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Hey again!

Does anyone ever wondered why SM Termis can't have Heavy Weapons?

Well I do. The Terminator Armour is predestined to use them,
since it gives a model wearing it the Relentless USA!

Anyone a smart idea why they can't?

Greetings,

- Draco
 

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weird, I always imagined the assault cannon and rocket launchers and autocannons they use to be just a tiny biy heavy
 

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Yeah sure, but what about the usual heavy weapons:

Heavy bolters (well assault cannons are better though)
Multi-Melta
Plasma cannons
Lascannons

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Maybe because it would be a tad to good?
 

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Because their role is not for fire support, it is as a shock troop or close support in enclosed areas (Hulks and such). Their "heavy weapons" are for support of the squad itself.
 

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then my not go over to chaos and get oblitorators. they have all that and the kitchen sink.
 

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If you were playing back in the 90's, you'd know that terminators with plasma and melta are over the top powerful.

I speak of the Invictus Command Squad.
Every single model could be armed with a different wargear weapon chosen from the standard list.
So you ended up with
1) Assault Cannon
2) Cyclone Missile Launcher
3) Plasma Gun
4) Plasma Pistol
5) Melta Gun
6) Invictus with his Plasma Blaster
7) The Special Character with the Banner of MacCraggre

It was nuts. Everything that got close to that unit died horribly.
 

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If you were playing back in the 90's, you'd know that terminators with plasma and melta are over the top powerful.

I speak of the Invictus Command Squad.
Every single model could be armed with a different wargear weapon chosen from the standard list.
So you ended up with
1) Assault Cannon
2) Cyclone Missile Launcher
3) Plasma Gun
4) Plasma Pistol
5) Melta Gun
6) Invictus with his Plasma Blaster
7) The Special Character with the Banner of MacCraggre

It was nuts. Everything that got close to that unit died horribly.
fogot about that unit...completely!

and more the point, per the fluff, terminator armor was developed from armor made for tunneling/excavation, so it was not originally a combat chassis per se.

it makes sense. even now their shape, general appearance (at least starting in Rogue Trader through Space Hulk up to the release of new termie models in 3rd/4th edition) makes it conducive to walking around in small place with the potential of cave ins.
 
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