New Horus Heresy Plastic Contemptor Dreadnought Kit

Horus-Heresy-plastic-contemptor dreadnoughtHere is the brand new plastic Contemptor Dreadnought for Horus Heresy that looks to have all the bells and whistles that the Forge World does!

We initially saw this in the rumored starter set over a year ago, so finally having some confirmation is awesome. Just like with all the recent releases for HH this is going to be plastic, so it looks like there is real potential that all the new tanks will all be plastic as well.

Which again, is just great to see.

Heresy Thursday

Warhammer Community revealed the Dreadnought along with what weaponry you can equip it with. Let’s first check out what else we’ve seen for HH, then get into the new stuff!

Horus Heresy All-Plastic Legion Tactical Squad Revealed!

Let’s hope they release some of the beakies just on their own because so many people love to build their marines with them, as you should!

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Long-time Warhammer fans will notice echoes of the original plastic Space Marine kit, the legendary RTB01 box. Released in 1987, that set was similarly full of posable Mark VI Corvus Armour. The Legionaries in the new kit are larger, more imposing, and less bow-legged, but they have that same versatility – and the same option to strap a great big chainblade to the barrel of their gun for an extra dose of marine-on-marine ultraviolence.

Form the looks of it, you’ll get a lot of options in the kit and be able to build them for either side.

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This is an incredibly versatile kit, with plenty of options for posing and gear. This is a Legion Tactical Squad, so it’s (old-style) bolters and bayonets for everyone, though the Sergeant gets a plasma pistol and a choice of power sword, power fist, or lightning claw.

They are honestly, just so cool! Plus, we just haven’t seen a really big release for HH in a while now, so that alone makes this exciting.

New Horus Heresy Plastic Land Raider Spartan Revealed!

The mighty Land Raider is a design that has stood the test of time ever since Arkhan Land dug it out of the catacombs on Mars – but what’s a Legion Praetor to do when their prized Terminator squads can’t quite squeeze into its armoured hold? They reach for the Spartan Assault Tank – and now, with a stunning new plastic kit, you can too. 

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Also known as the Land Raider Spartan, this armoured carrier was designed* to punch through the most overwhelming enemy defences and deliver a knock-out blow of massed Astartes infantry.

It looks a lot like you would expect, but that look is timeless and awesome! The best part though? It’s plastic!

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When not carting Space Marines about, the Spartan is also an effective vehicle-killer in its own right, armed with a whopping eight lascannons. Grouped into two quad-linked arrays, these lay down accurate bursts of firepower strong enough to crack open any enemy hull.

You can even swap out the heavy bolter for two more lascannons! So if you need to punch through enemy armor, this should be able to do the trick with 10, that’s right, 10 lascannons! Then, the gunner can have a ton of options as well, so plenty to choose from.

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It became a common assault vehicle during the Great Crusade, where its nigh-impervious chassis could shrug off regular anti-tank weapons as it ferried up to 26 Legionaries – or 13 Terminators – into the fray, with a surprising turn of speed for its size.

The new Land Raider Spartan has plenty of carrying capacity, and when you drop 13 Terminators on the enemy, you know their day is about to go badly.

New Horus Heresy Plastic Contemptor Dreadnought Revealed!

Hot on the heels of the Spartan, Games Workshop officially revealed the Plastic Horus Heresy Contemptor Dreadnought, and it looks great!


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If you like the idea of a fallen hero of your Legion marching imperiously into battle, small-arms fire bouncing harmlessly off its armour and atomantic force field, to crush all who oppose them in glorious combat, then you’re going to love the new Contemptor Dreadnought.

Not to mention by the looks of it, this could easily be any legion with the right paint job. There’s no built-in iconography, making this a super flexible kit.

Not only is it a hardy unit on the battlefield, but it’s also brutally powerful both at range and in melee – after all, it’s essentially a massive Space Marine! What’s more, the new multipart plastic kit includes a wealth of devastating weapon options.

There’s also the big benefit of assembly, resin does have a few extra steps in assembly, while plastic just simply doesn’t!

The Contemptor’s right arm can take ballistic weapons in the form of a bolt cannon or autocannon, or a tank-busting melta cannon or lascannon. Meanwhile, the mighty left-hand power fist can be equipped with a built-in combi-bolter, heavy flamer, plasma blaster, or meltagun. And if you fancy adding some high explosives to your walking arsenal, you can even outfit your Contemptor with a carapace-mounted havoc launcher!

A good assortment of weapons will make this new kit one with a ton of flexibility, just like the old resin Forge World model.

In short, this is a fantastic release! One of the best and most popular Forgeworld kits, the Contemptor Dread even saw some play in 40k, so this is a huge release!

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