The Horus Heresy: Contemptor Dreadnought Preview
Der mächtige Contemptor Dreadnought steht diese Woche im Fokus des Heresy Donnerstags mit einem Ausblick auf seine Waffenoptionen.
Heresy Thursday – You Thought the Contemptor Dreadnought Was Awesome? Check Out Its New OptionsYou never know what you’re going to face on the battlefields of the Horus Heresy, so why not just strip the whole armoury on the way out and decide en route? The Contemptor Dreadnought was already laden with weapon options in the Age of Darkness boxed set, but soon it’s striking out on its own – and it’s bringing everything save the kitchen sink.
In addition to what its boxed-set cousin gets, this Contemptor packs four new main guns – a conversion beam cannon, a Kheres assault cannon, a volkite dual-culverin, and a gravis plasma cannon – and plenty of extra decorative options. That means, inside just one box, you get:
- One ultra-posable Contemptor Dreadnought chassis
- Two heads, one of which can equip an optional helical targeting array
- Four chestplate styles, with Loyalist and Traitor options
- Two big old punchy hands, buildable as fists* or chainfists
- Five different guns to go in those fists
- Eight different arm-mounted guns, usable on the right or left side
- A havoc missile launcher
- Fetching shield and scroll details to smarten up your chassis
No matter what your opponent throws at you, there’s a suitable weapon for the job, and some of them are classic favourites with a new lease of life.
Take the conversion beam cannon, for instance. Rare even during the days of the Great Crusade, these weapons get stronger the further away their target is. Their beams consolidate from Rhino-tickling lasers into tank-obliterating death rays when given enough time to focus, and – as if being reduced to sizzling atoms weren’t bad enough – they have a tendency to blind anything that survives.
Since these guns can be mounted on either arm, you can double up and build two highly specialised gun platforms by combining the contents of two boxes. While your lascannon-toting tank hunter works his way through a Spartan’s incredibly thick armour, his towering brother-in-arms can shred the Space Marines who stumble out of the resulting wreck with Kheres-pattern assault cannons.
However you want to dispose of your snivelling Loyalist/grotesque Traitor foes, this upgunned Contemptor Dreadnought has just what you’re looking for. Join us again next week for more reveals that’ll really put some iron in your blood.* Their fists can even have regular chunky fingers or vicious clawed hands.