Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Horus Heresy 2e Review: Contemptor-Osiron Dreadnought Talon

Warpstone Flux Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
3/5 stars. Really good and interesting, but gets expensive.

The result of Magnus The Red's magnificent mind to solve the problem of interring a psychic warrior inside a dreadnought to serve still. The Thousand Sons legion was the first to field them and freely gave the tech away to the other legions who appear to have spurned the gift. Maybe not the Alpha Legion though? 

Psykers in a dreadnought! Yes! How cool is that?!

Okay, in all seriousness though, we can upgrade these with the minor arcana. This is certainly recommended as there are a variety of options here that will be of benefit including the extra movement, the long range sniping, and the bonus invulnerable.

If its a unit of one, then it can be upgraded to a Magnus version which gets a core psychic discipline. This is much less worth it. Even if you are tempted by biomancy for the juicy S+1 and T+1 it has got to the points cost level where a leviathan is superior. So this upgrade isn't worth it in my opinion. 

The force blade as standard is nasty here, but equally regular dreadnoughts do better in the brutal department. Adamantium will is nice, but not worth the extra points compared to a base dreadnought.

This dreadnought cannot swap out its force weapon which is understandable, but a bit sad. Hence a close combat build might be good here - and a small terror to lighter tanks. But in keeping with an emergent theme with the Thousand Sons, its all just a bit over-costed for the points.

Osiron with 2 Force Blades with built in graviton guns, Minor Arcana (235 points).
Deadly close combat monster and the bane of lighter tanks.

Osiron with Aether Fire Magna Cannon, Force Blade with built in Aether Fire Blaster, Minor Arcana (235 points).
I rather like this mid-range build! Of course, more standard long range weapons are possible here like the Kheres and the Lascannon, but I think I prefer this one for a psychic dreadnought. 

1 comment:

Ninjasuperspy said...

Considering one as a Rewards of Treason unit for the goofy "Fury of the Mobius Configuration" list that features a bunch of Alpha Legion Contemptors backed up by Blood Angel Assault Squads.

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