View Full Version : Vehicle vs Heavy Infantry weapons
24th Sep 04, 3:05 PM
In tabletop games, your anti vehicle weapons also are very good at killing heavy infantry (though sometimes overkill). For example, missile launchers and lascannons are great against Space Marines.
Does it work the same way in Dawn of War?
24th Sep 04, 4:16 PM
nope. build mass predators all with the lascannon upgraded. then fire on a single space marine squad. not much will happen
24th Sep 04, 5:32 PM
The reason for this is probably game balance - if lascannons killed Marines in 1 shot, then a handful of Predators could take out a Marine squad every few seconds.
24th Sep 04, 5:33 PM
i thought lascannons still did quite a bit of damage the problem is you're hitting one guy in a squad of many. missiles knock them to the ground but do little damage.
24th Sep 04, 6:41 PM
Yeah, I wasnt expecting them to be 1 shot kills, but I would expect a lascannon to be as good as a plasma gun at the very least. Is that not the case?
24th Sep 04, 8:07 PM
Not sure on the exact numbers, but I bet that a lascannon does indeed do more damage to heavy infantry than a plasma gun. However, its lower RoF would still make it less effective. At least, that's my guess.
25th Sep 04, 11:13 PM
Missiles and other exploding thingies will "stun" infantry in DoW making them inactive for a few seconds. Looks really cool too...
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