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With my bday coming up i'll have some money to spent on either starting a small secondary DE force or expanding my Black Legion force.
I only have a Predator and 2 Rhino's vehicle-wise and i was thinking of adding a Defiler and/or Dreadnaught.
For a Dread given the Frenzy thing i was thinking of focussing fully on longdistance weaponry or fully on CC. What weapon-loadouts would be appropriate, especially against Necrons?
If you want to take a dreadnought, the best setup tends to be a pair of dreadnoughts, each with 1 CCW and a missile launcher. This way, if they fire frenzy, choose frag missile and they just plink S4 shots off of eachother.
Personally, not a fan of them myself, I would, given what you have said you have vehhicle wise, add a second predator in. What is the setup on your current one?
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Lascannon (twinlinked) and 2 sidemounted lascannons. I basically planned to use it as a tankkiller. My army is mostly fluffy and esthetical.
I never been able to use my Pred yet as so far i only did small games. Only now someone has managed to get at the local club a decent WH40K movement going, so i'm hoping to start playing large games. (my only regular opponent had a little bit of Necrons)
Well, I have a dready with 2 CC weapons and he runs up the field searching for defenseless victims.Against Necrons I usualy take a Defiler.He is slowly going up the board, while blasting it's S8 (instant death a warrior = ress orb required) battle cannon.When my chaos crab gets to CC, any necron unit is doomed (unless saved by a monolith).A dreadnought is good for killing necrons too, but it lacks firepower (unless you give him plasma cannon or something, but that's a bit risky).
Although this is obvious, a lot of people forget why dreads can be worth it.
In terms of firepower, the defiler is more impressive because of the battle cannon.
It's also arguably better in CC due to a greater amount of attacks and fleet.
But dreads are cheaper, and also more skilled in terms of hitting stuff (sadly, your own units included, heh).
Dreads also take up an elite slot - which is very useful when there are so many units vying for a place in our Heavy Support section.
If you haven't tried out a Predator, I'd strongly recommend it. Naturally, with varying loadouts. The 'Chaos Pattern' one - Autocannon with Las Cannon Turrets is pretty darn effective at tank hunting, and very cost effective too.
I've taken out a monolith plenty of times with such a predator. The 2 lascanons are also great for sniping back at very annoying squads like destroyers.
Although it sounds a bit arrogant.... most of our options work pretty well against all necron types... so maybe best to think about rounding your army as a whole just in case another challenger appears on the scene?
LO RulesOriginally Posted by AnonymousOriginally Posted by Cyric
Though, I tend to use the defilers more. I use the 2 dreads plinking frag missles off eachother as they go up the field alot as well.
Against hordes though, I use the defilers. that battlecannon can't be beat.
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