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Offline azrael88

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Firing a cannon 6th ED vs 7ED diagrams
« on: March 17, 2022, 08:27:03 AM »
Hello guys,
Please help me understand a matter that looks quite simple but is a little confusing to me :)

Firing a cannon - a flying ball. It lands on the spot (guess + art dice) and bounces (hopefully). Diagram in 6th ed rulebook indicates a cannonball flying a straight line.
Diagram in 7th ed rulebook shows a different situation when a target is hit in front arc and when it's hit in flank. It looks like when hitting the flank of a unit a cannonball "turns" to align with rank & file troops.

Is there a difference between 6th and 7th ed? Or I am just completely wrong?

Offline Fidelis von Sigmaringen

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Re: Firing a cannon 6th ED vs 7ED diagrams
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2022, 08:55:50 AM »
The cannon works in both editions in exactly the same way: the cannon ball travels in a straight line, and every model under that line is hit. However, in ranked-up units, only one model per rank can be hit, even if more models in the same rank would be under the line. If the cannon is in the flank of the target, files will count as ranks.

The (single) 6th edition diagram depicts the simplest situation, in which only one model per rank is under the line anyway; the two 7th edition diagrams  clarify the rule better, by depicting situations where several models in the same rank are under the line, one of which will be actually hit.

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Offline azrael88

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Re: Firing a cannon 6th ED vs 7ED diagrams
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2022, 09:25:40 AM »
OK, now I understand, thank you!

One more question, what happens if, by accident, a lone character lurks behind a unit that was hit by a cannonball? And the cannonball bounces right on his head?

Offline Fidelis von Sigmaringen

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Re: Firing a cannon 6th ED vs 7ED diagrams
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2022, 10:02:31 AM »
He is hit too.
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Offline azrael88

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Re: Firing a cannon 6th ED vs 7ED diagrams
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2022, 10:37:09 AM »
Now everything is clear, thanks once again good Sir.

Offline Fidelis von Sigmaringen

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Re: Firing a cannon 6th ED vs 7ED diagrams
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2022, 12:18:17 PM »
We serve to please and please to serve.  :smile2:
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