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Okay, so I'm sat there plugging away at my (seemingly) endless line of plague marines for next weekend, and I'm painting my havocs' plasma gun... and all of a sudden I start thinking about how some of the weapons have changed over the ages.. and how the first time I used a plasma gun, they were high strength, with sustained fire but with a very low armour save modifier (going way back :shock: )..........

So whilst taking a 5 minute breather from paining plague, I thought I'd ask you all a question... What is your favorite weapon (from any edition of the game) and why?

Mine has got to be the 2nd ed shock attack gun.. Because the idea of hurling terrified snottlings into a hole in warp space vaguely hoping that they jam up something important is just pure orky brilliance!

Hmmm.. either that or the old Death Spinner - a template weapon which gave your victim an iniitative roll to try and get out he way of it, else it was a simple case of pass your armour save or die!!!

So thats mine (okay I cheated and gave two but....), what are some of your favorites?
 

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The Shokk Attack Gun was tre cool.

Also liked playing with the Thudd gun just cause of the fucky quad template.

Effect/Fluff wise it has to be the Gravaton Gun: "Ohhh no i'm getting heavy!"
 

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The inferno cannon. Whoever said, "The guard needs a new tank. Lets take a giant flamer and mount it on treads." is a genius.
 

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I have a fondness for my Tau Railguns and the Nurgle Manreaper myself :)
 

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OMG the lifta droppa in Epic 40k Final Liberation was the greatest thing. You could send Warlord titans flying through their own lines and smashing them to bits in one shove.

For my own.. I'm going with the Gorechild the chainaxe. When I saw Kharne's model way back in 2nd edition I thought the idea was brutal and obviously awesome. Chainaxes are such a sweet idea. Imagine being in a trench during WW2 and a German with a silver deathshead mask leaping in beside you with something akin to Gorechild. You = pooping.
 

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Harlequinns Kiss from about 3rd edition, love the fluff for it, little monofiliment wire goes into the body and turns your insides to soup. Mmmm gribbly.
 

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The Hopsplat Gun. Never used one, but losing a prized character to a weapon with the words "hop" and "splat" in its name is sort of like being hit in the face with a banana cream pie.

I also really like the old-school Lictor flesh hooks. Remember Scorpian's harpoon in Mortal Kombat? "*whoosh, shlink* Come 'ere!"
 

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Splinercannon, still one of the most effect heavier weapon IMHO and for its sheer fun factor the Shokk Attack Gun.
 

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Wrath of Khaine said:
OMG the lifta droppa in Epic 40k Final Liberation was the greatest thing. You could send Warlord titans flying through their own lines and smashing them to bits in one shove.

For my own.. I'm going with the Gorechild the chainaxe. When I saw Kharne's model way back in 2nd edition I thought the idea was brutal and obviously awesome. Chainaxes are such a sweet idea. Imagine being in a trench during WW2 and a German with a silver deathshead mask leaping in beside you with something akin to Gorechild. You = pooping.
Do you mean WWI? They didn't use trench warfare in WWII.
 

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Cadian81st said:
Wrath of Khaine said:
OMG the lifta droppa in Epic 40k Final Liberation was the greatest thing. You could send Warlord titans flying through their own lines and smashing them to bits in one shove.

For my own.. I'm going with the Gorechild the chainaxe. When I saw Kharne's model way back in 2nd edition I thought the idea was brutal and obviously awesome. Chainaxes are such a sweet idea. Imagine being in a trench during WW2 and a German with a silver deathshead mask leaping in beside you with something akin to Gorechild. You = pooping.
Do you mean WWI? They didn't use trench warfare in WWII.
Nope I meant WWII. When we invaded Normandy the beachheads had trenches along the clifftops and beyond for about a quartermile, along with the misc. trenches the germans built as strongpoints throughout their perimeter. But, it would be just as cool in WWI, just alot more technologically advanced and would probably make a whole flank collapse from morale loss.
 
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