Friday, 22 June 2018

Mars Warhound No.5292- Bellum Ruptor, Legio Aureum

Certificate Number: 5292
Titan Name: Bellum Ruptor "War Breaker"
Pattern:  Mars Pattern Warhound
Head Unit: N/A
Primary Armament: Laser Destroyer and Vulcan Mega-Bolter
Princeps: Vasher
Titan Legio: Legio Aureum "Golden Legion"
Battle Maniple Composition:  WLT658, MRT2182, MWH5292


Owner: Larry
Location: Missouri, USA
Comments:  
Deus Venandi was one of the two Legio Custodes Warlord titans present on Ullanor during the triumph. He stood at the Emperor's side throughout the Great Crusade. And after the Heresy stood sigil over the imperial palace until Guilliman made his triumphant return home and called the Custodes to take the fight back to the stars. The God hunter walked with the Primarch as he once did with the Emperor.

Spiritus Vite and Bellum Ruptor walked for Legio Ignatum during the crusade but after fighting along side the Legio cCstodes through many campaigns they swore to the Emperor's Guardians, forming Legio Aureum, the Titan legio of the Adeptus Custodes. 

[Special TOC note, Bellum Ruptor is TOC's 100th Warhound!]

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The start of every Titan.  The certificate numbers were digitally blocked out by the owner and he has not defaced the certificate.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Update Reaver Titan No.2159- Ignis Dei Mortis, 20-6-18

James has been very hard at work on Ignis Dei Mortis.  Now the venerable Reaver is ready for war!

COMPLETED PHOTOS:



A very powerful pose and an equally powerful cannon.


Superb decal work.



Subtle nod to the Titan's certificate.



The turbo is charging.  Better get out of dodge.

UPDATE PHOTOS:



Middle stages of the Rite of Colours.




The Rite of Construction clearly went well.


Amazing detail on the internals.





Very detailed, with plenty of attention given to every part.



Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Secutarii Get 8th Edition Treatment

Companies make decisions based on their consumer's pocket books, and our hobby is no different.  In both 30k and 40k, Titan owners are more than willing to part with their hard earned money to have some infantry to protect their giant God-engines.  A few weeks back, during the Forge World stream, it was revealed that there were no plans to move the Secutarii Hoplites and Peltasts to 8th edition in 40k.  This left many 40k Titan owners who love to be thematic and fluffy in the cold, and it seems that a little frostbite was to be in Forge World's future.

Since the indices dropped and Forge World didn't cover the Secutarii, it was only a matter of time before enough players got antsy.  Throw in that stream, and things were set for a flood of comments.  Those comments got GW and Forge World's attention, leading to this wonderful development:

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2018/06/15/15th-june-new-rules-by-popular-demandgw-homepage-post-2fw-homepage-post-1/

The Secutarii are back in 40k!




You can download the rules at:

https://whc-cdn.games-workshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/warhammer_40000_secutarii_peltasts_en-1.pdf

https://whc-cdn.games-workshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/warhammer_40000_secutarii_hoplites_en-3.pdf

It's great to see a company listening to its fan base, and better to see that it wasn't just a token effort.  These rules look pretty sharp.  What do you think?

Monday, 18 June 2018

Mars Warhound No.4838- Canis Primaris, Legio Astorum

Certificate Number: 4838
Titan Name: Canis Primaris

Pattern: Mars
Head Unit: N/A
Primary Armament: Plasma Blastgun,Turbo Laser
Princeps: n/a
Titan Legio: Legio Astorum
Battle Maniple Composition: 6 Imperial Knights, 3 Warhound, 2 Reavers, 1 Warlord 

Owner: Viet Nguyen
Location: Dallas, TX

Comments: 

Photos: 

COMPLETED PHOTO:


The Warhound on the right is the well-done Canis Primaris.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Titan Owners Club Walk 2018 UK Event pack

Hello all


The Titan Owners Club Walk 2018 UK is fast approaching, and with 15 days to go I thought I would share our Event Pack and Venue information again. 





Titan Owners Club Walk 2018 - UK Event Pack. 


Rules:


This event will use 8th edition 40k rules, with a few changes:

