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    Dreadnought Combos

    I was just wondering what combo of weopons is the best or the most useful and which one you use.

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    Really depends on what role your dreads play in your army....

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    It depends on what you want it to do.

    Generally speaking, the Assault cannon/Dread close combat weapon combo works nicely for lots of stuff. Hefty firepower at medium range, rending to hurt tough stuff or tanks, and that delightful S10 power weapon that's good at killing everything.

    For tankbusting, nothing beats the Missile launcher/Lascannon combo. No great close combat ability, but this thing can kill stuff without ever needing to get close to the enemy. Make it venerable, take Tank Hunters, and watch the Land Raiders burn.

    Multimelta/Close combat weapon is a somewhat specialized type, best used with a drop pod - drop in, nuke something with the Melta, then put the combat arm to work on everything in sight next turn. Not all that useful from range, as it's got the same range as the Assault Cannon, but with a 1 shot gun that's really best used up close and personal. The Assault Cannon version is well suited to this tactic, too.

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    I play blood angels so I use a furioso dread. If I did not I would probably use lascannon and missle as CC dreads are usually shot at more.

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    Assault Cannon, DCCW, Heavy Flamer and Drop Pod. mmm Toasty.
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    For an assault dread most go with assault cannon, dreadnought weapon, stormbolter/heavy flamer and a drop pod.

    Anti tank is usually twin linked lascannons with a missile launcher.

    Those are the most common types, and they almost always have the extra armor upgrade as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wraith

    For tankbusting, nothing beats the Missile launcher/Lascannon combo. No great close combat ability, but this thing can kill stuff without ever needing to get close to the enemy. Make it venerable, take Tank Hunters, and watch the Land Raiders burn.
    That tankbuster combo seems nice, but it weighs in at 165 pts. A full las'd out Predator is there for 170, which won't be tank busting, but does have slightly higher STR, 1 more shot, slightly tougher from front end return fire, and also good for chopping down 2+ save units. Is there something else the tank buster Dread is going to be doing that the Pred can't?

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    The Dread can move and fire both weapons and can have Tank hunter.
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    and a dread can defend himself in CC with 2 S6 attacks and counting for 10 models.
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    Not to mention that anything built on a Rhino Chassis (Rhinos, Razorbacks, Predators, Vindicators, Whirlwinds) is nearly twice the size of a Dreadnought. Generally not an issue, but when the Dread's shaken or in a worst case scenario (meltas getting a bit too close, a few too many enemy Lascannons, etc.), it's a whole lot easier to hide the Dread behind a rock or similar than to hide the Predator.

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