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Which do people think is a better unit to assault out of a drop pod? Which would you take in a tournament all-comers list?
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Neither one to be honest, since I prefer Vanguard with Jump Packs. But out of those two there? I'd definitely go with the Dreadnought, plop it as close target unit and rely on the retros to keep it from dying horribly, and unload into said unit/vehicle with heavy flamer/hunter killers.
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Dread. The assault squad can maybe deep-strike anyway.
Best deep-strike option I've discovered (in an army that isn't completely drop-podding) is a tactical squad or sternguard squad, backed up by a dread in a second pod. There's not much that combo can't handle and isn't stupidly expensive. Might even claim an objective too....
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Dread has a better survival rate, unless you happen to be unfortunate enough to land near a unit with meltas.
Of those 2 there i would go with the dreadnought. However i don't think for that amount of points he would be worth it. Try loosing some of the extra equipment and make him cheaper. Then its the dreadnought all the way.
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Definitely the dread will pwn
Take the dread, the assault marines can deepstrike anyway and even to be safe you can put those teleport homer things on the drop pod leting the assault marines land safely.
Dreadnaught, expecially when dropping on the objective. Plus if you have a rhino moving up on the objective, thats 2 multi-meltas to zap it with ^^ (assuming there is a tax squad with the dread, as there should be on the objective)
The dread has more shooting power and you can't deepstrike and charge, unless your a vanguard veteran. I would deepstrike the dread and take the assaults as vangaurds - course the vanguard thing is probably too many points.
dread hands down. i am partial to a gaint killing machine pounding into the earth, blasting open, then laying waste to any poor sucker in sight.
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