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Space Marine equipment in Deathwatch

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 I can really see any need for a marine to use the inferior las weapons unless they have been fighting so long they are out of ammo and scavengeing weapons also marines dont even blend in with crowds they are over 7 feet tall and built like a brick privy and easily noticed. 

As for the gear you can have acsess to only the finest will do for range you have your pick of the godwyn pattern boltgun with a variaty of rounds includeing kraken giveing a longer range and AP, inferno setting the target on fire, hellfire containing mutagenic acid crystals, metal storm proximity amunition, stalker silenced shells, and the armour pierceing vengence rounds ( also possibley even better than a standard RT bolter due to its size), bolt pistol, meltagun, plasmagun, heavy bolter(with surspensors and hellfire rounds), plasma cannon, lascannon, multimelta, flamers, storm bolter and rocket launcher which may contain several different types of missile.

as for CCWs you have you standard list of chain and power weapons from RT as well as a few new ones like the thunder hammer and stom shield but you also have the chapter specific wepons like the frost blades and wolf claws of the space wolves and if a chaplain where to join the squad you could expect a crozius of and if he was a dark angle he may carry the blades of reason.

Grenades should be fairly standard and just lifted from RT

Armour is a really cool subject you may see the astartes scout armour? You will definately see powered armour and there is already artwork for  terminator armour aswell so id expect that too. You may also see artificer armour which in addition to the strength bonuses and auto senses of the "standard" marine power armour will be stronger and may contain built in weapon systems like digital lasers or needlers.

peronal field generators may get a look in refractor fields, conversion fields, displacer fields and the more powerfull versions used by the chapters greatest champions may all be made available to a marine that proves himself.

relics of the chapter why not?

Xenos tech? the inquisition can do almost anything they please to keep the imperium safe and if the sanction a brother to use alien weapons or equipment then the marine can. 

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Toldavf said:

Xenos tech? the inquisition can do almost anything they please to keep the imperium safe and if the sanction a brother to use alien weapons or equipment then the marine can. 

This is, of course, a matter everyone may handle as they please. To me the Deathwatch is a notch or three more zealous and dogmatic - perhaps even holy - organisation than the Inquisition, which means that anything heretical is less appropriate. This doesn't mean that there wouldn't be anyone using Xenos weapons, only that there could be repercussions for doing that sort of thing.

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N0-1_H3r3 said:

Codex Eldar (2006), page 22: [snip]

And there it is.  Thanks.  The problems of not being involved in the wargame side of things...

Kage

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You know, as I recall, back in the original Rogue Trader days Marines had the option to arm themselves with laspistols or lasguns.  Imperial Guard could have jump infantry.  Jetbikes were available to the forces of the Imperium en masse.  There's been a lot of things that have changed.  However, I agree that Goto seems to lack any interest in researching materials for his novels.  After all, in Dawn of War and its expansions, the Eldar are stated as being Ulthwe, but he makes them Beil-tane in his books...  And I think I misspelled something there, but I think expressed my point there.

-=Brother Praetus=-

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Zamnil Blackaxe said:

blackwell said:

 

Warrior Brood

 

 

NEVER mention the writing of that hack C.S Goto.

 

NEVER.

 

Hear hear! I once started that guy's Eldar novel and put it down after half a chapter due to a splitting headache and bowel convulsions. That guys does not even reach the toes of the likes of Graham Mcneil and Dan Abnett.

 

 

As for the equipment. I think it's indeed a safe bet that the standard marine arsenal will be available and most likely some more 'RPG'ish' equipment native to the Calixis Sector and/or Koronus expanse. I also assume they're going to delve deeper a bit into the 'daily use' items of Marines, like auspex, armour maintenance kits (the infamous lapping powders from many a novel) etc etc

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