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I’m considering building an Adeptus Mechanicus themed army using a Venerable Dreadnought heavy based marine army.
However considering the amount of money and time that will go into its creation I would like to get some feedback from anyone who has experienced playing or even playing against a Dreadnought Army.
Is it a cheesy army that will do well at a GT or an army that can easily be swept a side by a few anti tank missiles?
This is my list so far: http://126.96.36.199/~librariu/foru...epost&p=848373
Any army with loads of vehicles can be swept aside easily by a few well-placed anti-tank missiles unless you play it well. The main disadvantage of Dreadnought armies is that they lack the mobility of Land Speeders to make sure that they only engage the enemies that they want to engage. That said, Dreadnoughts do have the advantage of being impervious to small-arms fire, which renders most of the enemy's troops useless so provided you can maneuver cleverly and avoid the enemy's anti-tank weapons (which will generally be static) you should be able to do well in a moderately competitive environment. I wouldn't take it to a GT, however, as many armies will be literally bristling with anti-tank weapons and your Dreadnoughts will get torn to pieces.
I think it can be effective played smart, because the Assault Cannon is such an awsome weapon, but I think you need to play it as a Drop Pod list to overcome some of the mobility issues.
I agree that it isn't gonna be a competitive army, your basically hoping that your opponent doesn't have a lot of AT if you want to mop the floor with them. That being said i have proxied this using dreads and chaos dreads and it is a fun list to play and i plan on buying some more so i can do this list full time.