Thousand Sons Legion Osiron Pattern Contemptor Dreadnought

This Thousand Sons Legion Osiron Pattern Contemptor Dreadnought was in the display cabinets at Warhammer World.

Contemptor Dreadnought
Thousand Sons Legion Osiron Pattern Contemptor Dreadnought

For many decades, the arts by which the powers of a psyker could be maintained medically into the half-life of Dreadnought sarcophagus internment eluded the Thousand Sons, just as it had many others of the Legiones Astartes who attempted the task. It was not until the mind of Magnus itself was focused on the issue, which he saw as part of the wider Librarius Project to establish firmly the place of the psyker within the Legiones Astartes, that a solution, albeit a difficult one, was created.

The use of a crowning psychometric barrier lattice for the living brain of the mortally wounded psyker was his answer, a device he named the ‘Osiron’. Difficult to construct and using principles few even among the Imperium’s foremost psi-arcanists understood, the Thousand Sons immediately began fitting it to the highly adaptable Contemptor Dreadnought chassis in their possession with startlingly powerful results.

Epic Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought

Here are some plastic The Contemptor Pattern Dreadnoughts.

Epic Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought

I actually used them as robots, mainly as they didn’t look anything like dreadnoughts!

The Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought was once a mainstay of the armoured might of the Astartes Legions of old. Larger and stronger than standard pattern Dreadnoughts, the Contemptor’s systems featured many examples of techno-arcana steeped in the sacred mysteries of the Legio Cybernetica. Some chapters still boast these war relics amongst their ranks, and whenever the Contemptor takes to the field of battle, it is an echo of the power of ancient days.

Forge World Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought

Though they first appeared in Epic, Forge World have recently released a 28mm resin version.

Contemptor Pattern Relic Dreadnought – Games Day 2011

In the Forge World seminar, some new models were shown off. This is a Contemptor Pattern Relic Dreadnought.

Contemptor Pattern Relic Dreadnought

I do quite like the these retro releases, I much prefer these dreadnoughts over the current plastic version.

Photo via Fraggle.