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I recently acquired two Dreadnoughts from a friend, one of the Furioso Pattern, the other with the Forge World Plasma Cannon arm. Now, as of this moment I am currently compiling all of my Imperial troops into one large army list, some 10,000 points. It has come to the time to add the Dreadnoughts, but of course Space Marine 4th ed. Codex does not allow me these weapon combinations.
The Furioso and the Plasma Cannon are both too nice to be cut up simply in order to make them legal. What are people's solutions to the limitations 4th ed. imposed on Marine Dreadnoughts? I'd rather try and keep the army list 100% legal, but if I can't then, well, I can't. I'd love to know what other people's solutions to this probably relatively common dilemma were.
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Just cut up the furioso. You wouldn't want a CC dreadnaught in your army anyways.
Save the plasma dread until 5th edition comes out when its legal again to use plasma cannons on dreads, or paint it space wolves colors and call it an ally.
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So can the Blood Angels or Dark Angels. Maybe if you painted up a small Blood Angel force you could use both 'legally' in your huge army of Imperials.
If I'm not mistaken, I believe under the Imperial Armour rules, you can use a plasma cannon armed dread for the price of a multi-melta. If you have army builder and click the Imperial Armour options on it has all the alternate listings. Our store just has a store copy of the first two IA books because no one wants to pay 90$ for one.
heh heh....us wolves are so awesome!
btw, I would keep the Furioso only if you can make sure he survives to engage in close combat. From my experiences, however, I tend to keep the 'noughties back, because they just don't seem to survive long enough to catch the enemies with his hands.
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Why not just play chaos?
Both those weapon combinations are viable in the current chaos space marine codex.
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Well, I just bought two dreadnoughts. One was a furioso built, while the other was a missile/las.
I took the right arm off of the furioso dread and replaced it with a lascannon. This makes it a normal dread with a cooler looking CC arm. I then used the right arm to replace the lascannon I took off of the second one. Then I converted the remaining missile launcher into a lascannon from my spare predator bits. Now I have 2 legal dreadnoughts.
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Daemonhunters (i.e. Grey Knights) can still take plasma cannons on their dreads.
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