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Old 13 Jul 2007, 06:58   #1 (permalink)
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I read a study on Piranhas (fish) and they are actually timid and passive, they only are effective in large groups, and when by themselves are weak. Is there a correlation here with the Tau Piranha?

Cant for the life of me find that article to provide a reference.
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Old 13 Jul 2007, 07:45   #2 (permalink)
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The only correlation is that Tau Piranha get better in a squadron.
And are a Bad Thing[sup]TM[/sup] for enemy tanks when armed with fusions.

Oh, and the Feeding Frenzy Tactic, named for the fact they're called Piranha.
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Old 13 Jul 2007, 08:04   #3 (permalink)
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The only correlation is that Tau Piranha get better in a squadron.
And are a Bad Thing[sup]TM[/sup] for enemy tanks when armed with fusions.

Oh, and the Feeding Frenzy Tactic, named for the fact they're called Piranha.
Feeding Frenzy tactic, havent heard of this one before. care to elaborate?
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Old 13 Jul 2007, 08:06   #4 (permalink)
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Basically, its surrounding a transport with Piranhas, blocking all exits, and then blasting the thing to kingdom come.

Result? Passengers dead, transport dead. Works like a charm - especially against Land Raider Crusaders full of Termies >

Besides: Don`t forget that you have to KILL the vehicle - scoring a penetrating hit is enough to force disembarking - which would kill the passengers as well, imo.
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Old 13 Jul 2007, 21:47   #5 (permalink)
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So run more than one squad of them if you plan on using them. Piranhas are after all, a schooling fish. In the wild a lone piranha or two is nothing but a slight nuisance while a large school of them can skeletonize a cow pretty in a few minutes. Land Raider on the hoof?
I pulled this out of my tactica on the Piranha here.

http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=35145.0

And I feel that the in game Piranha is very similar to the fish in the wild in many respects.

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Old 13 Jul 2007, 21:47   #6 (permalink)
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Well, actually I'd say Pirhana (Tau) are less effective in groups, and more effective as individuals to speed around the lines unchallenged. 5 Pirhana looks more than 5 times as meanacing as one.
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Old 13 Jul 2007, 21:52   #7 (permalink)
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Well, actually I'd say Pirhana (Tau) are less effective in groups, and more effective as individuals to speed around the lines unchallenged. 5 Pirhana looks more than 5 times as meanacing as one.
I should have qualified my statement, I think groups of 2 or 3 Piranhas are better than lone ones. Or lone Piranhas but multiple groups are effective. I do think that 4 or 5 strong teams are a little unweildly.
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Old 13 Jul 2007, 22:01   #8 (permalink)
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Well, I run 3, in 1 group of 2 and one of 1 because I need the 3rd slot for my drone squad. In general, I think that the single Pirhana performs better, if not soley because they focus on the group of 2 more.
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