So tried another game with the boys, this time we upped the stakes with the following on each side: Warlord, Reaver, two Warhounds and half a dozen Knights.
Introduced some more new scenery and a different layout and off we went. I’ve now painted up all the markers and templates, a bit of gold on the markers makes a big difference to the readability of the command centre terminals.
The boys took Legio Gyphonicus into battle with Legio Ulricon once again. The War Gryphons moved off first moving towards the objective in the centre of the table. Yet it was the Ulricon Warhounds that closed to within 12″ of the objective. Early salvos dromnthebtraitor Warlord saw the Gryphonicus Reaver stripped of all void shields, only to recover them with a brace of 5 & 6s in damage repair.
In the second turn the War Gryphons Reaver made for the central avenue to back up a charge for the objective led by the knights and backed up by the loyalist Warhounds. Fire erupted down the Central Valley between the buildings and ion and void shields bounced nearly all of the fire back.
In the Legio Ulricon second round the pile in at the centre took on more shape as the House Liagaun knights arrived and started trading melee blows. The Ulricon Warhounds were stripped of shields and started taking weapon damage.
On the Ulricon right flank the Reaver stood it’s ground under Warlord fire and on the left the traitor Warlord volleys failed to take down the Gryphonicus Reaver but cracked the reactor housing and inflicted devastating hits to head and legs.
The game came to and end after three rounds and was declared a draw. Only one machine fell – a loyalist knight, but the scorch marks and smoke from the god machines spoke of the battle that had been fought.
Modern tech is great. Games Workshop’s delay in releasing further weapons has created a gap in the market for independently designed and 3D printed alternatives.
I hadn’t bought much stuff like this in the past, but I have been impressed with the quality of these prints.
I thought that the armoured containers were too good to pass up on too.
So with a couple of Titans a few knights, weapon options and some buildings I think we’re ready to play some games!
There’s still a few buildings to paint and yet there is plenty of variety to mix thinks up in future.
Line of Sight blocking terrain was always key in the original edition and I think it’s going to be key in this edition too.
So started painting some stuff up, starting with a few Knights in House Liagaun colours. Like the 28mm scale ones I’ve done but less tainted by chaos.
Making and painting up the Warlords took a while made it there in the end.
The detail on these models are great
Added decals but still need to come back to weathering but we’ll get there at some point.
Ordered some custom decals for Legio Ulricon so I develop some narrative around the maniple as it builds up. The concept of a serpent emblem seemed appropriate for a traitor titan legion.
I think that there’s a temptation to over do it so I have tried to keep the models simple.
Along the way over recent weeks I ended up acquiring two of these. I’ll sell one on, but think that it’ll make a great centrepiece building.
It’s a Kibri Z scale kit (#36818) that is no longer in production.
It has plenty of character and I think will be another good building addition for games of Adeptus Titanicus.
The stained glass windows won’t be staying nor will the factory base.
One of the pair also came with some custom Shapeways flying buttresses which was a nice touch.
It needs a few repairs, but nothing major. So after that I felt it was important to get some of the other models as they came out so a few more knights and a pair of Reavers had to be added to the top of quite a long build-and-paint list.
So after the previous buildings, I decided scale was still key and ordered some MDF buildings from TT Combat. Some of these look pretty amazing in 28mm scale once painted up so I wanted to see what the epic scale offerings delivered.
Adnet Apartments Building
I tried the Adnet Apartments and Meller Heights buildings. Built up both are big, centrepiece type buildings. The scale for both isn’t really right for Adeptus Titanicus in my view, the windows are too big, most notably on the Meller building, you can kind of imagine the Adnet as the right scale. Neither is particularly dark or gothic either.
Meller Heights Building
So time for some mods. I decided first to board up the windows and then to start adding some embellishments.
Mixture of bits, doing all the windows was a faff.
Bit of mixing with 28mm scale worked okay I think.
Less work needed on this, but the roof definitely needed some more detail.
Then it was time for some paint…
So in complete contrast to pretty much any other occasion ever, I followed the instructions and built all the buildings from the Sector Imperialis kit that comes with the Grand Master Edition.
The downside to the is that they don’t give you a lot of height, so other than hiding knights you are not getting a lot of cover. The table top footprint is however not too bad.
So the eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that there are some non-standard buildings in the mix which is true. I’ve been spending a fair bit of time looking at what scenery you can get for 6, 8 & 10mm scale.
This includes this acrylic cut and etched Genatorium building from Honey Bee Works. I thought that it will add a bit of variety and a focal point for an industrial zone.
In fairness quite a bit of work to build, but a well thought out design that comes together nicely once complete. It is not that rich I’m fine detail so you might want to think about adding some detailing before paint.
I also bought these nicely detailed resin buildings which are imported from Wasteland Game Studio in the USA. I like the stackability of these to give some line-of-sight blocking terrain for the Warlords. You can get them from Vanguard Miniatures.
I ended up modding both, but they work well alongside the new GW buildings:
I’d definitely consider getting some more of these.
As a player of the original 30 years ago it seems only fitting to own the Grand Master Edition of Games Workshops re-release.
The new Adeptus Titanicus tips a hat to the classic but puts all the war machines on Steroids leaning on the Forgeworld reinterpretations. Lots of building to put together 6 knights, 2 warlords and a load of buildings…
After several years of 28mm scale Titans being available like those shown here from Warhammer World, Games Workshop have re-released Adeptus Titanicus. Warhammer Community news article cover off what’s coming.
I’m stoked to have confirmation that I have secured a copy of the Grand Master Edition that was available on pre-order. It’s due to arrive later this month. There’s a great review of the contents over at the Titan Owners’ Club.
I can’t wait, have many fond memories of playing the original in the early 90s. Looks like Winters SEO might have also played the originals, but I’ve not watched his videos yet.