Conversion Beamer

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Conversion Beamer

The Conversion Beamer, sometimes called a C-Beam when Forge World wants to get its Bladerunner on, is an Imperial antimatter weapon from the Dark Age of Technology and fine example of The Good Shit.

Unlike traditional laser-based weapons; the beamer fires an energy beam that converts that matter of its target into pure, explosive energy. Thus, high-density targets like tanks or power-armored infantry would be instantly vaporized in a violent explosion upon contact with a conversion beam.

While powerful, its downside is that Conversion Beamers are incredibly heavy weapons, more so than the likes of the lascannon or heavy bolter, and the user must remain completely still for the beam to be effective while firing (not an easy feat in a universe where close combat is the norm). Additionally, now that AIs are illegal all the myriad preparatory and in-firing calculations necessary to keep the weapon from vaporising everything within a six mile radius have to be done by its user, which generally limits its use only to Techpriests, their Space Marine counterparts, and unusually ballsy Inquisitors with about thirty servo-skulls doing the heavy processing.

Eradication Beamer[edit]

Eradication Beamer

Basically an upscaled Conversion Beamer. An Eradication Beamer is a specialized weapon utilized exclusively by the warriors of the Skitarii Legion of the Adeptus Mechanicus. Only found mounted on Onager Dunecrawlers, when fired, the thin yellow beam of an Eradication Beamer widens as it projects outwards from the weapon's distinctive muzzle.

Those in further out from the weapon will be ravaged on a molecular level by its impossible technologies, whilst those closer by are simply atomized, their physical forms scattered to the hot winds of war without a sound.

The Eradication Beamer works in the same way as its smaller cousin does. In 8th edition, it is now a Heavy D6 Str8 AP-2 D1d3 gun that allows one to comfortably tackle MEQs and even TEQs like assault terminators from 13"-36", whilst still maintaining its role as a dedicated anti-tank weapon. This is its main range mind you, which makes this a very versatile weapon. At 12" and closer it gains AP-4 and D1d6, but halves its shots to D3, although it is a gamble since the Onager is not known to be a CQC power house.

Heavy Conversion Beamer[edit]

Heavy Conversion Beamer

The Heavy Conversion Beamer is a vehicle weapons system used by both the Imperium of Man and the Chaos Space Marines and it is the big brother of the Conversion Beamer. Heavy Conversion Beamers are an ancient relic-weapon of incredible and poorly-understood power. They are very rare and deadly antimatter-based pre-Heresy archeotech weapons most likely developed during the Dark Age of Technology. The Heavy Conversion Beamer is a larger, vehicle-mounted variant of the man-portable Conversion Beamer.

Conversion Beamers are esoteric weapons that are both difficult to construct and highly complex to use, needing skilled calibration to operate as well as dedicated reactor core systems to power, especially the larger variants. As a result of this complexity, Conversion Beamers were primarily used during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy eras in the late 30th and early 31st Millennia for dedicated siege warfare and anti-armor operations.

In the late 41st Millennium, Conversion Beamers and Heavy Conversion Beamers are incredibly rare pre-Heresy technological artifacts, and their conservation and deployment is typically the responsibility of a Space Marine Chapter's Master of the Forge. The Heavy Conversion Beamer is even rarer in the late 41st Millennium than its smaller counterpart, as it was mostly equipped on the Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought and Deimos Predator Executioner vehicles.

Conversion Beam Cannon[edit]

Conversion Beam Cannon

The big daddy of the Conversion Beamers that is mounted fittingly, on the big chungus of Imperial Knights, the Acastus Knight Asterius. The Conversion Beam Cannon looks like a twin-linked Heavy Conversion Beamer that some Techpriest decided to simply ducktape it and said, "Fuck it! We need an Acastus Knight that could deal with hordes of infantry and tanks!"

Due to the cost and difficulties in making a Conversion Beam Cannon, let alone in factoring the cost and expense in making a new Acastus Knight design, these weapons were pretty darned rare by the turn of the Horus Heresy. It wouldn't be surprising that by the turn of the 42nd Millennium, only a few of these bad boys are left, locked up in the vaults of Mars.

