Iron Warriors Chaos Contemptor

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In the aftermath of the galaxy-wide conflict known as the Horus Heresy and the subsequent Great Scouring, the Traitor Legions were pursued by the vengeful Imperium and cast into disorder and retreat. They were eventually driven into the shadow of the greatest Warp Storm in the galaxy, known as the Eye of Terror.

During their flight from their persecutors, the Traitors lost much of their cherished and sacred wargear or it became corrupted and scavenged. Much of the more advanced techno-arcana was cast aside in favour of arms more readily manufactured and maintained by the hell-spat forges of the Dark Mechanicus. But even during these dark times for the servants of the Ruinous Powers, the rare few Contemptor Pattern Dreadnoughts were always held as a most precious resource by those Chaos Space Marine warbands fortunate enough to possess them. The nightmarish intellects of the warsmiths of the Traitor Legions fashioned daemonic replacements for those technological systems of the Contemptor Dreadnoughts that they no longer possessed the skills or the materiel to replicate.

Unable to maintain the Contemptor's original arcane armaments in exile, the Dark Magos replaced them with occult weapons of diabolical design, forged in blood and suffused by daemonic force, such as the Soul Burner which unleashes explosive blasts of daemonic force that devours the souls of its victims, and the Butcher Cannon, a heavy calibre rotary gun whose shells are bound with daemonic runes of anathema and bloodletting to increase their penetrating power and murderous toll. Another notable piece of forbidden Chaotic technology incorporated within a Chaos Contemptor is the replacement of its standard Atomantic power generator with a Warp-infused Hellfire Reactor that charges its armoured carapace to provide a preternatural resilience and also serves as a hungry vortex for the soul-stuff of those it has killed. The cost for this boon, however, is the loss of the advanced Atomantic Shielding used by the original Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought.

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My Chimerax for #inquisimunda and also sometimes my #chaosdreadnought and I play #warhammer40k.
I like to imagine that my #emperorschildren corrupt #eldar and #darkeldar technology to use it for a greater purpose.
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A Deathguard Dreadnought

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A Chaos Dreadnought is a Dreadnought in the service of the Chaos Space Marines. Under the influence of Chaos, many Chaos Dreadnoughts have degenerated into insane monsters, known as Helbrutes. However exemplars of ancient Dreadnought patterns still exist, having become dark reflections of their imperial counterparts.

The war saw the emergence of unique Dreadnought variants among the Traitor Legions that reflected this growing change. These included the Mhara Gal Tainted Dreadnought of the Word Bearers and the "berserker" Dreadnought of the World Eaters. The Mhara Ghal was the first to be utterly tainted by Chaos, its occupant a possessed of the Gal Vorbakwho had fused with the chassis.

After the Heresy, knowledge behind the creation of the old Dreadnought patterns declined among the traitors. With the exception of the prized Contemptor chassis, little effort was made to maintain and replicate the Legion's more sophisticated wargear. Without the technology to protect them from the ravages of time, such as stasis tombs, and exposed to the malignance that had spread among the legionnaires, internment within a Dreadnought's sarcophagus became a living hell. Under the sway of Chaos, many fell prey to insanity and mutation. This fate is also shared by the Dreadnoughts of Renegade Chapters that have succumbed to Chaos in the years after the Heresy, such as the Crimson Slaughter.

For Chaos Space Marines, incarceration within a Dreadnought is seen as a fate worse than death. Unsurprisingly, it is used as a means of punishment by their Lords.

Deathguard Chaos Dreadnaught

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Chaos Dreadnoughts are Dreadnoughts that belong to the various Traitor Legion and Renegade Space Marine Chapters and are very similar to their Loyalist counterparts. The body of a mortally wounded but feared member of a Renegade or Traitor Legion warband is placed within a sarcophagus that contains multiple life support technologies and this sarcophagus is then placed within the armoured form of a combat walker that the sarcophagus' inhabitant can control using neural impulses.

However, most Chaos Space Marines, unlike their Loyalist counterparts, do not see this fate as an honour but as a destiny to be avoid at all costs. This is because being trapped within the armoured shell of a Dreadnought while suffused with the power of Chaos drives the Chaos Space Marine insane and transforms the resulting Dreadnought into an unstoppable and incredibly blood-thirsty killing machine. As a result, far from being revered for their wisdom or experience like their Imperial counterparts, Chaos Dreadnoughts are shackled securely when not in combat because the crippled Chaos Space Marine within has been driven insane by millennia of being trapped within the cold cybernetic sarcophagus as the power of Chaos warped his mind and spirit.

They are used as insane behemoths to trample the enemy and are regarded with caution, as the madman within the Dreadnought can turn his wrath upon his comrades if there are no enemy units within range. It is exactly this unreliability that led Abaddon the Despoiler to call for the creation of the Defiler as a replacement for the Traitor Legions' Dreadnoughts. Chaos Dreadnoughts' weapons are configured in the same way as Imperial Dreadnoughts of the same pattern and variant but have no specific designations. As they are not wise or even reliable by any standard, Chaos Dreadnoughts are usually designated for frontal close combat assault units rather than elite warriors like their Loyalist Space Marine counterparts.

Little bit of a hellbrute/chaos dreadnought conversion paint job update (w.i.p) . . Apologies for the slow progression, I'm working on a lot of miniatures at the same time . . I've also done more work on Morty today and will post some progress pics later 💀. . . #deathguard40k #40kchaosconversion #warhammernurgle #nurglehellbrute #chaosdreadnought #hellbrute #chaoshellbrute #citadelminiatures #citadelpaints #vallejogamecolour #nurgle40k #nurgleconversion #nurgle #14thlegion #paintingminiatures #forpapanurgle

100 followers! Sooo . . . Yesterday I got an old chaos dreadnought from a friend and I thought I'd convert it for Nurgle and the momentous occasion of reaching 100 followers which also happened yesterday! 😃Thank you everyone for all the follows and likes and such! . . I spent all day today sorting this guy out ,here he is primed and ready for his new paint job so he can join the rest of my deathguard 💀. . . Thanx again all! #100followers #chaosdreadnought #deathguard40k #hellbrute #40kchaosconversion #warhammernurgle #convertingminiatures #fortheplaguegod #vallejogamecolour #citadelminiatures

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