Hammer of the Witches (Great Cannon)The Hammer of the Witches, fired with righteous purpose, smites evil with thunderous, armour-shattering blasts.
The Great Cannons of the Imperial Gunnery School are the terror of the Empire's foes. Their thunderous fire sends iron balls hammering into the ranks of enemy warriors, each impact ploughing bloody furrows through tightly packed regiments. Even the mightiest creatures cannot ignore the power of a Great Cannon, as was ably demonstrated at the Siege of Middenheim, when Master Gunner Pumhart von Steyr decapitated a raging Dragon with a single well-placed shot.
Unit NameHammer of the Witches (Great Cannon)
Main Unit Keywh_dlc04_emp_art_hammer_of_the_witches_0
Land Unit Keywh_dlc04_emp_art_hammer_of_the_witches_0
Naval Unit Keywh_main_shp_transport
Land Unit GroupSiege Artillery
Naval Unit GroupSiege Artillery
Custom Battle Cost1100
├ Missile Weaponwh_dlc04_emp_cannon_hammer_witches
├ Missile Damage145
├ Missile Ap Damage435
└ Base Reload Time22
Shots Per Minute3.9
├ Melee Weaponwh_main_emp_sword_short
├ Melee Damage Base21
├ Melee Damage Ap3
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs Cavalry0
├ Bonus vs Elephants0
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence10
└ Shield Defence0
├ Armour Defence20
└ Shield Armour0
├ Man Entitywh_main_infantry_standard_blood_dismembers
├ Man Speed30
├ Man Health8
└ Bonus Hit Points48
Leadership (Base Morale)60
- Cannot Run
This unit cannot run and will only move at walking pace.
Strengths & Weaknesses
- Good Range
This unit has a larger range than most other units of the same class. This allows it to take out hostile missile units before they can come into firing range.
- Armour-Piercing Missiles
The damage of armour-piercing weapons mostly ignores the armour of the target, making them the ideal choice against heavily-armoured enemies. They are often heavier and attack at a slower rate though, making them less efficient against poorly-armoured targets.
Anti-large units have an advantage against targets that are at least as large as a horse. This advantage can be a damage bonus against large targets or an attack that focuses on a very small area. However, some units are simply better against large targets because their attacks are slow and easy to dodge by skilled melee combatants.