Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Furioso Dreadnought

"Even when mortally wounded and incarcerated in the adamantium sarcophagus of a Dreadnought, a Blood Angel still lusts for battle and the chance to prove his honor." -Codex Blood Angels

The Furioso Dreadnought is my favorite of all the Dreadnought configurations available to any Space Marine chapter. This particular Furioso is a conversion from the Assault on Black Reach Dreadnought (a Multi-Melta Variant).

Two Dreadnought Close Combat Weapons is excellent. The Death Company upgrade is a must. The extra attacks makes the Dreadnought a real home-wrecker.

I have read some people on the forum agreeing that the Furioso Dreadnought is useless without a Drop Pod. However, I could not disagree more. I have had no difficulty using my Dreadnought without a Drop Pod. He always finds something get his DCCW's into.

Since he is Death Company, he requires a chaplain or Corbulo. I, of course, use Corbulo. If Corbulo and Dante are within twelve inches of the Furioso, then he is benefiting from both Preferred Enemy and Furious Charge. Try seven CC attacks at Strength ten, initiative five, rerolling missed hits. A lethal combination.


Raptor1313 said...

On foot, the Furioso just helps more with your armor saturation.

He's just going to keep running towards your lines. Unless you're fully mechanized Eldar, you're not going to evade him.

I think a Drop Pod is a great way to hand a Furioso over to meltaguns, to be honest. What do you do when someone serves up assaulty death to you, and gives you a chance to shoot it? You make it go away. 50 point drop pod + 100-odd point furioso = 150 points of dead stuff that comes in from reserves. OR, he just baits it with something expendable, since you're NOT there to give him the tender guidance of a Chaplain.

Granted, I'd take like 3, consider some Rhinos, and then a trio of Predators, but that's me. It's called the 'deal with all this armor' list.

Feldmarshal Goehring said...

Excellent thoughts, and well said, Raptor1313.

Thanks for reading.