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Postby Matapiojo » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:14 am

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I. Laspistol
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- Obliterates a large fish:
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“Calliden came out of his mad, erotic trance. He plunged his hand inside his black tunic, noticing for the first time that it was wet through. Out came the laspistol. Calliden was unused to wielding weapons. It took him a moment or two to wrap his fist around the handgrip, release the safety, aim, and press the firing stud.

Steam bubbled all along the length of the laser beam as it hissed through the water. But it failed to reach Aegelica. Instead, it struck a fish, nearly a yard long, which at that moment had glided between them. The fish exploded as the water in its body turned to steam. Fragments of flesh, skin, and bone drifted to the sea bed.”
/ Eye of Terror, p.116 - **

- A single shot blasts away half of a man's skull:
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“A las-blast felled the armsman beside Semper. The captain grabbed the man as he fell, intending to drag him into the bay, but then found himself staring into the excavated crater of the man’s skull, where the las-shot had blown half his head away.” / Execution Hour, p.224 - **

- Cauterizes wounds with each shot:
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“I opened fire with my pistol, Jurgen following suit. With relief I saw our las bolts impacting on the torsos of those monstrous assailants, blowing cauterized craters through the dull brown clothing they wore (which blended quite disconcertingly with the desert sands, so their outlines were blurred, the festering green of their limbs and faces seeing to flicker against the landscape like disembodied parts) and the dense flesh beneath. To my horror, the wounds, which would have dropped a human, barely slowed them, and they charged on blindly: if anything we seemed to have succeeded only in enraging them.” / Ciaphas Cain Omnibus, p.76 - Defender of the Imperium


II. Lasgun
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- Targets are obliterated by combined fire with Heavy Bolter support:
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“I don’t suppose they even knew what hit them: suddenly struck by the concentrated fire of a couple of score of lasguns, not to mention the unrelenting hail of heavy bolter fire, there was nothing much left of them apart from some unpleasant stains on the snow within seconds. Sulla ambled over to inspect the mess, and spat a small gobbet of ice on it.” / Caves of Ice, p.33 - **

- Cauterizes a fist-sized hole throgh a target:
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“Tarok slumped down behind the rock.

As the stones pattered to the ground, a Deathlight flashed the stunted bushes itno flame. Tarok sprang up and fired at the Brannath who had just given away his position. The man fell forward out of the bushes with a fist-wide, smoking hole punched through his body from front to back. Strange, thought Tarok, that there is no blood.

That thought almost cost him his life. He almost failed to notice the shadow sliding over the rocks behind and right of him. The rock glowed and began to melt as he dived away from the beam of the Deathlight. The Brannath was not quick enough with his second shot.”
/ Rogue Trader compendium, p.145 - **

- Simple design provides a number of advantages:
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“The lasgun is made to the same specifications (with a few variations) all over the galaxy. It is the most reliable ranged weapon ever manufactured. It is light, simple to maintain, has decent range and accuracy and has won many wars since the inception of the Imperial Guard. You can drop it, hit it, use it as a club or submerge it, and it will keep on working. (Although it is recommended that you do not do any of these things unless absolutely necessary.)

The lasgun provides the following virtues-
    Lightness, combined with strength.
    Simplicity, and ease of stripping in the field.
    Ability to fire either in bursts or in a succession of single shots.”
/ The Imperial Infantryman’s Uplifting Primer, p.18 - **

- Multiple output settings:
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“Lasguns have several lethality settings that adjust the damage of each shot in order to conserve power (weaker settings use less energy) or disable rather than kill a target. The weapon can also be fitted with a “Hotshot” pack, providing more powerful but less numerous shots.”[/list] / Rulebook (3e), p.61 - **

- Yields in the multiple megajoule range (possibly):
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“It [lasgun] operates on a nineteen megathule range and can therefore utilise any Departmento Munitorum sanctioned power packs.

