im somewhat confused by this little weapon.
Whilst im a big fan, it doesnt seem to match up to any competitor.
Plasmas can fire twice and can make use of multiple doctrines, disciplined shooter, vostroyans etc, at close range meltas and flamers are better at thier respective rolls.
I guess the grenade launcher gives us maximum utility against different targets, the jack of all trades but master of none approach, its also why i like missile launchers tbh.
I feel the best fit for them is shooting armour at range, taking off the D3 damage for every successful wound, i think this could really help an infantry based list that relies on heavy weapons that get shot off early.
veterans with cadian/take aim rerolls, using experienced eye can start to have an impact at the 24" range.
the failing is nothing in the doctrines helps them, if they were listed as heavy weapons or rapid fire you could get boosts to thier range, there really is not all that much for assault weapons.
Please discuss, is there anything ive missed?