For notes about data surfing, information seek, virtual reality, defense programs etc. see campaign section
Note: wetware recordings can be seen by standard virtual entertainment system, too, if suitable convertator is used. Of course lots of data and feeling is lost.
If you are operating in dark places, night vision equipment might be a good idea. And never forget to bring your headset radios with you.
Armor is essential: it is the only barrier between you and the bullet that keeps you alive.
Even a small bullet can kill a man; you do not need bigger guns very often.
In many cases, certain special ammunition is needed or used. Basic special ammunition classes are:
TMAmmunition (x5 price)
For simplicity, all ammunition in Syndicate is categorizied to certain common cartridge sizes, and damage base (in game terms) is given for each ammunition type, with any common modifications.
Note that for large caliber weapons like shotguns, cannons etc. explosive, HEAP and other special ammunition is available. Ok, they are available to smaller arms, too, but actual effects do not vary from normal AP or hollow point ammunition very much.
Any prices are for box of 100, unless noted otherwise. Note that all damage classes given are only figuritive, the GM should remember any descriptions given earlier, not all 1/2 weapons are the same. A plus sigh ('+') means that if the bullet penetrates the armor, damage is yet increased from that of the normal bullet extra damage.
Firs one is standard (slug) ammunition, AP = armor piercing, HP = hollow point (and variants), Expld = exploding. For cartridge types, the number in parentheses is bullet velocity when it is fired. This of course varies a bit depending on barrel lenght and cartridge type, but gives some idea of bullet speed.
After each general description there is a list of some common guns of that type, of which there are statistics later on the table. Some guns come in multiple models with different built-in systems. For those, the additional cost is about half of the external system. Most of these guns are also available with all kind of special modifications, but that costs, much more than those standard modifications.
Beretta Model 115M is the choice of the modern self-defense. With
small size, big clip and reliable action, it also comes in many
fashion colors to fit with your other equipment. 400e
Beretta Model 310F offers heavy firepower in minimal size, being the world's smallest machine pistol in wide use. 600e
Heckler&Koch TN4 is very reliable standard pistol for anyplace, anytime. Excellent quality is matched with good accuracy and decent magazine size, and the grip is one of the best in the market. Model L has a built-in laser sight with changeable frequency. 700e
SecTek O200 Officer is a fast and a bit heavier basic pistol design. Common choice for security services all around the world, when heavier firepower is not needed. As most SecTek handguns, this pistol is also available with built-in laser or smartgun adapter. 500e
Yanaka Official is a standard pistol for Yanaka officers and security forces. Can fire 3-round burst and normal semi-automatic fire, and comes with built-in laser sight. Secure version includes PGS and radio homer. 500e, 600e secure.
Armit Kickass is for street gangers and bodyguards who want to look impressive. Its design is very heavy, rugged and it is one of the largest pistols in the market. 400e
Colt Piecemaker is the choice of those who want heavy stopping power. Standard model comes in chrome or jet black look, and includes built-in laser sight in special L model. 800e
Magnum 350 is for those who just can't trust the modern caseless automatic pistols. It is an old fashioned revolver, so it is slow, loud and slow to reload, but very reliable and if your cartridge is a dud, just skip it. Of course it is double-actioned (pulling the trigger cocks the gun) and comes with built-in laser sight. And boy it is impressive. 700e
A SMG uses pistol-caliber ammunition, and has a maximum ROF of 10-15. Magazines hold 20-50 shells, with 30 being the most typical. Recoil is a bit lower than with pistols because of heavier design if semiautomatic fire is used. Accuracy with folded stock is similar to handguns, but when braced and aimed, can be up to 150 meters, with 50 meter being the average. Automatic fire typically makes SMGs very inaccurate, because of rapid rate of fire and light design (when compared to assault rifles). The size is compared to Uzi SMG, and the stock is assumed to be folded.
Armit Storm is a gun that falls between machine pistol and
submachine gun. It is a very small gun and fits into pocket, but is
capable of incredible rate-of-fire. In addition, its special design
makes it very easy to control even in full automatic firing mode.
