Bolter (Locke Pattern)

The bolter, also called a boltgun, and its variants are some of the most powerful hand-held ballistic anti-personnel weaponry in use by the military forces of the Imperium of Man. It is a powerful assault weapon that fires explosive kinetic rounds colloquially referred to as bolts. The weapon is fearsome, with explosive rounds capable of ripping through or blowing apart a foe.

The bolter is a weapon strongly associated with the Adeptus Astartes, and rightly so. However while the genetically engineered and power armor wearing Space Marines typically wield scaled up versions of the bolter such as the famed Godwyn Pattern, merely human servants of the Imperium lack the strength to wield such powerful weapons and instead use variants such as the Godwyn-Da'ez, Phobos, Tallarn, Umbra, or Locke Patterns which are sized appropriately for an unaugmented human to use.

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Rapid Fire (1): When firing with a Rapid Fire weapon, a successful hit roll scores a number of hits equal to the number of bullet holes on the Firepower dice.

If a Rapid Fire weapon scores more than one hit, the hits can be split between multiple targets. The first must be allocated to the initial target, but the remainder can be allocated to other fighters within 3" of the first who are also within range and line of sight. These must not be any harder to hit than the original target...for example if a target in the open is hit, an obscured target cannot have hits allocated to it. Allocate all of the hits before making any wound rolls.

Rapid Fire also works in close combat when on a weapon that also has the Pistol trait.