according to my fluff, which at the moment is on my brain, says that my chapter has no veteran company, since it was wiped out and reborn as a dreadnought company! 100 dreadnought, good idea, or insane?!?
Realistically, it's stupid.
Only the oldest chapters would have ten or more dreadnoughts, of which only one, possibly two, would ever be empty, and most of the time all are full. Newer chapters have maybe one, two at most. Having access to one hundred dreadnoughts is not possible. Hell, the Black Templars are five times the size of maximum-size chapters and are as old or older than any self-made chapter, and they wouldn't have even fifty.
I think your a little confused! No chapter is any bigger than any other chapter. Max of 1000 marines. Thats why the second founding happened after the Horus heresy! To break up the large formations, so as to insure that no one man had that much power ever again!Hell, the Black Templars are five times the size of maximum-size chapters and are as old or older than any self-made chapter