Can be fitted with built-in laser sight of smartgun adapter, and comes
in impressive purple and green splashes. 800e
Heckler&Koch MP6 is modernized version of the popular MP5 series. Very reliable, accurate and is available with built-in laser, sound suppressor or scope, as needed to. Common in special troops not want to allegiate with SecTek products. 1400e
SecTek Piranha-1 is a very popular SMG for security offices worldwide, with two parallel magazines inside the grip, folding stock and fit for silencer. Can be ordered with built-in laser sight or smartgun system. 1200e
SecTek Piranha Covert is a compact version from Piranha-1, with shorter barrel and lighter design, making it a bit harder to control in full auto. Modern choice for upper class bodyguards who want sufficient firepower. 1300e
Steyr MPi 22 represents the Ingram SMG, but is more sleak and does not produce so big holes so quickly and thus is not as popular among street gangs. It is, however, a very decent and reliable basic SMG. 900e
Ingram MAC-17 is a very common gun in American suburbs because of its simple and cheap design, still allowing it to use same caseless ammunition as Ares Kickass. Accuracy is poor and gun is hard to control in long bursts, but holding a gun like this gives you much additional street credibility. 700e
Yanaka Samurai is heavy caliber SMG for security use and urban warfare. It is sleek, beautiful and deadly, with as special feature not including ful lautomatic mode, only single shots and burst mode. Basic models can include built-in laser sight or smartgun adapter. 1100e
Thompson T19 Cobra is a big and ugly SMG, but perhaps the best accuracy and range in market, with excellent control even in full automatic mode and built-in laser sight. However, many models have problems with ammunition feed, causing jams now and then. 1000e
Shotguns usuallu use either 20 (small game hunting shotgun) or 12 (combat and large prey shotguns) gauge ammunition and are about one meter long. Normal shotguns spread buckshot to 1.5-2 m area over 50 meter range, while more accurate ones keep them grouped longer. Shotguns are usually pump loaded, but semiautomatic and full automatic models exist, but have mechanical problems and auto-fire recoil impulses make them very hard to control.
12 gauge (19mm) ammunition: 20e (12 shots) (0/8, halve power per 5 meters), Expld 50e (0/6, as grenade, special types also available)
Colt Viper is a common pump-action shotgun used by security and
law enforcement troops all around the world. It comes without a stock
and is thus a bit smaller and harder to control. 700e, 800e with
built-in laser sight.
Itchaca Model 20MN is another common pump-action shotgun. It comes with Realtree
TM stock and blue chromed
Beretta H4 Hurricane comes with decent firepower, clip and standable reliability. It is perhaps the most widely used semi-automatic shotgun, and although not very accurate, is perhaps the best choice as a close combat weapon for indoor fights. 1100e
Benelli Heavy 30M is another semi-automatic shotgun, with internal slide magazine and choice of pump-action ad semiautomatic mode. Includes built-in mount for flashlight. 1200e
SecTek Street King 3 brings the ultimate close-combat firepower to your hands. With burst and full-automatic firing modes with decent accuracy the King surely stands up for that name. Who cares that automatic fire is very hard to control because of the recoil, and weapon jams a bit too often, as you can get it with built-in laser sight or smartgun adapter. 1600e
Walther Hawkeye is a el cheapo sniper rifle, but it can be
disassembled and carried in a suit case, plus the standard 5.5mm rifle
cartridge is more than enough to kill a man when fired at unarmored
location. Light intensifier scope is a standard accessory, but the gun
can be bought without one. 2200e
Heckler&Koch G4 is a sniper rifle with automatic fire capabilities. It also includes 2 parallel magazines for different kind of ammunition, and can also be disassembled quite well. It is, however, much heavier than standard assault rifle and comes with large light-intensifier scope with zoom up to 8x magnitude. 4000e
FA North Warfare Magnum is a bolt-action sniper rifle with excellent accuracy and reliability, with effective range over one kilometer. It is a big weapon without any detachable parts, unless you count the standard light-intensifying scope. 3500e
Barret Model 020 is a strategic sniper gun. It is heavy (9kg), ugly and needs bracing, but it fires big bullets with big impact. 7500e, stricly for military.
Colt M30A2 is a standard U.S. military weapon, when bulk and
decent pricing is things asked for. Easily disassembled and serviced,
it can also use sound suppressor and rifle grenades. 1500e
Colt M32A2 is heavier version, with higher caliber ammunition. 1500e
SecTek Storm-3 is multiple purpose personal combat weapon, with bulpup design, double-magazine, scope and built-in pump action grenade launcher. Well it is not the prettiest one and unlike smaller handguns, is not available with factory built-in aiming systems. 3000e
Heckler&Koch G13 is a high end assault rifle with excellent reliability, good accuracy, very compact design and large standard magazine - and hefty price tag. No user servicable parts inside that black box. 2300e
Yanaka T20 Ninja is impressive assault rifle with built-in handle/scope, double magazine for long larger rifle cartridges and mount for grenade launcher. Best choice for your soldiers. 1800e
Kalashnikov AK-11 (and other variants) was named to honor the old Kalashnikov assault rifles, although the design was not anymore by Kalashnikov. The gun is the latest common design for many factors all around the world, producing cheaply reliable simple assault rifles using latest caseless ammunition. It is not the state-of-the-art rifle, but it is cheap and it works. 800e
Beretta Model 150F LMG is a common man-portable machine gun for
fire-support for small unit actions. 2500e
SecTek Lawnmover is another small unit backup weapon, with high firepower and shorter cartridge type combined to high reliability and good accuracy. 3400e
Ingram 200T Firepower medium machine gun is vehicle-mounted heavier machine gun for light-armored transporters and helicopters. 7000e
Ingram GC2022 is a simple mini-gun which takes up the lack of
accuracy with volume of metal in the air. 6000e
SecTek FireCracker is a very compact minigun, with only 30cm barrels, resulting in completely inferior accuracy, but it is meant mainly for very short distances. 8000e
Heckler&Koch 20A4 "Deathstorm" is here for a sample as heavy mini gun in combat helicopter or similar thing.
