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The deathstrike missle launcher-what a frickin waste
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Old 28 Jan 2010, 20:05   #1 (permalink)
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Default The deathstrike missle launcher-what a frickin waste

To discuss the one and only con of this vehicle, that if solved, all other cons go away, i will simpll put it like this-it's blast radius sucks.

The blast radius is D3+6 inches. that means, its highest radius can be 9 inches. Ya, it does have AP 1 and str 10, but one shot only? please tell me if im wrong, and show me how the blast radius actually works, hopefully- 3D +6
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Old 28 Jan 2010, 20:55   #2 (permalink)
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This is a blast radius, Heavy. Not a diameter. So, if you roll even your lowest, which is 7, you're looking at a blast template which is 14" across. That's almost 3 times bigger than the Ordnance blast!

If it were 3D6 + 6 as you're imagining... Holy crap. It would have a potential of a 48" diameter. That is ridiculously massive and will kill everything on both sides of the game.
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Old 28 Jan 2010, 21:09   #3 (permalink)
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For reference, the Large Blast template has a 2.5 inch radius.
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It is D3+3 not +6, that is the radius so you get a 8-12" blast template. That is still bigger than the big Apoc blast template. :P
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still, i just measured that and it would be good against a squadron of heavy men or tanks but not hordes.
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Target this blast properly, and that 1 shot will remove a Leman Russ Squadron from the table. 600 pnts of tanks, gone.
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still, i just measured that and it would be good against a squadron of heavy men or tanks but not hordes.
The deathstrike is the equivalent of an apocalypse vortex missile (not quite, but go with it) when you fire it, just about anything you fire at is dead. I played with one in a mega game and targeted a squadron of leman russes surrounded by a bunch of guardsmen (I was on the chaos side) and wiped all of them out (after some lucky rolling) the unwounded guardsmen ran of the table. In other words, I took out about 700 +/- points in a single shot but I got ridiculously lucky, that's why for this vehicle I say maybe it's definantly not a staple for my army.
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still, i just measured that and it would be good against a squadron of heavy men or tanks but not hordes.
So what? It isn't supposed to be an "I win" weapon. The Guard already have plenty of weapons to use against Hordes.
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Old 29 Jan 2010, 01:12   #9 (permalink)
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As others have mentioned, the Deathstrike Missile has a variable radius, not a variable diameter. Basically, another way to size the Deathstrike Missile's blast size is (D3+3)x2. That means a blast that ranges from 8" to 12". That's 12 inches, as in a foot. That is bloody huge! How can that not hurt a horde?
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Remember when you were sitting in geometry class thinking, "When the hell am I ever going to use this knowledge?"

Yea... this is that time.
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