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Feb-up of all the arguing? February Speculation thread!

Discussion in 'News' started by colbrook, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    No weirder than a Ruger Mini-14 (which is a scaled-down M14 rifle, usually with a wood stock), or M1 Carbine (wood stock even with a folding buttstock). Or a BAR Mark 2 (the semi-auto-only hunting version of the Browning Automatic Rifle, usually sold with a wood stock). Or SKS, for that matter (usually sold with a wood stock, unless some heathen has refitted it with a plastic stock). Or (my favorite semi-auto rifle) the SVT40.

    But most serious accuracy rifles these days (say, Remington 40x competition rifles) are using composite stocks, because wood stocks can swell or shrink with weather changes and change your point of impact. So even Grandpa's hunting rifle may get a 'plastic' stock put on it (or may have a plastic stock on it already if Grandpa hunted in crappy weather)

    The Contenders (particularly the YJ Contender) seem to be used in Aristeia, so bolt-action is probably too slow for hitting the next target. Note that Lunah's primary Aristeia skin is still using that Haqq Viral Rifle. Though I suppose you could get fancy with a biathlon-style straight-pull. A semi-auto like the AR is a straight-pull bolt action if/when the gas system fails. When the gas system works, it's using a little bit of gas that would be pushing the bullet downrange to push the bolt back. But in extreme accuracy events like biathlon or long-range shooting, a semi-auto starts moving before the bullet leaves the muzzle, and that reduces your accuracy.
     
  2. Pierzasty

    Pierzasty Null-Space Entity

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    It's the other way around, the Infinity skin is still using the Aristeia-model VSR.
     
  3. Bostria

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    Don't like the tactical trip hazard, but that should be low enough that an urban base with a curb should 'fix' things.
     
  6. oldGregg

    oldGregg Well-Known Member

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    This one got a giggle out of me.
     
  7. Melchior

    Melchior Well-Known Member

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    While I watch his belly.... Is he supposed to be able to Pilot a TAG??? :7:
     
  8. oldGregg

    oldGregg Well-Known Member

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    Not as of now ... But lets give DBS another TAG!
     
  9. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    While I don't think it's what DBS needs, I've wanted a generic Ramhorn pretty much since Scarface came out.
     
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    Samezies.
     
  11. the huanglong

    the huanglong Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure modern order abuse rules like LT2, NCO and TA profiles for shock troopers would be enough to salvage druze, but yeah a generic Ramhorn would be awesome, especially if it could abuse said skills. Basically until the next book, these skills will be the proposed shot in the arm every underperforming profile needs, like haris used to be. Has anyone suggested it for bolts yet?
     
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  12. SmaggTheSmug

    SmaggTheSmug Well-Known Member

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    How would a generic Ramhorn escape being overshadowed by Scarface? No Assault + Frenzy? HMG or AP Spitfire + Panzerfaust in place of 2x Mk12 + HRL? Engineer Pilot? Fireteam Duo letting it run alongside Scarface?
     
  13. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    Different weapon loadout, lack of Frenzy & Assault, no obligatory Cordelia, BS11 pilot with a Viral pistol rather than lsg.

    IIRC the one in Outrage had a shotgun. HSG+E/Marat+2xFlammenspeer would be a really interesting CQB TAG, or HSG+HMG like a Raicho-lite.
     
  14. holycannoli

    holycannoli Dancing to Kazak Kalinka

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    I was actually hoping this would be the trend this year. Blowing the dust off of some of the older sectorals that don't necessarily need new boxes and sculpts or entirely new mechanics/profiles. These new skills really are a nice coat of polish a lot of sectoral can use to keep current.

    I actually love that. And a new ram hornbox would be a nice way to update the old mini which is showing its age compared to the newer guys. Seeing as scarface himself is already a separate blister they could resculpt cordelia and put them together like they've been doing. From there release a new ramhorm with a weapon hand or head option. New profile, updated mini, no extra SKU's, no tax blisters for your tag unless you want the option.
     
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  15. kanluwen

    kanluwen Well-Known Member

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    If it were me designing a "Ramhorn" boxed set...it'd be two of them, ala the Gecko.

    One with a Heavy Shotgun+Grenade Launcher and a Trench Hammer for "Rawr Smash!" and another with Scarface's loadout, just with halved numbers of weapons.
     
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  16. Pierzasty

    Pierzasty Null-Space Entity

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    yeah why did I even go here, sorry wrong thread