Contemptor-Galatus Dreadnought

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What happens when the Emprah's BFFs becomes severely crippled? They get interred in a golden dreadnought of course! Like all things Custodes, the Custodes Dreadnought is leaps and bounds more advanced than the vanilla variety. Even extremely specialized and powerful dreadnoughts such as the Mortis and Furioso are overshadowed by the sheer pain these golden rape trains can bring on the battlefield. As they are the elites of the elites, these wounded veterans are all interred in the Contemptor-Galatus pattern variety of dreadnoughts, albeit with even more specialist and advance modifications and equipment that sets it apart from other Contemptor Dreadnoughts from other Space Marine legions.

You'll notice that unlike the somewhat derpy-looking vanilla Contemptor, the Contemptor-Galatus looks like an actual suit of armor. Like a Terminator suit on steroids, even. You may find it useful for converting certain unsightly walkers if you feel inclined to do so.

With the release of the Custodes army, the Custodes Contemptor Dreadnoughts are finally given tabletop form. And my goodness is this thing decked out in the only way that could make a Custodes a Custodes; overdone and overdecorated equipment. The Contemptor-Galatus pattern Dreadnoughts are equipped with a gigantic EXS BAWKS HEUG Galatus Warblade with a twin-linked Infernus Flamer attached to said blade, so you can literally shoot fire out your giant-ass swords like you're in Dungeons & Dragons. For defense, the Custodes Dreadnought carries an equally EXS BAWKS HEUG Dreadnought-sized Praesidium Shield. While the already tough as nails armor of the Contemptor Dreadnought is quite noted on tabletop, giving the giant golden tin-can of doom a fuckhuge Stormshield is just compensating for something.

The exact GW kitchen latin High Gothic etymology for 'Galatus' is not certain. It is probably a reference to Galatia, an ancient region of nowadays Anatolia (central Turkey) where the Emperor was born.

It's also a possibility that GW spelt "Gladius" wrong, given the Dread's loadout.

More sensibly, if somewhat obscure, it may be in reference to 'Galatine', the Sword of Sir Gawain in the Arthurian Legends.

Nowadays in 9th edition, the Galatus is T/S7 with 9 wounds, 6 attacks, and it moves 8”. Like with most Custodes, it has the standard 2+ armor save. However, its kit is as follows. It has a giant fucking sword (S7 AP-3 D3, and an additional d3 attacks.) and an equally giant fucking shield (4+ invuln and -1 to hit in melee). Its job is to charge into something like a Daemon Primarch and smack it with its sword so hard Magnus’ skin will look pale in comparison.

Contemptor-Achillus Dreadnought[edit]

The Contemptor-Achillus Dreadnought AKA This is going to be one hell of a Anal Circumference.

"In those isolated cases where the body has been all but irrevocably destroyed but the Custodian’s mind remains intact and their will to survive undimmed, internment within the cold and unyielding body of a Dreadnought is the next step. To this purpose, the few Dreadnoughts of the Legio Custodes are as singularly advanced as their other wargear, outfitted with weapons and systems artificer-made by the servants of the Imperial Court. At the time of the outbreak of the Horus Heresy, the most widely employed was the Contemptor-Achillus, a general battle unit which combined phenomenal strength and speed with the echoes of the interned Custodes’ own unmatched martial skill."

– Forge World

Don't like the sword and shield ? It's fine, you can take a EXS BAWKS HEUG Dreadspear with an in-built Corvae Las-Pulser which can be wielded in either one or both hands instead. Problem Asterion?

The Contemptor-Achillus Dreadnought is noted to be an upgraded/modified Contemptor-Galatus Dreadnought. Furthermore, other than the rapestick known as the Dreadspear, the Contemptor-Achillus Dreadnought could also be armed with a choice of two wrist-mounted Storm bolters, Infernus incinerators or Adrathic destructors. Since the Custodes get better stuff than Space Marines it's most likely packing Specialist Ammo, Heliothermic Shells or Molecular Acid Boltshells.

Apparently the Contemptor-Achillus Dreadnought has a very interesting aspect. During the turn, if the Dreadnought charges at the enemy, then the controlling player must rolls a six on the roll to hit on any of its attacks which will then become an automatic Str D. Figurative rape train indeed.

