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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-25-11, 12:27 AM
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Dawn of War 1 intro. Only reason you need to take an assault cannon. High str, rending. Whats not to like?

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last edition, assault cannons were so brutally destructive, that They would be used every possible instance. back when rending was an extra d6 to armor pen. You'd see termies with assault cannons pop landraiders no problem. they are the only reason that in the new rulebook they made rending an extra d3 to armor pen. (which made genestealers just a little sad inside)
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Versus AV 14

Lascannon: 1x2/3x1/6=1/9 ~ 3/27 ~ 9/81
Assault Cannon: 4x2/3x1/6x1/3=4/27 ~12/81
TL Assault Cannon: 4x8/9x1/6x1/3= 16/81

Psycannon: 4x2/3x1/6x2/3=8/27 ~ 24/81
TL Psycannon:4x8/9x1/6x2/3= 32/81

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So, in order to get a penetrating hit on AV14 with regularity, you need to shoot 9 friggin lascannons at it. Then, you might not even destroy it. Or, 7 assault cannons, or 5-6 twin-linked assault cannons.

Multi-melta, within 12" range.... 1 x 2/3 x 21/36 = 42/108 = 21/54 = 7/18... so, three meltas will do the trick.

Death Company w/ powerfist non-moving ... 3 x 1 x 1/6 = 1/2.... so, two DC with powerfist.

Mephiston w/ Sanguine Sword, Unleash Rage non-moving ... 6 x 1 x 5/9 = 30/9... One Mephiston.
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So, in order to get a penetrating hit on AV14 with regularity, you need to shoot 9 friggin lascannons at it. Then, you might not even destroy it. Or, 7 assault cannons, or 5-6 twin-linked assault cannons.

Multi-melta, within 12" range.... 1 x 2/3 x 21/36 = 42/108 = 21/54 = 7/18... so, three meltas will do the trick.

Death Company w/ powerfist non-moving ... 3 x 1 x 1/6 = 1/2.... so, two DC with powerfist.

Mephiston w/ Sanguine Sword, Unleash Rage non-moving ... 6 x 1 x 5/9 = 30/9... One Mephiston.
now you just need to find a general who doesnt move his land raider when there's mephiston or 2 PF toting angry psycho marines just behind his steel ass right?
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