"Why the fuck are we all sitting in the same hole? If an Ork bomba got too close we'd all be dead"
"Fuck you Karl! With me at the gun they won't get close enough!"
Stunning work thanks for making
if it's because of a misfire/accidental discharge, i don't see how a missing tripod will contribute to that. if it's because of high recoil due to lack of support, bolters and even heavy bolters don't really kick as hard as most people think, a brawny Catachan can carry and fire a heavy bolter in his hands, and there are instances where guardsmen just lay heavy bolters on the ground or on a surface to forgo a long set-up time. and if it's due to a commissar, Death Korps commissars are actually some of the most level-headed commissars out there, as they're supposed to act as the voice of reason and restraint of the regiment (and as stated above, missing tripod isn't a big deal). maybe it's 'cause they're sticking their heads out a little too much? they're all sticking their heads out of the ditch quite a bit.
i know i'm probably taking this too seriously and i may be coming off as offensive, but i really just don't get it. care to elaborate?
The hilarious thing is that you drew the two guys on the left like they know exactly what's going to happen. If they weren't from Krieg, I'd even suspect that they wanted the crew to die simply so they could take over on the weapon and stand a greater chance of surviving.
The Krieger manning the gun is most certainly dead though, considering his face is shoved into the sights and setting up for a nasty accident on the battlefield.
you want a full-auto PTR-S? well then look no further than the DShK (they only differ by 1.8mm in diameter, and 6mm in length) which you can indeed fire from a surface or laid on the ground, and it will not break your face or the collar-bone and femur of anyone behind you.
i really can't imagine any infantry weapon with a recoil high enough to smash through someone's face and still have enough force to injure anyone else behind, it aught to take a calibre far bigger than an IG issue heavy bolter to do something like that.
also they all just look bored to me.
the most likely mechanism for the bolter is that it has a small charge that launches the bolt just outside, or just before leaving the barrel then the bolt's independent propellant fires up, this explains why bolters have recoil, have shell casings, and why they don't have fully perforated barrels despite using microjet ammunition.
well i've seen demonstration videos of people firing the ptrs and they seem quite fine to me, no bones broken. maybe after really really prolonged periods of firing would bones break as a long term effect, you know how many rounds it actually takes to destroy a German tank?
As for the bolters, there's two main types of bolters- those made for the Astartes, and those made for the non-heavy augments. A human trying to use a bolter intended for an astartes (if he could even lift it, let alone shoulder it), would suffer severe injury or even rip off their arm. Those made for humans are slightly lower caliber, IIRC the Astartes typically at .75 and upwards, and the guard use .50 for anything they carry (Commissar bolt-pistol), with .75 heavy bolters. They'd still be in danger of injuring themselves if they didn't dig a bipod down on the ground.
Fluff-wise, we do know they have monstrous recoil, although I don't think GW really thought things out completely on how they work, considering if the gyrojet fires after it leaves the gun, the recoil would drop and make it a lot safer to use for the Guard. To my understanding from the BL books I've read, it seems to be that the gyrojets fire while the round is still in the barrel, which really isn't efficient or safe.
the Godwyn's for Astartes while Godwyn De'az and Locke for normal humans to be precise.
well my source on how a bolter round works is here warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Bo… i choose to believe this fluff because it makes perfect sense of all the bolter's characteristics that would otherwise not make sense or be contradictory, and it's lifted from various codexes, BL books, and GW sourcebooks.
if the bolter works just like a gyrojet gun like you say (as in the jet fires while still in the chamber) the bolter would be an extremely high maintenance weapon since microjet ammo really takes a toll on the integrity of the barrel, not to mention the fact that the bolter is an automatic weapon means the barrel would get warped out very quickly, this would all be avoided if bolter's barrel was fully perforated, which it isn't. basically, it's unrealistic and impractical for a gun like a bolter to work like an average gyrojet gun.
the only thing that doesn't make sense is it's supposed high recoil, if it works like i think it does (and like how some GW books says it does) it would actually have a pretty safe recoil, perhaps accuracy would be lost if not fire in controlled bursts, but definitely not limbs.
"He's Gunter 11098374, I'm Gert 1189463."
Looks like the Bolter is an TV ^^.
(Because everyone is staring at it like there is some interessting stuff to see)
TRENCHES are awesome <3
a 6 man strong special weapons squad, and only 1 BOLTER? that's krieger's on a tight budget.
but of course the whole squad must be present when they're conducting drills
But, actually, I think he should use an Autocannon rather than that boltery love. Autocannons do damage to light armor vehicles and do glancing blows against heavy vehicles. It's all and forever HNNNG
and yeah i know kriegers are more into heavy stubbers and autocannons
Still it is a very good piece. Nice work.