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Hey guys, Long story short I have a tournament coming up soon and was of trying out my hellhounds as the Devil Dog variant. Has anyone tried and had any success with them and I know this is a noob question but do I use its cannon like an ordnance (w/the scatter dice) or just as a standard melta. Just want to clear it up because I know somebody I'll play against is going to ask me that.
Last edited by ColonelMendez445; May 14th, 2009 at 21:04.
codex p. 50, Devil Dog entry.
In 5th ed (current) all blast templates scatter. (not templates for flamers though)
The Tyranid torpedo? Its a giant facehuger cannon. It fires an army of facehugers at the other ships. It should cause fear.
WH40K 5th edition:
Template is the 8" teardrop shape measuring device. It does not deviate. Anything under a legally placed one is hit and get no cover save.
Blast is the 3" circular measuring device that, barring a special rule, always gets a deviation roll of scatter dice + 2d6 (subtract BS if target is in LOS to the firer.
Large Blast follows the same rules as the 3", simply being 5" in diameter.
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As I recall, the 'melta' rule is one of the universal rules in the main rulebook, and it doesn't alter the behavior of any weapon...just gives it extra penetration in certain circumstances. As for the Devil Dog itself, bring it if you are low on antitank firepower; otherwise, I still recommend the Hellhound. Either way, let me point out that both are classified as fast vehicles--that should get your mind thinking about possible uses.
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I've run all the variants in the new codex, and have found the BaneWolf to be the best "take all comers" to take.
Hellhound is fine if you're up against nonMEQ, and the DD is good if you're short on antitank. However, you should be stocking up on meltagun Vets/CCS and have a Vendetta or two. The BaneWolf is actually a great counter assault unit and can put some serious hurt on any non 2+ save unit that gets too close.
Just realize that both the Hellhound and Banewolf are only good for one shot, but at least the BaneWolf will make that one shot count.