(Flame Weapons gout forth huge quantities of fire or burning substances. Flame-based weapons are used by several races and armies. They are valued for their ability to destroy many enemies at once, regardless of any protective cover.)
Role: Anti-infantry "meltas" that can take down multiple targets at once, good for dealing with hordes of players in a confined environment.
Flamers are an ideal weapon for flushing out enemies in cover and cleansing areas with purifying flame. The typical pattern employed by the Space Marines of the Adeptus Astartes accepts fuel through a pressure seal that can attach to a backpack feed for longer uninterrupted usage or a smaller canister for quick refuelling in bursts.
Heavy flamer are a much larger and bulkier flamer, it produces a larger flame capable of enveloping more targets. Few armies (except Space Marines, Sisters of Battle and Chaos Space Marines) carry it by hand, but it is sometimes fitted to vehicles. The Catachan Jungle Fighters carry it by hand due to the nature of their combat - fighting in jungles makes flame weapons an important asset. It is a standard special weapon of Space Marine Terminators.
Hand Flamers are a type of compact Imperial Flamer weapon. A called a "burner", the Hand Flamer is a more compact pistol version requiring only one hand. Along with using a lower-capacity fuel tank it has much reduced range, which makes it suited for assault and close-combat purposes, incinerating foes at short range. The weapon is used by assault squads, such as Seraphim units which employ them in pairs.
Warpflame Weapons are a type of Flame Weapon used by the forces of Chaos. (see Imperial/Space Marine flame weapons above)
- Warpflame Pistol
Burnas are the basic Ork flame weapon, akin to an Imperial Flamer. Most burnas a little more than cans of fuel hooked up to a pump, they are devastating on a battlefield. Burnas are heavy-duty combination of cutting torch and flamethrower, switching between two functions with a simple twist of the spigot and altering the fuel pressure. This allows its user to slice through anything from personal armour to starship's hull, or incinerate enemies, using it as a normal flamer. It is often used in as a construction tool in creating Ork war machines, as well as a weapon. For fuel Burnas use toxic liquid, usually a mix of pressured squig-oil and promethium, hand-made by Ork Mekboys, each of whom has his own recipe of the 'burnin' brew'. Like most examples of Ork technology, Burnas are designed to sustain the worst sort of battering and are very robust. They have to be, given that they are often used in close combat as improvised bludgeons after the fuel runs out. Orks obsessed with fire often equip themselves with Burnas, forming up mobs of Burna Boyz.
Splash Burnas (As seen in the RTC store) is what happens when you ask a Mek boy to take parts from a Space Marine plasma weapon and combine them with a standard Ork Burna. Not a kombi weapon, this hybrid functions (essentially) like a Plasma gun, but the fuel source is liquid based, rather than plasma coil based. The coils still perform a vital function, super heating the fuel to extreme temperatures, and the liquid itself clings to the target causing sustained damage. The fuel pack, on the other hand, is extremely precarious and often explodes if shot.
Kombi Burnas are a much larger and bulkier burna fielded by the orks, it produces a massive near uncontrollable fireball capable of melting groups of unfortunate enemies. It's massive bulk makes it unwieldy, which isn't much of a problem for Orks who burn their enemies in monstrous glee.
EldarDragon's Breath Flamer is a flamer weapon that can unleash a ranging inferno upon a nearby foe. They are similar to the Heavy Flamers employed by the military forces of the Imperium of Man.
Firepike is a variant of the Fusion Gun used only by Fire Dragon Exarchs. These potent weapons pre-date the existence of the Imperium of Man, having been created by Eldar artisans long millennia ago. Operating similarly to most Melta Weapons, Firepikes project a lance of intense heat and radiation over a considerable distance that is capable of melting flesh and steel and carving through the toughest armour with deadly precision. Rare even amongst the arsenals of the Eldar, they are most often borne by the mightiest champions of their kind, relic weapons beyond contemporary means to reproduce even for the Eldar Craftworlds.
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