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I was hoping someone could point me toward a page number for a rule that came up in a recent game.
My poor Hellhound got some severe firepower pointed at it, and ended up taking a lot of hits that were just strong enough to glance.
The other player said that there was a rule that all glancing hits were treated as penetrating hits on Hellhounds.
I searched my IG Codex and didn't spot that rule anywhere.
But then he pointed out a rule in the BGB (IIRC) that stated when using smoke, even vehicles that always took penetrating hits, LIKE THE HELLHOUND, only took glancing hits.
We opted to go ahead and roll only glancing since it wasn't in the IG Codex, but I would like to follow the rules correctly next time.
It fits the fluff with all that prom inside.
But I also don't want to be blowing craters in the ground every time someone can point a squad of bolters at my Hellhound's booty, unless that is what GW intended.
A page number or a FAQ link would be awesome. My searches didn't turn up this particular topic.
I may be wrong about the BGB being the book we saw that rule in.
He is an Ork player and it may have been in the Ork Codex.
Last edited by Dedsquirrl; March 24th, 2008 at 20:43.
Hmmm, well unless the Hellhound entry lists it as open-topped or having a special rule upgrading glancing hits to penetrating hits (and I don't think either of those are the case), my best guess would be that the reference in the BGB is to an earlier iteration of the Imperial Guard codex, and hence you should use the more recent vehicle profile.
So, double-check the entry, and if there's no mention of a special rule or open-topped for the Hellhound, then ignore that line in the BGB. It would make absolutely no sense for one random "for example" line in the BGB to apply to an updated version of a vehicle.
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No need to worry! That was a rule from the previous IG 'Dex was not transferred to the new IG 'Dex (Thankfully!):happy:
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Diggums has it correct. There was mention made at some point about the fuel drums for the Inferno Cannon being stored on the outside of the Hellhound, thus making it very susceptible to incoming fire, and IIRC all glancing hits were treated as penetrating ones.
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That would explain it.
I have only been playing since 4th Ed. and have never seen the 3rd Ed. IG Codex.
It seems that somewhere between third and fourth edition the Imperium realized that it could put armored plating in the extra space where the passenger compartment used to be in the Chimera to protect the fuel tanks. There's even a note about this being the case either in the codex, a faq, or a White Dwarf article somewhere about the Codex when it was released.