More Adeptus Titanicus Titans

For me, on my visit to Warhammer World in January, one thing I did appreciate seeing, as I hadn’t really seen them before were the numerous Adeptus Titanicus Titans on display, both in isolation but also the various dioramas. There were some really nice painted models in the cabinets.

Here are some more photographs of Adeptus Titanicus Titans and Adeptus Titanicus Knights.

There were Reaver and Warlord Titans.

There was even an Emperor Titan conversion.

Adeptus Titanicus Miniatures Gallery

I now have a few Knights on the workbench.

I think one of my challenges will be painting these models which have an internal “skeleton” and then plates of armour on top. If I construct the model completely then it will be challenging to undercoat and paint. Having read some stuff on the internet, I think the solution will be to partly construct the model and then paint as I go before finally putting the model together.

How have you been painting your Adeptus Titanicus Titans? Let me know in the comments or post any useful links for painting guides.

Forge World Reaver Titan

These huge Mars Pattern Reaver Titans were on display at Warhammer World.

The Reaver Battle Titan is a frontline combat titan, designed for direct confrontation with the enemy.

Reavers primarily serve as vanguards for the Warlords, there to fan out and prevent the larger and slower Warlords from being flanked, so they can keep the enemy boxed into the Warlord’s field of fire.

Reaver Battle Titan Miniatures Gallery

Adeptus Titanicus Titans

For me, on my visit to Warhammer World in January, one thing I did appreciate seeing, as I hadn’t really seen them before were the numerous Adeptus Titanicus Titans on display, both in isolation but also the various dioramas.

This is a Reaver Battle Titan. 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.

Here loyal forces advance on their traitorous brethren. In the middle is a huge Warlord Titan.

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.

At the forefront at Reaver Titans taking fire, accompanied by smaller Warhound Titans.

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.

See more photographs of Adeptus Titanicus Titans.

Adeptus Titanicus Titans

I did buy the (new) Adeptus Titanicus rules box, but never got around to buying some titans. That might change now, especially as I have enjoyed painting my Aeronautica Imperialis aircraft models.

I think one of my challenges will be painting these models which have an internal “skeleton” and then plates of armour on top. If I construct the model completely then it will be challenging to undercoat and paint. Having read some stuff on the internet, I think the solution will be to partly construct the model and then paint as I go before finally putting the model together. How have you been painting your Adeptus Titanicus Titans? Let me know in the comments or post any useful links for painting guides.

This Reaver Titan was on display at Warhammer World. I do like the dark blue and gold scheme they have used on this model.

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.

I think if I was going to start painting some Adeptus Titanicus models than I might start with a Reaver. This was a (small) Adeptus Titanicus diorama at Warhammer World. It was filled with scenery, as well as Titans and Knights.

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.

This Adeptus Titanicus scaled Warlord Battle Titan was on display at Warhammer World.

Also at Warhammer World were some wonderfully painted Warhound Scout Titans.

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.

Adeptus Titanicus Miniatures Gallery

Mars Pattern Reaver Titan

This huge Mars Pattern Reaver Titan was in the display cabinets at Warhammer World.

Mars Pattern Reaver Titan

The Reaver Battle Titan is a frontline combat titan, designed for direct confrontation with the enemy. … Reavers primarily serve as vanguards for the Warlords, there to fan out and prevent the larger and slower Warlords from being flanked, so they can keep the enemy boxed into the Warlord’s field of fire.

Attack on the Titan

There are a range of huge dioramas in Warhammer World in Nottingham. One of them involved Imperial Titans attacking a T’au base.

Imperial Titans attacking a T'au base

The Reaver Titan was marching forward despite being repeatedly attacked by T’au forces.

Imperial Titans attacking a T'au base

T’au battlesuits  flew over the attacking forces attempting to stop them.

Imperial Titans attacking a T'au base

It was an impressive display and included a huge T’au Manta as well. The scenery is excellent representing a T’au base or colony.

Adeptus Titanicus is here

Adeptus Titanicus

Today saw the release of Adeptus Titanicus from Games Workshop. Though I did not play the original Adeptus Titanicus fgame back in 1988, I did buy some of the miniatures and bought more when Space Marine was released in 1989. I also didn’t buy Titan Legions which came out in 1994. I really did get into Epic though in 1997 with the release of Epic 40000.

Adeptus Titanicus: The Horus Heresy has probably been for me the most anticipated game from Games Workshop for some time. I don’t think I have been this interested or excited about a release for years.

Adeptus Titanicus: The Horus Heresy is a tabletop game of devastating combat between awe-inspiring machines, set during the civil war that tore the galaxy apart. 2 players take control of a variety of Titans – colossal, bipedal war engines covered in thick armour and weapons which can level a city in a single salvo. It is a strategic challenge in which you pit your skill and cunning against your opponent in a battle to the death; a test of tactical skill demanding the management of the resources at your disposal, determining the optimal reactions to the evolving state of the battlefield.

I decided to buy the Rules Set for £35 which includes loads of stuff, but no Titans.
Adeptus Titanicus
There is inside the box

  • a 96 page rulebook
  • 6 Titan Command Terminals: 2 Warlord Titan, 2 Reaver Titan, and 2 Warhound Titan Command Terminals, large card surfaces used to track the status of your Titans during games;
  • 2 Questoris Knight Command Terminals;
  • 28 Titan Weapon cards : these double-sided cards are placed on the Titan Command Terminals in-game to keep track of the weaponry you’ve deployed, with one side showing the weapon characteristics, and the reverse showing that it is disabled;
  • 24 Mission and Stratagem cards;
  • Battlefield Assets are a frame of 6 plastic miniatures, used to represent certain Stratagems – this set includes 1 Macro Cannon Battery, 1 Apocalypse Missile Strongpoint, 1 Command Bastion, 1 Plasma Generator, 1 Communications Relay and 1 Void Shield Relay.
  • Also included are markers for initiative, a wrecked Titan head which can be used as an objective marker, 50 status markers for use with Command Terminals, 6 designation markers for the Titans on the battlefield and 3 arc templates used to determine weapon firing arcs;
  • 2 reference sheets;
  • 21 Adeptus Titanicus dice;
  • 2 clear blast markers and a flame template.

That’s quite a box full of stuff.

The new plastic Warlord Titan, which is modelled after the Forge World model is amazing. However I didn’t buy one (yet).
Warlord Titan
I also like the new buildings, the two Civitas Imperialis sets look very appealing.
Civitas Imperialis

Designed for use in games of Adeptus Titanicus, this is a set of modular, plastic buildings which can be configured and stacked in a variety of configurations – multiple small buildings, several medium structures or a tower large enough to provide cover for a Warlord Titan can be assembled!

They look as if they will fit in with the existing Epic buildings, even though this game is at a different scale.

So what of the future? 

Well, we know from the rules there will be a Reaver Titan and the smaller Warhound Titan. We saw in White Dwarf there the Reaver Titan.

Today GW announced the Warhound Titan and released pictures.

Warhound Titan

I hope that we see more Imperial releases and that there may even be an Ork Gargant in the future.

I do wonder if they will do a “Space Marine” and release smaller models of Space Marines and Land Raiders at some point in the future.

Well must get around to opening that box and looking at the rules.

Reaver Titan

This beautifully painted Reaver Titan was part of a huge demonstration game at GamesDay 2009.

It’s very well painted and I quite like the firing effects that have been added to the main weapons, as well as the missiles launching from the top missile launcher.

There are some lovely details on this model, for example note the shell casings been ejected from the left arm weapon.

More photographs of the Reaver Titan.