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skitzoid

31-07-2011, 14:45

Situation:

Unit of trolls has 2 wounds on it. Cannon shoots the unit and wounds and does D3

wounds resulting in 3 wounds to the unit. It can only hit and kill 1 model.

So, does it actually do 1 wound or 3?

Finish off the 2 wound or do 3 wounds leaving the 2 wounds still on the unit?

Th cannon deals 3 wounds to the unit. The unit has now suffered 5 wounds (this includes the original 2 wounds on the unit) and must remove one model worth 3 wounds. The remaining 2 wounds carry over to the unit.

This is the same as if the unit suffered the 3 wounds from three individual hits (e.g. from bows), or if the cannon caused 4, 5 or 6 wounds (the two standard cannon have the Multiple Wounds (d6) special rule; this would be capped at 3 wounds since that is the maximum number of wounds on the Troll's profile).

shakedown47

31-07-2011, 15:37

And that's why a weapon like the Hellfire Sword is so, so, so broken against troll units :)

And that's why a weapon like the Hellfire Sword is so, so, so broken against troll units :)

Huh? Why? The maximum it can deal per hit is still 3 wounds. It's just highly likely (5/6 chance) to do so.

skitzoid

01-08-2011, 16:18

Thanks for the replies all.

Seems I have been playing it worng for years now. So 2 other questions:

1. Are Chariot units (like wolf chariots and tomb kings different and if so why?

2. How would it work is only 2 wounds were dealt in stead of 3 is it now 1 wound to the unit or 1 and a carry over?

Units of multi-wound models are treated the same way regardless of troop type: 5 wounds on a unit of chariots with 3 wounds each results in one chariot being removed and 2 wounds that carry over to the unit.

Thanks for the replies all.

Seems I have been playing it worng for years now. So 2 other questions:

1. Are Chariot units (like wolf chariots and tomb kings different and if so why?

2. How would it work is only 2 wounds were dealt in stead of 3 is it now 1 wound to the unit or 1 and a carry over?

1. Chariots are multi-wound models. Don't see how they would be any different; just remember that characters and their mounts have completely separate "wound-pools" to any unit they might join.

2. In a unit of 3-wound models that have already been dealt two wounds, dealing a further two wounds takes the total to four, so you remove one model (three wounds) and the unit is left with one wound marked on on it.

Important to note, If a weapon that deals multi wounds hits a unit that has more than one wound per model the greatest number of wounds a single hit can do is the max wounds of one model.

EG. Cannon hits a unit of ogres, as the ogres have 3 wounds each if the cannon does 6 wounds you still only get 3 wounds (one dead ogre) done to the unit from that hit. If the cannon hits 2 models and the rolls are '2' and '4' for the number of wounds done you only get 5 total (one dead and 2 extra wounds) as the '4' only inflicts 3 wounds.

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