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Neostead Combat SG

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For an overview of combat shotgun models in various games, see Combat shotgun.
Neostead Combat SG
Tactics neostead combat sg.png
Damage & attacks
DamageSingle: 15 - 25
Burst: 13 - 22
Damage TypeNormal
Attack Modes
SingleAction pointsIcon action.png AP: 4
RangeIcon range.png Range: 22
BurstAction pointsIcon action.png AP: 5
RangeIcon range.png Range: 17
Assault carbine extended magazines icon.png Burst size: 3 rounds
Ammunition
Ammo Type12 gauge shotgun shell
Capacity12
Requirements
Strength6
Hands2
Other
Weight10 lbs.
Value$1700
 
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Mini-FOT Logo.pngThe following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.

The Neostead Combat SG is a weapon in Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel.

An automatic, 12 gauge military shotgun. The best weapon for close quarters, except for a Flamethrower.

Characteristics

A fully automatic shotgun that does decent damage but loses it's effectiveness at later levels.

Locations

  • This shotgun can be located in the town of Quincy's detention center, inside one of the prison cells in a chest.
  • It can also be found in random encounters while travelling the Wasteland directly around Bunker Alpha once the Brahmin Wood mission has been completed. Ghost-like "citizen-thin" NPCs often carry one each (along with a stimpak and some 12 gauge shells). If you can't see it in the initial steal inventory window, let one of your team members get caught stealing from that NPC; on the next turn when you enter the Steal window, it will be there. You need about 80% Steal skill to be able to grab the weapon. If the NPCs wander around a lot, enter turn-based mode by pressing Enter.
  • Coldwater, 4 carried by BOS deserters
  • Scott City, 1 carried by robot

Behind the scenes

In real life, the Neostead is NOT an automatic shotgun, it's a pump-action shotgun with a "forward-back" handguard movement instead of the classic "back-forward". Its main distinguishing feature is a unique double magazine, allowing the shooter to immediately switch between two different types of ammunition (i.e. non-lethal shells for riot control, with lethal rounds held in reserve for emergencies). It was developed by two South African engineers, Tony Neophytou and Wilmore Stead, in the early 1990s.