Dear Twitpic Community – thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years. We have now placed Twitpic in an archived state. The ubiquitous Meltagun, one of GW’s only original ideas, though forms of suspiciously similar real-life microwave-based weaponry predate WH40K by at least two decades. The fundamental problem behind Melta-based weapons is that the super-high energy consumption and heat generation are used to explain its lack of range.
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In comparison to the equally useful Plasma-based weaponry, Meltas are much more potent in exchange for that shorter range, though Meltas also don’t explode in your face on a bad roll, so that is certainly another benefit.