July 28, 2014 by dracs
Games Workshop may have taken the Space Wolves to the skies in their new flyers, but battle still rages on the ground. Now they have awoken the heroes of old and their mighty Dreadnoughts are once again marching out to war.
The Space Wolves have two new variant Dreadnought kits, both focused primarily upon close combat. These are the Venerable Dreadnought (above) and the Murderfang.
Both of these are very good, thematic sculpts that match well with the Space Wolf army style. My favourite has to be the Venerable Dreadnought, as its shield and axe really do convey the image of an ancient, mechanised warrior, as opposed to the more brutal style of the Murderfang.
Along side these two, the most famous Dreadnought of them all has appeared once again. I am of course talking about Bjorn the Fell-Handed.
Despite the fact that Bjorn is perhaps one of my favourite characters of the Warhammer 40k background, this is perhaps my least favourite of the three new Dreadnoughts. There simply isn’t enough to distinguish him from a standard Dreadnought, although the level of ornamentation is very cool. However, this might be something which I would change my mind about when I see it in the flesh.
On top of these three warriors of a days gone by, the awesome cover art for the Space Wolves codex has appeared.
The art features one of the universe’s most brutal warriors in full battle rage, and shows off the lupine elements of their character which gives the faction their unique style.
All in all, I would say that these new images are really promising for the Space Wolves, and are certainly better than the Stormfang flyer. I look forward to seeing how these models look as part of a full army on the tabletop.
Which of the Dreadnoughts do you like best?
Source: La Taberna de Laurana