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    Favorite armaments for Dreads/K Kans

    Anyone care to pipe up about their preferred weapon selection for their dreadnouhts? I understand the tactics dictate the situation, but I was wondering what most players liked to have on them for just about every circumstance. Let's not forget the little ones too (i.e. Killer Kans).

    Me? I like big shootas, CC weapons, and a rockit launcha for the dread.


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    I like CC weapons & skorchas (for dealing with melta-bombing wannabes)

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    Hrmm, scorchas. Why not use any long ranged support weapons also? Are your other troops enough for dealing out the heavy firepower?

    Also, do your Dreads/K Kans suffer from frequent immobilization results? I have never found multi-melta bombs to be a problem with my dreads.

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    I have never used eithe Dreads or KKs, so I can't really say.

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    What, Odd Bloke? You don't use either! Yowza, you are missing out.

    I have seen your other posts concerning tanks (and I agree a Predator is not a great buy for the costs) but Dreads, and ESPECIALLY Killa Kans, are a very good buy.

    They fill a slightly mobile, relatively well-armored weapons platform. What I find the best about them is the ability to engage in close combat. After shooting, they can help finish off a tank via assault and can crush troops.

    What is horrible for certain troop types are that some are completly vulnerable to kan/dread assaults. They simply lack the STR to hack through the armor, even with some troops lapping around to the rear. With certain armies, once a dread engages it in HTH, they are in that combat until they are destroyed (I use a modified 'breaking off assault' rule to have pity on them).

    Think about buying 2-3 killer kans. They are really a great addition to any ork force for the price. A dread is even better, but the multiple models in a kan unit can be helpful with those lucky lascannon shots.

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    I will bear that in mind when I weigh up my next purchases. The only reason is that I have never had the money.

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    in my blood angels army my furioso( who would have guessed) has a built in melta gun and storm bolter. i'll buy another when i have the money, one with a heavy flamer instead of the storm bolter. furioso's are cheap compared to normal dreads and there big guns.

    as for my orks i have a dread with a heavy shooter, a skorcha and two ccw's. also i have three kans two with heavy shooters and one with a rokkit launcha.

    as for the melta bombs ive never seen an army that uses them.

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    As my Orks are Feral I can't use Dreads/Kans but I'd go for Rokkit Launchas if I could use them! Orks need anti-tank firepower!
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    This topic has been dead as a doornail but what the hell...

    What about Mega Blasters? Anyone ever bother using them? Personally I find the 1 in 6 chance of suffering a glancing hit (and in turn, 1 in 6 chance of blowing up) way too risky for my blood.

    Another point Spasmarod brought up, Scorchas. I don't use em for my dreads/kans. I guess with Nids and other softies they might be a good buy, but I like the long range punch of a big shoota against those foes. Anyone differ in opinion?

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    I agree with that. The Megablasta is way too dangerous for the vehicles! And I wouldn't take Skorchas either, because you'll see that you're killing all enemy models that would be in assault range if you hadn't torched them .
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