Originally Posted by Brother Dextus
You know what really pisses me off about 40k generally? Chainswords... The fluff, stories etc claim them to be the fearsome weapon of the astartes, but in fact they do as much damage as the same wielder with a small rock beating the opponent into slow submission.
They work great in the FF RPG games, but in games of 40k, theyre as much use as a sharpened pointy stick.
That's it. I'm sick of all this "Close Combat Weapon" bullshit that's going on in 40k right now. Chainswords deserve much better than that. Much, much better than that.
Originally Posted by Chaplain-Grimaldus
+1 to chain weapons: they should all be ap 4.
I should know what I'm talking about. I myself commissioned a genuine chainsword on Mars for 2,400,000 Thrones (that's about $9,001) and have been practicing with it for almost 2 years now. I can even cut slabs of solid plasteel with my chainsword.
Space Marine Artificers spend years working on a single chainsword and fold it up to a million times to produce the finest blades known to mankind.
Chainswords are thrice as sharp as power weapons and thrice as hard for that matter too. Anything a power sword can cut through, a chainsword can cut through better. I'm pretty sure a chainsword could easily bisect a Khorne Berzerker wearing Power Armor with a simple vertical slash.
Ever wonder why Abaddon never bothered conquering Terra? That's right, he was too scared to fight the disciplined Space Marines and their chainswords of destruction. Even in the Horus Heresy, the Traitor Legions targeted the men with the chainswords first because their killing power was feared and respected.
So what am I saying? Chainswords are simply the best sword that the world has ever seen, and thus, require better stats in the 40k crunch. Here is the stat block I propose for Chainswords:
Range -, Str +2, AP 3, Melee, Fleshbane, Armorbane, Shred, Concussive
Now that seems a lot more representative of the cutting power of Chainswords in real life, don't you think?
tl;dr = Chainswords need to do more damage in 40k, see my new stat block.
Disclaimer: The contents of this post are entirely satirical and in no way reflect the opinion of the poster himself.