Betrayal at Calth is here – it’s time to take a look at those AMAZING new plastic Contemptor & both Heroes minis!
Welcome to Betrayal At Calth Week here on BoLS! This week we will be going over every aspect of the new game, from the rules to to the minis, to the game itself and everything in between. Check in every day for everything you wanted to know about the biggest product GW may produce this year.
Today we wade into the two sprues making up both the plastic Contemptor Dreadnought and the Ultramarines Praetor and Word Bearers Chaplain. The Contemptor is a classic design from the 1990s linked to the Heresy and it is a wonderful sight to finally see it (back) in plastic. Let’s get started!
Original Contemptor from the early 1990s EPIC Game system.
Special note: These are all high resolution images, click to see all the details.
Heroes sprue – Front (note the 2015 copyright)
Heroes sprue – Back
Assembly Instructions – Contemptor & Heroes close-ups on the front cover.
Assembly Instructions – Contemptor up top – Steloc Aethon and Kurtha Sedd below.
What we have here are the three quick-assembly minis that come with the Betrayal at Calth boxed set. The posing and dynamic styling of Captain Aethon and Kurtha Sedd are well done and as we have come to expect from GW, they are quite impressively cut apart in ways few other companies can match. The assembled miniatures wisely have zero chapter markings on them, so these two will be finding their way into Heresy armies from every legion around the world.
Weapons like Aethon’s pistol and Sedd’s pistol/mace can be easily exchanged. I see many many opportunities to turn these into a wide variety of Praetors and Centurion/Consuls for Legion armylists, or exotic looking Captains, Chapter Masters, and Chaos Lords.
The Contemptor’s pose and in particular legs are a bit stiff, but it’s nice to have the 3 weapon options. Sources have told BoLS that this plastic Contemptor is a limited release meant for this box only. Expect a more complex kit with more posing and equipment options coming in plastic down the road when the Horus Heresy game is rolled out in full.
How will you use the heroes minis – and how will you paint & convert them??