On tabletop, these things are one of the ultimate vehicle tarpit killers. Oh yes, this thing deals with vehicle hordes. With a range of 42-72", this monster of a Conversion Beamer is not only a Ordnance 1 weapon, but it is also a S10, AP1 weapon with a 7" Massive Blast template. It also has Sunder which re-rolls failed AP rolls and Wrecker that deals a +1 damage on fortifications. Oh yeah, did we forget to mention that the Asterius carries two of them!? Anal circumference indeed.

Weapons of the Imperium of Man
Sidearms:
Ballistics: Absolvor Bolt Pistol - Archaeotech Repeater - Archeotech Revolver - Assault Grenade Launcher - Autopistol
Belasco Galvian Needler - Bolt Pistol - Exitus Pistol - Flechette Blaster - Flechette Pistol - Flintlock Pistol - Handbow
Hand Cannon - Heavy Bolt Pistol - Kinetic Destroyer - Needle Pistol - Radium Pistol - Sawn-Off Shotgun - Stub Gun
Directed-Energy: Arc Pistol - Blast Pistol - Digital Weapons - Electrostatic Gauntlet - Gamma Pistol - Helfrost Pistol
Hellpistol - Hotshot Laspistol - Inferno Pistol - Laspistol - Neo-Volkite Pistol - Photon Gauntlet
Plasma-Caster - Plasma Pistol - Voltaic Blaster - Volkite Serpenta
Incendiary: Exterminator - Hand Flamer - Phosphor Blast Pistol - Phosphor Pistol - Phosphor Serpenta - Sulphur Breath
Gravitational: Grav-Pistol
Other: Grapnel Launcher - Neural Shredder - Reductor Pistol - Web Pistol
Basic Weapons:
Ballistics: Angelus Bolt Carbine - Autogun - Bolter - Bow - Galvanic Carbine - Radium Carbine
Storm Bolter - Stubber - Musket - Blunderbuss - Stub Cannon - Stub Rifle - Longrifle
Macrostubber - Bolt Carbine - Imperial Boltgun - Stubcarbine - Sling - Shotgun
Solo Boltgun - Sororitas Boltgun - Special Issue Boltgun - Bolt Rifle - Concussion Carbine
Directed-Energy: Arc Rifle - Lascutter - Hellgun - Lasgun (Lasgun Patterns) - Phased Plasma-Fusil - Plasma Blaster - Plasma Incinerator
Suppression Laser - Hotshot Lasgun - Hotshot Volley Gun - Mining Laser - Lascarbine
Auxilia Lasrifle - Las-Lock - Mitralock - Lascutter
Incendiary: Assault Flamer - Flamer
Gravitational: Grav-gun
Other: Webber
Special Weapons:
Ballistics: Assault Bolter - Grenade Launcher - Flechette Carbine - Needle Sniper Rifle - Radium Jezzail
Sniper Rifle - Transuranic Arquebus - Mole Mortar - Galvanic Caster - Galvanic Rifle - Forge Bolter
Magnarail Lance - Vengeance Grenade Launcher - Purgatus Crossbow - Stake Crossbow
Exitus Rifle - Light Mortar - Mark IX Sniper Rifle - Guardian Bolter - Balistus Grenade Launcher
Lastrum Storm Bolter - Mk.III Shrike Pattern Bolt Sniper Rifle - Krumper Rivet Cannon
Directed-Energy: Conversion Beamer - Long-Las - Meltagun - Plasma Caliver - Plasma Gun - Adrathic Destructor
Plasma Repeater - Volkite Charger - Photon Thruster - Melta Rifle - Plasma Talon - Plasma Exterminator
Lightning Gun - Proteus Plasma Projector - Volkite Incinerator - Plasma Burner - Arc Lance
Incendiary: Incinerator - Phosphor Blast Carbine - Phosphor Torch - Immolation Rifle - Balefire Gun
Chemical: Chem-Thrower
Sonic: Transonic Cannon
Gravitational: Grav-Amp
Warpcraft: Animus Speculum - Psilencer - Psycannon
