TehWarsmith wrote:Would definitely be nice to see the plasma broadsides in action. I'd love for Swords to get their laser batteries, too. Perhaps yellow beams and plasma projectiles to keep the aesthetic consistent with the cannons, while at the same time differentiating them from Imperial lances visually.
The Overlord BC also has laser batteries rather than plasma macros in lore.
firaxin wrote:Makes more sense if you imagine them as plasma-propelled rather than conventional 'gunpowder' propulsion.
This makes the most sense given the description for the Armageddon BC (which is based on the Lunar-class cruiser) in the Armada book regarding boosting the range of the Lunar-class' weapon batteries (30cm to 45cm range upgrade).
"Power relays were re-routed from the ship's main plasma reactors to provide a substantial increase in efficiency for the existing weapon batteries".