Friday, May 18, 2012

Sci-Rifle Countdown: Part 14!

Good morning folks, Counterfett here with yet another installment in the moderately successful and delightfully mediocre Sci-Rifle countdown! I'm back to morning posting, so as not to conflict with my planned upcoming Examiner post, but whatever. I sometimes don't feel like posting there quite as scheduled, so maybe I'll do that tomorrow night. Time will tell. Anyway, enough rambling and on with the show!

Day 14: Shuriken Catapult

In Warhammer 40k, after the Bolter, there are few weapons more iconic than the Eldar's graceful shuriken catapult. Firing a flurry of sharper than razor disks accurately and at high velocity, the shuriken catapult is designed to slice an enemy to pieces.

While overcosted in the game's current edition, the catapult is long regarded as a superbly effective weapon in most editions of the game as well as in the unverse's fiction and 'fluff.' With the (hopefully) upcoming Eldar codex, fans have big dreams regarding the resurgence of these elegant weapons from a more civilized age.

1 comment:

FirBholg said...

I suspect that I've always been bit of a fan of the shuriken capapult (even the original Rogue Trader version which looked a fair bit weirder), it's just something completely different (in looks and in technology) to all the other weapons. That's probably why I wouldn't have thought of it as an assault rifle (which now you come to mention it, seems pretty obvious!). Magnetically propelled shuriken are kinda cool (plus there's no reason you couldn't personalise the shape of the ammo pretty easily if you were so inclined).

Still prefer the old circle mags to the newer sickle ones, though!