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Forgeworld Newsletter #278 - Pre-Heresy/Great Crusade Dread

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:56 pm
by Baragash
Hi there,
In this week’s newsletter we have for you a fantastic new Space Marine Dreadnought – the Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought – along with the hotly-anticipated Carcharodons Transfer Sheet.

Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought

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A true relic of the hallowed days of the Great Crusade, and of the heights of technological achievement once reached by the Imperium of Mankind, the Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought was a mainstay of the armoured might of the Astartes Legions of old. Larger and stronger than standard pattern Dreadnoughts, the Contemptor’s systems featured many examples of techno-arcana steeped in the sacred mysteries of the Legio Cybernetica.

Due to their spearhead assault role in the epic battles of the Great Crusade, losses were high amongst these potent war machines, and in the shadowed aftermath of the Heresy the ability to produce or maintain the Contemptor was all but lost. However, some Chapters still boast these war-relics amongst their ranks, and whenever the Contemptor takes to the field of battle it is an echo of the power of ancient days.

The Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought, designed by Will Hayes, is a detailed full resin kit that allows any Space Marine (or Chaos Space Marine) army to field one of these ancient war machines. Will has also designed two unique weapon options: a Contemptor Pattern Lascannon Arm and a Contemptor Pattern Close Combat Arm (Fist). These two weapons can be used on either side of the Dreadnought body, which is itself a fully poseable miniature.

Experimental rules for this storied and ancient Dreadnought are available to download now from the Forge World website, and this kit and its weapon arms are available to pre-order now for despatch in the week commencing 25th July.

Carcharodons Transfer Sheet

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Packed with well over 500 individual transfers, the Carcharodons Transfer Sheet is a hotly-anticipated addition to Forge World’s range of A4 transfer sheets. Kenton Mills has crammed onto it Chapter badges sized for both infantry and vehicles, heraldic blazons, Void Maw devices and a wide range of different sigils and devices that denote an individual Carcharodon warrior’s record of carnage across the stars, albeit in a manner that ensures his deeds may only be read by another Astartes of this ill-famed and sinister Chapter.

The Carcharodons Transfer Sheet is available to order now for immediate despatch.

Forge World Events News

Last weekend Forge World, accompanied by Imperial Armour writer Alan Bligh, joined the Warhammer World Events team for their Badab War Part 1 Campaign Weekend. The event was based on our popular Imperial Armour expansion books, and what a weekend it was! We’d like to thank everyone who stopped at the stand to say hi, ask questions or get their copies of the Badab War signed.

Everyone attending had a great time and you will be able to see more of what went on, including some very impressive conversions and painted armies, in a review coming soon. If you missed out the Events team are keen to run Part 2 next year.

Forge World’s intrepid sales team are now in sunny Madrid for Games Day Spain which takes place on July 3rd at the Pabellon de Convenciones at Casa del Campo, with a massive selection of the Forge World and Warhammer Forge range of resin kits, books and modelling products. You can download a catalogue from the Forge World website here. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thanks,
Ead Brown

Customer Service Manager
Forge World

Re: Forgeworld Newsletter #278 - Pre-Heresy/Great Crusade Dread

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:42 pm
by Talus
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have you seen the fist on that thing!

its a work of art

beauty

stunning

gorgeous

gimme 4

please?

Re: Forgeworld Newsletter #278 - Pre-Heresy/Great Crusade Dread

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:01 pm
by Socaddict
WANT!

Nevermind all the other stuff I have, This is my new shiny...

Re: Forgeworld Newsletter #278 - Pre-Heresy/Great Crusade Dread

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:03 pm
by DaBoss
Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought, you've got to just love it....especially if you have a Pre-Heresy World Eater Army - Two Dreadnought close combat arms and is able to Fleet!!!

Puts my Rogue Trader Dreadnoughts to shame - got to resist but it's only £45!!!!

Is this also more of a hint of what the next Forgeworld Book after Space Wolves\Imperial Guard\Eldar campaign book is?

Re: Forgeworld Newsletter #278 - Pre-Heresy/Great Crusade Dread

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:06 pm
by hunter101
Just as I have placed an order. The GITS!

