Deredeo Pattern Dreadnought
The Deredeo Pattern Dreadnought is dedicated for heavy support and shares many components and features with the assault-based Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought.
Developed alongside the Castraferrum Pattern and Lucifer Pattern, the Deredeo Pattern was designed as heavy assault platform. It was initially deployed in limited numbers to each of the Legions due to difficulties in its manufacture, its durability and firepower saw demand for the Deredeo pattern increase after the outbreak of the Horus Heresy.
The Deredeo pattern Dreadnought, with its formidable carrying capacity and battlefield stability, was once used as a test-bed platform for a number of advanced Legiones Astartes weapons systems, including the Anvilus Autocannon Battery, hellfire plasma cannonade, Arachnus Heavy Lascannon Battery, and the carapace mounted Aiolos missile launcher which was capable of independently targeting enemies. The Deredeo is also capable of mounting Heavy Flamers or Heavy Bolters. The Deredeo also features a Helical Targeting Array and Atomantic Shielding.
- 1: Forge World (last accessed 23 May 2015)
- 2: http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Downloads/Product/PDF/D/Deredeo.pdf (last Accessed 2015.28.1)
- 3: The Horus Heresy Book Five pg.214