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Old 19 May 2006, 17:37   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Piranha Gunship Released!

The TX-42, Forge World:

http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/pirtx42.htm

We've seen the pictures before, but these are a bit clearer. Very sexy.

Rules available on PDF. TL Fusion Blasters, upgradeable to TL Missile Launchers, TL Rail Rifles or TL Plasma Rifles (!). Resonable points cost too. Only one per FA slot though, which is unfortunate (but fine for smaller games). The side armor is 11, which I think is better than the standard Piranha as well.

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Old 19 May 2006, 18:00   #2 (permalink)
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Thats sweet. Maybe Forgeworlds way of getting back at GW for stealing their ideas hehe. Twin Linked Fusion Blasters would be sweet and heavier armor would prove useful in letting it be more agressive.
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Old 19 May 2006, 18:04   #3 (permalink)
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Nice...but somehow looks kward for me. particularly the thing that connects the wing to the cockpit.

Twinlinking fusion blaster.....nice. But I wonder what is the strengh of the railguns? As strong as the pathfinders one or slightly more powerful?
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Old 19 May 2006, 18:11   #4 (permalink)
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Curse you Forgeworld! Give me my wallet back!
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I wish I have one of those, but I will just wait till it goes into the next codex or something like that.
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Old 19 May 2006, 18:15   #6 (permalink)
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At the risk of being picky. It looks like you cannot field a squadron of these though... :'(
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Old 19 May 2006, 18:17   #7 (permalink)
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It's ok but I think game wise I'd prefer normal pirhanas.

It w/ twin fusion blaster + targetting array = 80 points

Pirhana w/ targetting array and fusion blaster + 2 gun drones = 70 points.

Pirhana pros
Drones
Fewere points
May be selected in Schools (squadrons)

Pirhana cons
less armour
less options
less accurate

It's a nice model but at the moment it's rules aren't so great. Though the twin-rail rifle or plasma rifle combos would be cool. It does look fantastic.

EDIT: Because I didn't make a whole lot of sense.
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Old 19 May 2006, 18:28   #8 (permalink)
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That would propably work really well rules wise with "one piranha in piranha squad can be TX-42 variant" ruling, mixing them with normal piranhas.
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Old 19 May 2006, 18:50   #9 (permalink)
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The twin plasma comes in at 92 points. *That's two pretty much guarenteed hits (and probably two kills) on a MEQ at 12". *Actually about 1-1/2 MEQ kills statistically. *That roughly translates into 4-1/2 vespid (at 72 points without the strain leader), with much better survivability and maneuverability.

Not wildly impressed with the Fusion Blaster or Rail Rifle options.

The TL Missile Pod however will make for a fantastic tank hunter. *Two twin-linked BS4 S7 hits on a vehicle's side or rear armor...from 36" away. *This makes it extremely easy to set up flanking shots while keeping the bird away from hostiles. *Even better, this will cost no more than the standard TX-42 (80 points).

Comparing this to a Death Rain with a Target Array (53 points) as it has a similar hit capability, you're getting the durability of a skimmer, the speed and maneuverability of a fast vehicle and you're using a FA instead of an Elite slot all for an additional 17 points. *Very good deal there in my opinion.
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Damn FW! Why must they do this! I wonder how many I can get for my soul.....

In this case, I humbly submit to you all the the Tetra now be called the TX-30 and the pirahana the TX-41 where TX means Tar'Xera (light vehicle, or if someone can do better). If we agree to this, it can be semi official.
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