Combi-Weapons: Combi-Flamer - Combi-Melta - Combi-Grenade Launcher - Combi-Plasma - Combi-Grav
Infernus Heavy Bolter - Adrastus Bolt Caliver - Disintegration Combi-Gun - Combi-Needler
Condemner Boltgun - Executioner Pistol
Other: Chaff Launcher - Infernum Halo Launcher - SLHG Pattern Assault Ram - Tarantula Sentry Gun
Heavy Weapons:
Ballistics: Autocannon - Assault Cannon - Harpoon Gun - Heavy Bolter - Heavy Stubber - Missile Launcher
Rotor Cannon - Heavy Mortar - Storm-Welder - Heavy Crossbow - Harpoon Launcher - Scatter Cannon
Ripper Gun - Rad Missile Launcher - Boltstorm Gauntlet - Maxim Bolter - Grenadier Gauntlet - Tempest Bolter
Mole Launcher - Salvo Launcher - Mauler Bolt Cannon - Cyclone Missile Launcher - Typhoon Missile Launcher
Skyhammer Missile Launcher - Grenade Harness - Cerberus Launcher - Rocket Propelled Grenade Launcher
Deathwatch Frag Cannon - Auto-Launcher - Ravenwing Grenade Launcher - Thunderfire Cannon
Icarus Rocket Pod - Lucius Pattern Heavy Quad-Launcher - Tempest Salvo Launcher
Directed-Energy: Heavy Arc Rifle - Helfrost Cannon - Lascannon - Rad Cannon - Multi-Melta - Multi-laser
Plasma Cannon - Volkite Caliver - Volkite Culverin - Darkfire Cannon - Melta Destroyer
Las-Ripper - Irradiation Projector - Volkite Blaster - Plasma Culverin - Heavy Mining Laser
Volkite Cavitor - Volkite Falconet Battery - Corve Las-Pulser - Vultarax Arc Blaster
Incendiary: Atalan Incinerator - Heavy Flamer - Phosphor Blaster
Flamestorm Gauntlet - Incendine Combustor
Pyroclast Flame Projector - Infernus Firepike
Sonic: Seismic Cannon
Gravitational: Grav-Cannon - Heavy Grav-Cannon - Graviton Pulsar - Graviton Ram
Other: Firestrike Servo-Turret - Heavy Webber - Sabre Weapons Battery - Torsion Cannon
Vehicle-mounted
Weapons:
Ballistics: Anvilus Autocannon Battery - Anvilus Snub Autocannon - Battle Cannon - Conqueror Cannon - Demolisher Cannon - Hellstrike Missile
Hydra Autocannon - Eradicator Nova Cannon - Punisher Gatling Cannon - Punisher Rotary Cannon - Vanquisher Cannon
Ironhail Skytalon Array - Ferrumite Cannon - Onslaught Gatling Cannon - Heavy Onslaught Gatling Cannon - Icarus Stormcannon Array
Siegebreaker Cannon - Skyreaper Battery - Avenger Bolt Cannon - Iliastus Accelerator Cannon - Hurricane Bolter - Lastrum Bolt Cannon
Multiple Rocket Pod - Blackstar Rocket Launcher - Deathwind Missile Launcher - Hunter-Killer Missile - Bellicatus Missile Array
Hammerstrike Missile Launcher - Sabre Missile Launcher - Disruptor Missile Launcher - Frag Cannon - Hellfury Missile - Skystrike Missile
Stormstrike Missile Launcher - Aiolos Missile Launcher - Scorpius Launcher - Hyperios Missile Launcher - Hammerfall Missile Launcher
Ironclad Assault Launcher - Boreas Air Defence Missile - Skyspear Missile Launcher - Fragstorm Grenade Launcher - Arcus Launcher
Krakstorm Grenade Launcher - Blackstar Cluster Launcher - Macharius Battle Cannon - Taurox Battle Cannon - Taurox Gatling Cannon
Leviathan Storm Cannon - Vengeance Launcher - Xiphon Rotary Missile Launcher
Directed-Energy: Helfrost Destructor - Magma Cannon - Pulsar-Fusil - Volcano Cannon - Volkite Saker - Adrathic Devastator - Eradication Beamer
