Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Warlord Titan No.1035 - Ira Metallica, Legio Metallica

Certificate Number: 1035
Titan Name: Ira Metallica (Metallica's Wrath)
Pattern: Mars Alpha warlord
Head Unit: Mars Alpha
Primary Armament: Mori quake cannon, Belicosa volcano cannon, warlord laser blasters
Princeps: Grervus Manuras
Titan Legio: Legio Metalica

Owner: William T
Location: Colorado, USA
Comments:

Photos:

UPDATE PHOTOS:



The Rites of Construction proceed and the God-Machine progresses.



Metallican iron stands tall and proud.


Oooooh, love those stripes.



Excellent work on the internals.



WORK IN PROGRESS PHOTO:


The start of every God-Machine.  Glory awaits.



Engine up to date as of 8-5-21

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Update - Warhound Titan No.5741 - Noctis Lupus, Legio Defensor - 11 Apr 21

Dan has emailed a decent update through, have a look:


So after sitting on my desk for 2 years, I’ve finally made progress on Noctis Lupus. Noctis Lupus was originally going to be a Tempestus titan, because I love the HH book Mechanicum, but once pictures of Legio Defensor dropped in AT18s book Titandeath, I just couldn’t resist. The colour scheme just looks amazing in my opinion and it really inspired me to bring them alive in 28mm scale. (And by inspired I mean, I airbrushed the armour panels then left the titan untouched for another year 😊 ).

 

So without further ado here is the progress since first adding Noctis Lupus to the site:

 

I started mainly back in April 2019, with building the legs, I was attempting the copy the image on Forge World’s website and thought I had pulled it off quite well until I realised that I had completely forgotten about the pistons on the waist, which turned out to be far too short! Thankfully you don’t notice them unless you look straight at them, and given they’re at the back of the titan, I was OK to move ahead with it, as I didn’t really want to break apart some legs that had just been glued.

 


 

As you can see from the three pictures below, I had started with the basics of getting the blue down on the Titan, as this was a relatively quick process, and also attempted the chequered pattern on one of the smaller armour panels, which actually came out quite well. It was then around this time that the titan got left behind for other projects. (Which turned out to be a good thing in the end…)





 

Months after this, AT18’s book Titandeath dropped, which I originally was staying away from, as I wanted to focus on the larger titans rather than their smaller counter parts, but images started popping up in groups about the Legio’s that were included and that’s where I saw Legio Defensor. Trying not to sound melodramatic, but I was taken away by the scheme, it was like something had just dropped into place and all I could think was, “I have to do that!”.

 

So out came the titan again, but unfortunately I experienced what many owners fear, when I got the Warhound out storage, the legs collapsed on 3 of the joints that had been glued. I could now see that I hadn’t put no-where near enough glue down in the joints and it was a wonder it had held together at all while it was being airbrushed. Trying not be too disheartened about this, I took advantage of the opportunity and discovered that I found it much easier to paint the legs while they were apart. So I cleaned the glue up and started working on the details before gluing the legs back together again.

 




 

And finally once the legs details were completed, I reglued them back together. This time, pinning each of the joints and also adding far more glue than last time. Now they shouldn’t fall apart again!

 


As you can see, the Legio Defensor colours have started to be introduced. Next was the armour panels. I managed to achieve the green effect with some advice from several people in AT18 group, as there are many people in there that collect Legio Defensor. (I don’t blame them!)

It was a gentle airbrush blend of Vallejo’s Light Livery Green into Escorpena Green into Goblin Green.

 

{THAT IS DAMN GOOD!! T.O.C}



After this point I steadily worked on the armour panels carefully, having one accident when using Humbrol’s Maskol which peeled away and damaged some of the armour panels on the legs. Thankfully I was able to carefully paint over some white and the mistake is relatively well hidden.

This update ends on the completion of the legs. I’ve now started working on the main body and I sincerely hope it isn’t another 2 years until the next update, I’ll do my best to make sure its not!

 

{WOOOOW!! TOC}


{I really can't wait to see the finished Engine. Defensor is my personal favourite Legio too. T.O.C Drake}

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Adeptus Titanicus - Rule Book Review, 2021 Release

Have plenty of Titanicus models but don't want to grab a starter box because you have what you need already?  Need a backup copy of your beloved hardback book or the dog ate your old one?  TOC has been granted a chance to do a review for you guys in advance.

Today the hardback rulebook goes up for pre-order in a solo fashion for the first time!  



But, there's a catch.

THE CATCH

We're going to call this a six of one, half a dozen of the other issue.  Let's get the ugly part out of the way first:

This is the exact same book that first dropped in 2018.  There are no changes to what we first got and you still need to get the errata to play.  The paperback part of the current set has updated rules that have small tweaks, though not all that we are aware of.  

