Titan Reinforcements Incoming

With the release of some new Adeptus Titanicus kit I thought that it was time to look at reinforcing the Legios. The boxed sets are proper bargains and I wanted to keep both factions matched in terms of forces.

So once this lot is built we should have

Legio Ulricon and Legio Gryphonicus

  • 3 Warlords
  • 1 Warbringer
  • 4 Reavers
  • 4 Warhounds

House Liagaun and House Coldshroud

  • 12 Knights
  • 2 Knights

Also bought some of the Forgeworld Legio Gryphonicus decals. Some of these tend to have short production runs so snapped up two sets whilst they were available.

Super Scenery for Adeptus Titanicus

Earlier this year the team over at Unreal Wargaming Studio ran a kickstarter campaign to get their Adeptus Titanicus range out o the blocks. There was a great range of titan bases and some rather fab resin buildings in both war-torn and ruined styles. They work so, so well with the Games Workshop towers and spires set I thought I would combine them for photo purposes…

Adeptus Titanicus Battle Report 9: Weapon Upgrades

Legio Ulricon & House Liagaun vs Legio Gryphonicus & House Coldshroud
Battlemat: Medieval Ruins by Deepcut Studio
Scenery: Mix of Adeptus Titanicus, Unreal Wargaming Studio and Bespoke

So the two Legios and their support Knight Houses lined up for battle again in an urban Sector Imperialis environment.

First game of Adeptus Titanicus in months, but tried to play it “more properly” with the kids, selecting the Retrieval mission out o the main rule book.

Legio Ulricon’s Warhound picked up the stranded Titan crew from the central objective but took titanic damage being immobilised before being destroyed.

The rescued crew were relayed onto the Warlord that strode up to collect.

Victory to the Traitors! Tried the Arioch Claws and Sunfury Plasma weaponry in this game, maybe get the Quake cannons and Warp Missiles out next time!

Last game of the year with `Christmas just around the corner. 2019 has been a good hobby gaming year! Final news is sight of an early Christmas present, more titan weaponry and some of the new scenery for the industrial war zone that I am building.

Legio Ulricon Warlord: Astra Serpentes Defensor

So this one has been on the painting table for a while, but is at that kind of near finished state now. I don’t normally post work in progress stuff but this one is nearly over the line so I will make an exception. It needs some more inspiration and accessories for the base, for which a plan is forming. As such it’s going into the store room with the others until I get some Titanicus mojo back,

I wanted to try and get some dynamics into the pose. I don’t think Warlord titans readily lend themselves to this without a fair bit of modification and to get this one to work there is a fair bit of pinning to the base.

Crushed tank under foot as part of the step down

Engine on full advance. The head is custom, an amalgam of two types and I like the look that has resulted.

Sunfury Plasma Annihalator and Arioch Power Claw coupled with paired Turbo Laser Destructors. You’ve got to love the weapon names.

Base name plates from Versatile Terrain.

Modular ruins extended

I bought some more of the Epic Armageddon ruins and with silicon moulds and epoxy resin cast some up to create more modular ruins from Adeptus Titanicus building on the earlier ones.

On a recommendation from Luke Fellows at Luke’s APS of YouTube fame, I placed an order with CFS. It arrived within 12 hours which is fantastic service. It turns out 1kg of 25 shore RTV Silicon only makes a few moulds as building sections take a lot of it, and I learned quite a bit in the process, mostly with parts floating up as the silicon set, needing a bit of experimentation with getting them to stick to the ceramic tile. Hot glue gun failed. Plasticene worked. I had plenty of resin, so once I had good moulds, casting lot’s of sections wasn’t an issue.

The brittle nature of the resin worked well for shattered stone work. Cast it, then break with your fingers. I did think I might need to use a rubber mallet and a block of wood, but didn’t need to in the end.

Bit more work needed to perfect the casting techniques, but I am happy with the first experiments. Oh, I should point out all of the windows needed cutting out using a needle point tungsten carbide bit in the Dremel. Wear a high grade dust mask filter like this JSP one which is my preferred choice.

Adeptus Titanicus Battle Report 8: Titan Support

Legio Ulricon vs Legio Gryphonicus
Battlemat: Medieval Ruins by Deepcut Studio
Scenery: Mix of Adeptus Titanicus and Bespoke

So after the scouting part of knights came back to base having lost significant numbers the mighty god machines of Legio Gryphonicus spoiled up and strode forth to fight (and hopefully repel) the traitors.

    1. Warlord with Sunfury Plasma Annialator and Arioch Power Claw with paired carapace-mounted missile launchers.
    2. Warlord with Twin Volcano Cannons and paired carapace-mounted laser blasters.
    3. Warlord with Twin Volcano Cannons and paired carapace-mounted missile launchers.
    4. Reaver with Gatling Cannon, Laser Blaster and Carapace mounted missile launcher.

    1. Warlord with Twin Volcano Cannons and paired carapace-mounted Laser Blasters.
    2. Warlord with Twin Volcano Cannons and paired carapace-mounted missile launchers.
    3. Reaver with Gatling Cannon, Laser Blaster and Carapace mounted missile launcher.
    4. Reaver with Gatling Cannon, Laser Blaster and Carapace mounted missile launcher.

After advancing from the backfield deployment zone the Titans approached the central square of the imperial sector.

Blasts rang out as they opposing forces rained volleys of fire against each other. Void shields fell and were relit. No real advantage was being taken and the advance to the central objective – a Warlord head containing vital intelligence – continued. A traitor Reaver reached the objective first, but could it hold the objective until the end phase?

Supporting fire came in from the Legio Ulricon Warlords as the Loyalist closed ranks around the objective, but critical damage and failed shields was a ticking bomb.

The Reaver could not with stand the onslaught and detonated the resulting blast was bad news as it plus the toppling Titan hit the loyalists that had just dealt the death blow.

Fortune had it that the damage from the exploding and falling Reaver caused a chain reaction in one of the Warlords which in turn fell into its own ranks.

It was at this point that time was called on the battle and agreed as a draw. Cracking game!

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!

Modular Titanicus Ruins

So I bought these for terrain from eBay but was disappointed with the finish. They were very badly cast and in the end I received a decent partial refund.

Much action with the Dremel and they came out passable as ruins.

I decided that I wanted to be able to make them a bit more versatile so made up some ruins that can be run stand alone…

…or as ruined upper floors.

I think that they came out okay.

Now it’s time to start playing some more games!

I am now working on an industrial zone complex. Lots of home made buildings here.

I have some nice ideas about how to make some unique bespoke terrain so will look to progress over the months ahead with some more builds.

Titan Head

Respect to GW for mimicking the original Adeptus Titanicus Warlord heads and making them available. Truth be told I think they look terrible. On that basis decided to try and make one look better and made this. Work in progress…

Adeptus Titanicus Battle Report 6


Legio Ulricon vs Legio Gryphonicus
Battlemat: Medieval Ruins by Deepcut Studio
Scenery: Mix of Adeptus Titanicus and Bespoke

The boys wanted a quick came of Titanicus so we though down a battlemat, scattered some terrain and grabbed a pair of Warlords each.

Two avenues created gun alleys for the Titans to bombard each other as they advanced.

Both pairs fell into close combat, despite neither being equipped for slogging it out at close quarters.

It was another short game, so we decided to call the results on damage inflicted.

Legio Ulricon survived the onslaught with the least battle damage.

Both Gryphonnicus Warlords took critical damage and limped off to get repairs.