Las-Talon - Macro Plasma Incinerator - Volkite Demi-Culverin - Melta-Cutter - Siege Melta Array - Plasma Eradicator
Magna-Melta - Plasma Destroyer - Volkite Sentinel - Cyclonic Melta Lance - Plasma Storm Battery - Heavy Conversion Beamer
Thermal Spear - Hellfire Plasma Cannonade - Neutron Laser Projector - Neutron Laser - Arachnus Blaze Cannon
Arachnus Heavy Blaze Cannon - Arachnus Heavy Lascannon Battery - Arachnus Storm Cannon - Laser Destroyer Array
Laser Destroyer - Heavy Laser Destroyer - Omega Plasma Array - Sabre Neutron Blaster
Incendiary: Heavy Phosphor Blaster - Incendium Cannon - Inferno Cannon - Flamestorm Cannon - Clearance Incinerator
Infernus Incinerator - Heavy Incinerator
Chemical: Chem Cannon
Sonic: Heavy Seismic Cannon - Laud Hailer
Warpcraft: Gatling Psilencer - Heavy Psycannon - Rift Cannon
Ordnance:
Ballistics: Apocalypse Missile Launcher - Basilisk Magnus - Thunder-Fire Cannon - Colossus Siege Mortar - Deathstrike Cannon - Deathstrike Missile
Goliath Mega-Cannon - Dreadhammer Cannon - Earthshaker Cannon - Griffon Heavy Mortar - Manticore Missile - Medusa Siege Cannon
Quake Cannon - Spicula Rocket System - Thunderer Cannon - Stormshard Mortar - Stormsword Siege Cannon - Tremor Cannon
Nemesis Quake Cannon - Doomsday Cannon - Exorcist Multiple Missile Launcher - Taurox Missile Launcher - Ironstorm Missile Pod
Stormspear Rocket Pod - Spiculus Bolt Launcher - Praetor Multiple Missile Launcher - Karacnos Mortar Battery - Morbus Heavy Bombard
Dominus Triple Bombard - Behemoth Cannon - Whirlwind Multiple Missile Launcher
Directed-Energy: Belleros Energy Cannon - Hellex Plasma Mortar
Gravitational: Graviton-Charge Cannon - Grav Flux Bombard
Warpcraft: Vortex Missile
Super-Heavy
Weapons:
Ballistics: Accelerator Autocannon - Avenger Gatling Cannon - Doomstrike Missile Launcher - Gatling Blaster - Thunderhawk Cannon
Vulcan Mega Bolter - Trident - Thundercoil Harpoon - Castigator Bolt Cannon - Shieldbreaker Missile - Helios Defense Missile Pod
Hellion Missile - Accelerator Cannon - Baneblade Cannon - Hellhammer Cannon - Macro-Accelerator Cannon - Revelator Missile Launcher
Directed-Energy: Atrapos Lascutter - Hellstorm Cannon - Lightning Cannon - Melta Cannon - Plasma Annihilator
Plasma Blastgun - Plasma Destructor - Plasma Obliterator - Turbo-Laser Destructor
Vengeance Cannon - Arachnus Magna-Blaze Cannon - Thermal Cannon - Plasma Decimator
Volkite Veuglaire - Las-Impulsor - Volcano Lance - Volkite Chieorovile - Volkite Carronade
Defense Laser - Lightning Lock - Conversion Beam Cannon
Incendiary: Acheron Flame Cannon - Conflagration Cannon - Inferno Gun
Sonic: Sonic Destructor
Gravitational: Graviton Imploder - Graviton Singularity Cannon
Warpcraft: Warp Missile - Warp Missile Rack - Psi-Cannon
Ship Weapons:
Ballistics: Bombardment Cannon - Doomstorm Missile - Hellfire Missile
Macro Cannon - Nova Cannon - Torpedo
Directed-Energy: Hellfury Cannon - Lance Weapon
Sonic: Sonic Disruptor
Non-Firearm Weapons:
Melee Weapons: Chain Weapons - C'tan Phase Weapons - Force Weapons - Power Weapons - Arc Close Combat Weapons
Transonic Weapons - Basic Close Combat Weapons - Imperial Miscellaneous Weapons - Grav Close Combat Weapons
