Leman Russ

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Leman Russ
IG Lemanruss.jpg
Race Imperial Guard
Version Dark Crusade v1.2
Soulstorm v1.2
Build Info
IG Lemanruss icon.jpg
Hotkey L
Build Cost Resource requisition.gif 150 Resource power.gif 300  Resource cap vehicle.gif 5
Build Time 45 s
Built From Mechanized Command
Unit Size 1
Requires local Leman Russ Depot and a Regimental Command
Limit 2
Unit Stats
Hitpoints 5200
Armour Vehicle Medium
Unit Mass 80
Move Speed 24
Sight Radius 45 (cannot detect)
Weapons
Ranged Battle Cannon
Hull Heavy Bolter
2x Sponson Heavy Bolters
Melee None



Contents

Leman Russ

"Tell the men the cavalry's arrived."

Named after the famous Space Wolves Primarch (due to his strength and simplicity), the Leman Russ is the Imperial Guard's main battle tank. Boasting great range and great firepower, Leman Russ tanks are a force to be feared on the battlefield. However, it should be noted that the conditions are rather far from luxurious - even for a tank. This could easily be the best damned tank ever to roll across the lands, firing with ease.

Tactics

The range of the Battle Cannon allows the Leman Russ to snipe enemy tanks from behind a wall of Guardsmen, provided that you use a Long Range Scanner to allow it to fire beyond its sight radius. This is a valid strategy when you consider the low anti-vehicular damage of this tank (meaning that it will lose firefights against tanks like Chaos Predator upgraded for anti-vehicular duty). However, the specialised AV tanks are generally horrible against infantry, turning Guardsmen into awesome shields for the Russ. When working in pairs the Leman Russes can whittle down the enemy army before they can engage your own troops. Keep a Techpriest Enginseer on hand to maintain the Leman Russes and you can expect to see these powerhouses still firing long after most tanks would have been destroyed.

Weapons

Battle Cannon

Battle Cannon
RangedStance icon bw.jpg Damage Per Second Values
Infantry Vehicles Buildings Daemons Morale Base Damage
Low Med High H.Med H.Hi Cmdr Low Med High Air Low Med High Med High DPS Base Min Max Min.D
Initial DPS: 63.8 59.2 53.9 47.9 32.6 9.9 106.4 106.4 85.5 106.4 31.9 21.9 11.5 37.2 21.8 5.3 38.05 330.0 430.0 10

Cost Default Weapon Range 60 Setup Time 0 s
Build Time Default Weapon Accuracy 70% Refire Rate 2.5 s
Area of Effect 0 Requires Nothing

Hull Heavy Bolter

Hull Heavy Bolter
RangedStance icon bw.jpg Damage Per Second Values
Infantry Vehicles Buildings Daemons Morale Base Damage
Low Med High H.Med H.Hi Cmdr Low Med High Air Low Med High Med High DPS Base Min Max Min.D
Initial DPS: 32.9 40.6 36.5 21.9 20.3 6.4 16.8 10.1 0.3 16.8 54.8 24.4 12.2 19.2 6.9 2.5 10.05 123.0 151.0 0.5

Cost Default Weapon Range 35 Setup Time 0 s
Build Time Default Weapon Accuracy 50% Refire Rate 1 s
Area of Effect 0 Requires Nothing
Notes In Dark Crusade, this weapon does 0.5 morale damage.

Sponson Heavy Bolter

There are two Sponson Heavy Bolters on the Leman Russ, one on either side of the vehicle. They have been listed only once here because the values are the same for both.

Left Sponson Heavy Bolter
RangedStance icon bw.jpg Damage Per Second Values
Infantry Vehicles Buildings Daemons Morale Base Damage
Low Med High H.Med H.Hi Cmdr Low Med High Air Low Med High Med High DPS Base Min Max Min.D
Initial DPS: 38.4 35.4 32.2 28.8 26.0 6.0 15.7 3.7 0.3 15.7 22.4 13.2 6.9 17.9 3.2 2.5 10.05 105.0 151.0 0.5

Cost Default Weapon Range 35 Setup Time 0 s
Build Time Default Weapon Accuracy 50% Refire Rate 1 s
Area of Effect 0 Requires Nothing
Notes In Dark Crusade, the right Sponson Heavy Bolter has different DPS values for Building Medium (10.0) and Building High (0.5), and it does 0.5 morale damage.


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