Flame cannon

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Flame cannon
Wh main dwf flame cannon.png
Overview
FactionDwarfs
Category Dwarfs field artillery
Crew size32
Artillery pieces4
Recruitment
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 1400 (1250)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 3
Icon income.png Upkeep: 350
Buildings required:
Engineers' Guild Hall
Statistics
Icon stat health.png Health: 56
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 66
Icon stat speed.png Speed:
Icon stat attack.png Melee attack: 10
Icon stat defence.png Melee defence: 15
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus 2
Icon stat ammo.png Ammunition 25
15px link= Damage Reductions
  • -25% magic damage taken
Weapons
Melee
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 21
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armor-Piercing Damage: 7
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4.3s


Icon stat range.png Range 1
Ranged
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 160
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armor-Piercing Damage: 75
Icon stat ammo.png Reload Time: 10


Icon stat range.png Range 200
Protection
Icon stat armour.png
Armor:
40
Attributes
  • Cant run.png Cannot Run: This unit cannot run and will only move at walking pace.

Flame Cannon is a Dwarfs siege engine unit in Total War: Warhammer. Flame Cannons belch burning pitch across the battlefield, raining molten death upon the enemy.

Description[edit | edit source]

There are few weapons that can put fear into the heart of a foe like the Flame Cannon, one of the deadliest inventions of the Engineers' Guild. A volatile concoction of hot oil and molten tar is mixed within the Flame Cannon before air is pumped into the barrel; soon the pressure inside is tremendous and the barrel is almost ready to burst. At precisely the right moment, the Dwarfs place a burning oily wad into the nozzle and release the pressure. The mixture catches fire as it whooshes from the barrel in a leaping spurt. The burning oil arcs into the air towards the enemy ranks and, with a little bit of luck, lands in the middle of the foe, spraying boiling tar over them. For longer ranged shots, the Dwarfs simply apply more pressure, and the most experienced crew know exactly when to release the straining valve to achieve maximum distance. Those crews who misjudge this subtle balance rarely get another chance. Enemies struck by the Flame Cannons have their flesh melted off them in a slough, leaving only scorched bones and foul-smelling liquid that is best described as "goo". Even the bravest of those who survive, after seeing their comrades so gruesomely reduced, have been known to flee immediately.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Anti-Infantry: Anti-infantry units have an advantage against targets that are smaller than a horse. This advantage can be a damage bonus against small targets, superior weight used to smash through lighter enemies, or an explosive attack from range that effects a large area.
  • Weak Against Armour: This unit's attack can hardly punch through armour and is thus wasted on heavily armoured enemies.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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