yellows were in striking distance inthird, and the Greens, plagued by moremechanical difficulty, were a distantfourth. The second circuit saw the Blues boardand capture the closing Yellows andknock loose the rudder on the Red scud-der! The brutal one-two combinationallowed the Blue scudder to swoop intothe lead, which they maintained throughthe final circuit.
B(2:3), R(3), G(3:5), Y(DNF)
63rd Foot Trounces Texicans
Leading up to the celebrations of theindependence of their nation from Mex-ico, the Texican Legation’s troops chal-lenged HM 63rd Reg’t. to a game of
“The cloud is Matoxin, apotent nerve toxin... “
The Blues celebrate victory!
Photo courtesy brigadegames.com.Miniatures by Robert N. Charrette.
rugby football. The honor of the Queen’s regiment wasupheld, as they trounced the Texicans in arough-but-clean match. The star of thegame was Private Regan King. He scoredthree tries in the match. On the second,King received a dropkick from fellow Welshman Nigel Davies after a lineout. Withonly two yards to cross the tryline, King scored easily. The final score was 38 to 10 infavor of the 63rd. The Texican players, honest sporting lads,hosted the men of the Regimental team to around of beers at the local afterwards, whichled to an impromptu rematch in the streetoutside!
[GASLIGHT]No Saving Roll. Minimal protective gear (whichincreases the point cost of troops by 1 each) willpreserve models in the blast radius for 1 turn. Ex-treme protective gear, such as that worn by MaskedMinions, Smoke Stalkers, Æthermarines, etc., willpreserve models indefinitely in the smoke. Such gearcosts an additional 2 points per model. A cloud of black smoke lasts until a die roll of 15+,made at each subsequent activation of the gun. Thecloud blocks line of sight.
Range SRM ROF Radius Reload?
48” N/A 1 4” N
Maton’s Minions firing asmoke projector.