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Old 10 Nov 2007, 17:58   #1 (permalink)
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The contents page of the upcoming IA:Apocalypse by Forge World has been posted on Warseer. For Tau, we have:

Manta
Orca
Tiger Shark
Tiger Shark AX-1-0
TX-42 Piranha
DX-4 Technical Drone
DX-6 Remora Drone Fighter
Pathfinder Search and Destroy Cadre
Drone Perimeter Defence Force
Kroot Knarloc Raiders
Manta Death Blow Cadre



Of course, we've seen the entries for the individual models in IA3 and IA Update 2006. I'd expect the Pathfinder Cadre to contain Piranhas and Tetras. The Knarloc Raiders formation will probably be just the 3 riders. Don't know about the Drone PDF. The Manta Cadre .... multiple Mantas with all suits etc. listed?
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Ahem, a "Manta Death Blow Cadre"? Who the hell can afford more than one?

Although... sweet intel.
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Ahem, a "Manta Death Blow Cadre"? Who the hell can afford more than one?

Although... sweet intel.
More like, "who can afford just one?"
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Old 11 Nov 2007, 02:38   #4 (permalink)
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Aren't these in the IA3?

Manta
Orca
Tiger Shark
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Aren't these in the IA3?

Manta
Orca
Tiger Shark
Yea, But this book makes them more "legal" in Apocalypse size battles. Its more to bring them up to speed with the whole detachments thing and what not.
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I'd assume that they have tweaked the rules a bit to fit in with Apocalypse, e.g. the structure points, point costs, weapons and transport capacities (e.g. 'Titan-Killer' weapons don't exist in Apocalypse, there's Destroyer weapons instead).

I recall hearing that Manta's operate in air groups of 1-3 Manta's.. that's a lot of money's worth of models.
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I recall hearing that Manta's operate in air groups of 1-3 Manta's.. that's a lot of money's worth of models.
They do. Obviously Forgeworld is overestimating the disposable income of its buyers xD
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I recall hearing that Manta's operate in air groups of 1-3 Manta's.. that's a lot of money's worth of models.
They do. Obviously Forgeworld is overestimating the disposable income of its buyers xD
Or, you could be a cheap-ass and use 3 Epic scale Mantas.
Just say they're flying really, really high. :P
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And if you have ever seen one of the Mantas in person, you should understand how difficult it is to use even one in a normal game. It is just too damn big. The only good way to use it would be on a tripod base or suspended from some sort of crane arm. Apocalypse has many more models on the table than normal. You are not going to want to risk dropping the Manta on them.

In addition to the cost, the difficulty in actually putting one together means months of work. I can't imagine anyone putting themself through that more than once.
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In addition to the cost, the difficulty in actually putting one together means months of work. I can't imagine anyone putting themself through that more than once.
Exactly. And then of course you'd want to paint it + the entire army that is basically contained with in it....
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