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So with Rifles, the vehicle grade ones, wandering around the edges of the inner sphere and almost certainly prevalent in places like Alfirk could we see advanced types of these weapons cropping up about the periphery especially on Alfrik. It would make sense to update these weapons and any other similarly aged weapons to compete with modern armour, not to mention all the unusual and interesting ammo that could be developed for them, especially for places like Alfrik which have extremely limited access to standard inner sphere tech where it could be more cost effective in the short term to update their existing armaments. The heavy rifle is actually a quite nice weapon which I would consider using if it had it's full damage and some alternative ammo choices and that's before any changes to the weight/crits modernisation might bring. Another interesting thing from the past that would be interesting to see come back are the pre aerospace space fighters, though I'd really expect to see them if we got a proliferation cycle source book it would be interesting to see some periphery states investing in cheaper space superiority assets the the modern Aerospace Fighter. What other things from huminites past could resurface due to the abysmal state of the galaxy?

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Re: Advanced Pre Age of War weapons and unit types could they return?
« Reply #1 on: 30 October 2021, 10:35:44 »
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The heavy rifle is actually a quite nice weapon which I would consider using if it had it's full damage and some alternative ammo choices and that's before any changes to the weight/crits modernisation might bring.

The modernized form of rifles are autocannons. Autocannons are what rifles evolved into, gaining better armor penetration ("full damage"), alternate ammo types, and a higher velocity (which is vital in aerospace combat).
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