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?

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?

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.

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