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Curious... What are autoguns and what are there stats? which is better; autoguns or lasguns???
Autoguns and Autopistols are exactly the same as their Las equivilant. Nobody will really mind if you sub all of your Lasguns for them
In the old codex you were given the option for some units to have auto small arms just to add more character and variety.
Autoguns are ballistic weapons that fire metal slugs not unlike modern day weaponry. However they're a lot more powerful than modern day weaponary, yet weak when compared to the weapons of the 40k universe.
Last edited by Triumph Of Man; January 29th, 2007 at 12:02.
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yeah Triumph covered it all. For fluff reasons I modeled all my guardsmen in my drop army and infiltrating army (same models actually...just different lists) with autoguns. I think it makes them seem even more frail and human.
If you win games against Nids with flamers (aside from the Inferno Cannon on a Hellhound), you're playing against opponents with stupidity of impressive magnitude.
They did used to have an extended range, up to 36" in either V2 or V3 if memory serves me correctly.
Yet, I do like the idea of switching to auto-guns, as a lasrifle is an awful looking weapon even for 40k universe. It just makes no sense how every human in the universe uses a laser weapon as a first weapon of defense. If GW would keep IG more realworld, with auto-guns, I think they would have a lot more profit from the guard armies as their armies would fit the fluff shemes of many more people.
Lasguns isn't an advanced weapon. It is cheap and extremely easy to produce and maintain (it almost completely lacks moving parts) and is very easy to learn how to handle and very reliable. It's every general's dream if they are creating armies from a million worlds.
Some worlds don't have access to lasweapons, but the vast majority has because almost anyone can produce it without much trouble.
Autoweapons are qeuivalants of our modern slug-weapons. Also easy to produce, but not close as reliable as the lasgun (they say that you could drag it rough mud, bath it in sand, leave it in a massive down-pour, use it as a club to hammer pins and such and then pick it up and shoot with it - altough it sin't recommended!).
Oh and in 2nd ed. autoguns had the same S and range as lasguns but lacked the -1 in armour penetration.
Last edited by Da Mighty Camel; January 29th, 2007 at 17:17.
Necromunda pewter sprues are the current source for autoguns and different looking lasguns. then there's the quick exacto knife conversion of plastic lasguns. i really like the look of those autoguns though
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