Getting the Adeptus Titanicus Imperial Knights done

I hadn’t actually planned this purchase of some Imperial Knights for Adeptus Titanicus. As part of a prize draw I had to top up my purchases to get past £50, so rather than buy more paint, I looked to see what models I could buy. So when browsing what to get, I thought, why not get some tiny Titans, well the big titans for Adeptus Titanicus aren’t exactly cheap, so I decided that I would go for a box of knights. This box was just £17 (after discount) so I thought, yes, that takes me over £50 and I get some tiny knights as well.

Acting as scouts for the Titans of the Adeptus Titanicus, Imperial Knights support their titan legions with speed and agility granted to them by their small stature.

This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble 3 Imperial Knights for use in games of Adeptus Titanicus. Each of these machines is armed with a reaper chainsword, with a thermal cannon, rapid fire battlecannon, avenger gatling cannon and 3 heavy stubbers available (1 of which can be optionally replaced with a meltagun.) These are highly detailed miniatures which, though at the scale used to play Adeptus Titanicus, are as impressive to behold as their larger brethren – thick armour plating, a curved carapace, exposed hydraulics and visible engine blocks/exhausts are hallmarks of the kit, with each also featuring its own tilting plate.

Within the box is a single sprue with the parts for the three Imperial Knights.

You also get three 40mm bases, transfers and instructions.

Having had these in the cupboard for a while and now having purchased the Precept Maniple Battleforce a few weeks back, decided I would construct and paint these.

They are quite fiddly and delicate models to make. I took a methodical approach to building them, in an attempt to get them all constructed.

I did find some of the parts didn’t fit together as easily as I thought they should, but once you worked out they fitted together it was a good fit.

Here are the finished models.

Next stage will be their bases and then undercoating.

Belicosa Volcano Cannon

Saw this on the Warhammer Community site, Forge World are going to release a massive Belicosa Volcano Cannon for the Warbringer Nemesis Titan.

Belicosa Volcano Cannon

The massive Warbringer Nemesis Titan is set to receive one of the most powerful weapons found outside a starship: the mighty Belicosa Volcano Cannon. This resin kit from Forge World is designed to fit perfectly with the plastic Warbringer Nemesis Titan. 

Think I might pause making my Warbringer Nemesis Titan and see if I can get hold of the Belicosa Volcano Cannon.

Adeptus Titanicus Reaver Battle Titan

As part of the boxed set of the Precept Maniple Battleforce as well as the Warlord, the Nemesis and the Warhounds you also get one of my favourite titans, the Reaver Battle Titan.

The Reaver Titan forms the mainstay of most Titan Legions, and is a key component of many Adeptus Titanicus maniples. Swifter than its Warlord cousins and more durable than the smaller Warhounds, with a wide range of devastating weaponry, the Reaver Titan is the perfect addition to any battlegroup.

Reaver Battle Titan with melta cannon and chainfist

A gargantuan war machine, the Reaver Titan is one of the most common and destructive classes of Battle Titan. Armed with devastating weapons and able to crush enemies under its tread by the score, the ground shakes as the Reaver advances and the enemy is left with a choice: flee or die. Reavers are the heart of the Titan Legions, holding the line or leading the charge as their Princeps demand.

Always useful to see how others have painted their models and there were some good examples at Warhammer World.

Adeptus Titanicus Reaver Battle Titan
Adeptus Titanicus Reaver Battle Titan at Warhammer World

Adeptus Titanicus Warhound Scout Titans

I now have my boxed set of the Precept Maniple Battleforce and the set includes two Warhound Scout Titans.

Warhound Scout Titans, each with a choice of plasma blastgun, turbo laser destructor, Vulcan mega-bolter, and inferno gun

The bestial appearance of the Warhound Scout Titan reveals its purpose to the enemy – a savage hunter in the vanguard of the Titan Legions. Despite its size – still towering over tanks and Knights – the Warhound carries an astounding array of formidable weaponry, proving more than enough to bring down most foes it might face; when fielded as a maniple, combining their firepower in a devastating salvo, Warhounds can be trusted to change the face of a battle in seconds.

As with any modelling and painting I like to see how others have painted their Warhound Scout Titans and there were some excellent examples at Warhammer World.

Adeptus Titanicus Warhound Scout Titan
Adeptus Titanicus Warhound Scout Titan at Warhammer World

So what scheme will I use?

Adeptus Titanicus Warbringer Nemesis Titan

I now have my boxed set of the Precept Maniple Battleforce and though I think I will be constructing the Warlord Titan first, I will also be making the other models including the Warbringer Nemesis Titan. This is the GW version which looks very inspiring.

Warbringer Nemesis Titan with quake cannon, volcano cannon and laser blasters

The Warbringer Nemesis Titan serves the Collegia Titanica in the role of heavy fire support. It mounts a single Warlord-scale weapon on its upper carapace and Reaver-scale weapons on its arms – sacrificing the speed, armour and manoeuvrability of a conventional Battle Titan in favour of firepower far in excess of its size. Though rare and specialised, the Warbringer Nemesis is a sight to inspire dread in all but the most battle-hardened enemy princeps.

Before I for the boxed set and saw the instructions I had been thinking about construction and painting, do I partially assemble the model and then paint it before finishing off the construction? Well the instructions recommend painting the core structure first before adding the armour plates.

I am also thinking about the colour scheme. I am thinking blue as the predominant colour.

As with most of my painting and modelling I do like to see what others have done and when I visited Warhammer World in January 2020 there were many models on display that were inspiring to see. Though I didn’t take any photographs of the Adeptus Titanicus scale Warbringer Nemesis Titan I did take some of the Forge World 40k scale titan.

