As I continue to work on my Grey Knights I have tried to stay away from the awesome sauce that is psyflemen dreads. But!!!!.......I....just.....can't.....
I just can't seem to not put them into my list building calculations. I have been told I write great lists, and feel I can be competitive with almost anything (Except tyranids!), but the pro's so outweigh the con's when thinking of grey knights.
The psyflemen dread fills a similar role to my longfangs in my space wolves list. Long range strength firepower. What I give up in being able to target multiple units I gain with guaranteed damage results against light armored vehicles. You are almost guaranteed a damage result with 4 twin linked strength 8 autocannon shots. If you spend the extra 60 points to make him a venerable dread this becomes even better with hitting on 2's.
With the fortitude psychic power removing stuns and shaken results, psyflemen dreads become even a greater choice as they will not be stun-locked 75% of the time. I will say that the Fortitude psychic power from the grey knights is the most overpowered thing in the codex!
Let's also throw in that the venerable dread is harder to kill than a regular dread. With the re-rollable damage result on the vehicle damage table which is already caters to vehicles anyways, ven dreads + fortitude = tough cookies.
You also add in Reinforced Aegis with applies a -4 leadership to any psychic test that targets the Dreadnought it self or a unit with Aegis within 12". This is stupidly awesome! And if you combine this with paladins, terminators, etc, it takes out devastating psychic powers against these units!! WOW! -4 Jaws of the world wolf!
All this being said, as I build and play with different styles of grey knights from Coteaz and Libby, to Libby and Draigo wing, to Crowe and Libby, etc I just can't keep myself from not putting them in the list. I really like the multi melta DCCW at 115 points, but unless I take a storm raven I don't feel he is worth it.
What are your thoughts? Are you sick of seeing the Psyflemen Dread on every other table?