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Alrighty, here's my dilemma(s).
I want to model medieval autocannons. I'm thinking something along the lines of a bolt thrower, but less big. My justification for the strength is similar to the hunting lance: an explosive tip, and it flies faster, making the autocannon Str 7. Any rustic looking or even medieval ideas for an autocannon?
Secondly, how can I model a medieval Basilisk? Ideas please. I was thinking of making it a meeting-room type idea for officers and such, as well as an artillery battery.
Medieval Basilisk? How about the Bretonnian trebuchet?
For the autocannons: The fantasy empire army has some sort of big gun that has 9 barrels. Don't know the name of that thing, but it looks like it can fire at least 2 shot in 1 go.
Chaos does not need explaining! guess what? Chaos cannot be explained!Originally Posted by BobaHat
The basis of the bolt thrower is called a balista, it's basically a really big crossbow that shoots spears. Or you could make it look like a big harpoon gun or the like.
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HellBlaster Volley Gun. is too bulky id say. its friggin hugeOriginally Posted by chaosdude
I'll go out on a wild goose chase here if you don't mind.
Yeah. If a lasgun can fire 2 shots in a short range, I'd think that a modified/scaled down bolt thrower (I know my medieval warfare, thanksmuch), would be able to handle that rate of fire. Especially if I modelled it to look like it was firing two bolts at once.
I was going to say trebuchet, but the basilisk is supposed to be able to fire up to 120", as compared to a sniper rifle's range - a new model designed for U.S military use in 2008 has a maximum range of app. 2,000 metres. A basilisk can therefore fire just over four times that, or ~8500 metres. Fluff-wise, I believe that's 'over the horizon'. On the other hand, a trebuchet can fire a projectile about 300 metres- less than a longbow. I did toy with the idea, however it turns out to be physically inconceivable, and I'll probably get laughed at. Maybe it's possible to modify a basilisk to personalize it to my army?
Edit: I wonder if I could model longbows on my conscripts. Their downgraded BS could be rationalized by the unreliability of arrows, the wind, or whatever. It would save me some money too, to have some conscripts.
Last edited by Captain Strong; November 27th, 2005 at 01:37.
conscripts would be better modeled with slings if you want to justify the low BS (longbow's were not that unreliable)
as for the Basilisk, there were a few other styles of seige weapons, there was the catapult, onager (mangonel), and each had different versions
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Try some of the orc artillery, or the gnoblar scraplauncher.
A lasgun doesn't actually fire only 2 shots per turn, the rules are simplified. Otherwise guardsmen has to be pretty lazy if they can't fire more than 8 shots in the time it takes for someone to jog 24" ( = the effective range of a rifle, so about 400m :rolleyes. Still, you could get some barrels for the helblaster (as mentioned). They have three barrels, which I think fits better than 2, and look like they'd be able to hurt light armour a lot more than a spear-chukkaOriginally Posted by Captain Strong
Helblaster barrels (from this model for scale)They weren't bad, as far as bows go, but they are nothing compared to a modern assault rifle or a lasgun. A sling could maybe represent a laspistol...Originally Posted by mpdscott