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Old 28 Oct 2005, 23:37   #1 (permalink)
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He recently used a hellhound against me and it had the inferno cannon, the falmer with the 24 inch range then the template. he said, since the codex siad, you have to cover as many enemy models as possible, and he regard that as placing the template sideways along the unit of firewarriors. tell me is this what you actaully do or is it that you direct the template from the direction the turret is facing. please tell me
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Old 28 Oct 2005, 23:45   #2 (permalink)
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As far as the rules go, it doesn't seem to be a problem - the codex makes it look as though such an action is legal, of course it makes it more difficult to maintain line of sight to the entire template.

I suppose it could be justified as the gunner throwing a curtain of flame by spinning the turret from side to side... and please, please don't use huge streams of capitals for a thread title.
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sorry just annoyed..... ;D

anyway, I see what your saying but why isn't that allowed with other flamers. wouldn't that make them over powered?
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Old 28 Oct 2005, 23:54   #4 (permalink)
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The inferno cannon uses the template in a very, very strange way... other flamers eminate from the origin point (let's call it X) and the stream ends at a further point (Y), so you can point it in new direction but the entire template moves. With the Infurno Cannon, the source X is purely theoretical and the flames realy effect areas between Y and Z... so moving X could manipulate the location of Y without changing the endpoint (Z).
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It represents the gunners firing in an arc so the wind can carry it a greater distance than normal. Stuff under the arc isn't affected.
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So long as no part of the template was more than 24" away, and he wasn't hitting models out of LoS, he can place the template any direction he likes.
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Old 29 Oct 2005, 11:19   #7 (permalink)
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Lol, I always explain it as the gunner doing a trick shot..

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BUt yes anyway, it is entirely correct to move the template, as wargamer said, any direction so long as doesn't go past 24 inches. In fact you must do whatever you can within those 24 inches to get as many enemies as possible.. even if the template ends up facing back at the hellhound.. strange but true... :P
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The inferno cannon uses the template in a very, very strange way...
my theory is that the model is very popular so they aren't getting rid of it but giveing it a normal template would make it useless. So they have two options 1) make a new template for it which would be very cool and efective but cost a bit of money or 2)make up some complicated rule, which while not as cool as a giant template is free.
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sorry just annoyed..... ;D

anyway, I see what your saying but why isn't that allowed with other flamers. wouldn't that make them over powered?
the hellhound is a unique and considerably pricier weapon. they were origionally called "hellhound firethrower" which i always assumed meant they spurted some kind of flaming napalmish stuff up into the air and it came down on whatever it was shot at, while flamers eject a stream of fire (or napalmish goo, or whatever) out of the barrel, so the template starts with the gunner.
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I get what your saying. thanks for the help
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