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Adeptus Titanicus - Legio Vulpa and House Makabius

Yoyo,Ive got some finished pics of my Warlord Titan, Nuntio Dolores, based off the featured titan in the Black Library Novel, Titandeath, released earlier this year. I actually finished it a couple of months ago but I forgot to upload photographs here.. I've also just put the finishing touches on a Questoris Knight banner from House Makabius (Same as my 28mm house) to join the big fella.Pics:Princeps Majoris Terent Harrtek - Nuntio Dolores [Legio Vulpa Maniple 7]Princeps Majoris Terent Harrtek - Nuntio Dolores [Legio Vulpa Maniple 7]Princeps Majoris Terent Harrtek - Nuntio Dolores [Legio Vulpa Maniple 7]Princeps Majoris Terent Harrtek - Nuntio Dolores [Legio Vulpa Maniple 7]Princeps Majoris Terent Harrtek - Nuntio Dolores [Legio Vulpa Maniple 7]Princeps Majoris Terent Harrtek - Nuntio Dolores [Legio Vulpa Maniple 7]Legio Vulpa Warlord Titan - Nuntio Dolores with a House Makabius - Questoris Knight Support BannerHouse Makabius - Questoris Knight Support BannerHouse Makabius - Questoris Knight Support BannerThe

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Battle Report – Adeptus Titanicus (2018) – Disciples of Tzeentch vs. Legio Astorum

Jason returns with his Venator Light Maniple to take on Top Dog and the Warp Runners Axiom Maniple in this Mid-Tier Matched Play game!

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Ron Swanson Game Design: Adeptus Titanicus Edition

A lot of people have very fond memories of Epic. For some it was their gateway game into the wider hobby. For others, it had a scale and majesty that made more sense to them, especially in the smaller-scale days of editions past. And for some, it was actually being able to regularly field the heavy hitters of the setting – Baneblades, Titans, Thunderhawks and whatnot. So when Adeptus Titanicus came out, with little bits of future proofing, a fair number of people immediately began pushing for the game to morph into nuEpic, with rules for squadrons of Leman Russ tanks and Space Marine squads running amok between the feet of giants. I think that’s a bad idea. I’ll let Ron Swanson explain why.   In my mind, there needs to be room for a game to focus on doing one thing, and doing it well. In the case of Adeptus Titanicus, this is titan combat. If you read Titanicus, or Titandeath, tanks and infantry aren’t units on equal footing. They are abstract threats, background noise. You don&

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Mixed Bag 15: Paper and Iron

Progress on my own projects has seemed laborious the last few weeks, so I haven't had too much to post it seems. I have been doing some painting and crafting, though - just feels like I'm doing odds and ends lately. Much of my time has been taken up with making paper miniatures for my Dungeons and Dragons group. I kinda fell down the rabbit hole making these.My group is playing as a pious, yet eclectic, group of Witch Hunters on the prowl smiting Evil!This was all in service of creating a set of floor plans to allow them to explore the ruins of a three level keep. Like I said, I fell down a rabbit hole - but it was a ton of fun. Exploring the first level.Heading up to level two!Skeleton Attack!It all culminated in a boss-fight with a terrible Wraith!I also created a series of quick print packs that are up for sale on DriveThruRPG.com. Each pack is designed to give you a mini-army. Print as many or as few as you could ever need! There is an Undead Attack! Pack!!, an Orc Attack! Pack!! and o

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Battle Report – Adeptus Titanicus (2018) -Disciples of Tzeentch vs. Legio Astorum

Jason has finished painting his Venator Maniple and comes to face my Warp Runners Corsairs in this mid-tier Matched Play game!

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They Call Me The Seeker

"They call me The SeekerI've been searching low and highI won't get to get what I'm afterTill the day I die"                                  -The WhoDespite some radio silence on my blog, I have been chugging away on some more 30k Imperial Fists and nibbling away on a unit of High Elf Dragon Princes that should be done sometime after Ragnarok. Man, those models are a LOT of work.With their special boltgun rounds and precision attacks, I felt like the Seeker units in my army should use MKIV armor instead of MKIIII've been trying to expand the Fast Attack choices in my Heresy army, and I'm not super drawn to jetbikes so I opted for some Seekers. Tasked with head-hunting vital enemy characters or crewed machines, Seeker Squads are equipped with multi-choice boltgun rounds to get the job done. I'm aiming to have two five-man squads in the force, so here is the first one done. I went for a bit of reverse color scheme to add

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Post Adepticon Breakdown Part One: ASoIF first Impressions, HH Knight Fight and KoW Big Battle

