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Gaussguns are heavy-duty tactical assault weapons, consisting of a magnetic Gaussian accelerator cannon inside an armoured casing, equipped with ammunition and power feed tubes. Gaussguns fire high-velocity fragmentation and electron explosive (EE) rounds at a rate of 5 per second, and their heavy weight and recoil requires specially boosted combat personnel to handle them, such as the Kulu Kingdom's G66 special forces troops, or cosmonik-style boosted mercenaries.

Fragmentation rounds from a gaussgun penetrate their target at 5 times the speed of sound and explode with enough force to demolish a building, firing diamond-hard shrapnel splinters in every direction. EE rounds detonate with a ferocious energy blast, incinerating or vaporizing anything they hit. When used in a sweep-scorch fire pattern, either type of ammunition can level a small town in a single volley.



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Gaussguns were shown to be almost uniquely effective against the possessed, killing them instantly with a direct hit.



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