40K: Redemptor Dreadnought Showcase

The new Space Marine Redemptor Dreadnought was spotted at Warhammer Fest 2017 – Come take a closer look!

Warhammer Fest 2017 struck like a Tsunami and the effects are still washing-up on the shore. We got a teaser of the new Redemptor Dreadnought earlier but the completed model was also spotted at Warhammer Fest 2017 and one fan was quick with the camera on this one:

pics via Poxy Proxy Predator


So let’s talk weapons on the new dread.

Right Arm

Plasma Cannon – Probably not a plain old Cannon either…

Assault Cannon – Again, probably not a typical Assault Cannon. (It could be, the Assault Cannon was already pretty good, but that’s another topic)

Left Arm

Dreadnought Powerfist with under-slung weapons:

Some type of Flamer weapon

Smaller Rotatory Cannon

Hull Mounted Weapons

Missile Pod

Torso Mounted Twin Heavy Bolters (?)


Besides the ED-209 vibe, this Dreadnought is bringing some SERIOUS firepower to the board. It’s got 4 ranged weapon systems it can take plus the power fist in close combat. And we know that thanks to the new shooting rules it will be able to fire ALL of them either at the same target or different ones! And I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a melee variant in the works with two close combat weapons. I can’t wait to get my hands on this Dread – it’s going to be a monster.


What do you think of the new Redemptor Dreadnought? Any guesses on those fancy new weapons it’s got?

  • Fraser1191

    This thing reminds me of a killa kan

    • Mr.Gold

      stormtalon with legs.

      • LeroyJenkinss

        Dreadnought with an extra gun?

      • Carey_Mahoney

        Exactly that.

      • Rabid Wombat

        I remember seeing a few people do that conversion. Most were pretty cool, although the esthetic ran more from Battletech to Star Wars rather than 40k.

      • Vulkan He’stan

        more like stormhawk with legs

    • NovaeVox

      It’s the product of a (likely stentorian) coupling of a dreadnought and a knight.

      D’aww, look at tyke’s widdle first rotary cannon!

    • dave long island

      Dreadnaughts remind me of the Micronauts’ Biotron. Actually a lot of WH40K reminds me of the Micronauts. The Tau especially, remind me of some race of dudes in Micronauts whose name I’ve long since forgotten. Great stuff, Micronauts, both the comic book and the action figures. Baron Karza was the shizzle shizzle for his day, and now for that matter.

  • This thing highlights the awkwardness of the new Super Space Marine line. It is about twice as tall as old Dreads or Hellbrutes. Sure, it is proportionate to what Dreads should’ve been all along, but having mixed scales on the table will look pretty terrible and make Hellbrutes even more pitiful than they already are..

    • barry sadler

      I think it’s the gap in the marine line of a stormsuge, gorkanaut, wraithknight, trygon or dreadknight. Basically a plastic leviathan at a similar scale and similar prow http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/62065a7688dd6c43cc9d2e990384b27a663f412da6aff9b17053245727a00dac.jpg mounted firearms

    • Jeremy Larson

      Which is interesting, since I think the disproportionally wide chassis makes it look bad. I personally think the legs need to be about half an inch longer.

      • And the legs should be closer together imo. Looks as impossible to walk as a Morkanaut.

  • mrbleak

    Why do they insist on bigger? BIGGER everything bigger… soon you will need a 18 wheeler to go to a tournament.
    Started a long time ago i know but they just keep stacking bigger on bigger and I am sorry but Biger Is not always better, just more expensive.

    • LeroyJenkinss

      Agreed. The table seems to get smaller and smaller.

      • Hawt Dawg

        That’s not the table…

    • Devourer

      Agreed. The problem is that everything gets biger and so nothing looks really impressive. Just big and out of scale with the board and the old minis.

    • dynath

      They add 50 cents of plastic so they can add 8 dollars on price.

  • NovaeVox

    Sing it with me! Hull, shoulders, knees, and struts;
    Knees and struts!

