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The hellhound's inferno cannon states that you should place the flamer template over the target unit so that the maximum number of enemy units are covered.
Do you have to place it coming from the direction of the hellhound? If there are, for example, a long, thin line of ork boyz, could you turn it sideways so that instead of hitting one or two at most, you hit six or seven?
No you dont need to place it comming from the Hellhound, the only resriction is that besides covering as many models as possible all of the template must be within the weapons maximum range. I believe this is covered in the IG FAQ on the GW site
The FAQ says the following: "when firing the hellhound inferno cannon, you must try to cover the most enemy models subjected to range and line-of sight limitations. You do not place the template out of range to try and cover more models"
Does line-of sight limitations mean that you can't place the template any way you want? It seems kinda strange to flame from the sides on a unit if you're right in front of it.
I would have to say you can place it anyway you want, just not somewhere you can't see, which seems reasonable to me.If I get what you mean here (relating to not placing the tempate with the thin end of the teardrop near the tank) think of it this way, the thin end when going side to side is where the weapon starts hitting, as it moves along across the arc it gets upto speed chcuking out more promethean for a larger area of effect.Originally Posted by Guardsman 173rd
Last edited by ColGravis; April 17th, 2005 at 13:51.
Yeah, its not so much a flamer, as a giant cannon that spews a shower of gasoline in a big arc that lands on the unit.
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well some gw workers.. showed me the inferno cannon and show it going sideways, covering majoriy of the units as it could fit.
don't think of it as a big "flame thrower", but instead a big squirt gun that shoots napalm.