(Doesn't hurt either that the ewoks are mini hulks.)
Of course, a lasgun would punch through it just fine because Stormtrooper armor sucks against direct hits from energy weapons.
Since clearly if we are going to give Clones elite Clone Commando retrofitted armor that was never wholly effective against the railgun anyway we must also give the marines Ghost and Spectre weapons.
Because you show up in every battle spouting Star Wars superiority, manipulating half-truths to form the basis of your argument and outright spouting lies. Like that time you claimed blasters do complete disintegration where its clear only the disrupter did (which you went on to claim was common) or you argued that (and you still argue) that the 0.5 feroconcrete feat is common instead of applying to a specific gun.
Your mind literally cannot conceive defeat of your favorite factions except in the most overwhelming of circumstances (full Chaos invasion everywhere) and takes steps to wank them past normal lore, even manipulating said lore to only include high feats(disrupters apparently common for example, and without their lore weaknesses) while only pointing out low feats of your enemies. That makes you a terrible debater, and you have done Star Wars a disservice in this. Just work a little on your debating styles man, then come back
However, a gauss gun would probably have enough force from the KE impact to reduce the wearer's organs to mush. I mean, it could certainly tank modern 7.62 Nato- but a gauss gun?
Nah. Dude's definitely dead from the impact.
(As for the Verpine Shatter Rifle, it's the Mary Sue of guns. It's a hypersonic and completely silent railgun that can use practically anything as ammunition (pebbles for example). IIRC, I own the books where it pops up and it did pop Katarn-Class armor.)
Hmm thank you for the Shatter gun example, I knew there had to be one of something projectile based penetrating it. Ill have to look it up more in detail to see how its penetrtive power compares to the Gauss rifle however even if it can't penetrate there is, as you said, a very real possibility of internal damage doing the trick.
Also, for the Commandos, don't forget that they don't have shields. The only showing of shields for them is the Republic Game, and it never shows up again to my knowledge. And that they have vastly superior armor to the standard Phase I/II and Stormtrooper Plastoid (which is worse at Clone Armor for protection in favor of greater environmental protection).
"Crack. Atin pitched forward.
Etain thought that he had merely tripped, but Darman was now on the ground, and she followed suit. He was sprawled across Atin with his rifle raised. Atin wasn't screaming, but he was making a rhythmic ah-ah-ah noise as if he was trying to gulp air. Uthan was lying in a heap on the grass.
....Atin was now worryingly quiet. When Darman turned him carefully onto his side, there was a shattered hole in his armor plate about twenty centimeters below his right armpit that was leaking blood. Darman took a small, gray oblong container with rounded edges from his belt and emptied the contents onto the ground. He shoved what looked like field dressing in the gaping hole and taped it to the armor."
Pages 273 and 274 of Star Wars Republic Commando: Hard Contact.
That sounds fantashitaculous-
That's a good idea.
But according to Codex, they may as well be flippin' Werhmacht.
Star Wars is very entertaining but it doesn't stand up to even moderately simple thinking.