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porkfat Feb 8 @ 1:16pm
Random assault cannon ammo in Pitfall?
I was re-doing the Sin of Damnation missions on normal when I realized that the heavy bolter was being assigned a random amount of ammo compared to the previous missions. Did I miss something about this mission that would do that?

Also, I find the Pitfall mission the easiest one to do the "no command point" achievment. Just use the librarian's block on the middle ladder and walk all the way to the exit on the first floor -- only have to face one gene stealer as the others bottlenecked on the bottom floor.

I thought that the exit point was only supposed to be on the lower level which is how I beat it the first time through but another exit on the first floor makes it too easy!

I just wish some thing were better explained like the extraction sequence. An "undisturbed term" to me meant that you're not attacked. Not that you have to move there one turn, wait another turn and escape the third turn. That's three undisturbed turns, really.
Last edited by porkfat; Feb 9 @ 12:38pm
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datguy13 Feb 8 @ 3:40pm 
It's an Assault Cannon, for the record. Heavy Bolters look more like a .30cal machine gun. I haven't experienced what you're talking about about random ammunition to start. You're supposed to get 1 load of ten shots and 1 reload of ten shots that can cause catastrophic failure. I've gotten that consistently as far as I know, so what you're describing is probably a client-side bug or bad file. Try a cache verification to see if it helps.

Pitfall seemed a little easier than I expected too. I agree with that. I got the No CP achievement at the beginning of the campaign though. I think it was actually on Suicide Mission, because I took it slow and methodical, and the Genestealers were being a bit less aggressive than usual the attempt I got it on.
devildog77 Feb 8 @ 4:43pm 
The Pitfall mission your AC only has 3 shots and the barrel starts hot (explodes on same three dice). Other than that, you'll always have 10 shots +1 full reload.
porkfat Feb 8 @ 5:21pm 
Sorry, yes, assault cannon. And yes, devildog, it did start hot, I was wondering about that. The tip was orange like a re-load. However, I tried it twice on normal. The first time it had 5 shots the second time it had 7 shots.
porkfat Feb 8 @ 5:26pm 
datguy13 Feb 9 @ 2:39am 
I double-checked Pitfall and got the same results. Guess I got real lucky the first time I was paying attention while playing the mission, and got a high number of shots on the mission. It does go random for Pitfall, I hadn't realized you were talking specifically about that mission for the random AC ammo.
Zuggi  [developer] Feb 10 @ 1:38am 
The rules state that it's random 2 d6 are rolled to determine the amount (max 10) ..it counts as if it's been rerolled.
hillslam Feb 10 @ 6:51pm 
has anyone seen the catastrophic failure yet? i've tried: my gunner just mows em down like grass
porkfat Feb 10 @ 7:35pm 
Yes, I have. It's thankfully rare. It will kill everything in the vicinity.
datguy13 Feb 11 @ 3:27am 
Yep. Had an Assault Cannon fail once so far, but I had the foresight to not have other Terminators within the two square death radius. As mentioned, it is thankfully a rare thing.
billybear067 Feb 11 @ 10:52am 
That's funny, I didn't know it was random.. both times I did that mission I had 5 rounds and figured it was pre-set amount to go with the story.
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