Sunday, 2 December 2018

Titanguard 2018

Two years ago, TOC did its first Titanguard Festival where several Titan owners took pictures of their God-Machines guarding over Christmas gifts, wearing Santa hats, and other festive activities.  Last year we were so busy that we were only able to wish you a Merry Christmas.  This year, we are getting back into the spirit!

Titanguard Festival 2018 seeks to echo the past as we ask for your help once more.  We'd love to see pictures of your Engines getting into the festivities.  What will you send us?  

Will your Warlord be crushing gifts underfoot?  Will a Warhound jealously guard that red and shiny box?  

What is Titanguard?

Titanguard is, simply put, a quick celebration of the Holidays that involves your Titan(s) getting in the spirit.  All it involves is a picture of your Titan(s) or Knight Banners doing Christmas (or whichever celebration you follow) things, such as guarding the tree, protecting the presents, dressing as Santa, and so much more.

Venator Lupus guards over Shadow's tree and the tree fruit (presents), reminding all that they must wait until Dec. 25th

And the name?

Titanguard is a playful riff on the Secutarii, the Titan Guard, of the Legios.  In the same way that they guard our beloved Titans, so too do our Titans now guard playful Christmas traditions of the past as well as the presents (pun intended) of now.  

What started it?

One of the TOC members (Jonathan F, owner of Imperio Cruentissiumus and Frigora Mordent) is a madman.  He was experimenting with the idea of having playful fun and getting Christmas hats for his Titans in order to celebrate.  It snowballed from there when Drake and Shadow took the idea and ran with it.

Imperio Cruentissiumus and Frigora Mordent show their support for Santa.

How do I take part?

The heart of Titanguard is TOC itself.  The festival will be as big as you guys want it to be.  All you need to do is send us a single picture (like the two above) and you'll be part of this. 


1.) Take a single picture of your Titan(s) or Banner(s) in the holiday spirit.  They can be under the tree, wrapped up in Christmas lights, next to the presents, guarding over the decorating of the tree, pestering (read as annihilating) the Elf on the Shelf, or any other such Holiday related stuff.

2.) Avoid any overt advertising or suggestive imagery, or anything that is unsafe to you or your Titan.  Also, only Forge World/GW engines should be in the image.

3.) Email or your image with the subject line of "Titanguard Festival- Titan Name"  While we know many of your Titans by look, we cannot always call the names up from memory and we want to make sure you get your chance in the spotlight.  If you have a special caption you'd like use, place it in the body of that email.

All Titanguard Festival entries must be in by 21-12-18 in order to take part, especially since a friend is helping us make the final part of the celebration.

What's the end result?

Titanguard will show off your lovely engines and pictures.  On Friday the 16th, the first round of pictures will be posted.  On Friday the 23rd, we'll post the second round.  All of these will be individual pictures with different captions to them.  The final part, the close of Titanguard, is a collage picture of all the images that we receive, bringing our Titans together to celebrate Christmas.

Have fun, TOC.


  1. Replies
    1. Siph, which email did you sent it to? I don't think it reached me. If you sent it to one of the UK addresses, you'll need to send it to me or DJ instead since we're handling the process of getting the articles done and the collage put together.

    2. Shadow, Moderati address mate, DJ must have it. Can send again if required

    3. Not a problem. DJ and I will get you taken care of. :)