RE: [Epic] Dune Epic 40K units

From: Brett Hollindale <agro_at_...>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 23:48:07 +0200 (MET DST)

At 10:30 AM 25/8/97 -0500, you wrote:
>>> ----> i'm not a huge Dune fan, but I think a vortex missile would go
>>> down quite
>>> nicely. Super lifta droppa might do nice too
>>> "Bad Worm! Bad Worm! <slam slam slam>"
>>Ummmm... I don't think you have any idea of how big this thing is. About
>>half-a-metre long in Epic Scale (and that's just the bit that protrudes
>>from the ground). I think it has enough damage points not to worry about
>>the SLD. Like, an estimated 5-10,000 or so.
>---->Well for the SLD I was speculating on using a worm to spank the
>rest of the army, and if you think the orks couldn't build one big
>I'm inclined to disagree - their ships supposedly use force bubbles and
>traktor beams to travel, so...
>And the Vortex missile should still hurt -<slurrrrrrp> especially the
>version where anything withou void shields was sucked into the warp -
>no damage numbers, just gone.

Actually that should be "any non-titan sucked into the warp" (quite
irrespective of void shields...) but the fluff suggests that this is a size
related thing, so you would be hard pressed to convince anyone that a 1/2
metre sand worm wasn't bigger than a titan...


>I sense a "Dune stuff is better" opinion on that end, and that's fine,
>but the background and units of the two don't mix that well unless
>you concede that there are some weaknesses on both sides. Sure,
>the worms were really nasty in Dune. Fine. In the 40K universe,
>there a big target with no ranged attacks which are restricted to a
>single planet. Against an Ork invasion, they're great. Against
>the Eldar, Chaos, or a stand-off virus bombing by people who
>don't give a damn about any "spice", they ain't much...
>Chris Miller
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