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Paranhas, is the TX-42 worth it?
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Old 08 Aug 2006, 15:25   #1 (permalink)
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Default Paranhas, is the TX-42 worth it?

Is the conversion really worth it? Yes it looks awsome, but i can get twin linked plasmas in other areas. (Crisises) twin linked rail rifles.... if i get some sniper drones that won't matter, and twin linked missile pod? I already have (Well... in my list at least) a deathrrain, so besides the looks im not to sure about this model.
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Old 08 Aug 2006, 15:28   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Paranhas, is the TX-42 worth it?

Well its a bit better armored and has longer ranged guns. Could deffinetly be usefull for getting at the side or rear armor of a vehicle or attacking a firebase. It can certainly get into position quickly.
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Old 08 Aug 2006, 15:45   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Paranhas, is the TX-42 worth it?

I find regular piranhas are a bit expensive for what they give you... but at least they can be taken in squads. While its loadout is somewhat higher, it also loses the drones.

All in all, too expensive pointswise I'd say. Same base price as a devilfish, which you can put to much greater use.... its just a bit slower (but not open-topped, and heavier armor)
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Old 08 Aug 2006, 15:50   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Paranhas, is the TX-42 worth it?

The TX IMO is best with TL MPs. That way, it can still hunt enemy armour, plus stay out of range of most Str.5 guns.
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Old 08 Aug 2006, 16:53   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Paranhas, is the TX-42 worth it?

The missile pod version as a tank hunter is great. You can position yourself for side armor shots on turn one, and rear armor shots on turn two, no problem. Recommended.

The rail rifle version doesn't do much for me, and the plasma version is just OK in my book. The fusion version ain't worth it (losing the drones for a twin-link, thank you no...).
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Old 08 Aug 2006, 17:13   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Paranhas, is the TX-42 worth it?

I hate to disagree. For that amount of points, i can get another Deathrain with shield drones, much more survivable then a piranha in my opinion. BUT i may get a conversion kite, as i am getting (Eventually) three piranhas.
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Old 08 Aug 2006, 17:39   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Paranhas, is the TX-42 worth it?

I would think that the TX is nice for one very good reason: It's in a Fast Attack slot, and NOT in a Elite or Heavy. That alone makes it worth considering.

Also it can carry seekers and you can turbo with the TX on the first round, use the seekers, and then start your tank hunting the next round.
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Old 08 Aug 2006, 22:12   #8 (permalink)
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It is definitely worth it. The extra maneuverability and the more powerful guns makes it an excellent choice for your piranha
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