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  • I feel a bit sorry for the poor marines who go to the whole trouble of being upgraded then being shot in the face the first battle they go to as a primaris and wake up in a tin can. 😀

    • MechBattler

      I dunno. Maybe Guilliman walked down the rows of pods and was like
      “Eh, I don’t like him. He said my Laurel Wreath crown was stupid. Cawl, lop his legs off and stuff him in a dread.”
      “Yes my lord.”

  • Talos2

    It might have looked ok if the leviathan didn’t exist, but it’s not even close to being as nice as that

  • SilentPony

    Oh that is just a shame.

  • Rabid Wombat

    I’m not really on board with the whole NuMarine thing, but good lord as a dread-head I want one of these.

  • Jack Boland

    haha wow, what a truly terrible model, both looks and lore wise.

  • ANevskyUSA

    It’s like somebody thought that Centurion suits were so cool, they decided that it would be even cooler to put one on a dreadnought.

    Plus, what is this heresy of the Tau-esque plasma cannon?

  • Sureia

    I think they need to narrow the torso and shorten it to give it a less blocky, more mobile look.

    • That’s not a discussable preview or something, it’s the final product 😉

  • Sureia

    Also, I don’t care what anyone says; we’re getting two close combat arms and frankening the heavy weapons as underslungs.

  • That’s a nice orky kan right there. Looks like they took the canopy of the Stormhawk and slapped it onto a killa kan’s legs or something, then attached some shoulders from a dreadnought. I really don’t like it. It being huge doesn’t help it either, this size-inflation gotta stop.

  • Matthew Pomeroy

    I really hate the look of the new primaris, there is something about the style….

  • Visgluigers

    That looks more like a space marine version of the punisher gatling gun. So i guess it still is assault cannon in steroids 😀

    • Carey_Mahoney

      I wouldn’t be too surprised if this actually is a Punisher Cannon.
      But then again, it’s probably some new halfway-Punisher-halfway-Assault Cannon, with some Latin name maybe.

  • kloosterboer

    Brilliant bit of kit, I really love the look of these and the Primaris.

    Can’t get here soon enough!

    • jack boland

      is this trolling?

      • kloosterboer

        Not at all. Why would you think that? Believe it or not, it’s possible for someone’s opinion to run counter to your own.

        I have no issue with your opinion. It’s yours to do with as you wish.

        • jack boland

          Because i have seen so few people think its decent.

          • kloosterboer

            Whilst I am surprised by the number of negative comments on this page, when I’ve seen so many positive comments elsewhere – including by other model designers.

            That said, opposing opinions form the cornerstone of any discussion, and are therefore welcome.

            I respect the dissent over the direction of the new models, but at the same time I look forward to adding them to my own collection and eventual wargaming lore.

          • jack boland

            haha cool. It really shouldn’t be that surprising. The model objectively isn’t fantastic but it isn’t terrible. However, its a massive departure from 20+ years of lore. Thats why people hate the new direction of space marines. Some of the models are ok, but its the trashing of the storyline that make the models truly appalling.

  • Wolf-Assassin

    The article missed the missile pods option instead of the bolters

    • Ty Hayden

      I feel that what they labeled as missile pods is also probably a multi-use smoke launcher as well.

  • Crablezworth

    Weapons are cool but the sarcophagus looks terrible and the whole model looks just weird. Why not take the contemptor route if you’re going taller?

    • jack boland

      yeh for sure. Weapons look OK. Everything else, garbage. Also, love your youtube : )

  • Timotheus

    Wow, if you manage to ignore the fluff-rape, this thing sure still is darn ugly…

  • Carey_Mahoney

    The feet should be larger to reasonably carry a hull this big. After all, it’s a Dreadnought, not a Ruststalker.

