The new Civitas Imperialis City Road Tiles look excellent and was the kind of thing that Forge World use to sell in resin.
These are (smaller and in) plastic. I really like these. You get six in a pack allowing you to have a 3’ x 2’ gaming area. So you would need four packs for the standard 6’ x 4’ gaming table.
In the past we may have seen Forge World produce extra specialist tiles to add to the standard tiles. This time, I don’t think we will, which will be a pity.
We also have some new ruins, which look great.
These Civitas Imperialis Ruins remind me of the Epic 40000 ruins that came with that game.
We are also going to have the Manufactorum Imperialis and Civitas Imperialis terrain sets re-released as well.
Really like the level of support that Legions Imperialis is getting. Wondering what other stuff we might see. Will we see more terrain? Will we see some supporting terrain from Forge World? We will have to wait and see.
This Adeptus Titanicus scale Warlord Battle Titan was in the displays at Warhammer World.
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.
There is a nice article over on the Warhammer Community on the history of Epic that leads into the future release of Legions Imperialis.
The miniatures might be small, but the upcoming Legions Imperialis is a huge deal. It’s the first Warhammer game of combined arms at epic scale released in two decades – and the first set at the time of the Horus Heresy for more than 30 years. And as you’ll see while we take a lot of (tiny) steps down memory lane, it’s drawing on a proud and petite pedigree.
It’s interesting to read this about the 1991 edition of Space Marine.
This edition is one of the major influences for the Legions Imperialis rules – but it’s important to note that they are not the same game.
Personally my favourite edition of Epic was the 1997 Epic 40000 set of rules. As it says in the article:
…this game was all-change for epic-scale. The miniatures stayed the same size, but the entire scope of the game changed around them. Armies were no longer confined to set companies or detachments, making force selection more flexible, but the trade-off meant that the complexities of different weapon types were much reduced to make the game faster.
I am looking forward to Legions Imperialis and I do wonder what models will be on the horizon for the new game.
I have had the Manufactorum Imperialis box on my wishlist for a while now. So was pleased to receive the box recently as a present.
The Manufactorum Imperialis box allows you build terrain and scenery for your Adeptus Titanicus battle. I used one large and one small sprue in the first instance to construct the models. I then gave the models an undercoat and then a basecoat.
The next stage was to wash the models using a Shade. For the crane I used Citadel Seraphim Sepia Shade.
For the containers and other silos, I also used Citadel Seraphim Sepia Shade.
For these models I used Citadel Nuln Oil Shade and Citadel Seraphim Sepia Shade.
I have had the Manufactorum Imperialis box on my wishlist for a while now. When I visit a gaming store I always promise myself that I will buy it if there isn’t something else I want or what I want isn’t in stock. Alas even when it has been at the top of my shopping list I have found it was either not stocked or unavailable. So was pleased to receive the box recently as a present.
The Manufactorum Imperialis box allows you build terrain and scenery for your Adeptus Titanicus battle.
Across the war-torn worlds of the Age of Darkness, Titans battle amongst ruined cities. Some of the most hotly contested battlefields are industrial sectors, their resources greatly desired to repair and refuel the mighty god-machines and their allies.
The Manufactorum Imperialis box has 234 parts to build 26 pieces of terrain.
I do think that the box does show that GW has both the potential and the technical capability to deliver an Adeptus Titanicus version of Epic 40000 or (Epic) Space Marine in this new(ish) scale. Technically they can do it, however I suspect the reason they wouldn’t is that they don’t have the capacity to stock and sell the range of models required (and would be demanded), and I also think there is a real risk it would (at the larger scale compared to Epic) it could cannibalise sales of the full size Warhammer 40K. There is also the pricing issue, I would expect the prices of any Adeptus Titanicus scale tanks to be quite high.
For example original metal 1997 Epic 40000 Thunderhawk was £7.00, whereas the Aeronautica Imperialis Thunderhawk plastic kit has a list price of £28 four times as expensive. Yes it has been over twenty years, but even so this means we would be paying over £6 for an Ork vehicle and £12 for a Land Raider if GW ever did go down a path of making vehicles and infantry for Adeptus Titanicus.
Ah well, one can dream.
There are four sprues in the box, two of the larger sprues with the cranes on.
There are two smaller sprues for the containers and other smaller pieces of terrain.
One consideration is how to use the terrain, as individual pieces or to base them, or to add them to a terrain board. So how do you use your Adeptus Titanicus Manufactorum Imperialis terrain?