Hey there again!
sorry for flooding the board with all those barracuda threads.
I just recieved my barracuda and took a look into the assembly instructions.
The Ion Blasters are listed as "long-barreled Cyclic Ion Blasters"
In the rules the option only lists them as autotargeting CIBs, no long-barreled.
When I first red the rules I noticed the CIBs not being long-barreled, and I wondered why. No I think that this might just be an issue with the rules and in reality the authors intendet the cibs to be long-barreled.
But what exactly are long-barreled CIBs?