Sunday, 8 April 2012

Stuff Not in the Rules

I realise that in matters relating to Warhammer it is heresy to try to logically apply real life situations to events, but...

I have noticed that some people when trying to rationalise the changes to the empire mortar - shouldn't that be howitzer? - have wondered why an exploding shrapnel shell causes less damage to mass infantry than a large stone the same body of men.

The answer is pretty simple.

The impact of the stone creates a storm of teeth and bones that explode laterally within the unit.

Add to this that prior to artillery developements of the late 19th century the use of shrapnel was a highly specialised and rather hit or miss affair; with the shrapnel spraying in all directions.


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