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FW: T’au Tiger Shark Returns

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Aug 21 2017
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The T’au’s classic Flyer is returning to Forge World after a brief absence – but it’s rearmed and reloaded for battle!

Not to be out gunned, the T’au are getting some love from Forge World with the return of the Tiger Shark. This Tank-hunting Flyer is bringing the pain and has a whole new set of weapon looks it can provide.

via Warhammer Community

A classic Forge World Flyer is returning soon with the redesigned and re-armed Tiger Shark AX-1-0. This colossal aircraft is a dedicated Titan-hunter, armed with twin heavy rail cannons capable of scrapping even larger tanks in a single burst; each is Strength 18, with an AP of -5, and causes 2D6 Wounds, with double damage against Titanic units. In short, if you want to give an Imperial Knights player a very, very bad day, this is the Flyer for you.

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The Tiger Shark has been redesigned much like its smaller cousin, the Barracuda AX-5-2, with a sleeker appearance and extra detail. There are also some new weapon options coming to represent the Tiger Shark Fighter-Bomber – a pair of heavy burst cannons or ion cannons.

The Tiger Shark’s Rules can be found in the Imperial Armor: Xenos book and you can order your own very soon from Forge World. And remember, they did FAQ the Tiger Shark so that it can actually fire it’s main weapon:

 

So yes, with some hot dice you could potentially do a devastating 48 wounds to a single Titan model in one round of shooting…OUCH! The odds of that happening are slim, but like my history teacher used to say, “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” But even if you don’t max out, you’re still going to do around 28 wounds on average. I don’t care what kind of Titan you are, losing 28 wounds to two shots is going to leave a mark!

 

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