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Piranhas: Burst Cannons or Fusion Blasters?
View Poll Results: Which do you find most effective on Piranhas? Burst Cannons or Fusion Blasters? (look at the scenari
Burst Cannon 3 6.67%
Fusion Blaster 37 82.22%
Screw Piranhas! 5 11.11%
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Old 16 Apr 2007, 09:08   #1 (permalink)
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Default Piranhas: Burst Cannons or Fusion Blasters?

Just wondering on what you guys find most effective on Piranhas.

Sure, it depends on what else you have in your list. But say you have decent anti-tank (Railheads/Broadsides + a fusion suit or two), and ample amounts of anti-GEQ (stealth-suits, submunitions, MP etc)

Now what? Burst Cannons or Fusion Blasters on your Piranahas, if you choose to field them.
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Old 16 Apr 2007, 09:35   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Piranhas. Burst Cannons, or Fusion Blasters?

fusion blaster. sent them in. kill some powerful stuff and get blown apart. lets face it, their not to expensive.
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Old 16 Apr 2007, 09:37   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Piranhas. Burst Cannons, or Fusion Blasters?

Fusions. I've always found they're the way to go. My main anti-tank unit. Beautiful.
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Old 16 Apr 2007, 09:43   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Piranhas. Burst Cannons, or Fusion Blasters?

FB , so they can make thier points back.
Not to mention Tau have better ways to field BC`s all over the army.
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Old 16 Apr 2007, 11:17   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Piranhas. Burst Cannons, or Fusion Blasters?

Fusion Blasters.
We tend t be overly saturated with S5 AP5 firepower anyway.

(And they still like to miss the broad side of a land raider at point blank :P)
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Old 16 Apr 2007, 12:44   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Piranhas. Burst Cannons, or Fusion Blasters?

I would use the FB, because you have two strength 5 AP 5 weapons in the drones, and there is no other method of deploying a FB that is so maneuverable.
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Old 16 Apr 2007, 13:38   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Piranhas. Burst Cannons, or Fusion Blasters?

Although I've built my piranha to have magnetized weapons so it can be swapped... I've stuck with the fusion blaster so far, seems to make it a bit better value. Yes it's short ranged, but with its stats it's more useful than a burst cannon when mounted on a fast moving skimmer (there's already plenty of Pulse weaponry in my army...)
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Default Re: Piranhas. Burst Cannons, or Fusion Blasters?

I would say Fusion Blaster.

Piranhas can easily get to the side and back armor of APCs, and with a S8 AP1 gun which rolls 2d6 for penetration within a half foot will auto-pen AV 10. And if you have 3 of them attacking a transport, you can move them next to a hatch, and when you get the penetrating hit, all the transported units count as casualties.

And we already have enough S5 AP5 weaponry. Tank-busting power though...that's almost exclusively in the ever-so-coveted Heavy Support slots.
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Old 16 Apr 2007, 20:05   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: Piranhas. Burst Cannons, or Fusion Blasters?

Well, uh I don't have piranhas yet but when I get one, I 'd have to say Fusion Blasters. Even thought BCs have better range and Ap if i'm correct, FBs have 8 str. w00t. ;D

By the way, why did you spell piranha 2 different ways. I hate to be Flaming you for a simple typo, but thats me. MWUUHAAHAAA >
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Old 16 Apr 2007, 22:58   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: Piranhas. Burst Cannons, or Fusion Blasters?

I use 2 fusion piranhas with seekers to get first turn rear armour sometimes!
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