To be fair, GW never said this book was updated.  And we've also checked it to see if any of these errata were worked in.  They weren't.  Yes, this is a negative.  So where are the positives?

THE POSITIVES

"Why should I get the out of date book" is a very good question here.  Here's where things are worthwhile:

1.) We aren't sure the paperback version has all of the errata to begin with, so BOTH books are pretty much in the same boat.

2.) This is a STANDALONE release in case you need the rules.  You don't have to hit up eBay or buy an entire box.  This really helps players who got in with a friend but didn't have a copy of the book for themselves.

3.) HARDBACK.  Durability, period.

4.) You're going to get the same quality and amazing setup you got the first go around.  This becomes a great introduction for newer players.  Check out our review to see what you're getting into.  You won't be disappointed.



THE VERDICT

Admittedly, we're a bit miffed not to see the errata worked in.  With that said, we're still recommending this as a good solo product of the book.  It opens up the market to newer players or those that got in with a friend.  It gives you a durable book that isn't sitting on a million errata to begin with like a major edition change of Warhammer 40,000.  Inexpensive, accessible, durable, and still some amazing eye candy in there.  If you need a copy of the Adeptus Titanicus rulebook, this is the better version to grab anyway.

Adeptus Titanicus - Loyalist Legios

Welcome, Princeps!

Today we’re getting to do an early review of the new Loyalist Legios book for Adeptus Titanicus.  We’ll have reviews of the Legios themselves, including some previously covered but that may have changed, as we go.  Let’s dive in. 




THE BOOK

The sixth supplement in Adeptus Titanicus, Loyalist Legios, is a hardback book that breaks the mold of what we’ve come to expect.  This is unlike anything we’ve seen before and is not about building mechanics, laying down missions, or telling a story.  This book is all about Legio/Knight lore, ways to organize your force, and a compilation built around the titular Legios. 



A massive 176 pages makes this the biggest book to date and includes: 

  • New rules on assembling your Loyalist battlegroup
  • Two pages on the Warmaster Heavy Battle Titan
  • Titan maniples available to Loyalist Legios
  • Loyalist Titan Legios
  • Loyalist Knight Houses
  • Updated Ordo Sinister rules
  • Weapon charts
  • Titan upgrades
  • Stratagems

A lot of these go hand-in-hand and we’ve found the best way to present it is to just hit the high points for you.  So, without any further waffling on, let’s jump in.

THE LORE

There is no dedicated lore to this book.  It is not a campaign book and does not seek to tell the tale of a set of bloody battles fought between the servants of the Emperor and Horus’s lapdogs.  However, each Titan Legion gets about a page to a page and a half of Legion lore, some of it new.  Further, each Titan Legion now shows its materiel strength and stats about its title, grade, domain(s), and more.  Ditto for the Knights, who actually see the biggest lore increase, going from 1/3 of a page to the full-page lore that the Titan Legions are getting.

The best part is that this holds true for ALL Titan Legions and Knight Houses in the book.  This is certainly a special treat. 

The book also dedicates almost a full page of lore to the mysterious Warmaster Titan, unleashed at the peak of the Heresy.  We’re also treated to some technical specs of this beast and the powerhouse nature of the Titan becomes crystal clear.



THE RULES

How you assemble a battlegroup for a game has been cleaned up, clarity has been added, and the restrictions now show up clearly.  Get ready for an “ouch” though.  Warbringer Titans have been moved to the Auxiliary classification, meaning that you can only bring one per maniple when the Warbringer itself is not part of a maniple.  Want to run both a Warbringer and a Warmaster as auxiliary at the same time in the same vein you can have an auxiliary Titan the same time as an Acastus auxiliary Banner?  No dice.  With that said, the new battlegroup-building rules are very easy to understand, and all of the previous benefits you got from building a Loyalist Battlegroup still exist.



In addition to the cleaned-up rules for building a battlegroup, we also have all of the maniples listed in one place.  Each maniple is in a nice box that shows all of the required Titans and the options available along with the special rules that the maniple gets.  It’s well-presented and makes things easy to find.



After the maniple rules the book goes into each Titan Legion and the corresponding Knight House most likely to fight alongside it.  Some Legios have refreshed rules while all Knight Houses in the book have their own House traits.  This is the meat of the book and will help all players to quickly find their Legio instead of rooting through all of the campaign books.  Loyalist Legios also brings that beloved Legio Metalica into the fold.



Rounding out the book is a set of tables showing off all of the different weapon profiles that each Titan can take, the unique or common upgrades that all Loyalist Titans can take, and their stratagems.



