Finished painting this a while back (actually before the kit was released, this is a black box one) but never got around to posting pics. I've only had a chance to use it in a couple of games as these past weekends I had been using my Blood Dragons for tourney practice.
Anyway, I loaded it for deep strike use: assault cannons and TL multimelta. I was strongly considering going TL las and typhoon though, as said configuration can pump out 4 bloodstrikes, 2 kraks and the TL las turn 1 if you're deployed starting on the table. That's some serious AT firepower no doubt. I'd only do such a thing if I had first turn though.
It's a cool unit and fun to use... But is the Stormraven actually worth its points? It's killed easy, but it does have a certain "surprise mothafucka!" factor that I seem to be running with in my Lamenters. I am really considering bringing it to the 1500 pt finals up in VT - loaded with a furioso dread ofc.
That brings me to the Furioso. I debated for a long time whether or not to give it a heavy flamer or just run with the regular stormbolter. I went with the flamer and decided I could always rip it off and downgrade later if it came to that. I know that generally flamers on dreads aren't so great, because you want to stay in combat for a turn and not kill off a whole squad in one go - but I can't imagine the Furioso amassing a lot of kills using Blood Fists. I opted for the Blood Fists over the Talons for the sake of versatility. There is no denying that Blood Talons are crazy awesome, I just think that I would be a little better off with the Str 10 in my army.