Standard issue gun for Nile shocktroopers?

Sword of Spirit
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Standard issue gun for Nile shocktroopers?

Postby Sword of Spirit » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:57 pm

The Core book statblocks (and art) gives shocktroopers the Schmeisser MP-40 SMG (with short burst), but the gear section of the Nile Empire book says the standard issue is the KK81 rifle (no burst, but longer range).

...which is it?

Wakshani
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Re: Standard issue gun for Nile shocktroopers?

Postby Wakshani » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:28 pm

IMHO, it *should* be the rifle.

The SMG is for elite assault troops.

(Basing this off of German weapons from WWII, mind you.)

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Re: Standard issue gun for Nile shocktroopers?

Postby Sword of Spirit » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:22 pm

That would stand to reason, except that the Elite shocktroopers in the Nile book aren't armed with the MP-40s. The only ones in that book that are are the Scarab Warriors.

To try to align with the art (and make them more dangerous as foes for Storm Knights), I'll likely say for the "Nile Shocktrooper" statblock that army formation units have the rifle, while members of smaller patrols or strike forces favor the SMG.

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Re: Standard issue gun for Nile shocktroopers?

Postby Sword of Spirit » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:39 pm

I found the answer on page 97 of the Nile Empire book. Most of them have the rifles, but many instead get the SMGs. So that sounds like it fits pretty well with what I was thinking. Give the SMGs where it makes more sense for the assignment, but standard infantry carry the rifles.


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