Well, Adepticon was a few weeks ago. I have had plenty of time to recover (I took extra vacation afterwards for family time. If you ever go, especially if driving, I highly recommend this approach). Now I should start sharing my experience. Over the next week I'll be posting numerous articles covering it including-A Song of Ice and Fire by CMoN-40k Team Tournament-Making our Team Tournament board-Horus Heresy Knight Fight-Kings of War Big Battle-Medeival Times-Space Hulk-Bonus Roadshow Podcasts!-And it will all wrap up with our Allies of Inconvenience post Adepticon podcast!This was my 4th Adepticon and it was as fun as ever. This year I went into it signing up for as many events with models provided day 1 and 2. Just took a lot of personal prep pressure off (which got put right back on later, but I'll talk about that when I get to the 40k team tournament this year). And man did this approach pay off big time. I had a lot of fun games starting with my introduction to the A Song of Ice and Fire game by Cool Mi

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Only In Death: Following up on Lanchester’s Laws

I’ve been blown away, and immensely gratified, by the amazing response people have had to my post on Lanchester’s Laws and 40K. So I thought I’d do a brief followup based on a modification first suggested by WestRider, author of the blog Cascadian Grimdark and asked by another commenter: What if some Imperial ships can’t be turned, because they blow their drives or what have you? Basically, how often do the crews of the beleaguered Imperial vessels need to do the Space Marine equivalent of that most Guard like of commands: “On my position, fire for effect.”? Now, there’s only one example if this in Ruinstorm. The battle barge Samothrace, the Ultramarines flagship, realizes what is happening. Its captain decides on the Theoretical: “Nuts to that.” and this the Practical, which salvo of danger-close Cyclonic Torpedos which damage the Veritas Ferrum and completely consume the Samothrace, preventing it from becoming a revenant vessel. How many Imperial ships

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Lanchester’s Laws and the Veritas Ferrum

There are times, when you’re reading a Black Library book, when you think “I bet the math behind that is kinda interesting…” I mean, probably not, but if you’re reading this blog, who are you to judge? I’ve been catching up on the Horus Heresy on Audible, and had this thought triggered by the rather dramatic void battle at the conclusion of Ruinstorm by David Annandale. While most of the book is the sort of grand-scale horror that he’s known for, there’s actually some neat math that underpins how the final battle goes. First, I’m talking about the end of a book. There are obviously spoilers here. But you’re warned. Lanchester’s Laws and the Math of Shooting People Back in 1916, a man named F.W. Lanchester (who in his spare time was a major force in the automotive industry in Britain and basically founded the field of operation’s research…) started working on a mathematical representation of the aerial component of the Great War,

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Rhinos Ready to Rumble - Step-by-Step

My armored spear head for my Imperial Fists grows!I've added some much needed armor and mobility to my Imperial Fists army in the form of a pair of Rhino APCs and I thought I'd share a quick step-by-step of the whole process. The building of the kits is totally standard, and everything went together quickly. After that, I primed the hulls white for two reasons: first, a good priming coat is always a good thing and two, the white would form the basis for the tactical insignias on the top doors of the transport.After the primer was dry, I took some painters tape and masked out the arrows. I laid the tape out on a piece of glass before I cut it to shape. Then I transferred the mask from the glass to the actual tank.The tanks were then sprayed with Testor Model Master's Afrika Mustard. Once that dried, I applied several coats of GW Yriel Yellow with an airbrush. Once all that was dry, the tape was removed and the white tactical arrows were revealed. The arrows weren't perfect, but any over-sprays could be easily

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Battle Report – Adeptus Titanicus (2018) – Legio Fureans vs. Legio Astorum

It’s time for another mid-tier Meeting Engagement. This time my Warp Runners deploy a Corsair maniple to take on Derek’s Tiger Eyes Regia Maniple as the underdogs!

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Armored Might!

"2019 is the year I get serious about adding some armor." I sent that text to a buddy that I play the Horus Heresy against a while back and now it seems like I'm trying to make good on that promise. This week, I built and painted a Sicaran Battle Tank to add to my Imperial Fists. I've always liked the look of the Sicaran - it hits a lot of the design beats of the Land Raider, while maintaining a sleek, predatory look all its own. And it'll add a ton of firepower to the army.A Tactical Squad Sergeant gives some idea of the scale of the Sicaran.The kit was a pretty easy build. The only real issues I had was some of the resin where the massive feed gates on the tracks were cut off left two areas that weren't totally cured. I simply cut some plasticard and covered over these areas - easy peasy. Otherwise, the rest of the kit was a dream. Very little warping to correct, and reasonably tight fits otherwise. I tried to keep the tank pretty simple - its very easy to go nuts with weathering and chipping. I wanted

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Showcase: World Eaters Red Butchers Contemptor Dreadnought by Silvernome

Hey everyone, Silvernome here back with more Chaos Legion goodness!I’ve always been a fan of the Chaos Legions, but since I mostly play Death Guard and Thousand Sons I never really have had the chance to paint the other Legions without building out a force. I’ve always had a soft spot for dreadnoughts, they are just so iconic to Warhammer, so I decided to start collecting Contemptor Dreadnoughts from each legion to give me that chance to paint them all. When I’ve eventually collected and painted them, the grand plan is to make a small diorama to show them off.More after the jump

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