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I was reading this bit at a tau tactic site.. and there it said:
The Hammerhead is the last of the mobile firepower units. It is the only tank in the game that can keep on the move whilst firing an ordnance template (The submunition railgun shot) and the fact that the template doesn't scatter makes it a very deadly tank.
Where does it say it does not scatter??
It doesn't say "does not scatter" anywhere, and it's not Ordnance either. The pie plate scatters just like any other blast marker in 5th Ed.
In 4th Ed, the pie plate was placed after the roll to hit the target squad was successfully made. It did not scatter then, and of course it was not an Ordnance weapon; it just used the large blast marker which some people took to mean that the submunition shell was an Ordnance shell.
Whichever Tau site said that the submunition doesn't scatter is wrong (and if it was ATT I'll "'ave a quiet word" in the poster's lughole! ;P )
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Lots of tanks can fire a shot and still move up to 6" Leman Russ's for instance.
Most of the strategy articles out there are written during 4th ed. 'Ordenance' refers to the big blast template, and, of course, blasts back then didn't scatter.
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well, no the hammerhead does scatterlike anyother vehicle but really its hard for it to scatter very far because of a bs of 4 (possibly 5) unless the dice really arent with u. but technically it does scatter.