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Humans have a super tank, Tyranids have a Heirophant, what do we have???
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Old 04 Feb 2006, 23:21   #1 (permalink)
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Default Humans have a super tank, Tyranids have a Heirophant, what do we have???

hello, i recently saw the super duper mega tank ( i forget its name but that huge one that must be killed 3 times) i then remebered the hyrophant, then i thought, "hey, what if tau had a super ultra nearly immortal creature/tank like that" (i didnt rly think that but still)

the after not thinking that i thought, "mabye we do?" (that one i rly thought thats y im making the post)
so..do we have a massive creature/tank like nids and humans?
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Old 04 Feb 2006, 23:24   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: humans have a super tank, nids have a hyrophant, what do we have???

They have the Manta Destroyer which is about the size of a Titan if not bigger.
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Default Re: humans have a super tank, nids have a hyrophant, what do we have???

We have a fleet class escort that drops into the atmosphere, drops off a full cadre of troops and blasts up Titans with Rail Cannons. The Manta Missil Destroyer is the Tau answer to those crude walking eye sores known as Titans.

...yea that was said in character, oh well.
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Default Re: humans have a super tank, nids have a hyrophant, what do we have???

is that a joke? or do we rly have one of those?

if so, can i see a picture if u have one?

and do other races have things like these?
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Theres a picture in the Tau Codex of one on the same page as where the description is also located in the Codex. As for actual model there isn't one that I'm aware of.

The Imperium has something that is similar to the Manta. They have a Thunderhawk. Check out the forgeworld site for a picture of a Thunderhawk.
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Default Re: humans have a super tank, nids have a hyrophant, what do we have???

No its not a joke, 2 look in your codex its on page 7. See those sleek ships in the background? Those are mantas and there is actually a bit on the manta in the codex already on page 15. Heres another picture:

EDITE: Ok that link doesnt work. Mace linked a pic though.

Also no, other races do not have such a vehicle that I know of. The Thunderhawk is nothing, nothing at all like the Manta, it is dwarfed by the manta. The Thunderhawk is a gunship, the manta is a fleet ship, a small fleet ship but still.

Forgeworld is doing a work in progress model you can find a picture here:

http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/manta.htm
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Default Re: humans have a super tank, nids have a hyrophant, what do we have???

It's stated on page 15 of the Tau codex that "The Manta Missile Destroyer is the nearest Tau equivalent of Human titans or Ork Gargants."

For pictures:
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Bat.htm - An Epic scale Manta. You can see its size compared to a Epic scale Titan there. It's also meant to be able to carry four tanks.

As for 40k scale.. ohhh boy. http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/manta.htm - and more pics in this thread: http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=11957.0
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Default Re: humans have a super tank, nids have a hyrophant, what do we have???

oh, i love those crisis and broad sides!!!!!!

i hated the older ones, are those coming out? or are they just like a conversion?
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It is all answered on Forgeworlds site. The Broadside is just a replacement it is a cooler looking model like many things on Forgeworld. The other battlesuits are command suit variants that are NOT official, they are in IA3 as is the tetra, defence turrets, sensors and the soon coming Manta.

Please next time look around and do a little research first the answers are right there on the site.
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A manta must be over 2 long wow
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