Although of universal design, variations do exist, usually dependent upon the type of raw materials available on the planet of manufacture.”[/list]
/ The Imperial Infantryman’s Uplifting Primer, p.18 - **

- Decapitates with unsurprising ease:
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“‘Good.’ She aimed the lasgun and took the prone man’s head off with one shot. You’ll be next unless you do exactly, precisely what I tell you. Understand?’” / Faith and Fire, p.110 - **

- Turns a person's head into steam:
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“The older man sidestepped, so as not to risk hitting the girl. Then he blew the second chanter’s head into steam.” / Hammer and Bolter (#13), p.141 - **

- Causing massive trauma with consecutive shots:
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“Kolea’s first shot blew the gunman’s right arm off at the elbow, causing the dismembered limb and the lasrifle it was aiming to spin like a slow propeller. Kolea’s second shot blew out his chest in a splash of burned blood and splintered ribs. Kolea’s third shot traumatically deformed his head far more significantly than anything the face-slip had achieved.” / Salvation's Reach, p.176 - **

- Rocks a barricade:
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“Suddenly, a las-shot exploded against the barricade. The kinetic energy sent reverberations along the jig-sawed metal.” / Flesh and Iron, p.201 - **

- Kinetics behind shots:
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“A las-shot skimmed his helmet, the kinetic force slapping the top of his head as if reminding him to keep behind cover.” / Flesh and Iron, p.281 - **


III. Lascannon
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- A volley of las fire slags Ork bikers:
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“The lascannons of the Free Militia opened fire first, streaks of blue energy lancing down the ridge at the oncoming vehicles. The firing was premature and somewhat inaccurate but several half-tracked bikes were turned into smouldering piles of slag by the blasts.” / The Purging of Kadillus, p.127 - **

- Destroying a bunker:
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“The blast struck the bunker the Raven Guard were stood upon, penetrating its meter-thick rockcrete shell and touching off an explosion inside its depths. -[some stuff about the explosion and the Ravens guard reaction, which is moving away from it)]- Scanning the scene, Shrike judged that the lascannon blast that had so effectivly destroyed the bunker, and very nearly killed the raven guard, had come from a tall bastion not a hundred meters distant.” / Hunt for Voldorius, p.229 & 230 - **



IV. Volcano Cannon
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- Scary weapon:
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“His attention was diverted, however, by a high-pitched whine that rose from the right. He immediately panned his field glasses towards Vinnemann’s Shadowsword and saw a white glow forming at the muzzle of her huge cannon. Knowing what was to come, he turned his eyes towards the black artillery pieces by the outpost gates. Over-muscled greenskin gunnery crews were hefting shells the size of oil dums into the breech of each huge gun, ready to pulverize the advancing Cadian lines once again.

There was an almighty crack, like a clap of thunder, so close that Bergen felt it resonate deep in his bones. Everything in the area outside the outpost’s main gates was engulfed in blinding white light. Bergen thought he saw the shot hit the row of massive greenskin war machines at an angle, cutting across them diagonally, but he could only watch for a fraction of a second. Looking directly at the beam was painful, and he squeezed his eyes shut.

A glowing afterimage of the Volcano’s lethal beam remained behind his eyelids. When he opened his eyes again, he saw a good number of the enemy machines ceased to exist. Bubbling pools of liquid metal were the only trace left. Others, though not struck directly, would no longer be firing on his men. Their crews had been roasted to ash. The raw heat of the Volcano’s beam striking the neighbouring guns were simply too intense to survive.”
/ Gunheads, p.139 - **


- 100 meter tall iron gate (suggested to be for Titans) vaporized in one shot:
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“The ork wall was easily a hundred metres tall. Throne knew how long it was. It was breathtaking in it’s scale. It was plated with great metal slabs of armour painted red from top to bottom, and decorated with oversized ork glyphs daubed crudely in white.

There were vast iron gates, as tall as the wall itself, spaced at intervals all along its length, but none were open. They looked very heavy, very solid.”
/ Gunheads, p.238 - **

“Then, suddenly, the whole bulk of the Shadowsword shook as if it had been kicked by a giant. Blazing white light burst from her cannon, lancing straight across the battlefield, striking the massive ork gate dead centre.

The air shook with a massive thunderous crack. The iron gate glowed blindingly bright for an instant, and then seemed to vanish completely just as if it had never been there at all. The armoured wall around it glowed white, then yellow, then orange and red. Gobs of molten metal began to rain down on the ground”
/ Gunheads, p.255 - **
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Re: (40K) Imperial Laser Weapons [Discussion]

Postby Fisherking » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:04 pm

Lascannon
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