Adeptus Titanicus Battle Report 7: Knights Attack

House Liagaun vs House Coldshroud
Battlemat: Sector Imperialis by Games Workshop
Scenery: Mix of Adeptus Titanicus, Garden or Morr and Bespoke

Decided we wanted a quick game of Adeptus Titanicus so grabbed one of the printed scenery mats from Warhammer 40k Conquest and a few buildings and other scenery to play through.

Round 1 saw three units of 3 knights fielded by each side. This was a matched play game with all knights fielding the same weapons.

There was plenty of line of sight blocking terrain between the centre of the board and the deployment zone but Knight weaponry isn’t long range so the only option was to advance.

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A couple of rounds later the centre of the board had become a lot more interesting. Knights were in weapon range and both players chose to tactically conceal a unit to keep them free of incoming fire.

The House Liagaun knights waited in hiding then ambushed the loyalists, it was six in six. The shooting then melee began! On the flank the other units clashed under a hail of fire before also charging one another.

Citizens of the sector looked on as might war machines laid into each other with precision fire and huge roaring chainswords bristling with adamantium teeth that chewed into ceramite plate.

First blood came on the flank as the Loyalists combined to slay one of the House Liagaun knights that had dared to stand before them in combat.

In the centre field the House Coldshroud knights began piling into melee combat.

Yet fate through cruel luck their way and blows missed their mark or were deflected by ion shields. Suddenly the tide turned and successive loyalist knights fell.

The end came as the traitors out numbered their former comrades 6:4, the loyalist commander signalled the retreat and the knights tactically retreated to call in Titan support. The traitors had established a foothold in this sector. The advance must be stopped!

Armigers

This has been sat almost-built and I painted waiting to be finished off for months!

These are the House Liagaun colours I came up with when I invented the household. They seem to have worked pretty well across the range of model sizes so far.

So that’s a pair complete, better get on with the bigger knights at some point…

Paired Laser Blasters

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.

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.

House Liagaun: Armiger Warglaive

So after the Castellan Knight Castigaitor, I bought a pair of Warglaives and set about building and converting them. I’m quite please with how this came out so will get the second one finished at some point soon.

I’m still worn on the House Liagaun Heraldry but the pair of facing dragons was chosen to be suitably in-keeping with the rest of the 19th Company.

The emerging spikes were made from a combination of whittled cocktail sticks and horns out of the Citadel skull collection box.

I used some cork for the base to represent larger chunks of stone.

The model has full articulation including the waist and upper body. I’ll take some pics of the method used for the waist when I do the second model.

Had a few thoughts about the stripe pattern on these but am quite pleased with how it turned out. In front profile, there’s not too much colour on show.

House Liagaun: Castigator

After finishing the initial Chaos Knight, I’d felt the need to expand House Liagaun and add in some additional war machines.

The Cerastus Knight-Castigator is a solid looking unit, so I’d been on the look out for one for a while. With a bit of work this one has now joined the ranks.

I’d wanted to make it look a bit more chaotic so added various extra arrows onto the armour plates.

Added some spikes to the carapace armour too.

House Liagaun scarlet and amber stripes with house heraldry and some kill markings.

Black and Blue panels tie into the Night Lords.

Added some extra detail to the head.