Transuranic Arquebus

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The Transuranic Arquebus is a type of weapon used by Adeptus Mechanicus Skitarii Rangers. Like the Flechette Blaster, it occupies its own niche as it is neither a Stubber (Ammunition and quality material is beyond any known Stubber, that and it hunts down tanks) nor is it an Autogun (Again the gun is too specialized in firing only one type of ammunition whereas most Autoguns are more flexible in that regard). Known for their range, precision, and efficiency, these weapons fire a shell of depleted transuranium. That sounds really fancy but GW fails again, transuranium elements are just those elements with an atomic number above 92. These bullets made out of hyper dense and atomically unstable elements allows it to puncture a tank from one side to the other, the resultant pressure wave also pulping any biological creatures inside. This is of course fucking stupid, DU projectiles in reality are touted for armor piercing capability (thanks to aforementioned density as well as self-sharpening capability) and additionally a special property known as pyrophoricity. Put simply: when a DU penetrator hits the armor of the target the tip of the projectile begins to vaporize under the heat generated from the impact, so when the projectile actually breaches the fighting compartment a tiny moment later the now-vaporized metal sets everyone on fire! "Transuranic" just means "atomic number above 92", nobody said it was limited to the modern Periodic Table. Or even to natural elements. This could be particularly fun, however, and not quite as fail as it first seems. The island of stability theory states that some stupidly heavy elements should be possible, and stable (compared to some insane elements we've made in the real world). This is very good, because in the wh:40k universe ammunition tends to be stored in large amounts for long durations. You don't want to open up an ammunition crypt and find out your ammunition has decayed... Or gone critical.

Given it's similar look to the Galvanic Rifle, it is likely powered in a similar fashion, making it the Imperial Railgun.

7th edition crunch[edit]

On the tabletop, it is an AP3 ARMORBANE sniper rifle. Keep in mind, Armorbane means you roll an additional D6 to determine penetration. Sniper weapons are S4 against vehicles by default, so a roll of two 5s means you're glancing Baneblades from ANY side. However, this does require a fair bit of luck to achieve, so Arc weapons are more reliable for bringing down Monoliths or Hammerheads. Transports (and whatever's in them), on the other hand, will not be so hard to crack. There is literally no vehicle this anti-tank rifle is incapable of theoretically making go boom pretty much across the board.

It has a ludicrous 60" range, so with enough of them you can bust open that METAL BAWKS and force those Mary Sues to foot slog their way through your fire lanes the rest of the game. Not to mention, anything that uses this gun has Relentless, so just walk sideways and get yourself a nice peek at some side armor if you're that worried. Two units of Rangers with 2 each camping both corners of your side should be able to ensure that at least one of them catches sight of side armor. Keep in mind that the average result of 2d6 is 7 (which will glance AV11 and penetrate AV10). So while it is possible to penetrate AV14, you are better off sticking to targeting transports to get the most out of this gun.

It also works beautifully with a Scryerskull Perspicatus on an allied Tech-Priest Dominus. Light up an enemy vehicle, re-roll armour penetration against it with your Arquebi. If taken in a Dominus Maniple, you can re-roll to-hit as well.

Unfortunately despite the benefits, it perhaps has the least synergy with your Skitarii. Straight up do not take it on Vanguard. Rangers are better since the non-specialists also have Precision Shots. However, you are better off taking them in minimal squads with two Transuranic Arquebuses. Having 3 in a unit sounds enticing, but keep in mind that requires having 7 Rangers sitting around doing nothing but wasting points.

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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