A land raider that fits into the elite slot and comes with the scout USR? Thats what we have today with the release of the Land Raider Proteus. It is the old retro Land Raider from before I even started playing the game back at the beginning of 3rd edition.

Also being released by Forgeworld this week is the Relic Contemptor Dreadnought Body and new Contemptor Weapons. The weapons include a Multi-Melta and an Assault Claw.

The Land Raider Proteus, along with the Relic Contemptor Dreadnought Body and new weapons are now currently available. http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/New_Stuff

This week I have been a little Focused on Necron rumors, so it was time to catch up with a few things I missed. I am going to dig up some old pics this weekend of a friend of mines old dreadnoughts. They have a very similair appearance to the Contemptor, at least from what I can remember of them.

via Forgeworld

 Land Raider Proteus
Mechanicus tech-savants believe that the Land Raider Proteus is a precursor to the Phobos pattern vehicle now found amongst the armouriums of the Adeptus Astartes.  Bulkier and faster than the Phobos, ancient and forgotten data-looms describe the Proteus as a forward assault vehicle, commonly fielded in Explorator missions during the dawning days of Mankind’s fledgling galactic empire.
Experimental Rules

Relic Contemptor Dreadnought
Given the rarity of the Contemptor-pattern chassis, it is not uncommon for those Chapters blessed enough to count these ancient war machines amongst their arsenal to embellish their armoured sarcophagus with scripture, honour scrolls and additional details to commemorate the heroism and indomitable valour of the Ancient enshrined within.


  1. LR Proteus could be good if it at least could carry a 5man termi squad :(
    also it does not have a ramp so you´ll only rapid fire once you come in with youre 8 SMs

    big let down for such a pricy model

  2. Yeah, I think they were definately appealing to the Heresy enthusiasts more than the competitive gamers unfortunately. I like the rules fluff wise though, because with this variant, it makes sense that the Marine Chapters switched to the newer variants, haha.

  3. I am a big fan of the Scout USR. A vehicle like this does not need an assault ramp to get its payload into close combat. Scout 12", making sure that you are just outside of 12" of the enemy unit. Deploy 2+ move 6 + Assault 6.

    While I am sure there better options in the competitive game for space marines, it can be made viable, if only forgeworld models were allowed during standard tournaments.

  4. Its also indestructable b/c meltas dont roll 2d6armour pen against it

  5. na... scouting forward doesn´t work vs good oponents... thats why ravenwing sucks
    you don´t always get turn 1 its less than 50% chance caus of sige-iniativ and youre opponent might also deploy farther back or all in reserv or you get DoW deployment.

    only thing that this (scout on LR) is good for is comeing in from the side and shooting rear armour... but speeders with MM or sternguard pods do it better/cheaper

    this is a pure fluff unit for "fun"-games

  6. scouting forward is a threat, that must be taken seriously, even for good opponents. Its forces your opponents to react even before the game starts, and takes advantage of any mistakes a person makes during deployment.

    With a tank that is immune to melta double dice, I am sure the more creative good players can find serious hard hitting uses for this tank.

  7. I'm surprised no one is excited about the Explorator Augury Web in addition to it's other abilities. Being able to apply -1 modifier to enemy reserve rolls is pretty huge for Marines, enabling them to pick apart enemy forces piecemeal. The other use of the Web being able to re-roll either failed or successful reserve rolls on your own side is pretty nice as well. This would be great in a Khan led outflanking force and far more efficient than taking Tigirius for the reserve re-roll.

    Being able to Scout forward, blow smoke pre-game and then be that much closer with a pintle Multi-Melta is very nice too.

    A bit pricey with Ceramite, a Dozer Blade and the pintle Multi-Melta but very flexible. It'd make a great transport for a combi-weapon equipped Sternguard unit!

  8. The vehicle might be a bit pricey, but so is a standard Land raider.

    Delivering Sternguard was one of the first things I was thinking in a list. It seems the Proteus would be one of the ultimate melta gun delivery systems.


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