THE VERDICT

This book is perfect for Loyalist players and we know that Traitor players will be happy when they get the same treatment.   This book consolidates the information found in five (5) other supplements, cleans it up, brings it up-to-date, and makes everything easy to find.  This is an absolute homerun and definitely a book Loyalist Titan players should pick up.

Friday, 9 April 2021

Adeptus Titanicast - Sitting Down with Membraine Studios

We landed some great guests for this episode of Adeptus Titanicast.  We got to talk with Mark from Membraine Studios and talk about their journey and why now is the perfect time to jump into the game, including the new campaign.


https://www.facebook.com/membraine

https://store.steampowered.com/app/853140/Adeptus_Titanicus_Dominus/?fbclid=IwAR35MZmaSwL4DJMrDqRfcdjiZLhmgsmVxR6_0TUQ2CHJnWE7Es24VJF4qbU

https://www.gog.com/game/adeptus_titanicus_dominus


Want to jump into the tournament that Mark and I were discussing?  Contact us at titan.owners.club.usa@gmail.com so we can start thoroughly exploring that option.

Update - Warhound Titan No.5382 - Rancore, Legio Astorum - 09 Apr 21

 Claudio has messaged in to show his completed engine Rancore. Well done.

COMPLETED PHOTOS
Rancore Walks! Congratulations Claudio, she is fantastic

The Death Korp feel that little braver!


A very nice strong pose and great Armament

Fantastic internal detailing too.

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

KS0035 - Court of The Fisher King, Knights of Corbenic

Banner Name: Court of The Fisher King

Seneschal: The Fisher King

Knight Seneschal: Cerastus Knight Lancer - The Fisher King - Piloted by Count Octillus Hiralden

Knight Scion: Cerastus Knight Lancer - Reef Thresher - Piloted by Countess Caelia Hiralden

Knight Scion: Armiger Warglaive - Shellback - Piloted by Patrocles Hiralden

Knight Scion: Armiger Warglaive - Tidebreaker - Piloted by Ivraine Hiralden

Knight Baron: Questoris Knight Mageara - Deepdive - Piloted by 'Mad' Baron Pellinore

Knight Scion: Armiger Helverin - Mudskipper - Piloted by Sir Jayce Arron

Knight Scion: Armiger Helverin - Trench-Runner - Piloted by Derrin Pike

Knight Scion: Questoris Knight Preceptor - Conga Blue - Piloted by Hastur Mordent

Knight Scion: Dominus Knight Valiant - Barracuda Squall - Piloted by Sir Parcival Ahabius

Knight Scion: Acastus Knight Asterius -  Quake Hydra - Piloted by Sir Marcus 'Thunderfist' Harnen

Knight Scion: Questoris Knight Paladin - Shock Manta - Piloted by Veles Meridian

Knight House: Knights of Corbenic

Titan Allies: Legio Metalica Venator Light Maniple Merrick Alpha: Reaver Titan Ferrum Dominus (1693); Warhound Titan Fulgur Manus(3651); Warhound Titan Excidium Rex (3653)

Owner: Princeps Goddenzilla

Location: South Yorkshire, UK

Comments: The Court of The Fisher King has been a 2 year labour of love for me. I wanted each and every knight in the force to be a unique character full of conversions and quirks.  The knights hail from an oceanic deathworld known as Corbenic which has very few natural land masses - all populated areas of the planet are located on titanic artificial structures which sit above the tumultuous seas.

The planet meets the Emperor's tithe in two ways; with natural resources mined from the sea bed and enormous hauls of sealife to feed nearby armies of the Imperium.  Despite its industrialisation, the planet of Corbenic is not entirely safe for its human settlers, for the depths are home to some of the largest aquatic lifeforms ever recorded by mankind.  These voracious predators are always a threat to mining operations and have even been known to snatch unwary workers from jetties along with cargo haulers full of fish.

The Knights of Corbenic patrol the oceans and shorelines as well as assisting in specialist mining operations.  They even take part in ritualistic hunts to slay legendary creatures which stalk the depths...

Each of my knights is presented here along with its Knight Scion pilot; each of them represented by a miniature on foot.

If you'd like to see more of my knights including WIP images, head on over to my blog! http://kaijucountry.blogspot.co.uk

Photos: 

The Court of the Fisher King in all it's glory.

An absolutely incredible display piece.

Goddenzilla decided to retrospectively work on a display board to enter Armies on Parade!


The Fisher King




Barracuda Squall


Conga Blue


Deep Dive


Mudskipper and Trench-runner



Quake Hydra



Reef Thresher


Tidebreaker and Shellback



Shock Manta


We hope you have enjoyed this incredible Banner of Knights. Goddenzilla is a very skilled modeler.

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