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Offline Merrick

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Great Cannon batteries?
« on: July 09, 2009, 12:18:28 PM »
How about taking cannons as 1-2 for one Special choice?

Gives us a bit more competetiveness (although gunlines may be rife...), and people can theme Nuln armies and suchlike.

Maybe nerf the cannons slightly to make it less....cheesy. Make them more like Dwarf cannons or something.

Only a passing thought, but what do you guys think?

Offline Union General

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Re: Great Cannon batteries?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009, 01:08:12 PM »
Nerfing GREAT CANNONS?!? DIE!!!!!!!!!!  ::heretic:: ::heretic:: ::heretic::  :-D
They're already random enough as is to cancel out any aspect of cheese. On reflection, Great Cannons are also what other armies fear us for (besides maybe the Steam Tank and Rocket Battery). But, the idea of a battery would be interesting, though it would eat up points really fast and get some funny looks from across the table. As a gunline player, I approve of the battery idea.  :happy:
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Offline Obi

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Re: Great Cannon batteries?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009, 07:45:11 PM »
How about taking cannons as 1-2 for one Special choice?
Okay

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Gives us a bit more competetiveness
Not really necessary though
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(although gunlines may be rife...)
BIG disadvantage and people will start whining about non gunline lists sooner too.
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, and people can theme Nuln armies and suchlike.
Oh, cmon. That's BS. That's like using a hochland army to field 25 units of handgunners at 2K.

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Maybe nerf the cannons slightly to make it less....cheesy. Make them more like Dwarf cannons or something.
WHAT? Seriously, our cannons make us special. Well, those and the detachments.

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Offline Bunkka-pop

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Re: Great Cannon batteries?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2009, 09:42:18 PM »
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Maybe nerf the cannons slightly to make it less....cheesy. Make them more like Dwarf cannons or something.
WHAT? Seriously, our cannons make us special. Well, those and the detachments.



Pfft, dump the detachments, it's the cannons!  :icon_wink:
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Offline Helborg

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Re: Great Cannon batteries?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2009, 12:09:29 AM »
It's funny, ever since I stopped using my great cannon, I started winning more battles than I lost  :blush:


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Offline Orcslayer

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Re: Great Cannon batteries?
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2009, 01:08:58 AM »
Like the 2 for one cannon deal but great cannons should prevent regen saves. That way we might have some way to deal w/ chaos.
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Offline der Hurenwiebel

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Re: Great Cannon batteries?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2009, 02:00:55 AM »
Hmm maybe allowing engineers to re roll any of the randomisation dice would work out the same as 2 for 1.  Especially if those engineers are simple unit upgrade journeymen.
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Hey, trolls stay the hell out, this is a serious thread. Empire are cheese. 2 steam tanks, a war altar and 4 cannons is so obviously overpowered. Anyone who thinks otherwise clearly hasn't had their dragon shot down on turn 1 yet."

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Offline red bull

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Re: Great Cannon batteries?
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2010, 05:16:59 PM »
How about making a battery where:

All cannons have to fire at the same target, but you get to reroll 1 to hit
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Offline der Hurenwiebel

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Re: Great Cannon batteries?
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2010, 07:14:49 PM »
About the regen saves, and maybe things like the blood drinker sword and so on fire arms being "fire" arms should all thaumaturgically prevent regeneration.  your thoughts?
"DEfighter wrote:
Hey, trolls stay the hell out, this is a serious thread. Empire are cheese. 2 steam tanks, a war altar and 4 cannons is so obviously overpowered. Anyone who thinks otherwise clearly hasn't had their dragon shot down on turn 1 yet."

oh really now.  LOL ROFLMAO oh the irony.