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BREAKING NEWS: Redemptor Dreadnought Rules Revealed!

And here I thought my Painting Whiite Space Marines Guide was the biggest thing I'd do tonight! The Redeptor Dreadnought has been released up on Warhammer Commuinty, bumping up the information I gathered fro the Warhammer Live Stream.

Without further preamble, here's a part of the data sheet:

space marine redemptor dreadnought datasheet
Quick, tough... 

space marine redemptor dreadnought
And with huuuge guns...

What's not here are the weapon rules, which I got off the live stream battle report yesterday (hard core reporter here!):

Heavy Onslaught Gatling Canon
  • Range: 30 inches
  • Type: Heavy 12
  • Strength: 5
  • AP: -1
  • Damage: (1?)

Onslaught Gatling canon
  • Range: (30 inches?)
  • Type: Heavy 6
  • Strength: 5
  • AP: -1
  • Damage: (1?)

Redemptor power fist

  • Range: Melee
  • Type: Melee
  • Strength: x2 (14!!)
  • AP: -3
  • Damage: d6
  • No -1 to hit as with other power fists.

Icarus rocket pods
  • Range: 24 inches
  • Type: Heavy d3
  • Strength: 7
  • AP: -1
  • Damage: 1
  • +1 to FLY units, -1 to non-FLY units

Macro Plasma incinerator
  • Range: 36 inches
  • Type: Heavy d6
  • Strength: 8
  • AP: -4
  • Damage: 1

  • Range: 36 inches
  • Type: Heavy d6
  • Strength: 9
  • AP: -4
  • Damage: 2
  • If 1 rolled to hit, takes a mortal wound

Frag Storm Grenade Launcher
  • Range: ??
  • Type: Assault d6
  • Strength: 4
  • AP: 0
  • Damage: 1

Heavy flamer
Storm bolters

So it's basically one of these:

tau riptide
Tau lawyers currently checking Imperial copyright law

And we can probably end the discussion of the Redemptor Dreadnought there. The Riptide has been a powerful unit in 40K since as long as it was introduced. Now, Games Workshop's flagship faction have got their hands on one... just one that can't fly, and can melee. Well if you can't beat them into the ground with grav-weapons... join them.

But let's just do a quick comparison with the old school dreadnought:

space marine dreadnought datasheet

The Redemptor is stronger in every way bar one. The original Dread maintains it's stats across it's lifetime. Space Wolf dreads also have the advantage in their storm shields, but the other specialists are perhaps now redundant in the face of this thing.

Well, all except one dreadnought, and we'll leave him with the last word:

space marine dreadnought field police
"I am the law!"
Until next time!

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