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Old 21 Mar 2008, 00:40   #1 (permalink)
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I've noticed that the Guard apparently don't have any direct access to the ol' assault cannon.

Is there a fluff reason for this that I am unaware of?

The only reason I ask is because I was tempted to model up a Russ with an assault cannon turret (or twin-linked maybe) as a type of close support tank for friendly games of Apoc in my area.
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Old 21 Mar 2008, 00:50   #2 (permalink)
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If you wanted a tank with some serious dakka, there's always the Exterminator. While not exactly a legal tank these days, now what they dropped nearly every Russ variant in the latest Guard 'dex and outlawed the Armoured Company list, I still think it's a great tank.

Rules can be found in either the 2rd Edition Guard codex, The Armoured Company list on Gee-Dubs' website, or I'm sure they've got rules in IA1, too.

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Old 21 Mar 2008, 00:52   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Assault Cannons?

Hmm, I've not really seen a good reason as to why there are so few Assault Cannons in the Guard list. They used to be able to be mounted on Sentinels, but not anymore.
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Old 21 Mar 2008, 00:57   #4 (permalink)
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I think the idea with the assault cannons is they wanted to make it unique to marines, while Imperial Guard got more lower-tech weapons (Mortars, anyone?)
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Old 21 Mar 2008, 01:00   #5 (permalink)
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Heya, and remember that if the Assault Cannons goes to the Guard, they can spam it better than the Space Marines, and everyone will have more to fear from the already god-like SIGAFH.
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Old 21 Mar 2008, 01:06   #6 (permalink)
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I think the idea with the assault cannons is they wanted to make it unique to marines, while Imperial Guard got more lower-tech weapons (Mortars, anyone?)
Assault Cannons really aren't that high-tech, and mortars really don't have to be that low-tech. It's probably because Assault Cannons are very fickle and hard to properly keep clean. They don't have them on the ground for the same reason that modern armies don't run around with miniguns everywhere. That said, it's not impossible for local tank variants to include assault weaponry.
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Old 21 Mar 2008, 01:12   #7 (permalink)
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If you wanted a tank with some serious dakka, there's always the Exterminator. While not exactly a legal tank these days, now what they dropped nearly every Russ variant in the latest Guard 'dex and outlawed the Armoured Company list, I still think it's a great tank.

Rules can be found in either the 3rd Edition Guard codex, The Armoured Company list on Gee-Dubs' website, or I'm sure they've got rules in IA1, too.

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Old 21 Mar 2008, 01:13   #8 (permalink)
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I think the latest Guard dex out is 3rd edition.
That's true. We should be getting a new one sometime in the future.
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Old 21 Mar 2008, 01:39   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for the quick responses guys.

I do remember the Exterminator variant but was thinking of something with a higher rate of fire which is why the assault cannon appealed to me.

I'll just have to dig up the VDR's and see if it is a viable option.
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Old 21 Mar 2008, 01:43   #10 (permalink)
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Well, the only Assault Cannon I can think of is on the Marauder Destroyer. I also believe that it was purposely made a Marine exclusive, and they are being limited now then too, with them being even more restricted to Termie squads in the newer 'dexes. Probably due to the fact that they KILL things in a sickeningly efficient (and fun ;D) manner.
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