Legio Krytos returns to face the Warp Runners in another 1500pt Matched Play game! Some mistakes in this game; 1) When an attack damages a weapon on a model with a Carapace weapon the actual roll to determine which is hit is 1-2 Left, 3-4 Carapace, 5-6 Right. We missed that Special isn’t the Carapace location in this edition. 2) Damage rolls of 1 are always superficial, regardless of strength. 3) Draining on the Quick Reference says advance the Reacter, the rulebook says push. We assume the Rulebook is actually correct in this case and that we shouldn’t have trusted the Quick Ref. 4) Jury is out on how many times a Stratagem can be used as the rulebook unfortunately isn’t clear.
I missed updating last week, but this week has seen some good progress on my painting desk. I've got a bunch of diverse stuff I'm chewing my way through - Adeptus Titanicus stuff, a copy of Blackstone Fortress, a fantasy Halfling army, more High Elves and some other odds and ends that need doing. First on deck is a second Warlord Titan for my War Griffons Legion.The complete force.The second Warlord amps up the total game size I can play, and brings some much needed diversity to the weapons systems I can deploy. I've still got a second plasma cannon arm to paint, but I will probably do that in colors for my Legio Mortis force so they have some more options.Clamor Aquilae - The Eagle's Cry - brings its massive firepower to the battlefield.View of the plasma cannon and carapace lasers.The other arm has a mighty power fist, ready to crush the foes of the Emperor.If you follow me on Twitter (@Cwalton73), you've probably been watching me chip away at a bunch of Halfling models from Westfalia Miniatures f
The Warmaster had sounded the Call, and Legio Amare Feles had answered. Though a shadow of their once great former selves the three remaining engines, their brave crews, and support personnel embarked at Xoxigar Secondus - their home forgeworld - and travelled forth to Malice, where the enemy had decided to make their stand... This weekend I attended the Battle of the Abyss - an annual apocalypse event held here in Saskatoon. This was my first such event and only the second 40K tournament I've ever been to.It was a team event - two players joined forces to field 300 Power Level (~6000points) of stuff. The players could each have up to four detachments. I partnered up with a fellow named Halsten. I'd heard he was playing Mechanicus/Knights and I had lots of Imperial Guard and a Warhound Titan, and figured we could probably put tougher a decent force. Originally I was going to take the one Warhound and the Shadowsword and a Brigade Detachment of the Tallarn.... But, then I got another Warhound Titan.
Kevin has finished painting his Godbreakers to face my Warp Runners in this 1500pt game of Meeting Engagement! Some we made in mistakes in our first two games; 1) When an attack damages a weapon on a model with a Carapace weapon the actual roll to determine which is hit is 1-2 Left, 3-4 Carapace, 5-6 Right. We missed that Special isn’t the Carapace location in this edition. 2) Damage rolls of 1 are always superficial, regardless of strength. 3) Draining on the Quick Reference says advance the Reacter, the rulebook says push. We assume the Rulebook is actually correct in this case and that we shouldn’t have trusted the Quick Ref. 4) Jury is out on how many times a Stratagem can be used as the rulebook unfortunately isn’t clear. 5) We should have been pooling our Knight attacks in melee instead of resolving them individually. The way this is done in multiple arcs is not clear in the rulebook however (for instance if one Knight is attacking to the rear and another to the front…) N
++[exloaded from] Ilyan Curtis, First princeps Legio Amare Feles, (101000101011101, code compression ghe) [supplementary data modules collated, Stream 5] [begins]The fleet stands ready at Xoxigar Secondus. The call of the Warmaster has been heard. The enemy has chosen to make it's stand on Malice. The situation is in extremis. The engines will walk.++I've finished up Leonem Caeruleum - my Reaver Battle Titan - with less than a week to go before the Battle of the Apocalypse - Armageddon Event!The model is an old Armourcast Reaver Titan.Though, from the packaging, this one actually says it was made by Forge World? Perhaps when Forge World started up they took over all the old Armourcast moulds...?Sticking with the "Cat" theme I tried to make this one look a little like a Lion - with a stylized mane on the carapace.Leonem Caeruleum joins it's mates in the Eritque Arcus Maniple; Tigris Viridi and Pardus Purpura.With a Shadowsword Super Heavy Tank, three Leman Russ tanks, a Sentinel, five
