For a cost of one CP, bipods can be mounted on bastard guns and machine guns. When the bipod is deployed, the attached weapon is considered to be a size two mounted weapon
. Gunners using weapons with deployed bipods gain their 1d8 skill.
It takes an action to deploy a bipod. Removing the weapon from a deployed stance is free. While the bipod is deployed, the operator is imoblie, and although the operator may bail, the operator will drop the gun in the bailing process.
Being imobile grants the operator +to his skill roll when using the mounted weapon, but his opponents have a +1 to hit the operator, as the operator is unmoving.
"Hmm... I only have a 2/3 chance to hit the first Lich, and then only a 1/2 chance to hit the next."
"Better deploy my bipod"
"Exellent! Not only do i have a +1 bonus, now my gunnery training kicks in(1d8 skill)! I now have a 6/8 chance to hit the first Lich and a 5/8 chance to hit the second, but I can now dish out more damage!"