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For a terrain project I was going to start designing a large planetary defense weapon emplacement, something like a large railgun or superlaser. Not sure how big I want to make it at the moment. It wouldn't be functional game wise as it would not be capable of targeting anything in its close vicinity.
Has anyone built one or have any ideas. I've started sketching ideas out just wanted some additonal input.
I've seen a fair few modelled. Remeber that Planetary defence lasers are basically volcano cannon in limited traverse silos, so imagine a ShadowSword with an extended barrel standing on it's rear.
Add in a massive capacitor housing, void shield generators to protect against orbital bombarment etc etc, and you have a much larger facility housing essentially the same weapon...
You could one better and model the equivalent of a Hellstorm cannon or a plasma destructor from the Imperator class Empeoro titan, but that would be several times larger than a shadowsword. if you have played Dawn of War Winter Assault or later, then you will now how big the (and powerful) the hellstorm cannon is....
Last edited by kithre; October 17th, 2008 at 16:13.
I you want something smaller, you could build up a couple of defense missile silos. Those would be a little lower or higher depending on your needs for cover and can be surrounded by fencing or not.
Good idea, might make a missile silo to begin with as it would probably be more suitable for an objective and still fit the fluff i want. Think I have some old plastic military jets kits knocking about somewhere, could use a nose from one as the missile tips.
Except it is obviously a ballistic weapon, hence probably not capable of engaging low orbit targets...
I would go for a missile array- I think that there is a similar missile pod design, which would make more snes especially to target smaller craft like drop-pods and strike craft..
that model looks good. for planetary defense u are probably looking for something big to keep ships from dropping in troops. i don't think missiles are what hes looking for
or you could convert the gigantor bullets to look like rockets and eongate the barrel a bit. That'd make it look more suited for engaging those pesky drop ships and such!
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Games Workshop made rules for a defence laser, and a model to go with it. This might give you a few idea's.
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