Self-Sealing StemBolters are better!

Now that we’ve looked at how to build a Space Marine, we can take a look at their equipment.

Well, first they pick up guns and shoot things. Sometimes they grab melee weapons and hack at things. Sometimes they even carry very big guns and shoot things. On very rare occaisions, they climb into an armored vehicle and shoot really big things. This is a not a broad range of career choices. You have to qualify as a heroic-champion-in-training just to be able to do things like repair machinery, use basic medical equipment properly, or use the innate psychic powers you were probably born with. Note that many armies in the game consider those skills and abilities the domain of support personnel in some form or another. Space Marines focus so tightly on combat that anything outside of it rests with a few special individuals in each Chapter. Continue reading