I thought I'd take a moment to introduce myself to the Titan Owners Club at large.
I'm Nick, a fellow Titan owner and the new member of the TOC team. But you guys will see me on here as Shadow (or ShadowWolf32387 depending on which account I'm on in a given day.) Drake was kind enough to offer me the opportunity to be a part of the team that updates the TOC and to help drive progress as this group continues to grow and the world sees the love of the hobby and in particular those of us who love the stomping God-Machines of the Horus Heresy and Warhammer 40,000.
I've been a hobby person from a young age, starting at 8 years-old with model cars and motorcyles. As my mom tells it, I always had a thing for taking things apart and then putting them back together. As I've gotten older, the taking them apart has faded while a love for putting things together has never waned. I still build my old models and of course I'm also in to the 40k hobby now as well. I'm actually a new addition to the 40k hobby and have finally (I can imagine Drake is cackling at this) made the jump into Horus Heresy. I started playing 40k literally the day Sixth Edition officially dropped.
While I am relatively new to the hobby and a bit of a young blood compared to many others, I'm by no means uneducated or lacking in knowledge. I have a great hobby mentor in my best friend, who taught me a lot about 40k and the really old fluff, and I'm a self professed "lore whore". Put a 40k, Horus Heresy, or Titan related book in front of me and I can't get enough of reading it. Drake himself is why I got to experience Titanicus.
My primary army for 40k is my personal Chapter, the Hunter Wolves, descendents of the Blood Angels. I also have several other 40k forces, and a Blood Angels Legion for 30k. However, I've always had a thing for mecha and robots, and so the concept of commanding a Titan in my games was an immediate draw. My all-time favorite movie is still Robot Jox, if anyone can remember that old classic.
All it took was some time, a lot of patience, and a good tax return and eventually I was able to get my first Titan. That being the beautiful Venator Lupus. I do plan to get an additional Warhound as I'm very much a fluff bunny when I game. I look forward to getting her sister on this blog eventually, and probably a Reaver too if my love holds.
I also do Imperial Knights with my forces and the Titan Guard for Venator.
I'm looking forward to contributing to this blog and helping Drake to boost the membership of TOC as well as to help add some new features to the blog. He and I are already working on some ideas to expand content and there is even an experimental content piece going up in a few days that we think you will like. It's time for the Titans to walk, and I'm glad to be a part of this beautiful initiative.