Reductor Pistol

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Reductor Pistol

With the arrival of Roboute Guilliman and the beginning of the Indomitus Crusade, Primaris Apothecaries didn't feel too keen on the standard Apothecary Reductor tool. You know that Chainfist-shaped thing on an Apothecary's wrist? That's a Reductor. It's a special medical tool used by Apothecaries as a way to safely retrieve the crucial gene-seed of their fallen Battle-Brothers so that new Astartes might be raised from among their Chapter's Aspirants, using a monomolecular saw for penetrating Power Armour and Ossmodula-enhanced rib cages, and a diamantine-tipped extractor drill. Retrieval and storage of a fallen Battle-Brother's gene-seed is so critical that Apothecaries carry a special tool for this operation, often included as part of the Narthecium. While a Reductor is not required for Progenoid removal, it significantly reduces the time.

While this may sound useful, and it is, the point of contention Primaris marines had is that having a piece of medical equipment permanently attached to your power armor could risk it being damaged in the heat of combat due to some numbskull trying to go all CQC on the Apothecary. So having the Reductor separate and actually become a weapon of sorts (like in that old vidja disaster Eternal Crusade) could provide the Apothecary a way to safely place this important tool somewhere where it won't get smashed.

The solution Guilliman and Cawl came up with is the Reductor Pistol. The Reductor Pistol is similar to the Narthecium's Reductor tool but takes the form of a pistol and is used to both quickly retrieve and store multiple-sets of Astartes gene-seed on the battlefield. The Reductor is designed to punch through Space Marine Power Armour quickly and cleanly; and can do much the same to the skull of a rampaging Ork Warboss if he gets close enough to the Primaris Apothecary. Although carrying the risk of being dropped, a pistol is much more easier to handle than a wrist mounted melee weapon and can be holstered to free up a hand.

On the tabletop the Reductor pistol has a puny 3-inch range, but boasts an impressive AP: -3 and D: 2 (though with only S: 4) if you ever get a chance to fire it. This will probably be never, which is less a fault of the Reductor pistol itself and more due to the inherent limitations of pistols: Apothecaries do not want to be in combat. They want to be safely bubblewrapped by their retinue or running around healing things. Though if you do get stuck in combat and don't find yourself immediately falling back, you have nothing to lose in firing it off since you can fire both it and the Absolver pistol into whatever charged you.

If you're wondering what happened to the rest of the Narthecium, it seems to be attached to a mechandrite on the Apothecary's back.

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