I wasn't criticising, it just amuses me how these by-then archaic designs keep cropping up in future settings.
I guess one thing the VP70 has going for it is that it has a pretty futuristic look even now. Plus it's a fairly obscure weapon, which helps hide the fact its 45 years old, whereas the old 1911 is iconic to the point of almost being cliché.)
Haha! Nah, I knew, I was just saying how weird it is that military tech and design rarely changes. Also, it lets me sleep easier about putting a dropship in the book using the film look (though the interior is different, and has a side dock like a plane).
This is true though! I actually didn't know the VP70 was a real gun until very recently!
Oooh, I hope you sneaked the Isolation shotgun in there somewhere, that was a really nice piece of design from Creative Assembly.
Yep! Alistair and the guys at Creative Assembly have been tremendous help!
Ok, I'm sure there was a better piece than the one below but I can only find this one -
It's a piece of concept art for Aliens vs. Predator (the game) of a Pulse Rifle-ish style shotgun that I really loved the idea of. I'm sure there's a more refined version of it but I can't for the life of me remember where I saw it.
That's understandable! Has the VP70 cropped up elsewhere then?
Ooo! I like that...! Maybe further down the road... I've given the squad in this book tactical shotguns as it stands, but I do really like that... I'm also looking into some of the smaller firearms from Colonial Marines...
As for the second bit, yep...