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Like the title says, if a destroyer weapon, say a volcano cannon, shoots at a model with power fields, say a mekboy stompa, how many shields does it knock down?

The D weapon damage table only seems to say what is relevant to hull points and the power field entry isn't particularly clear either.

My gut says that it only knocks down a single shield as the damage table specifically says that certain hits cause D3+wiggles or D6+waggles worth of hull point damage.
 

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The rule is clear enough in Apoc 2013


A glancing or penetrating hit (or any hit from a Destroyer weapon) scored against a power field causes it to collapse. After all the power fields have collapsed, further hits strike the Stompa instead.

So yeah, only 1 field at a time. Same goes for Void Shield Generators as well, even vs AOE weapons hitting multiple models, it assumes that the blast hit the shield before reaching the target so long as the blast is inside the shield. Of course if it is partially in the shield and also hitting things outside, the stuff outside would still be hit as normal but the portion of the blast going inside the shield only takes 1 shield down.

 

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Not really, you just need enough shots to take the shields out first :) So a few lascannons or reaper autocannons or something just need a 3-4+ per shield to down them, then start aiming the big guns at them.
 

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It wasn't enough, we knocked the shields down then hit it with every shot from a terminus ultra, the volcano cannon, a leman russ tank company and misc lascannons from razorbacks etc and at the end of our turn it still had 2 hullpoints. In their turn they used the mekboys workshop strategem to fix the damage and after that we just couldn't do enough damage to knock out their superheavies. we had a single shadowsword vs mek stompa, stompa, killkrusha and custom battlefortress weirdboy tower..

Final scores after an entire weekend, forces of disorder 27, forces of order 5.
 
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