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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian04 Jun 2012 7:43 a.m. PST

Writing in White Dwarf magazine, Mat Ward explains that Dreadnoughts are "often overlooked" in Blood Angels armies, and recommends them as "a good all-rounder and an ideal supplement to any strike force."

Do you field Dreadnoughts with your Blood Angels?

Pictors Studio04 Jun 2012 8:11 a.m. PST

Overlooked!? My regular opponent has five of them for his force. He typically fields three of them in a 1500-2000 pt game. If anything they are a ubiquitous part of a Blood Angels force.

Wolfprophet04 Jun 2012 8:24 a.m. PST

Never seen one around here. All our Blood Angels players field obscene numbers of chibihawks and Baals.

My Lascannons find them delicious.

Little Big Wars04 Jun 2012 8:31 a.m. PST

Blood Angels without their iconic Furioso? Heresy!

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian04 Jun 2012 8:42 a.m. PST

To clarify, Mat was referring to "plain jane" Dreadnoughts, not Furiosos or Death Company.

Jovian104 Jun 2012 9:31 a.m. PST

Why plain jane Dreadnoughts? I've rarely seen a plain jane Dreadnought fielded – it is usually a Venerable Dreadnought, or something similar!

Pictors Studio04 Jun 2012 9:45 a.m. PST

Yeah, who would field a plain jane one anymore if you have the venerable option. Half the blow-upy for only slightly more points.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian04 Jun 2012 9:47 a.m. PST

He discusses the three Dreadnought types – which he classifies as Dreadnoughts, Death Company Dreadnoughts, and Furioso Dreadnoughts – and says that "Dreadnoughts" (the first category) are overlooked.

28mm Fanatik04 Jun 2012 10:23 a.m. PST

With all the souped-up dreadnoughts including the librarian one giving the BA player more options than any other chapter,
GW is actually DISCOURAGING Blood Angels players from fielding plain janes, aren't they?

doug612504 Jun 2012 11:14 a.m. PST

Sounds like an attempt to raise sales on 'plain janes' to me

Blake Walker04 Jun 2012 12:38 p.m. PST

I have Furioso and Death Company Dreadnoughts. Two is enough for my BA army right now.

28mm Fanatik04 Jun 2012 5:42 p.m. PST

Righto Blake,

If GW really wanted people to buy more 'plain jane' dreadnoughts, it would not give BA players so many alternative (and superior) dreadnought options.

basileus6604 Jun 2012 9:23 p.m. PST

In my BA army I use three dreadnoughts: 2 plain dreads in drop pods and 1 Furioso. I do not take Death Company dread, though. Its "rage" special rule makes it too easy to "distract" in pursuing irrelevant units.

Gunner Dunbar05 Jun 2012 2:25 a.m. PST

I will have 2 dreds in my 15mm Blood Angels force, not sure what type I will take, probably no plain janes though.

Farstar05 Jun 2012 3:11 p.m. PST

The Plain Janes are going to be a fairly slow way to get heavy weapons in a fast army that has fast HW options. Not a bad idea if you want to play "crack the whip", but how often will that work?

WarpSpeed05 Jun 2012 3:39 p.m. PST

Librarian dreadnaught!

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