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New Piranha weapons - which are worth considering?
View Poll Results: So I'm wondering about this "Rail Rifle on a Pirahna" thing. What so you guys think?
TL Rail Rifle 8 14.81%
TL Plasma Rifle 9 16.67%
TL Fusion Blaster 9 16.67%
TL Missile Pod 25 46.30%
None-this vehicle is of no use. 3 5.56%
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Old 29 May 2006, 06:33   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Piranha weapons - which are worth considering?

Like it says, what would you use, if anything, and why?
I'd probably go for missiles myself. You can use 'em
from far enough away to dodge return fire.
what would you guys put on this thing if you actually would
use it and what tactics would you employ.
The ship looks wiz but is it worth it?
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Old 29 May 2006, 06:42   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Pirahna weapons-which is worth considering?

I'd go for the TL plasma rifle. This would give you a vehicle that can use 2 re-rollable high AP shots- and it's still within the same points scale as a crisis (I think... don;t have the exact rules). This would be a great way to kill off those pesky termies that the Marine players love to bring.
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Old 29 May 2006, 06:46   #3 (permalink)
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I think the new piranah is overpowered.
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Old 29 May 2006, 07:06   #4 (permalink)
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It should have railguns instead of rifles
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Old 29 May 2006, 11:19   #5 (permalink)
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I'll stick to misslepods.

Fast, long ranged str.7 shots is nothing to laugh at.
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Old 29 May 2006, 11:57   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Pirahna weapons-which is worth considering?

I would go with the missile pods as well. They allow the TX-42 (the new Pirahna's model number) the ability to use it's speed to great effect. Also the number of shots makes it much more worthwhile. The Rail Rifle is nice, but you need a LOT more than one shot to make it an effective weapon on a light Tank Hunter.
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Old 29 May 2006, 12:01   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Pirahna weapons-which is worth considering?

I think the Twin Linked Missile Pods is the best choice with Twin Linked Fusion Blasters a distant second . The TX should be a tank hunter first and support troops a secondary mission. The Missile Pods will give you 2 shots with good range , and strength . Being twin linked and shooting as good as a Space Marine you will not need to give it Marker Light support for shooting.

Only land raiders or monoliths need not worry about the TX , and they should be a favored target of all your Rail Cannons anyway.
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Old 30 May 2006, 02:06   #8 (permalink)
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Actually the twin linked fusion blaster would be my choice. The regular Piranha with Fusion Blaster can do amazing things, a better armored and more accurate version, now that would be even better. Missil pods would be great but other things have those and do well with them for that speed I want it getting up close fast around the side and hitting the enemies most heavy armor where it hurts.
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Old 30 May 2006, 02:11   #9 (permalink)
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Okay, I coulda swore this was a FW conversion, AKA, not legal without opponent permission, so how many people do you think honestly have this thing right now?

And I have to agree, not much is useful aside from the Twin-Linked Fusion Blaster, essentially making it better at what it already does to great effect.
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Old 30 May 2006, 02:13   #10 (permalink)
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i must be the only one who likes the rail rifle then. think about it, Twin Linked, and armor ignoring for everything but the very tough infantry (aka 2+ saves) and they can cause pinning, all at 36" away. oh yes and the 12" movement and then getting to shoot is a rather attractive deal too.
 
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