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Postby Matapiojo » Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:15 pm

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Re: Warhammer 40,000 [Discussion]

Postby Locutus » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:34 pm

Leman Russ armor durability:

Beans was just about to yell Brace! when the whole tank was suddenly shunted backwards about three metres. Wulfe shook his head, trying to lose the ringing sound from his ears. They had been hit right on the front armour, the glacis plate.
- Gunheads, Page 262

'Incoming,' shouted Metzger over the intercom. Something hit the tank's glacis plate with so much force that the back end lifted clear of the sand. Half a second later it crashed down again. The treads bit into the dirt, and Last Rites II lept forward, pulling more orks underneath her.
- Gunheads, Page 367

No armor penetration or loss of crew in either instance. Again, we see the reinforced cast Plasteel hull being hit with hundreds of megajoules of kinetic energy and receiving little or no damage.
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Re: Warhammer 40,000 [Discussion]

Postby itcheyness » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:05 pm

Got something on Lascannon penetration

"The blast struck the bunker the Raven Guard were stood upon, penetrating its meter-thick rockcrete shell and touching off an explosion inside its depths....(some stuff about the explosion and the Ravens guard reaction, which is moving away from it)... Scanning the scene, Shrike judged that the lascannon blast that had so effectivly destroyed the bunker, and very nearly killed the raven guard, had come from a tall bastion not a hundred meters distant."

Hunt for Voldorius Pg. 229,230

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Re: (40K) Orks [Discussion]

Postby Locutus » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:59 am

Ork stuff.

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"Some of the ork bodies, each of which was easily three hundred kilogrammes in weight, twitched while their thick blood pooled around them." - Rynn's World, Pg. 211

"The moment its gaze was removed from Cassaves, the Space Marine let his bolter drop from his right hand, drew his combat blade in a flash, and thrust it straight forward into the ork’s throat where the beast’s helmet offered no protection. The tip of the blade slid in, severing the critical nerve bundle at the back. Any normal creature would have dropped dead right then, but, although the ork was technically dead already, its body continued to wrestle for another eight seconds. Its grip was incredibly powerful. Even when it sank to the ground in a heap, Brother Cassaves had to pry its thick, clawed fingers off one by one." - Rynn's World, Pg. 211


Vessels / Psychic

"Gellar Fields
In place of flickering Gellar fields of Imperial starships, Orks use a variety of adornments, totems, huge hull-plate 'teef,' and glyphs to ward off the malign influence of the warp. Whether these actually scare off warp creatures (as Freebooterz have been known to claim) or simply inspire such confidence in their crews that the ships are wreathed in a crackling shield of WAAAGH! energy while in the warp, is unknown. However, they seem to work."
- Rogue Trader: Battlefleet Koronus, Pg. 75-76 - Enemies of Humanity: The Orks


"Weirdboyz' Tower: Potruding from the top of the ship is a twisted brass tower, crackling with green lightning. Within the tower are groups of weirdboyz, their brains surging with the combined psychic noise of the thousands of Orks in the ship below. Every so often, a great arc of green energy shoots from the tower. Occasionally, it hits an enemy." - Rogue Trader: Battlefleet Koronus, Pg. 78 - Enemies of Humanity: The Orks


"Trakta Field: This field projects gravitational forces that draw enemy vessels closer, making it easier to board or ram them. However, the field also attracts enemy ordnance, making it an easier target for torpedoes." - Rogue Trader: Battlefleet Koronus, Pg. 78 - Enemies of Humanity: The Orks
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Re: (40K) Psykers [Discussion]

Postby Locutus » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:18 am

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"Mind Probe
This technique allows the psyker to peel back the layers of another's mind to read the basic surface thoughts and beyond."
- Rouge Trader Core Rulebook, Pg. 164 - Psychic Techniques: Psychic Disciplines

"Terrify
By using his psychic abilities to intrude forcefully on another mind, the psyker assails his target with raw fear and horrific imagery."
- Rouge Trader Core Rulebook, Pg. 165 - Psychic Techniques: Psychic Disciplines

"Reprogram
Requiring utmost skill and experience, this technique enables the psyker to enter another mind and completely reprogram the contents, insidiously reshaping its memories and experiences as he desires. This can be something as simple as an engram designed to fool casual searches by other telepaths, or something more crafted and elaborate to remake an entire personality and constructed as 'false self' the unfortunate victim will believe to be true."
- Rouge Trader Core Rulebook, Pg. 166 - Psychic Techniques: Psychic Disciplines


Navigator

"The Course Untravelled
Time is not an arrow that flies straight and true, but rather a tangled web of moments and possibilities. The Course Un-travelled power allows a Navigator to negotiate this web, stepping fractionally from one moment to another, and in the process, altering his position in the physical world. The use of such power is extremely dangerous, however, as the Navigator is not actually physically travelling in place as such, but rather choosing an alternate future in which to inhabit. He risks both inury and madness in trying to step outside the flow of time this way."
- Rouge Trader Core Rulebook, Pg. 180 - Navigator Powers: Navigator Powers


"The Lidless Stare
If a Navigator opens his warp eye fully, anyone gazing into its depths will witness the power and mind breaking unreality of the warp. In an instant, they witness the chaos boiling beneath the skin of existance and for many, it is the last thing they ever see."
- Rouge Trader Core Rulebook, Pg. 180 - Navigator Powers: Navigator Powers


