Friday, 20 July 2018

Update Warhound Titan No.5184- Lupus Regem, 20-7-18

Lupus Regem, the sharp looking Xestobiax engine continues to come along and Troy has sent us several pictures showing his great progress.

UPDATE PHOTOS:


The pose is looking very nice.


Love the plasma glow.



Even broken down into parts, the Engine looks great.



The purple really pops the more work that Troy puts into it.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Reaver Titan No.1301 - Invictus Vindictam, Legio Astorum

Certificate Number: 1301
Titan Name: Undefeated Vengeance (Invictus Vindictam)
Pattern: Mars Reaver
Head Unit: n/a 
Primary Armament: Reaver Titan Laser Blaster, Apocalypse Missile Launcher, Gatling Blaster
Princeps: Unknown
Titan Legio: Legio Astorum
Battle Maniple Composition: Warlord Titan, Reaver Titan, 2 Warhound Titans, 8 Knights of varying pattern and 4 Armiger Warglaives.


Owner: Nick S
Location: Middlesex, UK
Comments: This won the Engine of Legend at a GW Campaign event for best painted vehicle {Wow! thats really cool! T.O.C.}. One of the staff said it was the best examples of the Legio they have seen outside of Forge World. I take that compliment with a grain of salt as there are some fine fine engines painted out there! 

Photos

Completed:

 A stunning representation of Astorum

 Lovely free hand work on the Banner.



 Chipping and weathering is right on the mark in the internals.

Great cockpit details. 





Titan Owners Club

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Reaver Titan No.2290- Red Naga, Legio Atarus

Certificate Number: 2290
Titan Name: Red Naga
Pattern:  Mars Pattern
Head Unit: N/A
Primary Armament: Laser Blaster, Gatling Blaster, Apocalypse Missile Launcher
Princeps: Princeps Marakaru
Titan Legio: Legio Atarus
Battle Maniple Composition:  Nothing planned yet [Yet!  Yet is good- TOC]

Owner: Shane B.
Location: Victoria, Australia
Comments:  
Modelled like Red Naga at the Drop Site Massacre. Because Legio Atarus re-commision names of destroyed Titans, can represent any era Red Naga.

PHOTOS:

[Owner has stated the pics will be coming at a later date- TOC]

Monday, 16 July 2018

Eldar Phantom Titan No.5- TBD, Craftworld Ym-Loc

Certificate: N/A
Titan Name: TBD

Pattern: Phantom
Head Unit: n/a 
Primary Armament: Dire pulsar x 2
Princeps: TDB
Titan Legio: Craftworld Ym-Loc
Battle Maniple Composition:


Owner: K. F.
Location: Tennessee, USA

Comments:

Photos:

COMPLETED PHOTOS:


Sunday, 15 July 2018

Forge World Open Day and Adeptus Titanicus


Today is the Forge World open day, and of course the Specialist Games have a chance to shine! Necromunda, Blood Bowl, Horus Heresy; all of the usual stuff. Oh! And Adeptus Titanicus of course! Let's dive right in:

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2018/07/15/15th-july-forge-world-open-day-return-to-middle-earthtmgw-homepage-post-4fw-homepage-post-1/

The Warlord edition of the game will provide players with the best way to start, thought it will (naturally) be the most expensive way to jump in:

"The release will see a variety of different ways to get your hands on the new game, the ultimate one being the epic Grand Master Edition. This includes two(!) Warlord Titans, six Questoris Knights, a set of Adeptus Titanicus buildings and much more – including the rulebook, of course, plus Command Terminals for your Titans and Knights, Weapon cards, Mission cards, Stratagem cards, Battlefield Assets, templates and dice – literally everything you need to get started."

Something to note is that we'll be dealing with Strategems and Battlefield Assets.  Clearly, more than just your skill as a Princeps with your Titans will be in play.

AT terrain will also be available separately later on, as well as table tiles themed for the game released by Forge World.

And for those worried about the Warhound Titan:

"The release of Adeptus Titanicus will be quickly followed up with more models to add to your growing Titan Legion – the first of which will be the Reaver Titan, along with its own Command Terminals and Weapons cards."

While the Reaver takes front and center as the first of the new releases, the Warhounds are definitely on the radar.  

Excited yet? We'll keep you posted as new things become available throughout the day.  We even have boots on the ground there, hunting for information for us.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Mars Warhound No.5360- Adolphus Rex, Legio Ignatum

Certificate Number: 5360
Titan Name: Adolphus Rex
Pattern: Mars Pattern
Primary Armament: Plasma Blastgun, Vulcan Mega-bolter
Princeps: Unknown
Titan Legio: Legio Ignatum

Owner: Adolfo F.
Location: California, USA
Comments: Adolphus Rex is a relatively newly built Warhound Titan for the Adeptus Mechanicus and is in service to the Legio Igantum. Adolphus Rex is currently deployed as a singular scout titan for forward operating black stone mining operations with Admech and Imperial Knight escort under direct orders of Belisarius Cawl for both ease of transport and as an early warning scout unit against growing Necron threats and Chaos threats across the Segmentum Solarum. As of yet it was seen very light Necron extermination missions and has yet to chip its Forgeworld fresh paint on its armor plates. 


Photos:

COMPLETED PHOTOS:



Extremely well done internals




Sharp looking engine.




