Crossbows?

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Crossbows?

Post by Damn Lucky » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:07 pm

I could see more well establish but not as advanced factions using these to great effect. Since there easy to make, and easier to maintain then guns.

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Re: Crossbows?

Post by firemanmm » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:28 pm

possibly repeater crossbows, like the gas powered one from the Van Helsing movie. That would be a cool effect too, you could take into account their silent nature and add in a "silenced" weapon attribute.
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Re: Crossbows?

Post by zuzu » Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:27 am

in a wargame, i'm pretty sure you know the enemy is shooting you... but if there's a silenceing rule in the game it'd take 1 point of cover away from the enemy for the unexpected shot or something...

i'd like to see a crossbow as a cheap alternative firearm. armour piecing... more accurate (maybe?)... longer range or same (i don't know).
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Re: Crossbows?

Post by Andypenguin » Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:49 am

Wristbows...
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Re: Crossbows?

Post by firemanmm » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:05 am

Andypenguin wrote:Wristbows...
that would be a cool assault weapon. like if it was fired just prior to initiating the assault, as though it were impact hits in fantasy.
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Re: Crossbows?

Post by Jaman » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:36 pm

if your going for simplicity why not a long bow i mean they have better range than crossbows and are quicker to fire

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Re: Crossbows?

Post by Andypenguin » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:41 pm

Guns beat longbows unless youvgot no gun

I dunno wristbows are just badass
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Re: Crossbows?

Post by shogaal14 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:56 pm

Wristbows sound awesome - Road Warrior anyone?

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Re: Crossbows?

Post by Damn Lucky » Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:30 am

jaman wrote:if your going for simplicity why not a long bow i mean they have better range than crossbows and are quicker to fire

It takes a lot of practice to shoot a Long bow. ESPECIALLY when there traditional ones, and not modern composite ones. HAve you ever fired one of thows things? It's so hard it's not funny.

Cross bows are easier to use then long bows, they are more accuret in untrained hands, and MUCH more powerful then a long bow.



I'm thinking something like a Traditional Chinese repeater cross bow.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repeating_crossbow
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Re: Crossbows?

Post by Asrodrig » Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:36 am

Damn Lucky wrote:ESPALIALY
I lol'd.

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Re: Crossbows?

Post by Puppettamer » Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:02 am

the reapter crossbows would be killer

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Re: Crossbows?

Post by Asrodrig » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:22 am

Yes, because after all, who needs guns when you can have a bow and arrow?

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Re: Crossbows?

Post by Damn Lucky » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:56 pm

If it's a Cross Bow shooting a bolt made from metal/Rebarb, I could see it penning light Armour pretty good.


Think of Crossbows, as what Lasguns are in 40k.
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Re: Crossbows?

Post by Asrodrig » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:02 am

Touche and good analogy! :D

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Re: Crossbows?

Post by Damn Lucky » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:10 pm

Thanks Asrodrig.
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So. In Half Life 2, one of the weapons is a Crossbow that heats up a piece of Rebarb and fires it. Red Hot Rebarb Death for the win.

http://images.google.ca/images?hl=en&cl ... a=N&tab=wi

Just some inspiration to show how awesome futuristic cross bows can be.

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