31 August, 2010

Ithaca Mag-10 “Roadblocker” (Remington SP-10)

Caliber: 10 gauge
Range: 14/28/56
Damage: 3d8/2d8/1d8
RoF: 1
Weight: 11lbs
Shots: 2rds (+1 in the chamber)
Cost: $890
Notes: AP1, Shotgun, Double-Action

The Mag-10 is a semi-auto shotgun in 10 gauge, introduced in 1977, for use by police during roadblocks.  While 10 gauge never regained the popularity it had in the 19th century, the Mag-10 did see some success.  Ultimately, improvements in the 12ga. magnum were soon able to deliver comparable performance in a more mainstream caliber.  The Mag-10 was dropped by Ithaca in 1986.
The Mag-10 found new life in 1989 as the Remington SP-10 Special Purpose Magnum Shotgun.  The Their literature claims that the 10ga. offers lighter felt recoil and better patterns than 12ga. magnum.
The Mag-10/SP-10, like other shotguns, can be loaded with slugs.  A 10 gauge, 3 1/2″ slug does 2d12 at all ranges.

24 August, 2010

Colt AR15 Series Rifles and Carbines

Caliber: 5.56mm NATO
Range: 24/48/96
Damage: 2d8
RoF: 1
Weight: 8lbs
Shots: 30rds (20rds available)
Cost: $500, 30rd magazine $24, 20rd magazine $16.
Notes: AP1, Semi-Auto

The AR15A2 Government Model R6550 is a semi-auto only version of the M16A2 assault rifle.  Introduced by Colt in 1985, it was intended for the civilian market and those law enforcement agencies looking for a SA M16 clone.  The 6550 looks very much like the M16A2, with the same style stock/foregrip, the improved rear sight, and the heavier A2 profile barrel.  Since the 1960s there have been hundreds of semi-auto AR-15 rifles – far too many to detail here – all with essentially the same stats.  I have listed some of the models used by Federal agents in the 1990s.

R6000 – M16 style receiver (no forward assist), fixed stock, 20″ A1 profile barrel w/ bayonet lug.
R6500 – A2 style receiver, fixed stock, 20″ A1 profile barrel w/ bayonet lug. 
R6550 – A2 style receiver, fixed stock, 20″ A2 profile barrel w/ bayonet lug.
In addition to the full size rifle, various semi-auto carbines are available as well – based on what would become the M4 carbine in 1998.  Again – they all use the same stats so I will only detail a few, commonly used versions. 
R6001 – M16 style receiver (no forward assist), 2-position aluminum stock, 16″ A1 profile barrel w/ bayonet lug. 
R6520 – A2 style receiver, 2-position fiberlite stock, 16″ A1 profile barrel w/ bayonet lug. 
R6530 – A2 style receiver, 2-position fiberlite stock, 16″ A1 profile barrel w/o bayonet lug. 
R6720 – flat-top receiver, 4-position nylon stock, 16″ A1 profile barrel w/ bayonet lug. 

Caliber: 5.56mm NATO
Range: 24/48/96
Damage: 2d8
RoF: 1
Weight: 6lbs
Shots: 30rds (20rds available)
Cost: $500, 30rd magazine $24, 20rd magazine $16.
Notes:AP1, Semi-Auto

18 August, 2010

Heckler & Koch MP-5 series

Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Range: 14/28/56
Damage: 2d6
RoF: 3
Weight: 6lbs (A2/A4) or 7lbs (A3/A5)
Shots: 30rds (15rds available)
Cost: $680 (A2/A3) $720 (A4/A5/N), 30rd magazine $22, 15rd magazine $11.
Notes: AP1, Auto, 3rd Burst (A4/A5 models)

In 1964, H&K began designing a family of 9mm SMGs based on the G3 battle rifle’s operating system.  The result was the most successful SMG series in history.  The German Federal Police and Border Guards adopted the MP5 family in 1966.  Following the Munich massacre the German Border Guards created GSG9, a counterterrorist team, who made the MP5 a primary weapon.  The weapon so impressed special operations units that the UK’s SAS adopted the MP5 as well for CT operations.  In 1980, the MP5 was in the hands of the SAS troopers as they rescued the hostages from the Iranian Embassy.
Since that time the MP5 has been adopted by hundreds of military and law enforcement organizations in 44 countries.  Numerous design changes and new models have been produced over the last 4 decades.  Early MP5s features a narrow “slimline” checkered foregrip and straight magazines.  Curved magazines were an early improvement, and later a wider “tropical” foregrip became standard.  Various attachments and modification are available for the MP5, including white light and laser sight mounts.  Stocks and trigger groups are standardized and may be exchanged between models.  Note: autofire trigger groups will not fit on semi-auto uppers or vice versa.
Of the many versions produced since 1966, most commonly encountered are:

MP5A2 – fixed stock, S-E-F (safe, semi, auto) trigger group, $670.
MP5A3 – telescoping stock, S-E-F trigger group, $670.
MP5A4 – fixed stock, 4-position (safe, semi, 3rd burst, auto) trigger group, $720.
MP5A5 – telescoping stock, 4-position trigger group, $720.
MP5N – US Navy version of the MP5A5 with a threaded barrel and ambidextrous selector, $720.

