View Full Version : Hell-hammer cannon????

22-07-2005, 19:52
Hi, I am trying to make a decent Zombie Pirates army, it list the "Queen Bess" (on page 70 of UK WD306) as once being a "hell-hammer cannon" my question is this, what is one, and what does one look like?

(well i suppose that's actually 2 questions!............)

22-07-2005, 20:14
Never knew there was one in GW. But in Pirate lore, it was two cannon balls chained together, so when fired the balls would spin and the chain would take out the crew as well as the Mast of the ships. Pretty Nasty really,


22-07-2005, 20:17
Wasn't that one of these large Middenheim siege cannons? Not completely sure, but I seem to remember that it was some huge, badass empire cannon.

Model-wise I think the Chaos Hellcannon & Zombie cannon crew would look great. :evilgrin:

22-07-2005, 20:20
Wondered that myself... was Ulrics Thunder a hellhammer cannon?

And by the way, where can you find the rules for Ulrics Thunder, never got to read them myself...

Mad Doc Grotsnik
22-07-2005, 20:47
NO no no. Right. A Hellhammer was a ship in Man'O'War. With a single Cannon. Which ran the length of the ship (quite how they ever reloaded was never really worried about!)

It was so powerful, that when you fired, your ship immediately reversed 3", and your target disappeared in a cloud of blood, ship, sail, water, and tadpoles.

Thats a Hellhammer. Come to think of it, I must try to find my old ManOWar fleet sometime! It's in the attic somewhere.

22-07-2005, 20:50
Thank you very much Mr Grotsnik, i knew i had heard it somewhere

Mad Doc Grotsnik
22-07-2005, 20:58
If I can find it, I'll see if I can't get it scanned in. I'm a bit cack handed at graphics work me.

22-07-2005, 21:07

22-07-2005, 21:09
here they are..............