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#21 Jkilla41

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 08:02 AM

What is DW Scout except a Tac Marine with an affinity for light armor and Sniper rifles?

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#22 vandimar77

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 08:15 AM

I'm not really sure that a silencer on a bolter would work. As far as I'm aware from the fluff a bolter shell is self propelled with it's own little thruster jet at the back to give it greater armour piercing capability. And it's got a mass-reactive explosive core. There's no way that's ever going to be quiet. Having given the matter some though; Eldar shuriken catapults would be much better stealth weapons...



#23 N0-1_H3r3

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 08:52 AM

vandimar77 said:

I'm not really sure that a silencer on a bolter would work. As far as I'm aware from the fluff a bolter shell is self propelled with it's own little thruster jet at the back to give it greater armour piercing capability. And it's got a mass-reactive explosive core. There's no way that's ever going to be quiet.

That's why specialised silenced shells exist - Stalker shells replace the rocket with a highly pressurised gas jet, and replace the explosive core with a mercury one; they're less lethal, but they're also much more subtle.

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Having given the matter some though; Eldar shuriken catapults would be much better stealth weapons...

Really? I've always thought of Shuriken weapons as being quite noisy - hundreds of oddly-shaped razor-sharp blades all accelerating past the speed of sound... a Shuriken Catapult would scream, IMO, a harsh shriek followed by the cries of those eviscerated by their hail.


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#24 dvang

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 12:00 PM

I expect Scout will be a chooseable career specialty, just like Tactical Marine, Assault Marine, Devastator, Apothecary, etc.



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Posted 14 June 2010 - 03:33 PM

N0-1_H3r3 said:

 

Really? I've always thought of Shuriken weapons as being quite noisy - hundreds of oddly-shaped razor-sharp blades all accelerating past the speed of sound... a Shuriken Catapult would scream, IMO, a harsh shriek followed by the cries of those eviscerated by their hail.

Depending on whether you believe the older 'fluff' or not, the only shuriken ammunition that is specifically described as screaming is the shuriken cannon "shreaker" ammunition, IIRC (WD105 or 115always forget which one).  Whether that makes any sense or not I'll leave to gear-heads. 

Still trying to figure out a way of articulating how I see the Marines operating, which kind of sucks for the little Marine supplement I'm cobbling together. 

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 04:20 PM

Darn lack of "edit" functionality to this forum.  With that said, I think that you might find this thread interesting (and confirms your stance): http://forums.sjgame...ead.php?t=70414.

Get your nerd on. 

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#27 Artemesia

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 04:30 PM

Kage2020 said:

 

Darn lack of "edit" functionality to this forum.  With that said, I think that you might find this thread interesting (and confirms your stance): http://forums.sjgame...ead.php?t=70414.

Get your nerd on. 

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Not to be off topic, but the edit button is in a weird spot; it's up next to the "Reply #x" text, above the post. Assuming nobody has responded, I believe.



#28 Kage2020

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 04:48 PM

Nah, it seems to disappear after a while.  Good call, though, it's just this forum is wonkier than most. 

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#29 vandimar77

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 02:09 AM

Kage2020 said:

N0-1_H3r3 said:

 

 

Really? I've always thought of Shuriken weapons as being quite noisy - hundreds of oddly-shaped razor-sharp blades all accelerating past the speed of sound... a Shuriken Catapult would scream, IMO, a harsh shriek followed by the cries of those eviscerated by their hail.

 

 

Depending on whether you believe the older 'fluff' or not, the only shuriken ammunition that is specifically described as screaming is the shuriken cannon "shreaker" ammunition, IIRC (WD105 or 115always forget which one).  Whether that makes any sense or not I'll leave to gear-heads. 

Still trying to figure out a way of articulating how I see the Marines operating, which kind of sucks for the little Marine supplement I'm cobbling together. 

Kage

What he said. I always had the idea that they were fairly quiet weapons but it's been a long time since I read any of the old wargear books so I might be wrong. As to whether or not their targets got a chance to make agonised screams; I guess that depends on where they get hit...






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