Re: [Epic] Guard Stands

From: Mark A Shieh <SHODAN+_at_...>
Date: Mon, 26 May 1997 22:45:01 -0400 (EDT)

allen_at_... (A. Allen McCarley) writes:
> I've a question for all you WH40K players out there. (Stop cowering and
> come on out; I know you're there!) How are guard squads comprised in
> 40K? Marines seem to come with one heavy weapon per squad for tacticals,
> and 4 per squad for devastators. Or at least that's how they seem to
> be on the new E40K stands.

        AFAIK, IG aren't real men and therefore are too weak to carry
heavy weapons now. Necromundan heavies are given special injections to
reduce their carrying capacity. Instead, all of their heavy weapons
are mounted on small platforms manned by a gunner and a loader. The
advantage of this is that the loader can take over (dropping his
lasgun) at no penalty if the gunner dies, so the weapon only has to be
paid for once.
        To the best of my knowledge, the biggest thing a guardsman can
carry these days is a special weapon, such as a plasma gun or a
flamer. My only sources of information are a brief flipping through
of the IG Codex and the WD, which I read regularly.

Received on Tue May 27 1997 - 02:45:01 UTC

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