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PostSubject: Chainfists   Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:23 pm

Anyone know how these came about? I've been interested as to why someone would mash a chainsword and a powerfist together, but I cannot find any fluff on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Chainfists   Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:48 pm

Yeah I'm not too sure why adding a chainsword of all things makes it better at killing armor.

I would look back to some of the early 2nd Edition books, as that is when the model first came out. I doubt you will find any actual fluff reason though.

We can always speculate...

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PostSubject: Re: Chainfists   Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:43 pm

My guess would be that the same reasoning why a flamberge for the german and swiss armies of olde was thought to make a more devestating cut because it was wavy...

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PostSubject: Re: Chainfists   Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:42 pm

Well if you think about it adding that chainsword would be a good idea.... The power fist wouldn't really be able to smash through the hulk of the armor so they add the chain sword so when they take the shreeding power of it and the immensive power of the fist it would tear through armor like butter....that would be my guess
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PostSubject: Re: Chainfists   Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:19 am

but on that note, chainfists can not even effectively tear through infantry armor like matt said. using on a tank would be no more effective than a baseball bat.
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PostSubject: Re: Chainfists   Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:21 am

mabye it's a special blade or somthing. or it could be powered up like a power sword too.
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PostSubject: Re: Chainfists   Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:51 pm

Damn you games workshop and not exsplainning this confusing device!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Chainfists   Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:14 pm

to go on what ryan said, isn't that what a lightning claw is?
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PostSubject: Re: Chainfists   Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:56 pm

It is, I don't think it has any sort of field around it, unless the field for the fist is extended around the chainsword part of the weapon.

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PostSubject: Re: Chainfists   Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:17 pm

I'd say it's either that, or the cutting power of the chainsword (adamantine teeth or some such thing in novels) is based on the strength (and dexterity) of the wielder.
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PostSubject: Re: Chainfists   Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:36 pm

I believe that makari probably has the right answer. Its probably some sort of space marine "i think therefore i crush" complex
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PostSubject: Re: Chainfists   Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:31 pm

well the eviscerator does the same thing and its weilded by normal people so that puts a bug in that though also it could be a power chain sword or a suped up one(extra power behind it better teeth and such) just my thoughts
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PostSubject: Re: Chainfists   Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:31 pm

Bruce has a good point, it has to be something with the weapon itself and not the wielder.

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