Two New Contemptor Dreadnaught Bodies from Forge World

By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Dec 12th, 2014

Forge World is taking orders for two new Contemptor Dreadnaught body styles. They’ve got the Alpha Legion and the Word Bearers. Like their other dreadnaught releases, it only includes the torso and legs. You gotta buy the weapons separately. But then again, that lets you just buy the weapons you want. So that’s not so bad, really.

My jury has always been out on whether I liked the Contemptor style or not. I was always sort of a fan of the old, “boxy” looking dreadnaughts, even though they seemed exceedingly unfeasible for combat. There was just something unique about them, other than just “bigger dude in armor” like the contemptors are.


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  • KelRiever

    It’s cool but at this point Dreadnoughts are beginning to simply look like large space marines.

    • mechaace

      Dreadnoughts have looked like this for quite a while, since the days of Epic.

  • KelRiever

    Come on, they haven’t always looked like that. Even the old metal before plastic kits were anthropomorphic but at least did not look like just bigger marines. And the basic plastic kit absolutely does not look like a large marine. This does

    • Wow. I’d totally forgotten about how Dreads looked “way back when,” but now that you mention it, Contemptors do go back a bit to that style.

      I’m still a fan of the “boxy” style most, I think (again, entirely impractical on a battlefield, but I felt they looked pretty cool for whatever reason. I also like ’88 Monte Carlo SS cars for much the same reason).

      • All giant walking robots are impractical on the battlefield. That’s the giant robot paradox.

        (They are awesome enough that we keep making giant robots in fiction and gaming)

        I honestly like this look for the new FW dreads (they’re really large as well, quite unlike those Rogue Trader dreads).

        I think my favorite might be the old Space Crusade design that they re-used for chaos dreads in Space Marine/Titan Legions.