SecTek Grenade Launcher is built-in launcher in Storm-3 assault
rifle. It uses very compact 30mm grenades with very poor range, but
with slide magazine for 4 of them. The action is pump-controlled.
(Note that other built-in grenade launcher are usually alike, except
that magazine side can vary)
Armit T5 Grenade Launcher is a very simple gun which is loaded one grenade at the time. Simple gun, very reliable. 500e
Thompson 3V Catapult is a grenade gun with round magazine for multiple grenades. It is a bit like gigantic revolver for grenades. 1800e
Armit XT-5 Nemesis is a 20mm grenade gun with build of over 1.5
meters. It is a bit like small cannon, as it fires its own 15cm long
shells (20mm grenades) to distances over 1 kilometer. The weapon can
be carried along and fired from the hip, but it is mainly meant to be
put on stable surface and brace to its front-tripod. Ammunition (20):
Expld 200e (1/10), Sabot 500e (7/4), Shaped charge 400e (5/6).
Use sniper rifle statistics. 15000e
Armit L5 Inferno is a flame thrower, using either backpack for 20 second continuous burning or separate cylinders (2kg) for 5 second payload. Can jet the flame up to 30 meters away, and can use thermite or other special napalm variations. 7000e
SecTek TNB-200 is one of the first models, which is taking its first steps for being mass produced. It looks much like a normal assault rifle, but with broad bulp at the butt. (3/2+, 3000 m/s)
Yanaka X245 Laser does not exist and it cannot boil and explode tissue 100 meters away. Its packback does not allow about 50 shots and it does not include built-in smartgun system so it can be easily used on hip, with energy pack at back. (1/6, 300000 m/s)
Name: Name of the gun. Serial type numbers and letters vary, and are not written here in most cases.
Built-in: Built-in firearm accessories. Those in parentheses are optional, depending on model. Letters stand as: internal laser (L), smartgun (Sm), sound suppressor (SS), scope (Sc), light intensifier scope (LI-Sc) sights. Unbracketed add-ons always come with the gun. F stands for folding stock, but while the stock is folded away, the recoil is increased but size and accuracy reduced.
Type: Firing modes of the gun. SA=semi-automatic, B=burst (typically 3 shots), FA=full automatic, SS=single shot (must be reloaded after each firing), PA=pump action.
Accuracy: Accuracy of the weapon, in relative terms to the basic weapon of that type (light pistol, sniper rifle etc.) In ideal conditions, a human sized stationary target is hit in that range for 95% of the time, if the aim is perfect. If the gun type has a range of 100-400, and average gun 200-300, then poor accuracy is about 150-200 meters, inferior 100 or less, good 300-350 and excellent 400 or more.
If combat situations, effective accurate range falls to 10-20 meter, depending on the weapon type.
ROF: Rate-Of-Fire (cyclic rate) refers to how quickly the weapon fires shells. Equal to shells in a second in the most rapid firing rate.
Ammunition: Ammunition used in the gun. See notes above. So, it is not very likely that a Chinese heavy assault rifle uses the same ammunition as the American one. In general, if there is no reason for two weapons to have exactly the same caliber, they do not have it.
Rel: Reliability of the weapon, i.e. how often it needs fixing, repair and does break up or jam.
Mag: How big is the standard magazine (or similar storage). Double magazines are changed with a switch. *ammunition is loaded one-at-a-time into internal feeding system.
Recoil: How hard the gun kicks when fired, relative to basic weapon of that type.
Size: The general size of the weapon when concealing is needed. If two values are given, the second one is the disassembled state. Given as relative size to basic weapon of that type.
Cost: Basic price for a gun. Older models without caseless ammunition and composite structure cost a half. Note that this is the price of the manufacturer. Black market guns usually cost much more, but might be more cheaper in some cases.
Pistols (range 25-75m)
|Beretta Model 115M||SA||poor||3||7mmS
||Beretta Model 310F||SA/B||poor||10||7mmS
||SecTek O200 Officer||(L, Sm)
SMGs (range 25-100m)