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Since the Dreadclaw is classified as a Flyer, does that mean it can move again once its deployed?
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That seems highly unplausable even for a 40k rule.
Yes, the Dreadclaw is a Flyer that deploy using the Drop Pod rules.
That mean that it can move as a flyer during the movement phase, even if it was held in reserve and deployed as a Drop Pod. Dreadclaws are good but expensive, both points wise and cash wise.
The Dreadclaw is a rare and extremely ancient pattern (over 10.000 years old) of assault boats that were originally used by the Astartes Legions of the Great Crusade. But the Machine Spirits of the Dreadclaws were highly developed and could even reason on their own, bordering on then self conscious. Not only that, but they were malevolent and cruel and caused multiple in-bay deaths. When Horus turned traitor a wave of fatal accidents occurred onboard loyalist launch bays. This resulted in the destruction of the loyalist Dreadclaw Assault Boats (often through emergency ejection into the void of space) and the development of the Drop Pod program.
Now the Dreadclaw is only manufactured by the Dark Mechanicus and solely used by the Chaos Legions and their allies. It is still a more advanced vehicle compared to the Drop Pod and is used in Ship-to-Ship boarding actions as well as planetary drop assaults. On top of that it is frequently used as a means of transportation in battle and acts as a troop transportation to quickly relocate troops between different warzones. It is still extremely hazardous to use and often cause accidents among the troops using them - someting that often amuse the Chaos Lords and Commanders that include them in their tactics.
Last edited by Mr_Wayne; September 26th, 2009 at 14:28.
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