Grenades & Explosives: Arc Grenade - Colossus Bomb - Demolition Charge - Frag Grenade - Haywire Mine - Heavy Bomb
Incendiary Charge - Krak Grenade - Melta Bomb - Mindscrambler Grenade - Smoke Grenade - Blind Grenade
Shock Grenade - Vortex Grenade - Stasis Bomb - Psyk-Out Grenade - Rad Grenade - Tectomagnic Munitions
Weapons of the Forces of Chaos
Sidearms:
Ballistics: Autopistol - Bolt Pistol - Inferno Bolt Pistol - Stub Gun
Directed-Energy: Plasma Pistol
Incendiary: Warpflame Pistol
Chemical: Injector Pistol - Xyclos Needler
Basic Weapons:
Ballistics: Autogun - Bolter - Fatecaster Greatbow
Inferno Bolter - Shotgun - Stub Rifle
Directed-Energy: Lasgun
Sonic: Sonic Blaster
Special Weapons:
Ballistics: Light Mortar - Sniper Rifle
Directed-Energy: Conversion Beamer - Meltagun - Plasma Gun
Incendiary: Flamer - Warpflamer
Chemical: Bile Spewer - Plague Belcher
Sonic: Doom Siren - Sonic Shrieker
Combi-Weapons: Combi-Bolter
Heavy Weapons:
Ballistics: Autocannon - Heavy Bolter - Heavy Stubber - Havoc Launcher
Reaper Autocannon - Soulreaper Cannon - Hellfyre Missile Rack
Directed-Energy: Æther-Fire Cannon - Lascannon - Plasma Cannon
Heavy Conversion Beamer
Incendiary: Heavy Flamer - Heavy Warpflamer
Chemical: Plague Sprayer - Plague Spewer - Blight Launcher
Sonic: Blastmaster
Daemon Weapons:
Ballistics: Kai Gun - Harvester Cannon - Butcher Cannon - Soul Burner Petard
Hades Autocannon - Hades Gatling Gun - Scorpion Cannon - Tower Gun
Skullreaper Cannon - Skullshredder Cannon Doomfire Cannon - Impaler
Kytan Gatling Cannon - Balemaw Cannon - Plague Catapult
Directed-Energy: Storm Laser - Ectoplasma Cannon - Magma Cutter
Incendiary: Baleflamer - Daemongore Cannon - Hellmaw Cannon - Warpfire Flame Cannon
Chemical: Plaguespitter - Heavy Blight Launcher - Pandemic Staff
Plagueburst Mortar - Rot Cannon - Bile Spurt
Sonic: Heartstring Lyre
Warpcraft: Beam of Power - Bolts of Change - Mirror of Absorption
Other: Fleshmetal Guns - Mawcannon - Skull Hurler - Cauldron of Blood Cannon - Ichor Cannon
Gorestorm Cannon - Tormentor Cannon - Skull Cannon - Entropy Cannon - Excruciator Cannon
Vehicle-mounted
Weapons:
Ballistics: Battle Cannon - Hurricane Bolter - Demolisher Cannon
Accelerator Autocannon - Punisher Gatling Cannon
Directed-Energy: Single-Barrelled Turbo-Laser Destructor
Sonic: Dirge Caster
Ordnance:
Ballistics: Apocalypse Missile Launcher - Doomstrike Missile Launcher
Super-Heavy
Weapons:
Ballistics: Gatling Blaster - Natrix Shock Lance
Ursus Claws - Vulcan Mega-Bolter
Directed-Energy: Double-Barrelled Turbo-Laser Destructor - Hellstorm Cannon - Laser Blaster - Laser Destructor
Melta Cannon - Plasma Annihilator - Plasma Blastgun - Plasma Destructor - Plasma Obliterator
Volcano Cannon - Vengeance Cannon
Incendiary: Inferno Gun
Chemical: Pus Cannon
Ship Weapons:
Ballistics: Macro Cannon - Torpedo
Directed-Energy: Lance Weapon
Non-Firearm Weapons:
Melee Weapons: Chain Weapons - Power Weapons - Daemonic Close Combat Weapons - Arc Weapons
Tzaangor Blade Weapons - Basic Close Combat Weapons - Force Weapons
Grenades & Explosives: Frag Grenade - Blight Grenade - Krak Grenade - Melta Bomb