Venerable Dreadnoughts are the oldest Space Marine Dreadnoughts still in service.
Venerable Dreadnoughts have fought in thousands of battles over several hundred or even thousands of years. From for all those years of combat, the Venerable Dreadnoughts have gained vast amounts of knowledge of warfare. They are experienced in almost any situation imaginable. Many years of continuous warfare have made them nearly impervious against harm and, combined with their knowledge of warfare and the galaxy, these Dreadnoughts have become very difficult to destroy. Ultimately, it requires the utter destruction of their sarcophagus to stop them.
Notable Venerable Dreadnoughts
- Bjorn the Fell-Handed of the Space Wolves, oldest Dreadnought
- Bannus of the Iron Hands, leader of Clan Kaargul
- Sybra of the Exorcists
Ultramarines Venerable Dreadnought
- 1:Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition), p32
- 2:Codex: Space Marines (5th Edition), p65
- 3: White Dwarf 262 (UK) pgs. 64 - 71
- 4: Imperial Armour Volume Ten pg.126