The MP5 is also available in a silenced version, known as the MP5SD, and a shortened machine pistol version called the MP5K.  Semi-Auto versions of the MP5 are very common in US and international law enforcement. These versions will be covered in their own entries.
In 1992 the Heckler & Koch to produced MP5A4/A5s chambered in 10mm Auto and .40 S&W.  These models are most notable for the straight, clear plastic magazines used (later magazines were opaque grey or black).  The FBI acquired a number of MP5/10s in 1994. Both lines were discontinued in 2000.
Variants of the MP5/10 and MP5/40 include:

MP5/10A2 – 10x25mm, fixed stock, four-position trigger group, $1,160.
MP5/10A3 – 10x25mm, telescoping stock, four-position trigger group $1,160.
MP5/40A2 – .40 S&W, fixed stock, four-position trigger group, $970.
MP5/40A3 – .40 S&W, telescoping stock, four-position trigger group, $970.

Caliber: 10mm Auto (MP5/10), .40 S&W (MP5/40)
Range: 20/40/80
Damage: 2d6+1
RoF: 3
Weight: 6lbs (A2) or 7lbs (A3)
Shots: 30rds
Cost: $1,160 (MP5/10) $970 (MP5/40), 30rd magazine (10mm) $23 30rd magazine (.40S&W) $22.
Notes:AP1, Auto, 3rd Burst

10 August, 2010

New Look

I’ve finished the new look for the blog – including the new title banner.  I am very happy with the way the banner came out, especially the “Savaged” DG Logo.  This is pieced together using the font “Trust This One”.  It is the same font as used in the official products, but was stretched in order to fit the new dimensions created by the additional line of text.
Changes aren’t just visual – I have also been working on a new way to figure weapon cost.  Using Modern Gun Values, works to an extent, but I doesn’t help with military grade weaponry.  There is also the fact that these prices from the mid-90′s are greatly influenced by the inflation caused by the Assault Weapons Ban of 1994 (aka Brady Bill).  This causes military style weapons, like the AR-15, to be incredibly expensive.  It is also very American centric.  By using a different method I hope to establish a base value for each weapon that can be modified by circumstances.  Thus the FBI agent who has to replace the MP-5 the deep ones ate, can do so without paying the ridiculously inflated commercial prices of the time.  The goal is to create a mathematically based formula that gives an approximately accurate value to the gun that can be modified by blackmarket or collectibility factors.  A mathematical formula provides a consistent system allowing me to add any weapon to the database – much more consistent than using the prices listed in several different gaming sources.
To begin, I am using a modified version of the cost formula found in BTRC’s Guns 3G^3.  When I’ve finished testing the equation I will edit the prior weapons posts and update the DIY file.
There are more gun profiles in the works for this month, including a concerted effort to detail weapons other than pistols.  Eventually there will be cars and other equipment as well – but that is in the future for now.

07 August, 2010

Operations Order #100812

Delta Green/Realms of Cthulhu Demo Game
Victim of the Art

Bill & Walt’s Hobby Shop, 245 Fourth Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15222
Phone: 412-281-9040
Time & Date: 12 August 2010 @ 5:00PM
“You are cordially invited to a night at the opera…”
This Saturday I will be running the adventure Victim of the Art as an Explorer’s Society demo of Reality Blurs’ Realms of Cthulhu. The adventure will be set in the mid-1990s in the Delta Green setting. Up to 6 players will portray Delta Green agents or friendlies. We start at 5pm and expect the game to finish at approximately 10pm. Our normal habit is to secure pizza as a group from Ephesus Pizza up the street.

Setting: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY – 12 August 1995
Participants in this game: Agent Richard Johnson (FBI), Agent Peter "No Relation" Johnson (FBI), Dr. Holden Bottom (civilian – professor)

03 August, 2010

Smith & Wesson Model 29

Caliber: .44 Magnum
Range: 14/28/56
RoF: 1
Weight: 3lbs
Shots: 6rds
Cost: $760, Speedloader $11
Notes: AP1, Double-Action, Revolver

The gun forever identified with Inspector Harry Callahan.  Introduced in 1956, the Model 29 was for many years the most powerful handgun available, until supplanted by Freedom Arms .454 Casull revolver in 1983.  By the early 1970s the pistol had lost much of its glamor and was considered a curiosity, the purview of collectors and some law enforcement officers.  While working on Dirty Harry, Clint Eastwood had two Model 29s built from parts for the film – the model having been dropped from the S&W line.  The resulting screen appearance greatly increased the desirability of the revolver, and the Model 29 has remained popular, and in production, ever since.
The Model 29 comes in several factory barrel lengths – stats for the 6 1/2″ barrel are above – but will also work for the 8 3/6″ and 10 5/8″ versions as well.  The 4″ and 5″ barrels use the stat block above but with a range of 12/24/48.