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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-02-09, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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So, what is a manta gunship?, I keep hearing about them(my brother plays tau)
what do they look like? what are their capabilities?
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lol its big
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/40kmanta2.htm

http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/acatalog/TAU_AIRCRAFT.html
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its more often just called a manta
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thanks geez that is big, but not too big for me boyz choppaz
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thanks geez that is big, but not too big for me boyz choppaz
Actually, yes, it is too big for your boyz. That is not a joking matter. In fact, you could list anything, in any list, or any IA supplement, and I could say the Manta is too big for it.

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The Manta isn't just a fighter or mere ork bomma. It is an orbital lander that CARRIES an ENTIRE ARMY. Tau Battlesuits and supporting infantry AND TANKS.
It has a metric crapton of firepower for suppressing an LZ BEFORE any of them get out and finish off the survivors. Orks or not.

In the fluff, Tau don't generally field them without escorts (which can easily take out anything up to TITANS).

Apart from that, if you come up against a tau opponent with one, he can just put it on the table and just LITERALLY crush your orks into so much plastic shrapnel. It's THAT big and THAT heavy.

Hey! Where'd ... Everybody ... go?
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The SECOND i win the lotto i will be ordering one... i swear!! :'(

Real Men/Women/Aliens/Heretics/Warp Spawned Filth/Big Scary Space Monsters play Battlefleet Gothic... why dont you???

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It is cool yes, but I'm not going to carry around a 13kg model down to the GW for a game.

It is friggin awesome though...

Follow mine and Jam's 40K delusions at:

crucible-of-fate.blogspot.co.uk
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