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whats better a forge world crisis or a forge world TAU PIRANHA or TETRAS
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crises 9 42.86%
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path finder tetras 10 47.62%
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Old 27 May 2005, 21:08   #1 (permalink)
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Default whats better a forge world crisis or a forge world TAU PIRANHA or TETRAS

wich one is better
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Old 27 May 2005, 21:22   #2 (permalink)
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personally I prefer the Tetras, the provide a nice tactical niche filler crisis coming second though, tetras just look so cool
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Old 27 May 2005, 21:26   #3 (permalink)
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yeah Tetras are cool use them if u want to make a real mech total tau army so even the pathfinders are Mobile
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Old 27 May 2005, 21:42   #4 (permalink)
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Choos for yourself:
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Pathfinder Tetra

The Tetra is relatively similar to how normal Pathfinders would act, using its Markerlight to light up units for either Seeker Missiles or to aid other units. It is an extremely fast unit which, like Pathfinders, can have a pre match move allowing it to fulfil the role of a forward scout effectively, especially as they are fast vehicles so should have no problem reaching well hidden units therefore allowing a foray of Seeker missiles to attack it, whilst still being able to use its speed to retreat.

It is a Fast Attack option that is relatively expensive (at 60 points per Tetra) and overly fragile but it does give some mobility to Markerlights. The problem with this though is the cost as one full squad will set you back at a minimum of 240 points prior to any form of upgrade. This is rather meagre seeming as they can only amass 8 S5 pulse rifle shots per turn at 30" on the move. If they get too deep, they can't support themselves and are especially vulnerable meaning that you may not have the 240 points returned. So realistically you cannot deploy them alone, they need backup to function effectively.

That said the Disruption Pods will help with survivability marginally. With some upgrades the Tetras can be even more effective, such as with the Targeting Array where the Tetras Markerlight becomes very useful at vast distances. Doing this takes advantage of the Disruption Pod allowing the Tetras to stay out of range of your opponentís heavy weaponry, but they will still get blown out of the water. Another benefit of Tetras is for capturing table quarters and responding to enemy speeders. Taking all this into account I feel the Tetras can fulfil a suitable and efficient role in the Tau army, plus not only that they are arguably the best looking Tau model Forge World has come up with yet.

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Piranha

The Piranha is a 0-1 able small vehicle which can supply a reasonable amount of firepower if required. It is armed with a Burst Cannon and has two gun drones attached for the price of 50 points, this gives you a total of up to 7 strength 5 shots from one single Piranha, and with a maximum squad of 3 you can have up to 21 shots for 150 points which is a fair return.

Then there is the possibility for an extra 5 points to upgrade the Burst Cannon to a Fusion Blaster which is a major benefit to that Tau army due to its lack of volume of heavy weapons, especially as they only take up a Troops choice in the Force Organisation Chart. Even more so is the ability to put up to 2 Seeker missiles onto each Piranha, which will make the unit more costly but could be of great use, especially if used in conjunction with Tetras. This allows squadron to be reasonably devastating whilst still being able to stay well out of range of enemy firepower, thus protecting them from their fragility.

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Crisis Battlesuits

The models look nice, but there are no rules for them at this stage so there is near enough nothing you can say, other than their apparent weapon configurations are reasonably interesting. If anything they would add more variety to the look of an army instead of the generic Crisis Battlesuit, but i doubt they would be as effective as the standard Crisis.

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The above is an exert from a topic (http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=7313.0) detailing the Tetras and Piranhas and all the other Forgeworld models (though not the Crisis as they have no rules so absolutely no one can currently justify that they are better, unless you go by looks, in which case the Tetras beat them anyway). The Tetras and Piranhas fulfil a different role in a Tau army so arguably cannot really be compared, but on overall effectiveness for what they do i would say the Tetras are better. Still its a matter of opinnion so supplying you with relevent information and allowing you to make up your own mind makes sense, as i have done.
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Old 28 May 2005, 14:22   #5 (permalink)
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i when with him to go buy it they where all out of tetras and crisis so he got the piranha

it is a troop choice so i guess it ok
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DARN YOU RJ!!! mow i want a piranah i picked the battlesuits
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I would definately say the Crisis Suits...just because they make GW's look Inferior! ^-^
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Old 29 May 2005, 19:24   #8 (permalink)
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Well, I say crisis, but mostly because they get their points out...

Both tetras and piranha`s can be useful, but come on, practically any unit can take out a tetra,

the piranha is better, I think, as it gets to pack a punch, but a lucky roll on a bolter means byebye. Of course this goes for all vehicles, but in the case of these 2, I think its too much of a gamble. Devilfish is lower on strength yes, but at least you can move your forces...

PS: for fluff, I too want piranha`s or tetra`s (hypocrite :-[)
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