Made a surprising realisation while rolling up a Catachan Tech-Priest Specialist.
Tech-Priests start with Weapon Skill (Las or Solid Projectile, Power). However, there are no power weapons included as part of their specialist gear (Not to mention that a tech-priest who selects SP and is then issued a lasgun is not doing so great). As a Catachan, my tech-priest would be issued a lascarbine (which is great) and a Best-Quality Sword which he's not trained in using.
There's nothing wrong with the regimental kit, of course - he counts as a Catachan so he gets catachan gear. But wouldn't it make sense for tech-priests to have either Weapon Skill (Low Tech) or else have a power weapon (Omnissiah Axe?) as part of their Specialist equipment?
The Commissar doesn't have Low-Tech either but they have a good-cratsmanship chainsword as part of their specialist gear. Orgyns gets Rippers (which they can use in melee). Only the Ratling is in the same situation as the tech-priest: no low-tech AND no melee weapon with which they are proficient as part of their Specialist gear.
Is this intentional? Is this intended as a sort of 'tech-priest rebalance?'