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No more Dreads out of Drop Pods?!
« on: March 2, 2018, 02:45:32 PM »
So, I've been dusting off my old Imperial Fists and trying out lists when, lo and behold, there is no way to stick a Dreadnought in a drop pod anymore?

What gives? Is this some cruel joke?
Somebody tell me I'm wrong!

(but, for serious, is this still possible or not? Some errata I've missed? FW rules?)

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Re: No more Dreads out of Drop Pods?!
« Reply #1 on: March 2, 2018, 03:30:52 PM »
I think that this changed in the index.

Makes sense, as the model is made for infantry.

The only way to drop pod a dread, is with a forge world dread drop pod, or a storm raven to transport it.
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Re: No more Dreads out of Drop Pods?!
« Reply #2 on: March 3, 2018, 06:00:03 AM »
The appeal of dreadnoughts--already weak, mind you--has decreased even further.

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Re: No more Dreads out of Drop Pods?!
« Reply #3 on: March 3, 2018, 06:50:30 AM »
They are not bad. They don't degrade with their stats, and benefit from a lot of the chapter tactics.

It's really nice if you have one that's a character, as they can't be picked out in shooting.

But, the box dread is over shadowed by the far superior forge world dreads. The leviathan is a beast, as well as mortis contemptors.
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Re: No more Dreads out of Drop Pods?!
« Reply #4 on: March 3, 2018, 07:42:09 AM »
Yeah I've seen dreads do quite well in bat-reps even on foot. Saw a Thousand Sons vs Space Wolves games with Bjorn and Murderfang hauling it across the battlefield and they made it just fine.

But yeah a Storm Raven or a Dreadie Drop Pod will get the job done. The Dreadnought Drop Pod looks freaking awesome too
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Re: No more Dreads out of Drop Pods?!
« Reply #5 on: March 4, 2018, 04:46:12 AM »
Dreads don't seem as great as they used to be, though the humble rifleman dread has made a return. My friend's autocannon dread seems to do okay.
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Re: No more Dreads out of Drop Pods?!
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2018, 03:55:35 PM »
Forge World still has rules for the Dreadnought Drop Pod. The model is out of production, but if you have some already, or have converted/are going to convert some you can still do it.

 


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