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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
1x Reaver Battle Titan with melta cannon and chainfist
1x 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
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?