Re: Forgeworld Newsletter #278 - Pre-Heresy/Great Crusade Dread

PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:11 am
by killmaimburn
I think there is one really good thing here..
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Downloads/P ... emptor.pdf
"Until a specific variant of this unit is featured in a forthcoming book, the Contemptor as listed here may also be used in a Codex Chaos Space Marines army. "
A small sentance but it yields so much.
1)FORTHCOMING BOOK
2)WILL HAVE A DECENT DREADNOUGHT IN IT.
Oooh kaloo kaleigh..
(nice to see they also rules wise distinguish types of when invulnerable saves on vehilces are taken..if anyone is still wanting bits of RAI on when saves apply)

Re: Forgeworld Newsletter #278 - Pre-Heresy/Great Crusade Dread

PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:20 am
by Spack
Forthcoming book refers to an Imperial Armour book - and we already know they'll be pushing books out for a few years yet, so nothing new there.

Re: Forgeworld Newsletter #278 - Pre-Heresy/Great Crusade Dread

PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:32 am
by killmaimburn
Oh spacks.. you gave me sads. bwaaaaahhhh Hope book thing is going well.

Re: Forgeworld Newsletter #278 - Pre-Heresy/Great Crusade Dread

PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:17 am
by Spack
Heh. Don't be so sad - if they change the name to Furibundus or Deredo class (the other 2 RT era Dread classes) when it comes out in an IA book then these experimental rules will still apply to CSM :)

Re: Forgeworld Newsletter #278 - Pre-Heresy/Great Crusade Dread

PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:06 pm
by Cain Tiberius
Its pretty, very very pretty. But I think its a lil too big. And if the imperium had reached this level of technology, why would they revert so much to the walking bricks?

Before anyone gets the wrong idea. Yes I love the walking bricks, lol. Dreads where the one thing that got me hooked on 40K in the first place.

Nathanael

Re: Forgeworld Newsletter #278 - Pre-Heresy/Great Crusade Dread

PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:17 pm
by Ljundhammer
They ming!

Re: Forgeworld Newsletter #278 - Pre-Heresy/Great Crusade Dread

PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:19 pm
by Talus
Ljundhammer wrote:They ming!


-cracks knuckles-

you aint seen what im planning for it yet :D

Re: Forgeworld Newsletter #278 - Pre-Heresy/Great Crusade Dread

PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:48 pm
by hunter101
Ha. Im Rustaling sumthing up my self. And considering FW have spackerd my order up im going to push for an early one. Like yer Right but worth a try.

Re: Forgeworld Newsletter #278 - Pre-Heresy/Great Crusade Dread

PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:53 am
by Ljundhammer
Talus wrote:
Ljundhammer wrote:They ming!


-cracks knuckles-

you aint seen what im planning for it yet :D


Is it this?
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Re: Forgeworld Newsletter #278 - Pre-Heresy/Great Crusade Dread

PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:27 pm
by Spack
Cain Tiberius wrote:Its pretty, very very pretty. But I think its a lil too big. And if the imperium had reached this level of technology, why would they revert so much to the walking bricks?

Before anyone gets the wrong idea. Yes I love the walking bricks, lol. Dreads where the one thing that got me hooked on 40K in the first place.

Nathanael


The FW Contemptor is a 40k scale version of the Epic dreadnought that was on the plastic Marines sprues. Prior to this the metal ones were the RT era Fury, Eddy, and Chuck style (I still have some of these), and the later ones were metal versions of the current "brick" style dreads.

The "bricks" aren't a reversion - they're an evolution, in that they gain heavier armour and more mobility over the earlier ones. However, FW have made the new Chuck far more advanced looking than it should have been. Maybe they'll retro fit the fluff such that the MkIVs are bulkier because the Techmarines and AdMech can knock them out faster and keep them maintained easier than this Heresy version.

I may have to get one of these new ones - mixed in with my other Dreads I'll have 16 then, which includes the 4 RT models (3 loyalist and 1 chaos), the four 2nd ed loyal metals and 2 of the chaos ones, plus some FW (MkIV and MkV), AoBR one, ... losing track of them ... <bzzt>