View Full Version : Difference between auto and assault cannons?
23rd Oct 04, 1:59 AM
I would like to know if theres any difference between the auto cannon and the assault cannon? Stats of them both would be appreciated
23rd Oct 04, 2:48 AM
right think of the assault cannon as a mini gun (a large one at that) , the sort they use in predator, churning out thousands of rounds a minute blasting the crap out of everything in their path, if the first shot doesnt kill the target the next 500 will.
current rules -range 24 heavy 3, S6 Ap 4 - jam
forth coming rules -range 24 heavy 4, S6 Ap 4 Rending Jam?
think of the autocannon as that big yellowish gun the germans wheel out at the end of saving private ryan. this fire much slower, but fires really large calibre rounds, just to rip though its targets in slow soild hits
current rules - range 48 S7 Ap4 Heavy 2
if this was an assault cannons rate of fire
this would be an auto cannons rate of fire
23rd Oct 04, 6:04 AM
Indeed. I take it you dont have the SM Codex Soulrender? Wait for the new one;).
23rd Oct 04, 6:35 AM
Thanks for the reply =). And yea im waiting for the new space marine codex, i just got interrested in wh 40k for like 1 month ago, and i heard from my friends that the new sm codex would be out in last days of october :beer:, but what does Jam? =/
23rd Oct 04, 6:45 AM
I doubt it will be implimented under the new rules. Previously (when the ASSCAN had only 3 shots) if your ever rolled 3 1's to hit, the gun would jam and be destroyed. Pretty pointless now that it has 4;).
23rd Oct 04, 7:49 AM
it can happen...
I rolled three ones to hit on my baal pred...but luckily they are twinlinked so i got to reroll them!
mmmmmm....four rending shots....*drool*
EDIT: haha...your name is soul render...haha i get it :D
23rd Oct 04, 7:53 AM
Actually i'm not sure about this... But i dont think Assault Cannons do "jam" when mounted on vehicles anyway, kinda like the "gets hot" rule for plasma weapons.
EDIT: Oops, forgot to finish. I was also meant to say: "Also, the chances of rolling 4 ones makes that rule a pointless "drawback" indeed."
23rd Oct 04, 7:59 AM
Lol Dante, never thougt of it that way :P, but it sounds good soul-render, good anti-chaos name :P.
I know i have made alot of threads, which i could have gotten the answers of by reading codicies, im sorry for that, but im waiting for the new space marine codex, so right now i dont got any codex to use, apologies to moderators. Sry for off-topic too >.<
23rd Oct 04, 6:21 PM
Soulrender . . I don't get it . .
Sir Guppy stole my face.
23rd Oct 04, 11:51 PM
i didnt steal your face. i did have the whole ork flame boy but lots of people started using it, so i used this one. i didnt steal your face, your probally looking in a mirror.
24th Oct 04, 10:01 AM
the jam still affects vehicals...
But with four shots...its quite hard to get 4 ones!!!
i think its 1/6^4 power...
im not too good at math...
24th Oct 04, 6:58 PM
Since custom avatars are not allowed; you are both sharing the same face.
Autocannon is a bit tougher then the assault cannon, and assault cannon fires more. Autocannon has more range and is considered a medium weapon compared to a ligher heavy bolter and a heavier lascannon.
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