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Took some time out from all things Epic yesterday to start to build some of the terrain from the Adeptus Titanicus Civitas Imperialis Sector box. It contains a lot of sprues and once you figure out the particular manner in which the walls go together it is simple to start putting buildings together. One feature of the terrain that isn’t immediately apparent is that smaller elements easily stack on top of larger ones allowing you to build up higher terrain from multiple parts. I suspect, given that I haven’t played it yet, that this is very important for Adeptus Titanicus where you want to be able to create high blocking terrain to allow your Titans to get cover. For Epic the desire to build high isn’t as necessary so it means that you can take the smaller elements and create denser urban terrain sections with them. The buildings look large but certainly not out of scale with the Tau models I have so I am looking forward to getting these painted up and using them for Epic
It's a public skewl break this week and the kids are having friends over every day this week to play games. Today we set up a little apocalypse game so their tyranid friend could get a chance to field his Hierophant Bio-Titan (and I could get a little apocalypse practice before the Battle of the Abyss on the 2nd of March!)I'd hoped to get started right around 9am when the Boyz arrived... unfortunately, despite me telling them, multiple times, to have their force organized into battle-forged Detachments... they had not done so... nor did they bring their own copy of the rules... or the rules for their Bio-titan... So it we didn't get started until around 10am...SITUATIONA significant force of Tyranids has been detected on Xoxigar Tertius (suspected to be from Hivefleet Haemorrhoid) - including a Hierphant Bio-Titan. The two Warhound Scout Titans of Eritque Arcus Maniple of Legio Amare Feles - stationed on the nearby Forgeworld of Xoxigar Secondus - were summoned to destroy with the Bio-Titan and support t
I was taking a picture of the progress I've made on the Reaver Titan to post of Facebook, and I thought I'd share it here as well...Bit grainy - but what do you expect from spy footage collected by intelligence operatives the Great Enemy (actually it's just really dark downstairs and too freaking cold and snowy to take pics outside in better light!)No, I'm not painting it fully assembled - I just put it together temporarily for the pic.Together with its Titan Maniple mates.Working on it in bits and pieces, I'd kind of forgotten how BIG it is!!! This apocalypse event is going to be an epic throwdown!Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:My partner in the team apocalypse event is coming over tomorrow to throw 150 Power Level of stuff at the Warhounds to see how they do - I've never actually PLAYED with them and I thought it might be handy to do so BEFORE the event - which is just a month away!!In the meantime I am also working on a number of minis I need for the Wrath & Glory RPG-Marathon Weekend! H
I recently put together a video on how to paint stripes on Adeptus Titanicus models. I am real happy with how this turned the stripes turned out.
Games Workshop starts into the new year with a new supplement for Adeptus Titanicus, Titandeath. Along the release of the book, you now have the chance to buy the weapon sprue from the Warlord Titan with Plasma Annihilator and Power Claw, and a Reaver Titan with Melta Cannon and Chainfist, that we're going to unbox […]
Of all the miserable cursed starts to the hobby-year. Flu! A pox on you. Actually, it's a pox on me so there we have it. Those of you that follow the live stream antics will be painfully aware I've been able to muster up a paltry single stream since the start of the year [...]
Hot Dice Miniatures has another great new double sided mat; this time an apocalyptic badland and blasted moonscape! Check it out HERE: https://www.hotdiceminiatures.com/4×4-gaming-mats/trench-foot-double-sided-gaming-mat
The first expansion for Adeptus Titanicus adds 8 new Legios, 5 new Maniples and a set of basic campaign rules for linking your games of Adeptus Titanicus. Check out my full review!
Late this past summer GW reissued 'Adeptus Titanicus', a game which caused a bit of a stir for some geeks of a certain vintage. The new ruleset is great homage to the 1988 version - easy to learn, fun to play and very evocative of the Horus Heresy/Titanicus backstory. Perhaps the biggest drawback to the game's launch was the high cost of the models (actually, still very much a problem) and the weird way GW decided to release the various 'classes' of titans. The initial uber boxed set included only the largest, the Warlord, and the smallest unit, the Knights. This in turn made it virtually impossible for players to fully appreciate the tactical nuances of the game as the hulking Warlords usually just stood in place, trading long range fire while the Knights usually got plastered somewhere in the middle of the table. It took a few months for GW to get its act together and release both the medium Reaver and the scouting Warhounds, but in the midst of that gap many of us Titanicus nerds were looki