Adeptus Titanicus is a brand-new game based around combat between Battle Titans, the mightiest war machines in the Imperium of Man. It’s set during the Horus Heresy, where brother battles brother for the fate of Mankind – and it’s released in 08/2018.
In fact the game is not brand new, it is based on the old 1988 game by Jervis Johnson. Adeptus Titanicus was the first game introducing the Epic (6mm and now 8mm) system. You control a number of Imperial Battle Titans, while your opponent controls some Chaos Titans. You re-enact battles from the Horus Heresy. The Titans are modular in design and so you could adapt the armaments of the Titans to suit the battle you will be fighting.
Warhounds of Legio Gryphonicus and Mortis.
In the new Adeptus Titanicus, you are the Princeps Seniores of a Titan maniple, taking control of a number of war engines and interfacing with your models via unique Command Terminals. The game is designed to make you feel like the commander, issuing orders and directing your God-Machines to grind down the enemy, popping void shields and damaging their systems before making a definitive killing blow.
Being a big fan of the Epic scale I pre ordered the game and started painting a Questoris Knight ASAP after opening the game box. Incredible good mini! Easy to build and paints like a charm, the minis was done from assembling to matt varnishing in around 3h. Primed black, Leadbelcher spray, some yellow and light grey and some red here and there. Agrax Earthshade afterwards, decals attached, some highlights and varnished, done.
Adeptus Titanicus GW Questoris Knight of House Coldshroud.
Adeptus Titanicus buildings
Warhound Class Scout Titan
The Warhound-class Titan belongs to the smallest class of Imperial Titan, and is used as a scout or as the flanking element of a Titan Legion in conjunction with others of its kind. The Warhound-class Titan is thus the most common form of what is classified as a Scout Titan by the Collegia Titanica.
The Warhound differs structurally from other Imperial Titans in that it sacrifices a humanoid appearance for a canine-like chassis with reverse-jointed legs and shoulder weapon mounts. Warhound Scout Titans are lightly-armed and armoured compared to other Titans, although still fearsome compared to the more standard armoured combat vehicles deployed by the various intelligent races of the Milky Way Galaxy. The Warhound Titan, despite being a class of Scout Titan, is still an immense war machine that stands 14 metres (approx. 45 feet) tall. On the battlefield, the Warhound has been proven to be very effective, as the double-barrelled Turbolaser Destructor which it is now possible to mount on a Warhound-class chassis can destroy even super-heavy armoured vehicles with ease. When they are deployed against other titans, Warhound Titans use their superior speed and manoeuvrability to avoid enemy weapons fire. They also make use of pack oriented techniques to destroy enemy Titans, and there are some instances where lone Warhound Titans have defeated heavier classes.
The Legio Gryphonicus is a Loyalist Titan Legion of the Collegia Titanica, one of the military arms of the Adeptus Mechanicus.
Regarded by many as one of the greatest of all Titan Legions and an exemplar of its kind, the Legio Gryphonicus or "War Griffons" to give them their more common appellation, suffered a trial by fire during the dark days of the Horus Heresy and remained true to their oaths to the Imperium and unwavering in battle against the Traitor Legions.
Millennia later, in 997.M41, the homeworld of the Legio Gryphonicus would suffer the devastation wrought upon it by the Tyranids of Hive Fleet Leviathan.
The Legio Mortis ("Death's Heads") are a Traitor Titan Legion of the Dark Mechanicum that repudiated their oaths to the Emperor of Mankind and followed the Warmaster Horus into the service of the Ruinous Powers during the Horus Heresy.
Even before the Horus Heresy, the Princeps of the Legio Mortis were known for their cold and calculating demeanour, keeping meticulous kill tallies, and often filling their command decks with Servitor-choirs that droned out an endless list of all of their victims. This cacophony of the vanquished drove the Titan's crew to methodical acts of destruction, each fresh kill adding another name to the chant. There is very little information in Imperial records about the founding of this Titan Legion, though they are known to have been raised before the Age of the Imperium, during the Age of Strife, in the early days of the Cult Mechanicus' conquest of Mars.