"Void Watcher
Using this power and gazing into the void whilst aboard ship, the Navigator can learn things about space in the immediate vicinity of his vessel. This can reveal hidden dangers such as mines, void creatures, and concealed ships, as well as more mundane perils like asteroids and debris. With skill and practice, a Navigator's void sense can become amazingly precise and reach out across millions of kilometres of space."
- Rouge Trader Core Rulebook, Pg. 181 - Navigator Powers: Navigator Powers

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Re: 40K Space Travel [Discussion]

Postby Locutus » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:01 pm

"Close-range lascannons on the hull of the drive module blew apart the paper-thin sheath of metals hiding the aft section of the ship, and the Ultio's drive section blasted free of the station wreck in a pulse of detonation. Fusion motors unleashed the tiny suns at their cores and pushed the craft away, climbing the acceleration curve in a glitter of void shields and displaced energy.
In moments, the vessel was rising to one-quarter lightspeed."
- Nemesis, Pg. 482
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Re: (40K) Orks [Discussion]

Postby Fisherking » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:02 pm

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"Boreas's crozius smashed into the skull of an ork pinning down Zepheus, splitting it wide open. The ork reared up, still alive, dragging its serrated blade from a crack in Zepheus's armour. " - The Purging of Kadillus pg. 21


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"With a roar, which left my already abused ears ringing, the ork whose comrade had so casually struck it down charged at me, swinging its cleaver again. Unbelievably, the head wound, which would have proved fatal to a man had, it seemed, barely stunned it, and the belly wounds I'd inflicted hardly slowed it down at all" - Ciaphas Cain: Defender of the Imperium pg. 77
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Re: (40K) Imperial Guard [Discussion]

Postby Fisherking » Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:55 am

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"The back of his power first clipped into his unseen assailant's jaw and catapulted the entire head clean out of the trench. Still snorting like a wounded bull, Roth hammered his palm down on the cleaver-wielding Ironclad. The Arch-enemy folded at a crisp ninety degree angle and hit the mud without further movement." - Emperor's Mercy pg.221


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"Roth pounced onto the front fowling of a KL5 Scavenger. He climbed onto the tank, boots slipping against the smooth plating as he fought for purchase. His power first gouged deep molten holes into the sloping frontal hull as he hauled himself up." - Emperor's Mercy pg. 222
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Re: (40K) Imperial Bolt Weapons [Discussion]

Postby Fisherking » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:03 am

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“With morbid curiosity Morlaniath focussed on one, seeing a miniature rocket at least the size of his thumb propelled out of the white light. It hit a Guardian in the leg and punched through the thin armour into flesh. A moment later it detonated with a blossom of bone and blood, ripping the limb apart from the inside.” – Path of the Warrior pg. 369
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Re: (40K) Orks [Discussion]

Postby Matapiojo » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:07 am

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“How the orks had managed to locate the only place on the planet worth attacking, so fast and so accurately, nobody could fathom.

Some spoke of pure luck on the aliens’ part. Others made the protective sign of the aquila and spoke of foul alien warpcraft. Yet others, with an almost heretical tendency, spoke of treachery from within. But whatever the case, the great keep was now under attack, and the Templars and their servants had to do whatever they could to repel the alien invaders.”
Crusade of Armageddon p.8 - **

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“Then the rok came.

Descending from the sky, like a mountain torn free of its roots, it turned day to night, blotting out the weak sunlight, and eclipsing everything in its vast shadow. The tortured air around it became oppressively heavy and charged as if in an ion storm. Its six million cubic tonne mass descended almost gracefully, buoyed up and supported by modified tractor beams and force fields. Static crackled from the rok to the ground, discharging energy, and turning mud and stone to shiny obsidian black. Many of the keep’s weapons trained on this new target, the blossoming explosions of their heavy autocannon and siege mortar shell impacts illuminating the bristling fortifications and armaments of the floating asteroid fortress. The massive mountainous ork stronghold shrugged off everything the keep threw at it as it made groundfall.

The ground buckled beneath the rok. Rock melted smooth and then set hard again under the crashing down-pressure of the bow-wave of its force field cocoon. Countless mooring anchors and iron cable hawsers were launched from crater ports within the asteroid’s raggedly mountainous sides in a hail of harpoon fire. Spiked anchor heads split the bedrock, securing the ork fortress to the broken plateau. Hydraulic ramps and great cargo-shutters opened and lowered, disgorging a veritable green tide of ravening, blood-hungry orks. As the chapter keep’s batteries continued their assault on the impossible, near invincible asteroid, the rok’s own massive weapon arrays came to bear on the ancient sanctuary-fortress.

With an alien roar that drowned out all other noise, the rok fired.

The shield-dome held twelve seconds longer, the ancient generators buried deep beneath the fortress going critical thirty seconds after the collapse of the void shields. The explosion melted the bedrock and ignited the arsenals of three siege guns in the west wall fortifications. A half-kilometre stretch of curtain wall blew out in an eruption of masonry shards the size of tanks as the green, zigzagging fire of lasers, bursts of blue-hot plasma and artillery shells as big as a man tore through the stronghold’s central fortifications leaving shattered holes and molten, orange-red rock in their wake.

With that, the great chapter keep died.”
Crusade of Armageddon p.8 - **
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