The Empire's standard, effective cannonry sends armour-piercing iron balls ploughing through enemy ranks with devastating aplomb.
The Great Cannons of the Imperial Gunnery School are the terror of the Empire's foes. Their thunderous fire sends iron balls hammering into the ranks of enemy warriors, each impact ploughing bloody furrows through tightly packed regiments. Even the mightiest creatures cannot ignore the power of a Great Cannon, as was ably demonstrated at the Siege of Middenheim, when Master Gunner Pumhart von Steyr decapitated a raging Dragon with a single well-placed shot.
This unit cannot run and will only move at walking pace.
Anti-large units have an advantage against targets that are at least as large as a horse. This advantage can be a damage bonus against large targets or an attack that focuses on a very small area. However, some units are simply better against large targets because their attacks are slow and easy to dodge by skilled melee combatants.
The damage of armour-piercing weapons mostly ignores the armour of the target, making them the ideal choice against heavily-armoured enemies. They are often heavier and attack at a slower rate though, making them less efficient against poorly-armoured targets.
This unit has a larger range than most other units of the same class. This allows it to take out hostile missile units before they can come into firing range.
|Battle Entity Stats|
|Ch. Dist. to Commence Run||30.00|
|Ch. Dist. to Adopt Pose||25.00|
|Ch. Dist. to Pick Target||25.00|
|Land Unit Stats|
|Unit Category||Siege Engine|
|Unit Class||Field Artillery|
|Move Action Points||2100|
|Visibility Range||40 - 1500|
|Spot Tree Distance||60|
|Spot Scrub Distance||60|
|Bonus Hit Points||48|
|Unit Caste||War Machine|
|Unit Group||Siege Artillery|
|Unit Group Parent||Artillery & War Machines|
|Bonus vs Cavalry|
|Bonus vs Large|
|Bonus vs Infantry|
|Weapon AP Damage||3|
|Missile Block Chance||0|
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