|Posted by Nedius on October 11, 2010 at 3:34 PM|
Well, I've been getting back to the project I originally started this webpage for - my Napoleonic Imperial Guard.
I've been playing around with the design of the lasgun I want them to carry. Here is the Brown Bess flintlock musket - the weapon the Napoleonic British army carried (rifles aside, of course).
And here's a lasgun.
I need to turn one into the other.
Now, given that these are supposed to be Imperial Guard, not just sci-fi Napoleonic, I prefer the idea of a' musket-like lasgun' to a 'lasgun-like musket', so it should be more of a lasgun than a musket. So, rather than use the Empire Hangunner muskets and convert them into a lasgun, I'm choosing to start with the lasgun and convert it to look more like a musket.
The main features of the musket are the top mounted barrel and the long length. As such, I've come up with three concept designs that I'd like your opinion on.
A. This is the simplest design - simply an elongated lasgun. It is clearly a lasgun, but with the musket like length.
B. This is the most 'musket-like of the three. It has the length, the top-mounted barrel and a musket like muzzle - straight cut with a small bayonet mounting/sight.
C. This is a combination of the upper two designs. The lengthened, top mounted barrel, along with a lasgun like muzzle.
Anyway, I'd like your opinion on which is better, or what alternatives could you suggest?
Please, let me know! Thanks!