The Hellhammer was built to provide short-ranged fire support in difficult conditions (like city fights). It certainly excels at this role, as its main weapon, the. This seems to be a constant trope in 40K – sending a large amount of . The Hellhammer has the same profile as the Baneblade — it doesn’t. The Empire Hellhammer is a modified variant of the more common Empire Wargalley that has been re-purposed for use as a powerful siege-ship. Sigismund the.
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The Tremor Cannon that replaces the original Volcano Cannon is a potent weapon adapted from a Squat design: Your ad here, right now: It will be there for you when something absolutely must die and must die now. The Chaos legions have their own version called the Decimatorwhich is, in fact, an early pre-production model super-heavy tank that would later lead to the development of the Baneblade. Ironically this makes it a pain in the ass when 40i in close and narrow environments like urban areas, places where the Stormlord is meant to shine the best.
The tanks find themselves in the points range, which is rather hefty. The Fortress is a sweet-ass black and gold plated Baneblade with unique decals and armaments.
Unfortunately it just HAD to share the same turret mount as the 40j, making it impossible for the Stormlord to turn its Vulcan Mega-Bolter around without turning the entire tank around. The standard secondary weapons are six multilaser sponsons which can be swapped out for heavy bolters or heavy flamers for free or lascannons for a cost, a coaxial multilaser and a hull mounted lascannon. But because it’s so tough, it can take quite a beating before being diminished as long as your opponent doesn’t have Lords of War on the battlefield as well.
In all seriousness, The power of the Quake Cannon, combined with the armour of a super-heavy, has established the Banesword as the pinnacle of Imperial siegecraft.
Then again, the “big” tanks in Epic were closer to moving, gun-mounting cathedrals. So as an alternative to a giant D-Gun they slapped a giant plasma gun instead. Fluff described the hull as the size of a city block. Optional toys are a pintle mounted multilaser or heavy flamer and up to 4! Since shells did not have to be carried and the retrofits did not take up too much space, it can also carry 25 soldiers, and has enough room in the rear deck to let ten of them stand outside and fire.
Also, it’s size means it can have difficulty maneuvering on certain maps DoW II maps tend to not have as much open space as the original’s. These were given their own pattern in the fluff, and thrust upon an unsuspecting Forge World the other kind to make and produce for all eternity. Yet, in an uncharacteristically grown-up move, the Mechanicum actually capitulated on the matter and started making Stormswords themselves, upgrading the “Hellhammer Cannons” with dedicated “Stormsword Cannons” which have much the same range and effect, but a bigger blast radius.
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This is an actual tank. The Stormhammer is a Solar Auxilia tank for 30K. Needless to say these “unsanctioned” modifications got the Mechanicum’s collective jimmies rustled up.
The Heavy Stubber is the superior option albeit twice as expensive at 4 compared to the SB’s 2 most of the time: Or a Landkreuzer P. This version was armed with a turret-mounted Battle Cannon with the same stats as the one on the Leman Russ Battle 40idespite the turret being the size of a Leman Russtwo Lascannons, and a bunch of dice worth of “Bolters” to deal with swarms.
The Banesword’s armoured mass and secondary armament of three sets of twin-linked Heavy Bolters and two Lascannons allow it to perform much more efficiently than a battery of Basilisks when fielded in this way.
Hellhammer In Don’t have an account? Some Forgeworlds simply can’t make Volcano Cannons or 400k complicated targeting computers intended to go with them, so they mount hellhxmmer guns and are sold off to Imperial Guard regiments in place of Shadowswords to fill requisitions.
The pintle-mounted weapons are good, but not required; the same goes for the Hunter-Killer Missile. Infantry will be thrown down and shrouded in uellhammer, while tanks will become bogged down and trapped by the shifting soil.
This is an official image, by the way. The most common use of the Hellhammer Siege Cannon is as the main weapon on the Stormsword super-heavy tank of the Imperial Guard.
It uses the Hellhammer Cannonwhich is shorter, but no less deadly than the Baneblade Cannon, and strikes harder but on a smaller area, giving exactly zero fucks about the cover in hellhammer.
Its turrets all pointed different directions. This is the scene of the above mentioned boggle of stupid.
It also doesn’t take up a Lord of War slot.
Additionally, since the Tremor Cannon is much smaller than the original Volcano Cannon, the Banehammer possesses a large empty hold, which can be used to either transport a small platoon of Imperial Guardsmen, or house a cramped but fully functional headquarters equipped with powerful Vox-casters and tactical arrays from which the officer in charge can lead his troops.
But because the vehicles were still good at what they did, the Imperial Guard commanders kept the vehicles listed on the roster in spite of what anyone else was thinking.
You’ve paid for them already, so you might as well use them. Ironically, the real star of the book is a dangerously intelligent Ork Wierdboy 40i aware of the Emperor’s presence in the warp.