The Boltgun [Warhammer 40k]

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NotAChaosSpy
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The Boltgun [Warhammer 40k]

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https://imgur.com/a/BqZugkK

I created a very basic Bolter from Warhammer 40k for Doom using resources from Captain J.

I plan on creating a Bolt ammo type for it, but for now, it uses clips.
Anything I can do to improve it or just change in general, I would like to know.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wg2lb3c7swbfw ... n.wad?dl=0
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Re: The Boltgun [Warhammer 40k]

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It's a good start. However, it feels like a large caliber automatic rifle- which it shouldn't. Bolter rounds are not bullets. They're more akin to a gryojet round. Otherwise, a fine start.
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Re: The Boltgun [Warhammer 40k]

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Gyrojets sound really weak though, literally like loud bottle rockets.
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Re: The Boltgun [Warhammer 40k]

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The boltgun is one of those things that different depictions show in wildly different ways.

The THQ (Dawn Of War) version does seem to look and sound more like an automatic weapon. But it would definately benefit here from some visible fast projectiles with a very faint trail and an explosive effect on impact.

Also the backwards recoil per shot is a bit annoying, although this is a weapon used by super humans in powered armor so I'll give you that.
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Re: The Boltgun [Warhammer 40k]

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I was basing this Bolter design off of the ones seen in Dawn of War and the Space Marine game, which are usually automatic (but in some books, Space Marines are seen switching from semi-auto to automatic.)

I might fix the recoil so it doesn't blow you back as far, and I'll see about making a custom missile for the weapon to fire.
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Re: The Boltgun [Warhammer 40k]

Post by EddieMann »

I've seen how gyrojets are fired, and they're not too far off from a typical gun. I've heard that bolters are to gyrojets as an MP5 is to a flintlock, so take it for what it's worth.
However, I will say that this Boltgun has too much recoil and not enough "oomph" in it.

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