Flamecannon

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Dwarf Flamecannons

Built by skilled Dwarf Engineers, Dwarf flamecannons unleash bursts of burning liquid over their enemies - these are deadly if short ranged war machines. [1]

As there is a chance that the cannon will explode when fired, the Dwarfs who use these weapons are extremely brave. The chance of a misfire becomes higher if the usually sturdy weapon is damaged. [2a]

Many diplomatic missions have travelled from the Empire to various holds offering generous trade deals in return for the secret of the Flame Cannon, but always without success. One artillerist was sent to try and steal such secrets, but was later returned, barely recognisable, burned to a crisp by the weapon whose secrets she sought. A note was enclosed, apologising for an unfortunate accident. [4a]

Weapons and Equipment

  • 6th Edition: 3 crew, each with Hand Weapon, Light Armour. [2b]
  • 8th Edition: 3 crew, each with Hand Weapon, Light Armour. May have Engineering Runes. [3a]

Miniatures

Quotes

One of them tried to explain to me how it works once. He said a volatile concoction of hot oil and molten tar is mixed in the barrel of the Flame Cannon. He told me air is pumped into the barrel until the pressure inside is very great and the barrel is almost ready to burst. At precisely the right moment, the crew place a burning oily wad into the nozzle and release the pressure inside. The mixture catches fire as its spurts from the barrel and burning oil arcs into the air towards the enemy ranks.

~ Durgrim Redmane.[2a]

Sources


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