P2_4 The Right Arm of the Imperium

Samuel Carter, Hannah Lyons, Joshua Nixon, Rachael O'Sullivan


In this paper we analyse what the true effective range of a lasgun from the tabletop game Warhammer 40,000 would be, and by calculation conclude that it is 53.0m. This is longer than the range in the game, which when scaled up is 36.5m. However, we recognise that this range comes from a need for gameplay balance and not realism, and therefore do not believe that the range needs to be changed.

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