Hello and good day fellow HWT!
I recently happened upon a most glorious Imperial Heavy Rotary Blaster as seen in the Solo movie. I wanted to try to see if it could be added to the HWT CRL or at least hear others' thoughts on the matter. I did contact the detachment leader about the matter as recommended by my Garrison CO but its been a while and have heard no response so i decided to bring the matter here.
The weapon in question is featured during the Battle of Mimban scene in Solo by a member or Becket's crew named Korso. It is an Imperial issued Heavy Rotary cannon, like a minigun. I would like to propose a potential CRL change or addition to have it added to the CRL for any aspiring HWT to use in the field. The basis i have for this addition, or why it deserves to be added, is three fold.
1. Many will initially say, "if the trooper is never seen with it then he cant have it in the CRL because its not canon"
And to that I say, Our beloved costume is based on a Video Game character that we never see use anything other than a Bazooka. Yet we have virtually every Imperial Heavy weapon available in current canon for our costume. We already use weapons our character was never seen with so Logically adding one more shouldnt be an issue.
2. It thematically makes sense. Our characters are known to be the Heavy Weapons Shock Troopers of the Imperial Stormtrooper Corp. Adding such a weapon would undoubtedly make sense for a trooper of our stature to be wielding or have been issued.
3. This one is a bit less substantial, but more or less seeing a Minigun in our CRL may very well attract many new aspiring HWTs to our cause as the Rocket Launcher does, That was one of the big reasons i wanted to pursue a HWT was our option to wield a freakin Bazooka!! And additionally it would make us stand out even more at troops. HWT REPRESENT!
I'm not sure what others think or how they feel on the matter, I personally see no issue with it but was wondering how I / We may go about adding this to the CRL. I look forward to the responses.