Warbringer Nemesis Titan on display at Warhammer World
Warbringer Nemesis Titan on display at Warhammer World
Warbringer Nemesis Titan on display at Warhammer World
Warbringer Nemesis Titan on display at Warhammer World

It has been delayed….

I succumbed to temptation and pre-ordered the Precept Maniple Battleforce.

Precept Maniple Battleforce Box

I had been expecting to pick it up today from my local FLGS however warehouse delays at GW means that they haven’t received it…

Got this message yesterday.

Unfortunately we’ve had some bad news from GW. They have a warehousing issue which means they have been unable to ship our order this week. Unfortunately they only saw fit to tell us today…

As soon as your order arrives we will inform you so you can collect.

Ah well…

It will arrive when it arrives.

Adeptus Titanicus Warlord Battle Titan

Warlord Battle Titan with two volcano cannons and two apocalypse missile launchers

Having pre-ordered the Precept Maniple Battleforce, I have started thinking about which models I will build and paint first out of the five that come in the box.

I had been thinking about purchasing the Warlord Battle Titan anyhow, so now I have the Precept Maniple Battleforce this may be the first to get built, though thinking about a Warhound first for painting to see what scheme I will do.

Warlord Battle Titans bestride the battlefields of the Imperium, their thunderous tread heralding the destruction of the enemies of Mankind. A mainstay of the Collegia Titanica, Warlord Battle Titans are among the largest and most powerful war machines ever devised by the Mechanicum.

The final model will be around 6” tall which is much bigger than the Epic scale Warlord Titans that came with the original Adeptus Titanicus game. There are many more parts as well, 144 to be exact, compared that with the ten parts of the original epic model (and two of those were the base).

Thinking about construction and painting, do I partially assemble the model and then paint it before finishing off the construction?

The other thing I am thinking about is colour scheme. I am thinking blue as the predominant colour.

As with most of my painting and modelling I do like to see what others have done and when I visited Warhammer World in January 2020 there were many models on display that were inspiring to see.

Adeptus Titanicus Warlord Battle Titan

So much to think about.

Well, it was so tempting…

I have succumbed to temptation.

Precept Maniple Battleforce Box

As the Horus Heresy rages across the galaxy, the ground shakes where mighty Battle Titan maniples march to war. A destructive force of cataclysmic scale, each maniple contains multiple Titans of the Collegia Titanica, working together under the command of a Princeps Seniores to bring ruin and death to the enemy.

Precept Maniple Battleforce

The Precept maniple rose to prominence during the Horus Heresy, where there was an ever-present need for firepower capable of quickly laying opposing Titans low. Combining the strengths of Battle Titans and Scout Titans, the Precept maniple proved its worth on countless battlefields across the Imperium.

Decided to pre-order something today, having thought about it over much of the day, in the end I placed a pre-order with my local gaming store for the Precept Maniple Battleforce.

This boxed set contains everything you need to add a maximum-strength Precept maniple to your Adeptus Titanicus collection, making it an ideal starting point for a would-be Princeps, as well as an ideal expansion to any existing army. It includes a towering Warlord Battle Titan and versatile Reaver Battle Titan, which form a strong core to your battlegroup. They are supported by two swift and agile Warhound Scout Titans, which can defend the flanks or take the fight quickly to the foe, while an artillery-toting Warbringer Nemesis Titan lobs immense quake cannon shells at the enemy from a distance.

Within the box there are 534 components which builds into five plastic models.

1x Warlord Battle Titan with two volcano cannons and two apocalypse missile launchers

Warlord Battle Titan with two volcano cannons and two apocalypse missile launchers

1x Reaver Battle Titan with melta cannon and chainfist

Reaver Battle Titan with melta cannon and chainfist

1x Warbringer Nemesis Titan with quake cannon, volcano cannon and laser blasters

Warbringer Nemesis Titan with quake cannon, volcano cannon and laser blasters

2x Warhound Scout Titans, each with a choice of plasma blastgun, turbo laser destructor, Vulcan mega-bolter, and inferno gun

Warhound Scout Titans, each with a choice of plasma blastgun, turbo laser destructor, Vulcan mega-bolter, and inferno gun

It is quite good value with the individual models coming to a total retail value of £195 so with the list price of £110 gives you a saving of £85. I pre-ordered mine from a local game shop with 15% off so managed to get it for just £93.50 and free local pickup. By the time I decided to take the plunge and actually make the order all the stock from places like The Alchemists Workshop which had it for £86 were sold out.

I did ponder for a while, but in the end I fell into temptation.

I was tempted to get the Warmaster Titan instead, which was just £75 from The Alchemists Workshop however decided that the Precept Maniple Battleforce was a better choice. Partly as it was a limited edition with limited availability, whereas the Warmaster Titan will probably be available for some time. Often limited editions boxes like this go very quickly.

So once I have painted the Precept Maniple Battleforce then I might get the Warmaster Titan.

Another (better) reason for going for the Precept Maniple Battleforce was that if I want a Titan force for Adeptus Titanicus then I ought to have some titans and not just a huge Warmaster Titan!

So once I get them next weekend, the plan is to start painting them. In the meantime I might have a look at my for Imperial Knights that I have already for Adeptus Titanicus.

So I have succumbed to temptation.

Now when are those Ork Gargants going to get released?

That is one BIG Titan

Revealed today for Adeptus Titanicus was the Warmaster Titan.

Warmaster Titan

This is a huge titan.

The Warmaster Titan is for those times when even a Warlord is not quite big enough. It’s armed with a revelator missile launcher and a pair of plasma destructors, meaning there’s nothing that can stand up to its devastating firepower.

Looking very nice.