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Old 25 Dec 2009, 01:41   #1 (permalink)
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i've been trying to figure out just how many shots the Hydra actually gets, as it says heavy2 but i'm not sure wether thats for one cannon (so 8 shots in total) or if it is just 2? any help would be much apreciated.

As i'm trying to base my army around autocannons, as they look, and are, just plain awesome.

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Old 25 Dec 2009, 02:00   #2 (permalink)
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You have to see the Hydra's Wargear. It says it has 2 Hydra Autocannons. Twin-Linked and 2 shots each. So you get 4 Twin-Linked shots from a single Hydra. If one is destroyed, then the last cannon can only fire 2 shots and Twin-Linked, of course.
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Old 25 Dec 2009, 03:58   #3 (permalink)
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its special rules is pretty much useless vs everything short of land speeders and reaver jetbikes too... which is kinda shitty.
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Old 25 Dec 2009, 05:15   #4 (permalink)
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its special rules is pretty much useless vs everything short of land speeders and reaver jetbikes too... which is kinda shitty.
Actually, any skimmers and DE Reaver Jetbikes (They have 4+ Armor Save IIRC)
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Old 25 Dec 2009, 10:06   #5 (permalink)
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You have to see the Hydra's Wargear. It says it has 2 Hydra Autocannons. Twin-Linked and 2 shots each. So you get 4 Twin-Linked shots from a single Hydra. If one is destroyed, then the last cannon can only fire 2 shots and Twin-Linked, of course.
Yea, i realised that about 5 mins after my post when i looked through the codex (silly me) but didn't figure out about the weapon destroyed bit, lol.
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Old 25 Dec 2009, 17:58   #6 (permalink)
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its special rules is pretty much useless vs everything short of land speeders and reaver jetbikes too... which is kinda shitty.
I have mixed feeling about it on it's own it isn't much to write home about but in a squadron the auto cannons strength and long range could become a problem for hoards given a choice between a 3 hydras squadron and a single punisher with 3 bolters I'd pay the extra few points for the squadron
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Old 29 Dec 2009, 20:11   #7 (permalink)
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Hydras are awesome against opponents like eldar and Dark Eldar. But even if your against a different army they are awesome at knocking out transports, Rhino's Devilfish, Trucks, and they are definitely worth their points.
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