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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All Baneblades have the same statline: Decimators are armed primarily with a heavy, medium-ranged barrage weapon such as the unique Decimator Cannon which was a Hellhakmer AP2 weapon of rape, supported by several reaper autocannons, and are used to bombard enemies in cover. The underground detonation creates a powerful shockwave much larger than the shell’s explosion, which will impede the progress of any unit caught within it.
While the Tremor Cannon shell itself does relatively little damage, it is the side effect of the underground explosion that is invaluable, pinning the opponent in place and making him vulnerable to sustained bombardment by the other artillery elements hellhmamer the Imperial Guard.
It is supposedly one of the oldest and largest tank designs used by the Imperium, despite that it’s actually medium-sized according to the old Epic fluff. The Hellhammer is named after its main weapon, the Hellhammer Cannonbut it is also armed with a co-axial Autocannona hull-mounted Demolisher Cannon gellhammer, a set of twin-linked hull-mounted Heavy Bolters with two top-mounted sponson Lascannons.
You’ve paid for them already, so you might as well use them. It is literally the best of these master units in the game, and it will go toe-to-toe with any other such unit and kill them before they kill it. You don’t want your tank get hellhammed trying to cross a T-Junction due to “Overcompensation-Syndrome” now do you?
Retribution, as the Imperial Guard’s super heavy unit and one of the superunits, a title it shares with the Swarmlordthe Great Unclean Onethe Avatar of Khaine once more notably, the Avatar along ehllhammer the 40o are the only returning superunits from the first Dawn of War seriesthe Battlewagonand the Land Raider Redeemer which is a different variant from the one in Dawn of War.
Hellhammer – Warhammer 40k – Lexicanum
In short it’s written so you could fap to how awesome the Baneblade is. 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. An Imperial Hellhammer Super-heavy Tank On the battlefield, the Hellhammer’s role is that of either a close support tank, or an urban warfare tank.
The Baneblade and Hellhammer get an additional Autocannon and Demolisher Cannonand the Hellhammer also has a Lasgun for some reason.
Some Hellhammers will replace the side sponsons with extra armour or even add two additional side sponsons, each hellhmmer with a Lascannon and twin-linked Heavy Flamers. Hsllhammer a blast radius close to that of the 4k Cannonbut possessed of a longer range, the Hellhammer Cannon can effectively clear buildings of enemy infantry before they can even get a shot off. Or a Landkreuzer P. A Hellhammer Siege Cannon is a massive artillery piece deployed by the Imperial Guard that fires large rocket-propelled shells that are capable of destroying most fortified buildings in a single shot.
It has a unique rule called the “Decimator Tank Shock” which forces enemy infantry to take a test which will always have —1 to their Leadership if they are tank shocked by a Decimator.
The track is broken and the sponson turret has a beef with the driver. He does this by signing on to the nearest imperial guard unit and starts the novel commanding a squadron of Leman Russes and then after an Ork ambush he gets a spot as third gunner on the Mars Triumphant.
Like its parent tank heellhammer all its variants, the Hellhammer suffers from poor top speed and manoeuvrability. The original Stormhammer was outfitted with two twin-Battle Cannon turrets and four pairs of Heavy Bolters, along with options for pintle storm bolters and four more sponsons, meaning it could mount seventeen fucking bolters if you were willing to pay for it.
When configured for urban assault, it swaps two twin-linked Heavy Bolters for Heavy Flamersallowing the Hellhammer to flush out infantry from fortifications too flimsy to warrant a shot from the main gun. The sponson 40l can be traded out individually, letting you choose any combination of multilasers, heavy bolters, heavy flamers and lascannons you want.
The lack of range that plagued the Hellhammer Cannon was an acceptable compromise for the added capacity for destruction, and the design was finalised, blessed, standardised and mass-produced by the Adeptus Mechanicus. Sponsons cost 34 for the Heavy Bolter and 50 for the Heavy Flamer.
They make it twice as big by welding armor plates and guns where there’s a gap and fast by giving it a ridiculous super-charged engine so big it probably houses several lost gretchin communities. Only it’s better because instead of a winged Daemon cow hellha,mer a big flaming homosexual in a loincloth, it’s a fucking giant tank. Its turrets all pointed different directions. Its massive size is also both a blessing and a curse: Its origin story starts on the Forge World of Ryza, where despite having the best reputation with regards to plasma technology, they couldn’t build Volcano Cannons for Shadowsword tanks.
Unfortunately it just HAD to share the same turret mount as the Shadowsword, making it impossible for the Stormlord to turn its Vulcan Mega-Bolter around without turning the entire tank around. Foot-bound troops can march freely in its wake, safe in the knowledge that the Hellhammer will lay 400k them a carpet of enemy corpses. This makes the Hellhammer Cannon extremely effective in cities, jungles or other dense terrain.
This point cost does include all the goodies, so don’t be afraid to splurge on two sets of sponsons, a pintle-mounted weapon and a 40l Missile.
All of them can take either one or two pairs of sponsons, each equipped with a Lascannon and either two Heavy Bolters or two Heavy Flamers. However, like all super-heavy tanks based on the Baneblade chassis, it suffers from poor top speed and maneuverability, and the Quake Cannon’s fixed setting requires the Banesword to be bodily aimed at its intended target. The Baneblade and its variants are all statted out in full in the recent Codex: Although most have been changed considerably by their time in the Eye of Terror, the Decimators were originally precursors to modern Imperial super-heavy vehicles like the Baneblade, Shadowsword and Stormsword, the last of which it most closely resembles in function.
An Astra Militarum Hellhammer super-heavy tank.