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When I Tank Shock with a battle wagon using the deff rolla does my victim get their armor save from my D6 S10 attacks?
I can't find anywhere that gives the deff rolla an armor piercing or that says ignores armor saves.
Your opponent does unfortunately get saves. I know it doesn't make any sense but unless something says it ignores saves specifically then then get saves.
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There is no AP value because it's a close combat weapon. The D6 hits it inflicts are automatic so there is no "rolling to hit". You just roll to wound using the S10 as you would normally for any other close combat attack. I believe you're allowed to save as per the standard rules of wounding.
Thanks guys, that's the answer I expected but not the one I wanted.
I think it makes sense that it doesn't penetrate armor, fluff-wise. Remember, this is the far far future, and the fact that they use AP rather than having it determined solely by strength (like they do in Fantasy) is because most of the futuristic armor is designed to completely ignore certain types of attacks.
This is realistic. A bullet proof vest in real life is virtually always going to either stop the bullet completely, or do nothing, and against armor penetrating bullets, it'll always do nothing. There really isn't an in-between. So it's not really the power of the attack, but method. A steamroller is a very primitive weapon, and the armor of the future is designed to hold firm against it...the question is, will it?
Let's imagine a Marine getting run over. Let's assume that if the armor works as its designed to, then it will hold together no matter what, and the wearer will be pushed into the ground before the armor broke. The real question is: is the body/head going to be twisted in a way to kill the wearer, or is there an unknown flaw/weakness in the armor that's going to cause the suit to break?
The fact it has no AP just means that the deffrolla isn't designed to completely bypass a certain type of armor. It's a ton of weight rolling over you. It either cracks through your armor or it doesn't, but any type of armor can theoretically save you (or at least keep your injuries to a minimum).
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