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I'm new to warhammer fantasy and I am wondering what the dice with 5,10,15,20,25 and misfire is for?
I have looked through my rulebook but I can't seem to find an answer, I would appreciate if someone could tell me what it is for or tell me what page I can read to find out.
Thanks in advance.
It sounds like you're talking about the artillery die, although they should just have 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and Misfire on them (not sure I've ever seen one with 5,10,15,20,25 and misfire on it - are you sure it's a Warhammer die?)
The artillery die is typically used with guess-range weapons, such as cannon or mortars, where to fire the weapon you have to guess a range and then roll the artillery die, adding the value of the roll to whatever you guessed (or consulting a misfire table if you roll a misfire), or with weapons like Volley Guns, where you roll the die for each barrel and the number that comes up is the number of shots it is firing (again, referring to misfire table if something nasty has happened).
If you look in the artillery section of the rule book you should see reference to the "Artillery Dice" and "Scatter Dice", the Scatter die being one with arrows and "Hit" on it.
Last edited by sorberec; December 22nd, 2008 at 11:04.
It is a warhammer dice, I got one too. You get when you buy a dice-box, where you get a lot of red and black dices, a scatter dice and the 25 art dice and the normal 10 art dice. I don't know what it is for, and I would really like to know it my self.
Yeah it came with the dice in the GW tin of dice I bought. It's not a scatter dice, it's similar but it has higher numbers.
Yes, metric artillery dice (The English rulebook uses imperial measurements) - they're generally sold in Europe since they use metric far more than we British (and Americans), but they're finding their way into all GW's dice sets now to save having different sets made for different countries.
They're explained on page xiii of the rulebook, reiterated on pg85 and shown through examples for the rules for cannons and stone throwers (pg 87 onwards).
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It would be really cool if I could use the English dice for my lizardmen Sallies =P
I want to use it for my treemans strangle root attack. 25 auto hits awesome
I am right 94% of the time, why worry about the other 3%.
(Durn it, I just lost the game )
I never knew that was what that 25 artillery dice was for. I just ignored it, but metric measurements does make a lot of sense. It's weird actaully, that GW games being played in metric seems odd to me, yet normally I get annoyed when figures are quoted in anything but SI units.
Thou shalt remember:
Warhammer Fantasy armies do NOT have Codices. They have Army Books.
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