Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Western Massachusetts, USA
What weapons actually are like when fired.
So, I've thought about this a fair bit. What do the weapons, either in your mind or from what's been described in the fluff, look like to you? As in, how would you imagine the plasma of a plasma cannon looking. Or an eradication beamer?
Just sort of a general discussion, throw out some weapons, and you can include either what you imagine them looking like when fired, or what's actually been put down as 40k fact from a novel or codex entry here or there.
For starters, Plasma, I've wondered about, and since seeing it in action in the Space Marine game, I'm pretty happy with their iteration. The plasma cannon fires a large, lobbed ball of swirly blue energy, pretty much what I imagined. And when it overheats, it vents bright blue steam, and hisses violently.
Eradication beamers, I imagine almost as bright white flashlights, opening up a big white blinding cone.