Rules by Master Bryss
A Dreadnought is an ancient and powerful warrior indeed, feared on the battlefield by the enemy and capable of cutting down great swathes of foes. They have earned the respect and admiration of their battle brothers over countless centuries and there are few Marines indeed that do not owe their lives to one their Chapters' Armored Elders. Reputed for both their linebreaking assaults and tactical acumen the Legendary Dreadnought is a warrior and leader in equal measure.
A Legendary Dreadnought is an Elites choice for a Space Marine army.
Cost: 200 points
WS BS S FA SA RA I A
5 5 6(10) 13 12 11 4 4
Unit: 1 Dreadnought
Unit Type: Vehicle (Walker)
- Dreadnought Close Combat Weapon (with built-in storm bolter)
- Smoke Launcher
- Ancient Warrior
- Armored Hurricane
Ancient Warrior: Dreadnoughts are timeless heroes having withstood centuries of bitter conflict to become the cornerstones of their chapters.
In close combat, all successful "To hit" rolls made against a Legendary Dreadnought must be re-rolled. Note that any initial rolls of a '6' to hit ignore this rule.
Armored Hurricane: Dreadnoughts can rotate the top half of their armoured shell to swing their combat weapon in a great arc to hit numerous foes in one stroke. A Legendary Dreadnought may exchange its Attacks value for the number of enemy models in base contact with it in the Assault Phase, but only if it has at least one Dreadnought Close Combat Weapon
Options and Transport are the same as in the Dreadnought entry (see Space Marine Codex), with the following added:
- A Legendary Dreadnought may exchange its multi-melta for another Dreadnought close combat weapon with built in storm bolter at no additional cost. Thie storm bolter may be upgraded to a heavy flamer at the cost given.
- A Legendary Dreadnought may exchange his multi-melta for a Paladin Shield for + 40 points. The shield grants the Dreadnought a 4+ Invulnerable save.
- A Legendary Dreadnought may be upgraded to a Master of the Council for + 35 points. This increases his WS and Initiative by 1. Legendary Dreadnoughts upgraded in this way count as HQ choices rather than Elites and allow the player to take a single Dreadnought as a Troops choice.
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