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Piranha's, Flechettes, and a whole world of pain.
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Old 01 Oct 2008, 23:03   #11 (permalink)
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It's handy against armies built around close-combat, but its worthless against others.
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Old 01 Oct 2008, 23:07   #12 (permalink)
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agreed, if you field this in a tourney list you have balls >>; serious balls
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Old 02 Oct 2008, 01:07   #13 (permalink)
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I can see one problem with the rules interpetation. It is being assumed that because all the Piranhas can take damge in close combat they are all considered to be engaged in close combat.

Only those models touched and those models with in 2 inches of a base of a model touched are actually engaged.

So when it comes to taking damage the Piranhas apply the damage across the whole squadron; however, only those models engaged could contribute the flechette attacks.

Furthermore, only those enemy models that could be engaged by that particular Piranha would suffer the flechette attacks. Also only those models that are in the overlap area between Piranaha's could generate the multiple extra hits.

Still a lot of hits but not the devestating large amount that was being implied.

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Old 02 Oct 2008, 02:14   #14 (permalink)
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I am behind calling it the Iron Kurtain, if only to play on the Tau = Communist misconception.
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Old 02 Oct 2008, 04:03   #15 (permalink)
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I'm really going to have to call GW on this one. I'm literally going back and forth on this one. Though, after sitting here for the past 20 minutes going over rule wording, I'm actually leaning towards this working.

Flechettes trigger when the vehicle in question is assaulted. So when 30 orks assault 5 Piranhas...I really don't need to go any further than that text. It sounds like each piranha would count as being assaulted by the 30 orks, which means each would get flechette rolls against the squadron.
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Old 02 Oct 2008, 04:22   #16 (permalink)
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Page 64 of the rulebook. Its very cut and dry on the subject of who's assaulted for vehicles in a squadron.
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Old 02 Oct 2008, 04:34   #17 (permalink)
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ya but what about a manta landing on them *skwish* or like what if a titan kicks units would it have the same efict? and are they ever going to add some new tau units like an upgraded hammer head or relise a real kraken not custom unit?(btw my kraken is artilary form its a 1000 point tank ;D) and like is there a better form of the manta sone or what?
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Old 02 Oct 2008, 06:01   #18 (permalink)
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Compromise: just take it on one piranha.
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Old 02 Oct 2008, 11:13   #19 (permalink)
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ya but what about a manta landing on them *skwish* or like what if a titan kicks units would it have the same efict? and are they ever going to add some new tau units like an upgraded hammer head or relise a real kraken not custom unit?(btw my kraken is artilary form its a 1000 point tank ;D) and like is there a better form of the manta sone or what?
Just wanna add that vehicles, even walkers, don't have wound stats so they be immune to the flechettes.
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Old 02 Oct 2008, 14:33   #20 (permalink)
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I think it's an unreasonable interpretation to state that you get fletchette rolls for every Pirhana. If there are units that are in base-to-base contact with at least one Pirhana that has Fletchettes then you get to roll for the wounds -- one per model assaulting, regardless of number of Pirhanas.

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