best quality carapace armour with a shield giving him 12-15AP in various locations.
The problem is, he soaks pretty much all damage from any none heavy weapon, meaning combat is pretty stuffed.
I want to know ways to threaten him, without resorting to weapons that would out right kill him if they pen'd (MP lascannon for example) and still offer a fun gaming experience for the rest of the group. (...)
I forgot something rather simple: that hefty guy with that chain axe
Nothing but a ST:40 opponent with the "Crushing Blow" Talent, wielding a chain axe. 1d10+10 dmg // AP:2 // tearing.
As long as the opposition makes use of trained/dedicated fighters, this one is both belieavable AND able to punch above his weight. Not mutation or "strange stuff" or anything needed.