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Old 30 May 2005, 00:20   #8 (permalink)
frankthetank
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Default Re: are TAU piranhas good in a game

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Originally Posted by Waldo_Pepper
The open-topped designation is indeed a killer - it means even with the skimmer rule and taking decoy launchers any damaging hit is going to knock it out of the air 38% of the time. Without the DLs it will be shot down 50% of the time (4+). Since its AV 11 even heavy bolter fire can damage it.

IMO, the piranha is a poor man's landspeeder that's a questionable choice - it eats up a troop slot, it's open-topped, it's not fast moving, and its standard gun is worse than a heavy bolter (though the two drones add a bit more fire power) especially since it forces you to get up close and personal to be in range - all at the same cost as a landspeeder. About the only thing it has over a landspeeder is that its AV 11 which means bolter fire can't bring it down. For 55 pts (b/c the DL is practically mandatory) you could buy 7 more kroot which gives you 7 St 4 attacks at a range of 24" and requires 7 hits to kill. YMMV.

what happen if it open toped i dont have my rule book hear ? do the drones use it own BS oe the skimmers BS ?
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