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Why is a las pistol and a lasgun s 3 but a las cannon is s 9? shouldnt the rifle and pistol be better? or the cannon be worse? it makes no sense to me.... 8|
The Las Cannon is a Cannon its a Heavy Weapon not just a basic soilder gun the Lasgun is the Basic rifle used by soilders the Lascannon is a Heavy Weapon which special Soilders carry an Tanks.
The strength of the weapon would depend greatly on the power available to discharge the laser, the frequency, the focus, etc. Just as today you can have a laser pointer to torment your cats, or an industrial laser that cuts steel. Both are lasers, but there is a great difference between the two.
Although the rifle/pistol and cannon are both las weapons, think of comparing a .22 rifle cartridge or a 12.7mm rifle cartridge. Both are bullets but differ in strength.
Oh, FFs sake.
So by your way of thinking you couldnt make the logical leap from Lasgun to Lascannon by comparing todays weapons like rifles to huge naval artillery which uses the same principle, as do lasguns and lascannons, although within slightly differing perameters.
*Bangs head against wall.*
"It fits like clothes made out of wasps!"
I think he's referring to how the alsgun and laspistol have similar stats to each other, like the bolt pistol and boltgun. However, the heavy bolter is only slightly stronger than the boltgun, while the Lascannon is three times as strong as the lasgun and has much better AP value. I guess it's because... I don't know. Confuzzling. I'd have to say because the lascannon is SO MUCH bigger than a lasgun, while a heavy bolter is only a tad larger than a bolter. Sort of.
Si em, tow en can de lach.
Tak! Tak! Tak ah wan, Tak a lah!
Mi tow, can de lach.
Mi him, en tow.
Think of the power that supplies the las weoponry with their energy. The rationale for a land raider crusader carrying five more guys (iirc) is that they remove all the stuff tat powers the lascannons. Five peoples worth of space powering a few lascannons.
look at it this way, the bolter is rapid fire and the Hvy Bolter is Hvy 3, so both guns fire a bunch of shots, thus the Hvy Bolter is a little higher strength because it has a little bit bigger bullets (or explosive shells or whatever). the las gun is also rapid fire so it fires a bunch of weak shots, whereas the lascannon fires a single powerful shot. There's also the multilaser which fires multiple shots at a strength in between.