For those who don't know, this is a Mortis pattern Dreadnought from Forge World. I didn't know that until I started reading a little more of the background about Dark Angels and I found this guy mentioned.
This isn't an option in the Dark Angels Codex, it's a Forge World "thing." You wouldn't have the rules for this unles you have Imperial Armour Vol.2 along with the online FAQ from Forge World detailing the stats on this guy.
Two things your average 40k player does NOT have.
I really want to use this pattern dreadnought but I'm almost certain that opponents will frown upon it. Not because it's overpowered or underpriced in points but because it's an unknown. Locally, players around here just don't use Forge World stuff in regular games.
And I'm not talking about Apocalypse, thats different, you buy the expansion book, you get data the sheets. I'm talking about regular games of 40k with regular FOC's and such.
Forge World is just not that accessable.
Plain and simple.
I suspect that it's like this in alot of places. I envy those areas where it's common and players can use it without a second thought.
Add on the fact that most places/tournaments don't allow Forge World (rules) to be used and you start to wonder why it's even made available.
I want to try and model some Dreadnought autocannons or maybe even drop the money for the real ones (which would be my very first FW purchase) but for what? So they can sit on my desk at home and never get used?