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Old 22 Feb 2008, 15:17   #1 (permalink)
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I have been building up my Tau forces pretty slowly and I have finally gotten myself a box of Piranha. I am not sure what i should do for the main weapon. I could go either way. Do most people bring them on to pop vehicles or take out troops? Any input would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 22 Feb 2008, 15:26   #2 (permalink)
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Answering your questions, though, I'd take fusion blasters. It makes them a great tank hunter because they can swoop round and get the rear armour for a pretty much instant penetration, and then while the enemy will take them down they'll have already done their job. Burst cannons on Piranhas can't really hack it compared to burst cannons on Crisis suits anyway.
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Old 22 Feb 2008, 15:30   #3 (permalink)
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Thats a great tip.

I was thinking about making 2 squads 1 with the fusion guns and one with burst cannons. do you think this is just a waste of points?
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Yes =)

I don't really like burst cannons anyway though, I prefer meatier things like plasma rifles... it depends who you face, I guess.
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Old 22 Feb 2008, 16:44   #5 (permalink)
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http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=32842.0

http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=51530.0

Two Piranha tacticas from the local piranha expert. I'm fairly certain there is at least one more about fusion piranhas but I couldn't find it.
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Old 23 Feb 2008, 01:37   #6 (permalink)
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I've never used piranhas, but I can't see why you'd use anything but the fusion blaster. There are plenty of other weapons in the tau arsenal with str 5 AP 5, but precious little vehicle-killing power. I'd drop the drones off as soon as possible and have them chase infantry while the piranha makes a likely suicidal run at the back armor of a tank.
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Old 23 Feb 2008, 02:55   #7 (permalink)
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I'd probably go with the FB too, but i would not underestimate the power of a BC+Drone piranha against rear 10 armor, sort of a sneak attack, where as the FB will definitely get you opponents attention.
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Old 23 Feb 2008, 20:02   #8 (permalink)
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I wouldn't take the burst cannon on a lone piranha but in a squadron it could work
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Old 23 Feb 2008, 22:32   #9 (permalink)
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I like fielding squads of 4-5 piranhas just for fun and while I have 3 fusion blaster equipped piranhas, I like throwing in some burst cannons too, just because a squadron that big is meant to do more than tank hunting. Unloading like that on one unit is pretty painful on pretty much any unit type. But I might just replace the Burst Cannons with Fusion Blasters as well, maybe the gun drones alone can deliver a big enough torrent of fire to deal with larger units.
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