Panzer wrote:The basic heavy burst cannon sounds good enough for me as fighter main weapon. Without any markerlight and with BS3 it's still 2 wounds against AV10 and one wound if they decide to jink.
I concur. The Barracuda is obviously going to be our "interceptor" and when you look at the other options there is no reason to add a Nova reactor, especially on our mass-produced fighter.
The regular HBC profile is perfect for engaging other light aircraft, if you want it to be able to punch armour then you just upgrade to the Ion, the Rail weapon (Please, please, please don't let it be a heavy rail rifle...), or use your Seekers.
I am very excited about this. The Death From the Skies book didn't do anything to help our flyers and only made things worse for our already mediocre air support. Fingers crossed that this beauty puts us back on top in terms of air superiority. I had already resigned myself to suffering a permanent -1 to my reserve rolls just for playing Tau.
It always bugged me that in the fluff we stressed air dominance (Taros campaign), but our flyers were all either overpriced or lacking.