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Just as the title says.. just looking for guessing tips for cannon.. Better to overguess or underguess? Any targetting strategies? Anythin special to consider?
try to fire into a crowded area where if a too short/long guess could still hit something. :lol:
work out how far away your deployment areas are and then youll know how far away the units are, then every turn take off the units movement and then it will land the same distance away from them every turn
lets agree to respect each others views, no matter how wrong yours are
put something like a pencil or book or something on the table in front of you. guess how long that is. do it over and over on different objects and you will train you eye to visualize distances. it wont happen in one day though
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As dcawrest202 says, it won't happen over night but practice will make perfect.Originally Posted by red120
Personally I know that the length of my shoe is 12". I visualize how many "shoe lengths" i.e. feet (no pun intended) it is between my cannon barrel and my target. Let's say I decide that it is exactly 27". I then subtract 7" from my exact guess to take into account the random number of artillery dice.
While the 24" distance between deployed armies is a good start, it won't matter as soon as a unit moves and/or you decide to shoot a diagonal shot.
Therefore it comes back to being able to visualize objects of which you know the dimensions. For instance, the width of a GW movement tray is just over 100mm which is just about 4 inches. So when I am looking at the distance between my cannon and its target I might visualize 1 shoe (12") and 2 movement trays (2*4") for a total of 20", subtract 7 and declare a guess range of 13".
Using this kind of guessing I have startled fellow players with my accuracy.
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THis is what i do, im a dwarf player and i can pinpoint my stone thrower. but count on the artillery dice being around 6 inchs, thats what i do and it seems to work out most of the time.Originally Posted by grimgor137
Beer, Pipes, and Guns... Dwarves had the right idea.
One technique I use to make sure that I get all of my charges off and make sure that my guesses are fairly accurate is simply paying attention to detail.
When my opponent is busy putting out his next unit, I watch him very carefully instead of fussing around with my army list or something else while he is deploying.
I take careful note of how far forward he places his units from the table edge and I sometimes make note of it on the back of my own army list.
Then, when my opponent moves his units I just use simple addition and subtraction and I know exactly where his unit from his table edge.
Then, if I know how far my unit is from my table edge, I can usually (Using the pythagorean theorem, if it's at an angle) guess within a couple of inches of where my opponents unit is.
With a cannon, which I never use because it has two chances to do no damage instead of one, I tend to pull back about 4 inches or so, because the shot will land longer forward than you guess and then bounce (hopefully) through the unit.
Just give a few different suggestions a couple of tries until you find one that you are comforatable with and good luck blasting away at those Chosen Chaos Knights of Khorne.
When I try to guess distances I find jsut use estamites you got the base 24 apart. Set the cannon at the 12 mark that way you kcan visulize better excatly waht 12 inches is.
I hope no one got this but if you play at a tournament you can ask how many inches each table quarter or square or styrofoam is. My local gaming club has 24 inch squares so it always helps when I guess.... its a technique I learned from my 3 years of gaming, but everyone else has great tips.
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Well, I'm not sure it's cheating but I know exactly how much my right forearm and my right hand mesure (10" and 7") and I can translate it in table mesurement just by imagining putting one of them on the table, since I can see them at all time I can really visualize them on the table. After that I take off 4" from the mesure and that's my guess. So if the ennemy unit is at a full arm and hand lenght I call 12" as my guess, if it's 2 forearms I call 16" as my guess and so on.
Actually it's really accurate and it work great for me, that and knowing how much the table actually mesure, I'm usually able to snipe war machine and monsters rather easily if the dice don't let me down.