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8th Ed. Skinks can screen monsters from cannons. change my mind.

Discussion in 'Lizardmen & Saurian Ancients Discussion' started by Karnus, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. pendrake
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    pendrake Well-Known Member

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    A 3mm IRON cannonball would weigh 55 Pounds.

    The biggest historical smoothbore cannon fired 42 pound cannon balls.
     
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    Park the Skink unit and angle it or reform it as required so the the bases of the models cover this opponent’s preferred aim point.

    Form them three wide; ten deep if you have to.
     
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  3. Karnus
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    It’s s good idea but there is nothing to stop him aiming at the skinks themselves to achieve the same thing. I think it has to be a line of sight thing to avoid the “target” being hit
     
  4. airjamy
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    I agree. Maybe they should have done something like letting cannon crews making an modified BS roll before they would be allowed to shoot, with the whole getting in range part being the "wounding" part of the deal. Perhaps getting a +1 to hit monsters, while giving cannon crew around BS4 (it makes sense you would use elite marksmen as your cannon crews). Then you could also use the normal rules of soft cover, etc, perhaps make exceptions that skirmishers could not get their regular -1 due to cannon balls being significantly larger and fast than arrows.
     
  5. Karnus
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    I’m going to get a laser pointer set up and test my theory
     
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  6. Asamu
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    I don't think this works with true line of sight, since there are gaps between the models they can see through.
     

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