I have succumbed to temptation.
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?