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Chain Weapons are close combat weapons which utilize a cutting chain mechanism (similar in principle to a chainsaw) along the length of the striking edge. They are most effective in assaults against lightly armoured targets and are generally used in wide sweeping attacks to make full use of momentum for maximum impact and cutting strength. Several armies make use of Chain Weapons, including the Imperial Guard, Space Marines, Orks, Chaos Space Marines and Eldar.[Needs Citation]

Occasionally they are used as an attachment to another weapon; a small chainblade can sometimes be used as a form of bayonet attached to a ranged weapon to aid in close combat.[Needs Citation]

Types of Chain Weapon

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