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If one of my squads uses one of these Holy Orbs do i roll to hit, place the blast template & then roll to scatter or is it just shooting a bolt pistol/gun, to hit & wound as normal? thanx
First, you send for Brother Maynard, keeper of the orb. Then you pull the pin and count to three, not two, not four, five being way out there, three. Once you have counted to the number three, no more, no less, you lobith it at the enemy.
Oh, wait. Thats the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch..... Never mind.
It's a blast weapon. All blast weapons are rolled for scatter, unless specifically stated otherwise.
and combined with the fact that the only people who can take a holy orb are bs5 you usually hit and then kill whatever you threw it at(unless u threw it at terminators... then shame on you!!!)
Fantasy : Empire, Chaos Warriors, Chaos Daemons, Vampire Counts, Beastmen, High Elves, Lizardmen( but i have opinions on every army just not the money)
40k: Black Templars, Imperial Guard, Dark Eldar, Tau (thinking of Eldar)
"Once per game, a model bearing Holy Orb of Antioch may throw it up to 12" in the Shooting phase instead of firing a weapon, rolling to hit as normal. If the Holy Orb hits, place the small Blast Template over a model in the target unit" ~Codex: Black Templars, p. 28
So, to little rephrase what Mr. Biscuit wrote:
1) Pick a target unit
2) Measure range
3) If range is under 12" proceed to step 4), if range is over 12" the Orb missed and is lost without further effect
4) Roll a single die as if rolling a normal to-hit roll using any ranged weapon
5) If you hit proceed to step 6), if you miss the Orb missed and is lost without further effect
6) Place a Blast Template on a model in the target unit
7) Laugh hysterically while throwing 2+ to wound on everyone stuck under the Blast Template
Revenant Moon Necrons: (W/L/D) 0/1/0 (6th edition: 13/2/2)(5th edition: 14/6/4)(3rd edition Codex: 16/4/7)
XIX Legion: (W/L/D) 0/0/0 (5th edition: 14/12/2)(5th edition Codex: 4/3/0)
Black Legion: (W/L/D) 1/0/0 (6th edition: 2/3/0)
Something Wicked... Reikwald Beastmen: (W/L/D) 10/4/1