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Old 18 Mar 2005, 11:45   #1 (permalink)
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newbie question..is it true that the hammerhead rail gun has the farthest range in the 40k arsenal..70" or s in game play..read it somewhere and could'n believe it...pls verify..thanks and have a great day
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Old 18 Mar 2005, 12:19   #2 (permalink)
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well ya its one of the most but if i can recall the imperial guard have something thats like over 100 inches....
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Old 18 Mar 2005, 12:37   #3 (permalink)
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Just remember that that seeker missiles has infinite range...


anyhow, if you play on a 4"x4" table, the hammerhead can basicly shoot anything
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Old 18 Mar 2005, 15:41   #4 (permalink)
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there are only two weapons that i know of that have a longer range than the railgun...seekermissles and the earthshaker in imperial guard...
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Default Re: got a question on the hammerhead rail gun

Earthshaker cannon has the largest range, at 10 feet (120 inches).

But it's totally unnecessary. The solid shot railgun shot is still more than enough range.

How many of you have ever had to measure more than 48 inches to fire your Railgun? I would wager it's not very often, though it happens of course, but just not that often even on the big boards.
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Old 18 Mar 2005, 16:39   #6 (permalink)
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I have had to meausure more than 48", but it was in a 6 man FFA and I was shooting the guy across from me... He was Nids.
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Old 18 Mar 2005, 16:44   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: got a question on the hammerhead rail gun

Actually - I tend to average above 50"...

Diagonally across my 4x6 table...
Heck - I've even been out of range that way...

Really pisses them off when their Rhinos are blown up by a shot "over the river, between the woods, nothing but net..." *

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Old 18 Mar 2005, 16:57   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: got a question on the hammerhead rail gun

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Earthshaker cannon has the largest range, at 10 feet (120 inches).
Yes, but doesn't it have an Indirect Upgrade? Making it a Guess weapon with 36" to 240"? lol...that's a huge board!
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Old 18 Mar 2005, 17:34   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: got a question on the hammerhead rail gun

Nat:

That's right! 240 when it's indirect, which is ridiculous. 120 when it's not indirect.

"Hey guys! I can shoot the other table ok? No, not that one next to us, the one across the room! Tee hee!"
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Old 18 Mar 2005, 17:47   #10 (permalink)
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It can make for a great multi-table campaign battle. Play a small skirmish off of the main battle with the goal of siliencing the earthshakers.
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