  1. Turn sequence: At the beginning of the game, all Titans on each force are divided into Battle Maniples of 5-6 Engines/Knight Banners. These Maniples will remain the same for the duration of the game. At the beginning of a turn, a coin will be flipped to determine which side has won the initiative. Each Maniple then activates one Engine/Banner to move, shoot and assault as per the normal rules. When all Battle Maniples on the side which won the initiative have finished activating their first Engine/Banner, the opposing side will repeat the process. This continues to alternate until all Battle Maniples have completed activating their roster of Engines/Banners. When every Engine/Banner has been activated, the turn increases by 1. Note: This change was instituted to avoid a game where one side moved, shot and assaulted with around 20 units before the other side could act. Furthermore, a fluid battlefield that closely resembles the upcoming Adeptus Titanicus ruleset in its turn structure, which allows for more tactical gameplay, is desired. 
  2. Battle Maniples: There are  no hard and fast rules as to what constitute a Battle Maniple. They may be comprised of one player with a total of 6 Engines/Banners, or made up from Titan Owners with a single Titan each. Groups or single Owner Battle Maniples will be determined at the beginning of the day. One Titan in each Battle Maniple must be declared the Princeps Senioris (the head Princeps in the Battle Maniple). Each Battle Maniple will be provided with an A4 Notepad, where a very simple Maniple tracker datasheet (with spares) will be ready to be filled out. This will detail each Engine’s name, move and wounds characteristics, owner and any pertinent notes. The back of the notepad will also have Titan weapon stats for quick reference. 
  3. Respawn: When a Titan is removed from play it goes into reserves and can re-enter from its side's board edge at the beginning of the next battle round without rolling for reserves. 
  4. Objectives: There will be a set of Strategic Objectives which will be drawn at the beginning of each turn. There will also be 6 numbered objective markers on the gaming area. An Engine/Banner needs any part of the Titan (gun, foot, base etc.) within 12” of the Marker to claim/contest/activate it. Other objectives will be stated on the cards. 
  5. Kill board: There will be a board which will enable the sides to keep track of the Engine’s Kills, Assists and Deaths. This will be used to determine a few awards at the end of the day, and will be Engine-specific. 
  6. Cover: Line of sight will be measured from weapon barrels. If a Titan is in/behind cover by more than 50 percent a -2 is applied to the To Hit roll, if it is between 25 and 50 percent obscured, a -1 is applied to the To Hit roll instead. 
  7. Movement/Ranges/Attacks: We have decided to increase the movement, ranges and attacks of certain weapons and Titan/Knight classes. This is to reflect the scale of the battlefield.


Gaming mat.

Shoes are allowed on the gaming mat but they must be clean and smooth-soled (tennis shoes, plimsolls etc). General rule of thumb: would you be happy to walk on your own gaming mat in them? If TOC staff believe the chosen footwear are not suitable, overshoes will be provided. Walk carefully and be fully aware of your surroundings when walking on the mat. Do not step on or knock over Titans, Knights or terrain. 


Images of the gaming mat and room we are using can be seen below. Deep-Cut studios were commissioned by Titan Owners Club to do a 36ft x 16ft gaming mat. They have done a fantastic job too. 






Food & drink. 

We have booked coffee, tea and cookies to be available throughout day. These extras are funded by TOC, though if you wish to contribute it is £3 per person. 


Food can be discussed on the day of the event. TOC suggests the order of take-out deliveries to the venue at around 12:00 pm and 17:30 pm. 


Start time. 

Please be at the venue between 08:30 and 09:00 am, as we plan for a 09:30 start. We will be doing photo shoots at the beginning of the day to obtain some action shots. 


End time. 

There is no set end time, but we are estimating wrapping up at 7:30 pm, with saying farewells 8:00 pm.


Venue:
The event will be held at Holiday Inn Central Milton Keynes. This is a great venue which some of our contributors have used several times now for gaming events. Other information about the venue, including how much it will cost to book a room (should you feel like it) is available here.
The address of the venue is 500 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes, MK9 2HQ. 





Tickets:
We have limited spaces available (email if interested). 

Limitations and restrictions:
We have decided to not allow Xenos Knights or Titans in this event as it will be a story driven battlefield.  
Attendees must be 18 years old+. All models must be fully painted. 

Other limitations may apply.

More information will be added shortly.

Titan Owners Club

Reaver Titan No.209- Gloriam Fidei, Legio Praetor

Certificate Number: 209
Titan Name: Gloriam Fidei
Pattern:  Mars Pattern Reaver
Head Unit: n/a
Primary Armament: laser blaster, gatling blaster, apocalypse missile launcher 
Princeps: Princeps Athanasius Dane
Titan Legio: Legio Praetor 
Battle Maniple Composition:  Warhound 643

Owner: Chris T.
Location: Maryland, USA
Comments: Completed

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COMPLETED PHOTOS:



The Tech-Priest looks right at home.


Gloriam Fidei is ready for the fight.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Mars Warhoud No.643- Invictus Fidei, Legio Praetor

Certificate Number: 643
Titan Name: Invictus Fidei
Pattern:  Mars Pattern Warhound 
Head Unit: n/a
Primary Armament: vulcan mega bolter, plasma blastgun
Princeps: Princeps Jembly Crane
Titan Legio: Legio Praetor
Battle Maniple Composition:  Reaver 209

Owner: Chris T.
Location: Maryland, USA
Comments:  Completed

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COMPLETED PHOTOS:



A very striking color scheme.


Excellent pose.