She's certainly ready to hunt.

WORK IN PROGRESS PHOTOS:



You never really put them into scale until your realize how big the guns are in your hand.



It's always a great part of the journey to see them come together.



And of course to start painting them.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Adeptus Titanicus . . . (will July ever end!)

Adeptus Titanicus

Hi all I thought I’d do a quick post about the upcoming release of Adeptus Titanicus. This will pretty much be a meandering wish listing of what I would like to see and what my plans are for at release. I’m writing this as I literally wake up every day annoyed that it’s still July, and currently there is a quiet before the storm aura permeating my existence moment by moment . . . Yes. I am very excited. So let’s get into this. 





Kits. I am already planning on buying 2.5 Grandmaster boxes with my brother buying .5. This should give me a grand total of five warlords and twelve Knights (all six from the shared set will be going to my brother in exchange for the terrain in the box). The next question is how to assign my five Warlords into the Legios that I am planning on collecting. Most people know that I am Mortis til’ I die, so that is the first Legio I will be collecting. The second Legio is one which has not been seen (so I’m going in blind), but it is one of the Titandeath 10. Guessed yet? That’s right, Legio Defensor. If it comes to it that another member of my gaming group really wants to do it, then I may step aside and do Solaria instead. So my 5th Warlord is going towards that Legio as part of an Axiom Battleline. 





Some of you may not know that there are Command terminals out there for Battlelines, these are like Formations I guess. 






I intend to put three Warlords into a Myrmidom Battleline, and put one Warlord into an Axiom Battleline for Mortis (I need two Reavers and two Warhounds for the Axiom after this to complete the Battleline). It sounds as though this may be a staggered kit release again, with rumours that the Reaver will be released in September and Warhound in October. . . 
Questoris Knights. The standard Beetlebacks from GW fame are the initial Knights that are coming out. They only enable you to make a Paladin, Errant & Crusader (or Worden) out of the set (you can’t have 3x Paladins for instance). I am looking forward to the additional variants which are sure to follow in time. 



Upgrades. I am a fan of the Mars-Beta head for my Princeps Senioris Warlord for the Bloodmire Battle Maniple. Surely it must come out as an upgrade pack? The issue is the Warlord head would be the same size as the tip of your little finger. That means there needs to be a assortment of other items which can come with the head as an upgrade pack for the warlord, otherwise the blister pack is way too big or just a warlord head. So maybe we will see the Sunfury plasma annihilator, Power Claw and Reaver laser Blasters in a set with a head (hopefully). Maybe the Lucius head would form part of another upgrade pack in the future for a pair of Gatling Blasters, Quake Cannon and Las Cutter for example. 








What I would love to see. 
Well there’s lots, but primarily I really want to see a Titan Hanger for display purposes like the one below. Would be great if we could have something like this (half foot wide and a foot long and extendable). This would be great for book cases/shelves etc and would show the Titans at ease between Warzones in the belly of a Mass Conveyor. 





(Smaller) Mass Conveyor tile. I would love to see a feature tile akin to the Thunderhawk tile, with a landed Mass Conveyor ready to disgorge the Battle Maniple. 







Siege Wall. A modular Siege wall (with destroyed sections which can be swapped in mid game) which the Titans can fight through. As Titans are instrumental in many sieges, it would be a cool piece. 



App support. Blood Bowl had it, and this game is screaming out for it. But the thing I want the most is the ability to sound a Warhorn as I activate the Titan right on the screen (different pitch and sound depending on class). 

Transfers! Heresy started in 2013 and we are still waiting for all Legions to have their transfers released. Now I can imagine the opening ten Legios will get Transfers sharpish, but other Legios like Praesagius, Fire Wasps, Tempestus, Astraman, Magna should get theirs sooner rather than later too in my opinion. A lot of people may be sitting on the fence waiting to start their Legios, so it would be ideal if they came out sooner. 
Another thing! Look at this sheet, somethings missing. 

That’s right. . . white Legio Mortis icons. But . . . 

This guy is rocking the white. So maybe the set in the box is akin to the Battle for Prospero Vlka Fenryka sheet, and maybe a bigger sheet is coming. That would be cool :D. I would love to see Warlord gun shield transfers on them too. 

I wonder what the art releases will be like too? Could they just be prints of these? The Necromunda and Horus Heresy ones were very different from one another, hopefully the AT ones introduce another look too. 


Also looking at the Axiom line up above it looks as though it doesn't say "two Reaver Titans" or "two Warhound Titans" which leads me to believe the other words you can't make out, must say something like XXIII or Koron-Valerius configuration, so maybe to field a Myrmidom Battleline or an Axiom Battleline, it needs to match the loadouts shown (Warlord on box cover appears to be the same as the one in the loudout pic) soooooo MAYBE there will be a Axiom upgrade blister pack in Resin with Sunfury, Mars-Lucius and Power Claw as well as a Reaver Melta-cannon?
The Myrmidom blister pack might be similar if that is the case, as it is a 3x Warlord Battleline, maybe it will have a Mars Lucius Head, Mars-Beta, 2 Laser Blasters, power claw, Sunfury too??  
(Update: It looks like the left Column says Mandatory and left column says optional) soooo maybe not). 

Well I hope this hasn’t bored you. 

TOC