Russian Rockman wrote:I always thought the pointed guns made sense because the base you are in is under attack from the very beginning. It could be being boarded and rebels might attack at any time, in which case you would already want your guns drawn.
Even if we agree that base is under attack at the moment (I always though otherwise, but it's a head-canon thing anyway), I doubt you want the guns pointed at *your own* troops Even waiting for boarders, you would rather have them held in more comfortable position - otherwise, when the boarders actually get there, your aim will be one of famous stormtroopers marksmanship academy (try holding even plastic gun in aim position for a minute without purpose, then check how much your "muzzle wander" increased - and multiply it by 5 for real gun's weight). Not to mention the "don't point at anything that you don't want to shoot at" rule
Or it's just me - but it really seems (to me) like they're keeping fed troops at pointed end. Otherwise, spectacular work!