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#41 Cavgunner

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 11:02 AM

An ordinary bolt pistol has a credible chance of dropping an Ork- or even a Rak'Gol- where lesser weapons would struggle to do any damage at all. The potential for doing incredible amounts of damage with only one or two hits makes the BP simply fantastic in almost any situation.

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#42 Erathia

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 07:32 PM

My players are big fans of the Wrath Ryza-Pattern Plasma Pistol. It can do two Maximal and two normal shots on a standard clip, they will never consider acquiring anything at lest than Best-Quality, and it has the Accurate quality to boot.

 

I'm partial to Shuriken Pistols, as it has decent penetration for a sidearm, full-auto in case I need to suppress something, and I acquire more ammunition for it by killing Eldar, which is a worthwhile endeavour in itself.


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#43 MorioMortis

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 02:34 PM

Unless facing (very) tough customers or ex-business associates, my Tech-Priest's favourite is a Storm bolter with recoil gloves. What, it can be used one-handed... For anything else, the old-time favourite Inferno Pistol works wonders if you can get close enough, which, when you are a levitating tank bigger (and probably tougher) than a terminator, is not that hard.


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#44 Nameless2all

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 01:00 AM

... a Storm bolter with recoil gloves...

The renowned words that make all GM's cringe.  :)


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#45 Alasseo

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 04:45 AM

... a Storm bolter with recoil gloves...

The renowned words that make all GM's cringe.  :)


Could be worse- Micro-Astartes Storm Bolter with Recoil Gloves...

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#46 Nameless2all

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 05:34 AM

 

 

... a Storm bolter with recoil gloves...

The renowned words that make all GM's cringe.  :)

 

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 06:45 AM

 

 

 

... a Storm bolter with recoil gloves...

The renowned words that make all GM's cringe.  :)

 

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Ah crud. That's going to be a thing now, isn't it? Sorry guys...

 

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#48 BaronIveagh

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 09:53 PM

Dont use pistols much

 

Foxglove  (Archeotech Crystalline sword with Adamantium Guard and Sacred Blade upgrades, 1d10+8, Pen 10, Balanced, Potent, Indestructible, Power Field, Sanctified and gives +2 armor to that arm)  (This is an Heirloom of the Rogue Trader house, fating back to the Battle of Terra)

 

Archeotech Boltgun with Grenade Launcher upgrade.

 

Archeotech laspistol

 

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#49 WilliamAsher

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:28 PM

Best Twin-linked, Integrated, Customized, Micro-Condemor Boltgun with Vengence Ammo?  Doesn't require a recoil glove, is a pistol.  Full Auto burst that can get 8 hits with two degrees of success.  Don't forget the dual linked Purgatatus Stakegun built in (don't have the stats for that on me), for the anti-psyker win.

25m   S/2/4   1d10+6 X 7    60/Full       Sactified, Tearing, Storm, Twin-linked, MIU scope

 

For a rifle against tech foes you can use a Best Twin-linked, Integrated, Maglev Impellar Customized Micro-Techxorcist Rifle with Twin-linked underslung Inferno pisols with Pyre-lance Nozzles. While the Techxorcist rounds don't do quite as much damage, getting to roll 8 times on the Haywire chart means that guy in powered armor is down and the Inferno pistol handles most other heavy targets.

25m   S/-/4   1d10+4 E 4     80/2Full       Haywire (1), Shocking (-20 on test for organics), Storm, Twin-linked, MIU Scope

20m   S/-/-    2d10+8 E 13     1/Full       Melta, Twin-linked, MIU Scope

 

Both are a little rediculous, and only work for someone with a potentia coil.  Our Rogue Trader designed them as personal sidearms for himself.


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 07:56 PM

Best Twin-linked, Integrated, Customized, Micro-Condemor Boltgun with Vengence Ammo?  Doesn't require a recoil glove, is a pistol.  Full Auto burst that can get 8 hits with two degrees of success.  Don't forget the dual linked Purgatatus Stakegun built in (don't have the stats for that on me), for the anti-psyker win.

25m   S/2/4   1d10+6 X 7    60/Full       Sactified, Tearing, Storm, Twin-linked, MIU scope

 

But you lose out on the badass factor of swinging the biggest Basic weapon you can find! How are you going to intimidate anyone with a weird, disproportionate tiny boltgun connected to you? No, the true answer are twin-linked storm bolters (so much for logic), with a pistol grip and a fire-selector and appropriate ammo for any encounter (Tempest, Vengeance and Metal Storm were my preferred arrangement); almost enough dakka to make any Ork proud, it tears through anything that isn't a classified as a Lord of War. Plus, you can add a mono melee attachment just for the cool factor at that point since it's still theoretically a Basic weapon. 

 

Oh, and to those worried about GM's cringing, I'm usually the GM. My players have learned to fear the words Renegade Tech-Priest and Heretek, because it's just so easy to make them into indestructible combat monsters. Now their preferred sidearms are usually a Nova Cannon bombardement until the planetary crust crumbles at the target location or, if they are feeling tactical, precision lance strikes. But that doesn't leave a recoverable body, and everybody knows what happens if you don't find the body...


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 10:48 PM

You do realize that the Micro-Condemor is a Bolt Rifle cut down to pistol, right?  Lol.  Doesn't the Micro modification make it a pistol class weapon?  That would remove the Mono-melee attatchment.  Overall the players encounter enough Yu'vath and Daemonic enemies to prefer Sanctified weapons whenever they can carry them.

 

My group includes two Hereteks.  The Rogue Trader is an Arch-Heretek with a focus on weapons and keeping his implants discrete.  The Explorator is a Factor of the Lathes with a 50 Fellowship and massive social skills.  He also tends to keep his implants inobvious.  The social fu of the group is almost painful. 

 

For NPC Hereteks, have you used Imperial Robot bodies with Scaracen Wave generators attatched to the Heretek's brain burried within it?  Gives him lots of room for extra weapons and systems.  Nothing like having dreadnaught class opponents with actual skill and intelligence behind them.



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 02:19 AM

Doesn't the Micro modification make it a pistol class weapon?  That would remove the Mono-melee attatchment.

 

No, for there is a Micro Mono-Melee attachment attached, basically a mono plastic knife! :lol:

 

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 12:30 PM

It's as though a thousand GM's screamed at once and were suddenly silenced...

 

I love this thread...


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#54 htsmithium

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:49 PM

my favorite sidearm is actually a demonically possessed set of crimson crowns.   

Failing that I found the ripper pistol set up to deliver detox ( instead of it's normal toxic effect) just to be hilarious.


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#55 Annaamarth

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 04:34 AM

0.o The stuns.  Ye gods.


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Posted 28 April 2014 - 03:32 AM

Micro weapons are pretty much just holdout weapons, if you're using them as anything but self defense weapons in crooked card games or intrigue filled formal dances you're probably rules lawyering. Personally I would rule that by their very nature they can't be combied or given bayonets, they're a last resort for scoundrels.






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