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I was playing Dawn of War when the thought occurred to me, how well can Dreadnaughts communicate? I mean, in the game they never seem to give long speeches or anything, which makes me wonder how well Dreadnaught chaplains can do their job. Do they possess the same linguistic skill as they did before being entombed? Other than the synthesized voice of course lol
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There's allot more to dreadnoughts than just what you see in a video game.

Some like bjorn and a few DA and ultramarine noughts are fully capable of command and offering advice and console.

Others can barely communicate and if they do they are not fully aware of what's going on they might believe that they are reliving the battles before they were wounded.
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Indeed, I would take a lot of DoW with a pinch of salt. Dreadnoughts are more than capable of full speech and do give long speeches and counsel. Bjorn in particular had also evidently managed to keep his sense of humour and gruff off hand manner.
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I assume that the kind of wounds the marine encased inside took would be a factor as well, would it not?
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Would also depend on if the dreadnought got regular nappies. Those that stays awake too long gets rather loopy. The most ancient dreads sleeps away the aeons and is increasingly hard to wake.
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I was under the impression they could communicate just as well as another marine (barring brain damage), but they tended to have problems with perceiving time.

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Indeed, I would take a lot of DoW with a pinch of salt. Dreadnoughts are more than capable of full speech and do give long speeches and counsel. Bjorn in particular had also evidently managed to keep his sense of humour and gruff off hand manner.
I thought it was something like this. Because you have all these high ranking marines seeking consul from venerable dreads, and then you have other dreadnoughts like the Ultramarines one from the Battle of Angel Gate who inspire normal Guardsmen to fight harder. I never really thought they didn't speak at all, it's just something I've been wondering lol
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I am sure that they end up getting quite senile with the centuries.

I remember reading that over the course of millenia, the naps tend to be less effective (hence, they need longer naps) and mental health start deteriorating.
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So, after how long do you think they are not only physically broken but mentally unsound? Bjorn's been kicking around for well over 10,000 years, and I'm sure it's not at all uncommon for more to be over two millennia old.
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If memory serves, Bjorn sleeps for at least 100 years at a time. He is primarily revived to tell stories of the Heresy; or in the direst case sent to battle. How quickly the faculties fail probably varies from one Dreadnought to another. The type of injury, how powerful their will and spirit are and how old they were when entombed could all play factors. Blood Angel Furiosos are able to advise the chapter command when needed and they are pretty ancient in many cases. However, the Death Company Dreadnoughts do nothing but sleep and fight when their chapter needs them. Further, the Blood Swords' Chapter Master is/was a Dreadnought and he seems/seemed pretty with it.

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