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Daryk

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Post-Shrapnel Laser Support Weapons
« on: 19 August 2022, 17:58:24 »
Since Shrapnel #9 gave us laser rifles that match (Semi-Portable) Support Laser damage with increased range, it struck me the Support Lasers need a boost.  The Marik Sunraker and Steiner DWS L5L Sniper Rifle both have AP 7, so I see that as the minimum for Support Lasers.  Then I increased the damage to make sure that a much heavier weapon requiring more than one person to operate does more damage, along with increasing the range.  The IS Support Lasers are below for a start.

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Name TL PPS AP BD TW Dmg AToW Range TW Range Wt(kg) Crew
Support Laser (Semi-Portable) D 14 7 7 0.86    110    4   40   2
Support Laser D 15 7 8 0.98    135    5   72   2
Support Laser (ER, IS) E 20 7 8 0.98    165    6 110   2
Support Laser (Heavy) D 25 7 12 1.47    165    6 250   3
Support Laser (ER Heavy, IS) E 30 7 11 1.35    195    7 300   4

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Re: Post-Shrapnel Laser Support Weapons
« Reply #1 on: 19 August 2022, 18:53:50 »
Wasn't there something about how nobody had reflect armor on their PBI, thus the published numbers were low and effective? :blank:
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Re: Post-Shrapnel Laser Support Weapons
« Reply #2 on: 19 August 2022, 19:50:08 »
Not that I'm aware of...

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Re: Post-Shrapnel Laser Support Weapons
« Reply #3 on: 01 September 2022, 20:33:50 »
Ablative gives 6 armor. Ab/Flak gives 5, so its not that rare. 7 on support weapons isn't too strange now that regular rifles have 7, so its hard object on those grounds.

It is kind of a conundrum though.

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Re: Post-Shrapnel Laser Support Weapons
« Reply #4 on: 01 September 2022, 20:42:50 »
Seven concerns me, because that was state of the art for TL C tactical armor.

Even bog standard Flak armor has 1 BAR vs. Energy.  That might be low, but it's not nothing!

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Re: Post-Shrapnel Laser Support Weapons
« Reply #5 on: 02 September 2022, 02:28:05 »
Forgot to consider tactical armor. Certainly adds another layer.