Last night I blasted a squad of rippers with a battlecannon, and got 4 hits. All of them wounded. The BC is high enough strength to insta-kill the ripper swarms, no question there. The problem lies in the whole "templates inflict 2 wounds per failed armor save" deal on the swarm bases. By the letter of the rules as I read them, the doubling is applied before the wounds are allocated to the individual models. It seems that the 4 wounds are doubled to 8, which are then allocated to 8 separate models, since they'll pop em in one hit. This seems... stupid. you'd have a hard time fitting 8 models in an ordinance template in anything other than optimal conditions. This is the first rules question that has truly stumped me--it just seems so counterintuitive. Any help would be appreciated.