Titans and Knights

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.

More Cover

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…

Built but no City

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.

Grand Master Edition

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…

Adeptus Titanicus

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.