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Old 19 Oct 2007, 19:11   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which is better tigershark or barracuda????

I was wondering which is better 2 barracudas or a tigershark on top of the one I've already got.I know the tigersharks stats and I've gathered its a great titan killer but i wanted to know wether barracudas are any good.

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Old 20 Oct 2007, 17:35   #2 (permalink)
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Barracuda: Air Superiority Fighter
Tiger Shark: Ground Support Bomber
Tiger Shark AX-10: Titan Hunter

They all fill different role so I can't say which one better. But Sky Ray can perform barracuda's role as anti air unit. Massed rail gun shoot from group of rail heads or broadsides have same destructive power of AX-10. I haven't read Apocalypse book. So I know nothing about Tau flyer outside IA3. I believe point cost of one Tigershark equal to 2 baracudas and for AX-10 you can get 3.
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Old 20 Oct 2007, 17:48   #3 (permalink)
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although i havn;'t used a tiger shark, i have used a barracuda, they are fast, can go a minimum of 36" a turn and still shoot and are generally fun to use, how ever their lack of armour means that they are vulnerable to that lucky las cannon shot that gets it.
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Old 23 Oct 2007, 10:47   #4 (permalink)
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Having just compared the stats for the Tiger Shark and the Barracuda I would go for 2 Barracuda's.

You get two Ion cannons instead of one twin linked, two twin linked missile pods instead of one, four burst cannons instead of two and two models instead of two structure points.

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The only thing you miss out on is the drone racks and targetting array.
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Default Re: Which is better tigershark or barracuda????

Tigershark looks damn cool, though. But if you have one already get two barracudas instead.
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Having just compared the stats for the Tiger Shark and the Barracuda I would go for 2 Barracuda's.

You get two Ion cannons instead of one twin linked, two twin linked missile pods instead of one, four burst cannons instead of two and two models instead of two structure points.

Roland

The only thing you miss out on is the drone racks and targetting array.
No, 'Cuda's have TA automatically, like Hammerheads. At least I thought so, if not, just buy one for it, they are hardly expensive.

I would either get 2 'Cuda, or the AX-10.

RailCannon are just plain nasty, but the 'Cuda, despite being (like all FW ) overpointed, is a damn good flyer.
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Old 23 Oct 2007, 13:36   #7 (permalink)
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Having just compared the stats for the Tiger Shark and the Barracuda I would go for 2 Barracuda's.

You get two Ion cannons instead of one twin linked, two twin linked missile pods instead of one, four burst cannons instead of two and two models instead of two structure points.

Roland

The only thing you miss out on is the drone racks and targetting array.
No, 'Cuda's have TA automatically, like Hammerheads. At least I thought so, if not, just buy one for it, they are hardly expensive.

I would either get 2 'Cuda, or the AX-10.

RailCannon are just plain nasty, but the 'Cuda, despite being (like all FW ) overpointed, is a damn good flyer.
No TA in the Apocalypse version, not even as an option!

I am getting all of the IA books tomorrow so will be able to check if it is available in there.

If you are wondering how I can afford all of the IA books its because I own a games store and will have a look at the books and then sell them on!

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Thats why you don't use rules written by 5 year olds, and instead use rules written by forgeworld, who have proved time and time again, they know how to :
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Old 24 Oct 2007, 02:02   #9 (permalink)
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOhhhhhhhh 2 Barracudas (heart's song rules) 8)
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Having just compared the stats for the Tiger Shark and the Barracuda I would go for 2 Barracuda's.

You get two Ion cannons instead of one twin linked, two twin linked missile pods instead of one, four burst cannons instead of two and two models instead of two structure points.

Roland

The only thing you miss out on is the drone racks and targetting array.
No, 'Cuda's have TA automatically, like Hammerheads. At least I thought so, if not, just buy one for it, they are hardly expensive.

I would either get 2 'Cuda, or the AX-10.

RailCannon are just plain nasty, but the 'Cuda, despite being (like all FW ) overpointed, is a damn good flyer.
No TA in the Apocalypse version, not even as an option!

I am getting all of the IA books tomorrow so will be able to check if it is available in there.

If you are wondering how I can afford all of the IA books its because I own a games store and will have a look at the books and then sell them on!

Roland

just had a look in the ia 3 and the TA is available
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