Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
I like heavy bolters and CC weapon, but prefer the Autocannon. It will also serve you well especially given the amount of skimmers and light transports I am seeing nowadays. Otherise, 2xCC weapons is a fair (and inexpensive) choice. Any other weapon loadout should only be taken to fill a desperately needed role, as the dread risks killing your own guys (and tanks) way too easily).
No Plasma Cannons! Ever. Seriously, don't do it. You are begging to be immobilized on turn one, where you will spend the next 1 in 3 turns flinging plasma blasts into your own men.
Really though, if you are playing a dread you are doing it for the look and prestige of having a forge world dread (I wonder when mine will arrive?).