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Am I missing some thing about the rules for shotguns, or do they really suck that much? IMO, they should have a rule like at half range strength is doubled...
whats your oppinion on these less than exciting guns.. (such as: who in their right mind would take them?!)
They're pretty cool but have no practical use. Maybe outfit a nice kill team with 'em.
Yeah, they're pretty much just lousy. It makes sense that they exist, but why they were deemed worthy of being an option for scouts is beyone me. Significantly worse than bolters for shooting and significantly worse than bolt pistols for close combat, even as a middle ground option they're pretty much just not worth it.
they only exist becase of "assault 2", other than that they are a lasgun
"In a large war, the tanks only battle the tanks, its up to the footsloggers to win the war" -me
The shotgun definatly needs new stats, one solution would be to give i S 4 or maybe use it as a s 4 two attacks closecombat weapon, that would be really cool. The idea of shotguns are great but it's kinda strange that they are as strong as normal lasguns.
yeah i was thinking about this the other day myself. Rending would almost make it worth it (to represent the sheer amount of spread finding a weak spot in the armour) or as has been said up the strength a little or add some close combat special-ness to it (considering they are for close encounters)
Never judge someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes...by that time they'll be a mile away, and have no shoes
The shotgun exists only because they had models using them, no other reason.. Dont expect it to get upgraded much
when you charge with a shot gun your strength is 4 so arbits in the which hunter list would be s4 on the charge
its still pathetic i know but it is beter than nothing
shotguns can never ever have more than S3, because they should never be able to do anything against armor. That said, I also think that AP - is in order. But perhaps some special rule like +1 BS at up to half range would be in order, just to ad flavor to the weapon.
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