Thursday, June 30, 2011
Just What Is A Gun Line?
However, just what is a gunline? If you punch it into google image, you might get an picture like the one above, a Dahlgren rail line gun. As amusing as that might be, I don't think anyone will let me 'forge world' one of those into a game of 40k.
No, when we say gunline in 40k, we usually mean something specific, but just what, exactly? In my experience, a gun line army is one that is mostly foot, static, and heavy on long range weaponry. What vehicles there are are weapons platforms...tanks rather than transports. This is very much against the common wisdom of Warhammer 40k 5th Netdition.
Since I am talking about heretics, a little heresy of my own seems appropriate.
So let me know what you think? What is a gun-line? What in the Chaos Space Marines codex is appropriate for one?