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Old 04 Aug 2006, 07:30   #1 (permalink)
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The Inferno Cannon.....I can't shake the feeling that it sucks. It shoots a flamer template, a strong one, and that's great.....but the models COVERED by it aren't even necessarily auto-hit, you need to roll to hit w/ a average BS, and only if you hit does the template do what it's supposed to, auto hit every model touched. If you miss, you hit everyone touched on a 4+. I played a game today and even when the enemy was tightly packed and I hit 9, I missed the roll to Hit on a 3, and had to roll 9 dice, only 4 of those hitting. Granted, the 4 SM Scouts died hard, but it should've been 9, imo.

Anyone feel the same about that? I mean, why should a flame template have to roll to hit models fully covered by it? I can't even see that working fluff-wise, it's a gigantic gout of flame, if anything, the models touched are auto hit and the rest of the squad not under the template but w/in range are hit on a 4+.
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Old 04 Aug 2006, 08:18   #2 (permalink)
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Because it isn't a gout of flame!

It is a gout of flamer propulsion device! It might partially burn out too high or too low. The vertical thingy...

Besides, balance. Its a dangerous thing to lighter infantry, not a magic sword named Soldierbane that seethes with the soul of dead god...
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with the new cityfight stratergems, (sp?) they become weapons of infantry destrution... killing anyone withing sight of it's template....
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Old 04 Aug 2006, 15:00   #4 (permalink)
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I've never acctually played the Cities of Death yet, those rules any good?

More to the point....I guess it's not so bad and I just had bad rolling, didn't hit with it. Though, to be fair, with most other tanks, when you fire their main cannon and miss, you can't wound anything at all so i suppose I should be grateful. Also that I can move 6" and fire Inferno Cannon, Heavy Bolter, and PM Heavy Stubber.

What I really can't wait for is fighting my friend Jeremy's guard army, immolate entire Storm Trooper squads or Command Sections in a turn....<3
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My Hellhound is cursed. It has failed to hit every single time in a game with it's inferno cannon. The heavy bolter, however, wreaks mass havoc. It rarely fails to hit and wound those bloody orks.
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Hrm. I'd suggest disassembling and then sketching the sign of the Omnissiah, Deus Mechanicus, on the inside of the tank. I do it for all of mine, and they hold up pretty well. lol
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Hrm. I'd suggest disassembling and then sketching the sign of the Omnissiah, Deus Mechanicus, on the inside of the tank. I do it for all of mine, and they hold up pretty well. lol
Now that's dedication.

Seriously though for what the Hellhoud costs it's amazing!

First it has a 50% chance of hitting everything TOUCHED by the template automatically. If it does it wounds most infantry on a 2+ and anything with a 4+ save will be killed by it with no cover save!

That's pretty sweet.

And if it misses every guy touched STILL has a 50% chance of being hit anyways. All that coupled with a 24" range is pretty kick ass.
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Old 04 Aug 2006, 18:24   #8 (permalink)
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No, I don't think you understand, Falstead.

The best my 'Hound has ever done is:

(vs 10 tank busta orks in a bunker)

misses, hits 3, 2 die. And out of those 2, only one was a rokkit launcha. This vehicle sucks. If I had the Imperial Infantryman's Uplifting Primer, I could probably find something to say over it, but no....
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Old 04 Aug 2006, 19:04   #9 (permalink)
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Ahhh I see what the problem is here CS and I have the perfect solution.

You are suffering from Bad Dice.

Take those dice and put them in a bag. Any bag. Do that right now and don't touch them again.

Now go buy new dice. Something shiny and happy, possibly in the same colours as your army.

Stash those rotten old dice somewhere and just forget about them, now try playing some new games.

I was on a losing streak for a while but after doing a total dice replacement things have picked up again! (Goodbye hand made dice bag hello plastic dice cube!)
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Colonel_Sanders, if you don't want to spend money buying new dice, the Dice Gods also readily accept sacrifices! A sheep, ram, cow, or Tau player should shift you into the God's favor!
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