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What do *you* do with spare pulse carbines?
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Old 02 Mar 2008, 09:07   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: What do *you* do with spare pulse carbines?

As already mentioned, making a couple of plastic Pathfinders works just fine.

But I`m also collecting them, because one day, IŽll finally manage to get my lazy ass up and make a human auxilliary unit which counts-as Firewarriors with all Pulse Carbines and EMP-grenades - a kind of "special operations unit"... Only for use in fun games, of course, since I don`t count EMP-grenades as "reliable" tank hunters, still, would look cool...

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Old 02 Mar 2008, 11:34   #12 (permalink)
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depending on who and what i am playing i might take a squad of carbines for the mobility of the moving and shooting. i consider them my special ops FW.
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Old 02 Mar 2008, 14:25   #13 (permalink)
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I don't usually have spare ones because I use a squad of PC carrying FW's for maneuverability & FOF against Jump Pack troops.
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Old 02 Mar 2008, 14:59   #14 (permalink)
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Default Re: What do *you* do with spare pulse carbines?

Back when I used to play Tau I used carbines to make the rifles look cooler.
You snip off the barrel (gun part, whatever) part of the carbine, leaving the rest in tact (including the launcher) and then take the pulse rifle, and snip off the barrel part, file down both parts (carbine stock and rifle gun) you can then glue them together to make a cool looking pulse rifle.
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Old 02 Mar 2008, 17:44   #15 (permalink)
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wow cool you should get a picture up!
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Old 02 Mar 2008, 19:00   #16 (permalink)
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Yeah, I gotta see if I have any left, I sold most of my tau to a friend.
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Old 02 Mar 2008, 20:36   #17 (permalink)
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I used my pulse carbines to convert human auxiliaries
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Old 02 Mar 2008, 21:20   #18 (permalink)
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I'm thinking of using Pulse Carbines as the basis for my Ork Shootas, the fluff being the Ork Meks tinkered wiv da guns to give em more Dakka (at the cost of each shot being individually weaker)...
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Old 03 Mar 2008, 14:10   #19 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Genmotty

If you think you take Carbines for the pinning affect you are greatly mistaken! You take Carbine Squads you can move and attack continuously! I hate the fact that 'new' (and some more experienced) players discount the Pulse Carbine on the misconception pinning is worthless.

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I have only 1 squad of Firewarriors and they have pulse rifles however I have played 2 games with them using "Pulse Carbines". I have had great success with this layout on them. As Genmotty said - many people discount these weapons on the misconception that pinning is worthless. Pinning is very helpfull and since these are assault weapons, we can move and shoot. I'm now thinking about getting more Firewarriors and giving them Pulse Carbines, I have found a better use for one of my troop choices.

I would suggest if you have not tried playing Firewarriors with this layout to give it a try and see what you think.
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 18:30   #20 (permalink)
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I use them for all sorts of stuff.

-If you cut the barrels off and trim the stock you can make pretty convincing decoy launchers.

-If the Pulse Carbines are from Gun Drone to Shield Drone Conversions, you can also glue three of those things that you put the PCs on as a Disruption Pod and just field the disc itself for a Shield Drone

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w137/The_Dalek_Emperor/DFChassis_ECM_01.jpg

-You can use those barrels trimmed up to make some awesome Iridium Armor Plating.


These are just the main ones I've used (and I'll see about getting a pic of my Shas'o's armor later) ;D
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