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Old 12 Oct 2007, 06:38   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,

over the past couple of days an idea has slowly been forming in my head after reading the Fish of Fury guide on this website (the guides are incredibly helpful by the way) and thought i should raise it after putting it through the forum search. Has anyone ever considered using a manta or an orca in the FoF strategy?

With a manta (34" wingspan) you could effectively land in front of the enemy, unload the contents near the wings and use your nice big guns to blow them to pieces until they can get around the manta (approx. 6 turns) or blow up the manta ()... oh yeah, and the manta can shoot as well...

does anyone have some rules to negate this or is this actually viable?

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Old 12 Oct 2007, 06:49   #2 (permalink)
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You mean, apart from the fact that the Manta costs as much as a small car, would cover most of the gaming table, and crush terrain, enemy models (not that this is a BAD thing, mind you >) and most probably your hand, too, under its weight?

Well, one of the main reason is that, once it is landed, it doesn`t count as a Skimmer - meaning that it blocks LoS, and you can`t shoot under it.

But even IF it would be a Skimmer, with a length of, what? 24 inches? It is hard to find weapons to shoot through. Pulse Rifles are hard, Plasma Rifles out of question.

So, no. A Manta is quite useless as a Fish-replacement.

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Old 12 Oct 2007, 07:39   #3 (permalink)
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orca?
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orca?
Landed it would have the same problem and in the air I don't think flyers block assault. Too high...
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Old 12 Oct 2007, 08:47   #5 (permalink)
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orca?
Landed it would have the same problem and in the air I don't think flyers block assault. Too high...
Correct, unless it has something like a VTOL/Hover mode, which would allow it to count as a fast skimmer. (for Apocalypse at any rate)
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