Friday, 1 July 2011

Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought

So happy and yet so gutted!

Forgeworld have just announced the release of their new Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought.  I am so happy about this for a very specific reason.

Bjorn!  A Wolf Guard at the time of Russ, who when too injured was encased in a Dreadnought sarcophagous against his express will in the first 1000 years after the Heresy.  I have wished to have a model of the old style dreadnoughts (for those of you that remember them from Rogue Trader days) to represent Bjorn but the old ones are far too small and flimsy, and I'm not good enough to convert one.  Now, finally, we have one and I think I'm going to have to get one.  I'm gutted because the day before BlogWars, while at Warhammer World, I bought the Space Wolves Venerable Dreadnought for just that reason, now I'm going to have to buy another dreadnought from forgeworld - grrrr.


  1. Don't I know it, and I can guarantee I'll be getting at least one, more likely two.

  2. Bjorn was my first thought on seeing this too.

    need to wait till the plasma cannon arm is available really though :)

  3. @Karitas, I believe you have read my mind :D

    Although I'd like to see an assault cannon version as well for that classic look.

  4. ok i am annoyed. i am annoyed because i am making a counts as GK army with robots to represent my dreads. the release of this incredible model means i am going to have to constantly endure comments of 'oh, did you copy the forge world dreadnought....?).


  5. LOL, you, me and Karitas all had the same thought about this model.

  6. @Atreides, if its any consolation, I know you were doing it a long time before this came out. Plus your scratch builds will likely look better. I know your pain though, I started to convert a khorne juggernought into a thunderwolf about 2 months before the plastic ones came out and now everyone has them!

    @Hudson, definitely, good to see people with a true appreciation of the old look of dreadnoughts.



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