Forces of the Adeptus Custodes
Command: Companions/Hetaeron - Shield-Captain - Blade Champion
Troops: Allarus Custodians - Aquilon Terminator - Custodian Guard
Custodian Warden - Sagittarum Guard - Sentinel Guard
Vexilus Praetor - Venatari - Warder
Walkers: Contemptor-Galatus Dreadnought - Telemon Heavy Dreadnought
Venerable Contemptor Dreadnought
Transports: Coronus Grav Carrier - Grav-Rhino - Rhino
Vehicles: Caladius Grav-Tank - Dawneagle Jetbike - Gyrfalcon Pattern Jetbike
Pallas Grav-Attack - Venerable Land Raider
Flyers: Ares Gunship - Orion Gunship - Stormbird
Titans: Warlord-Sinister Pattern Battle Psi-Titan
Spacecraft: Drop Pod
Auxiliaries: Sisters of Silence
Vehicles of the Imperium of Man
Walkers Contemptor-Galatus Dreadnought - Contemptor-Incaendius Dreadnought - Death Company Dreadnought
Deathwatch Dreadnought - Dreadnought - Nemesis Dreadknight - Doomglaive Dreadnought - Furioso Dreadnought
Ironstrider Ballistarius - Invictor Tactical Warsuit - Librarian Dreadnought - Mortifier - Mortis Dreadnought
Onager Dunecrawler - Penitent Engine - Redemptor Dreadnought - Sentinel - Space Wolves Venerable Dreadnought
Sydonian Dragoon - Telemon Heavy Dreadnought - Wulfen Dreadnought - Paragon Warsuit - Arachni-rig
Transports Aurox - Chimera - Coronus Grav Carrier - Crassus Armored Assault Transport - Goliath Truck
Gorgon Armored Assault Transport - Hades Breaching Drill - Immolator - Impulsor - Macro-Hauler
Pegasus AAV - Razorback Transport - Repressor - Rhino - Road-Wheeler - Taurox - Testudo
Titan Train - Trojan Support Vehicle - Triaros Armoured Conveyer - Tunneling Transport Vehicles
Atlas Recovery Tank - Achilles Ridgerunner - Bane Wolf - Bike Squad - Cargo-8 Ridgehauler - Centaur Utility Vehicle
Cyclops Demolition Vehicle - Devil Dog - Galvanic Servohauler - Hellhound - Invader ATV - Land Crawler
Pegasus AFV - Salamander Reconnaissance Tank - Scylla Light Tank - Siegfried - Squat Bike - Squat Trike
Tauros - Tectonic Fragdrill - Venator - Wolfquad
Castigator Tank - Caladius Grav-Tank - Gladiator Tank - Kratos Heavy Assault Tank - Krios Battle Tank
Land Raider - Leman Russ Battle Tank - Predator - Ragnarok - Repulsor Tank - Sabre Tank Hunter
Sicaran Battle Tank - Spartan Assault Tank - Vindicator
Ordnance Basilisk Artillery Gun - Colossus Bombard - Deathstrike Missile Launcher
Exorcist - Goliath Mega-Cannon - Griffon Heavy Mortar Carrier - Hunter - Hydra Flak Tank
Land Train - Legion Arquitor Bombard - Manticore Launcher Tank - Medusa Siege Gun
Rapier Armoured Carrier - Stalker - Thunderfire Cannon - Whirlwind - Wyvern Suppression Tank
Astraeus - Baneblade - Capitol Imperialis - Cerberus Heavy Tank Destroyer - Colossus War Machine
Cyclops War Machine - Fellblade - Leviathan - Macharius Heavy Tank - Macrocarid Explorator
Malcador Heavy Tank - Mobile Cathedral - Mastodon - Ordinatus - Typhon Heavy Siege Tank
Skimmers Dawneagle Jetbike - Gyrfalcon Pattern Jetbike - Imperial Jetbike - Javelin Attack Speeder
Grav-Cutter - Grav-Rhino - Kharon - Land Speeder - Land Speeder Vengeance
Pulpit of Saint Holline's Basilica - Skorpius Hover Tank - Stormrider - Storm Speeder
Pallas Grav-Attack
Flyers Archaeocopter - Ares Gunship - Caestus Assault Ram - Container Transporter - Corvus Blackstar
Fire Raptor - Iron Eagle Gyrocopter - Nephilim Jetfighter - Orgus Flyer - Orion Gunship - Overlord Gunship
Overlord Armoured Airship - Sky Talon - Space Marine Landing Craft - Storm Eagle - Stormbird
Stormhawk - Chiropteran - Stormraven - Stormtalon - Stormwolf - Thunderhawk - Valkyrie - Vendetta
Fighters &
Avenger Strike Fighter - Lightning Fighter - Marauder Bomber
Stormfang - Thunderbolt Fighter - Xiphon Interceptor
Spacecraft Aquila Lander - Arvus Lighter - Boarding Torpedo - Devourer Dropship - Drop Pod
Faustus Interceptor - Fury Interceptor - Gun-Cutter - Shark Assault Boat
Starhawk Bomber - Tetrarch Heavy Lander
Titans Imperial Knight - Warhound Scout Titan - Dire Wolf Heavy Scout Titan - Reaver Battle Titan
Warlord Battle Titan - Warbringer Nemesis Titan - Warmaster Heavy Battle Titan
Emperor Battle Titan