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Next Week: Bjorn/ Venerable Dreadnaught


Next week it looks like we are going to be seeing a new Venerable Dreadnought box set release for Space Wolves. A box set to make Bjorn the Fell-Handed would be a good release set next week. This rumor makes a lot of sense based on the "Ancient Warriors of Fenris" hint from White Dwarf.


Please remember that this is a rumor. Here is the image of the Blood of Asaheim he is talking about.












via an anonymous source on the cover of the Space Wolf codex and next week's releases.
It' looks like the Blood of Asaheim Novel cover, but different.

I heared next week GW will bring an Bjorn/Venerable SW Dreadnought Box.

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  1. are they redoing the existing model like maybe on contemptor dreadnought ? or just a re-release of the existing model?

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    1. If it is a dreadnought its a new release the only existing one for SW is metal or finecast and GW has abandoned both

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    2. I think Space Marine Dreadnoughts are in need of a better update. Compared to the fluff, dread's are under-strength. I would recommend that venerable Dreadnoughts should get a 5++ or 4++ save

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    3. if this is a new ven box maybe we'll have the tools to make rifleman dreads without having to buy forge world... one can hope

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    4. Born would never be a contemptor. He wad not intered until after the heresy, and contemptors are heresy era. Also, space wolf contemptors are prone to violence and instability so only those with "dark sagas" tend to be in there. That's per the fluff in the forgeworld book with the space wolf contemptor dread entry.

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    5. Your right there brother Rush. They are seen as a bad omen in the eyes of the Vlka Fenryka.

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    6. They could always just make an extra sprue set, like Sammael when he's in his pimp mobile.

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    7. He was alive during the heresy. He may have been interred after it all died down but they didn't just change all their technology overnight before he was interred. Even if he lived for three thousand years, when were contemptors done away with?

      I'm not an expert on the heresy and may be wrong. If someone can educate me i'd be very grateful. (",)

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    8. Contemptors still exist even in year 40k obviously, and certainly did when Bjorn was interred. Bjorn was not put in the model however, as evidenced by descriptions of him in Battle of the Fang. I still modeled my Contemptor so it can be used multiple ways, including as Bjorn. I don't like the regular rules for Contemptors for SWs, too many points for what you get right now.

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    9. Björn fought on prospero as a marine.
      He died way later. So empty contemptors did not exist or could be produced.

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    10. Wrong as usual Seb...really should read some novels and background. Contemptors can be fielded in a regular 40K army according to FW (part of GW..remember) so they still exist.

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    12. He's not saying they don't exist. Obviously they exist. Those that do exist though, are ancient, and were interred prior to the current dread chassis. The reason bjorn is not in a contemptor is
      1. The astartes quit using this chassis because it was flawed andthis inside were more prone to corruption (which adds aTON of character imo), and
      2. Space wolf contemptors in particular were VERY prone to uncontrolled violence and general lack of self control. They would NOT stick Logan Grimnar in such a device, so common sense says they wouldn't put Bjorn in one either, given that he was the current Wolf Lord. Bjorn had a reputation of being one of the more level headed and most wise space wolf ever. 

      That said. .. contemptors are AMAZING models and I can see why it's tempting to use one to make your Bjorn stand out!

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  2. See now this is why it sucks to have to wait for the codex... Is Bjorn any good? Would I take him, or is he a liability like he was in the last Codex.. This one is definitely a wait and see.

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    1. I understand your viewpoint but for me, if it's a cool model I go for it. Over different editions rules come and go but that piece of plastic will always look the same

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    2. They release the rules of the model in the WD they show it off. Like the Stormfang flyer has it's rules in the WD so you know if you want to use it or not. Bjorn is probably going to be a LoW with crazy stats though.

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    3. That's ignoring the fact that if they released the rules first, and it was awesome, you could just as well ask yourself "could I just use the model I already converted? Is it worth buying the new kit?"

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    4. Crazy stats? "Looks at Ghazkull"

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    5. I have already built a Bjorn based on a heavily converted Contemptor so will be happy to see the rules if it is indeed his model next and in the WD. Let's just hope his rules are better than they are now if they make him a LoW.

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    6. I've been using the FW SW dread as Bjorn and if it's anything close to that it will be awesome and worth it.

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    7. He will be the exact same stats as he is now, just less points.

      Other than ws/bs and maybe attacks, it was his special rules that differentiated him from regular dreadnoughts.

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    8. No offense but his stats were nothing like a regular Dreadnought, better take another look. You might say he was close to an Ironclad or close to a Venerable or even more like a combo of the 2 plus additional special rules but he is nothing like a 'regular' dread.

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    9. Its a great model.... Loved the original One. Never played wolves :D
      Got it anyway.

      Ofc dread kinda suck now. It might be a AV 13 IWND bot with 5++ inv. Anything less is a waste ofc. All dreads should get a inv.

      But hey... GW thinks bigger now. And if its over hellbrute price its definitly not worth to buy.
      But still nice to look at or not?

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    10. Er...GW do release the rules first in WD, along with the pre-order. You have a week to order the model or not after seeing the rules...

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  3. I have 4 SW dreadnoughts so 1 more makes no difference ;)

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  4. Just use him as a regular Dredd I'm sure the model will be awesome

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  5. I hope he's a heresy-era pattern. I've never liked the standard 40k pattern.

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  6. Ugh. Dreads are already disgustingly useless. Make them T6 W3 models, 2+, and venerables get a 4++ and the same WS/BS increase.

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    1. T6 is no where near enough to represent a dreadnought, in fact it would be a huge nerf.

      You would need t8 to even begin to represent the durability they have now.

      Lets face it. We are stuck with dreadnoughts the way they are unless they do a complete rule rewrite, like from 2nd to 3rd and invalidate all of the existing codexes.

      Dreadnoughts are in too many places to fix them individually

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    2. I think dreads are really good.why he hate? Because of grenades? Play more sensibly is always a good idea

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    3. He means SM dreads.

      GW could have fixed dreads with 7th. But then ork dreads and others would be OP. Guess they could have fixed that with ork dex. But i assume the just didnt care to do anything with dreads.

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  7. Selfishly I could do without a new regular SW dreadnought kit, (all over a Venerable/Bjorn dual kit as long as the points are severely reduced), as I've been working on a regular dreadnought SW Rifleman conversion for months, (kinda on hold since 7th came out and made them less viable for popping light armored vehicles).

    I wonder if it could be a Regular/Venerable/Bjorn kit, (in the same vein as the Wood Elves Treeman kit serves three builds); now that would be cool, (although arguably cost ineffective). Hopefully a WD leak will surface soon :)

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    1. Or the BA dread or hellbrute?

      I bet with a added frost gun and all what you said. 3 builds all the guns.

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