The Astartes Assault Shotgun is hands down probably the best early game gun. Very cheap, has no renown requirement, does more damage that a Bolter, gets Tearing and FELLING from Slugs (which are only 4 requisition a clip!), and can go Full-Auto with a ROF of 5 so even with my Marine's Ork like BS I can still hit things pretty easily.
The only weakness is it's short range, but hey, I'm an Assault marine. I don't do long range.
^^ agreeing with this statement. Hit reply instead of quote it seems, lol.
I am almost certain the Pen on the errated shotgun is a typo. Otherwise it would conflict massively with both 1) the Legion Shotgun in BC and the Raven Guard shotguns in First Founging and 2) the very notion of how shotguns work.
I'm also almost certain that the damage on frag missiles is a typo.
Cryo-grenades. Their ability to flash-freeze anything short of a carnifex or greater daemon, combined with a marines stupidly long range when throwing a grenade, has been put to great use by me in the past, and they aren't prohibitively expensive.
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