  • Boondox

    I like the articulated legs so we don’t have any more dreads waddling across the battle field like they’ve got a load in their pants. The beer gut should block LOS to his feet and the missle pod is uninspiring compared to the other weapons. Other than those two things which can be easily fixed it’s just a bigger dread IMO.

  • ieyke

    “the Assault Cannon was already pretty good”
    No it wasn’t.
    For a Terminator? Sure.
    On a Dreadnought? Laughable trash.

  • Vachones

    The first picture of this was a low angle shot and I thought it looked really really good. Now I see these, and all i can think is that he skipped leg day. A shame really, this is how you will be seeing it most of the time on the table. I’ll have to see it in person though, it may grow on me like the Centurions.

  • MechBattler

    “So Redemptor, how far along are you? Is it a boy or a girl?”

    Yes. I just said it looks PREGNANT.


    • jack boland

      looking pregnant is the least of its worries

      • MechBattler

        Personally, I would swap the positions of the eagle plate and the belly, or lose the bottom plate entirely and then add some plates to the upper legs
        I can see what they were trying to do, I think they just botched the positioning of those torso segments. If you lose the bottom plate, I don’t think it looks too bad overall.

        • jack boland

          I personally think it looks terrible. Even worse, is the story behind it.

          • MechBattler

            Our opinions differ. Let’s hash this out like reasonable adults instead of salty children.

            I like blocky things, with sharp angles and flat sides. So while the torso and shoulders mostly speak to my sense of aesthetics, the rounded plates on the legs and one arm do not. Personally I think it’s a mistake for them to mix and match the two styles like they have. If it had leg and arm plates like the Ironclad dreadnought, and didn’t have that belly, I’d have been much happier with it.

            That’s not to say I dislike smoother rounded armor. I happen to think the admech kastelans and imperial knights look pretty awesome.
            I just feel that having both types together on one model like that is rather sloppy looking.

            So ideally, I would also replace the leg plates with angled armor and maybe try to do the same with the fist. Though the fist might be less feasible.

          • jack boland

            sure. I think for me its less about the look and more about the story. Its just so bad I really can’t get behind the new models.

          • MechBattler

            Honestly, it would have been far better if Cawl had been working on these projects of his own volition.
            Telling us Guilliman foresaw the need for new marines and a way to resurrect himself 10,000 years ago is pushing the envelope too much.
            If Cawl had been the one to decide that these things needed to be and set his mind to them, it would’ve shown the Imperium is not completely lost and might still be able to save itself, rather than constantly needing to be babysitted by a demigod.

            PS- I never let story get in the way of how I feel about the looks of a model or it’s rules.

          • jack boland

            yes 100% the story line is incredibly dumb. I think even crawl doing things primarchs couldn’t and the emperor couldnt’ even perfect is stupid. I play 30k and for me gaming is continuation of the narrative. So for me, the stroy drives the models.

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  • georgelabour

    I like how it combines aspects from extant chassis into a new machine that’s still recognizably its own. There’s even aspects of the Ironclad and the Leviathan that I can see in it.

    Heck if one squints and tilts their head just right there’s even a bit of the original RT era dread in its profile.

    However if Bjorn doesn’t get one……there will be fanrage. And possibly blood but mostly just fanrage.

  • jack boland

    i honestly can’t say one good thing about this model. The lore behind it is lazy and the model is ugly. I get 40k is going down a more anime route, and I accept most likely i’ll never play that system again, but still is tough to watch!

  • el paso


    They finally make a redesign of the dreadnought and THIS is the best they could do?

    • jack boland

      agreed its disgusting.

  • Mike X (Official)

    That is the definition of fugly.

  • Aura1

    So, Cawl broke out all the old Crusade era tech to make Mk X armour, but rather than making the new Dreads based on the infinitely better Contemptor, he makes a beer belly Dread inside a Centurion suit. Guess we know which department forgot to slip Cawl his production expense account padding…

  • Evil Otto

    Yeah, I don’t like this one. Looks… fat. The legs are good, but the model looks a bit comical to me.