Meltagun

The Meltagun, also called a "Fusion Gun," "Melter," or "Cooker," is a powerful, short-ranged anti-armour weapon that produces an intense, energetic beam of heat in the tens of thousands of degrees Centigrade.

Melta Weapons emit devastatingly intense but short-ranged blasts of heat which can melt through almost any material. Most types of Melta Weapon like the Meltagun function by inducing highly pressurised gases from an ammunition canister into an unstable sub-molecular state which produces nuclear fusion and directing the resulting energies down the barrel. Melta Weapon usage is always accompanied by a distinctive hissing sound as the Melta beam boils away the water in the air, then a roaring blast as the beam reduces the target to charred scraps or molten slag.

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Melta: A weapon with this trait may be used to make a ranged attack against a targeted spot on the battlefield within its short range, exactly as if it has the Blast trait. However, instead of using a Blast template place a Pitfall Crater at the spot on the battlefield hit, underneath any fighters and removing any scatter terrain in that space from the battlefield.

Scarce: The Reload (Simple) Action cannot be taken on a weapon profile with the Scarce trait.