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Adeptus Titanicus Review

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28 Mar 2019 12:52 #294689 by Michael Barnes
The Legio Gryphonicus Reaver charges and punches the Legio Mortis...

Heavy metal thunder.

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28 Mar 2019 16:19 #294690 by Anjou Valentine
Been a lot of fun following your updates in the 40k thread, Michael. Cool to see the review! Are those your mini's in the photo? They look awesome.

First, you played Warmachine back in the day - I know that system eventually clogged up with infantry and extra Warcasters, but the 'Jack combat sounds very similar. If it's fair to ask, how do those games compare?

Second, we all rolled our eyes and paid $100 for the 3rd edition of Space Hulk a couple years ago, so I'm not surprised that GW is shelling a $200-$300 base in Adeptus Titanicus now. I can kind of see it for AT, guessing at the physical size of the models. On the other hand, the price of both Blackstone Fortress expansions ($120 for three miniatures at 40k scale) makes the base box look like Rise of the Valkyrie in comparison. Is this just how much games cost now? I can't wait until GW officially announces a Traitor Guard army and I can sell my extra Chaos Psyker for $$$ on eBay.

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28 Mar 2019 17:00 #294697 by Michael Barnes
Yes, that is everything I have painted since January. I painted the Mortis Warlord terrifyingly fast- from sprue to done in less than a full 24 hours. They are all tabletop quality- up close they look embarrassing!

Compared to Warmachine...funny you mentioned that because I was thinking about some elements of WM while playing AT Sunday night. I would say that WM is even more granular in terms of control, but far less detailed in terms of management if that makes any sense. There is not really an analog to the whole Warcaster thing, and the only troop types are small, medium,
Large, and extra large mechs. It’s much simpler than WM, all things considered.

The cost is big. But there are some aspects of that which aren’t as bad as it appears. One is that this is a game where having two models on the table is a full experience. The most we’ve had had been 7 per side. So it isn’t like looking at a 2000 point 40k army in terms of pricing. It feels way more finite, more of an upfront cost than an ongoing expense. At least for now, with a limited but focused product line. And, I’ve gotten over three months of hobbying fun out of what I have. And still have two Reavers and two Questoris banners to do.

And really, if you are just buying for one player and not two, the cost is more manageable. It’s still $200+, but there again I think the value is there. But if you don’t care about the modeling and painting, it is absolutely not worth the price at all.
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29 Mar 2019 15:13 #294753 by Jackwraith
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All of those rules sound like streamlined combinations of titan combat from prior games. So, my main question is: Do they have an option where I can just buy the rules? I doubt it, because this is GW, but I have a dozen Epic scale titans that I would gladly use for this game. I'm just not willing to throw down $270 for what is essentially a duplication of what I already own.

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29 Mar 2019 15:32 #294754 by hotseatgames

Jackwraith wrote: I'm just not willing to throw down $270 for what is essentially a duplication of what I already own.


WHY DO YOU HATE THE HOBBY
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29 Mar 2019 15:46 #294755 by Vysetron
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praise be to THE HOBBY

offer your dollars upon the miniature plastic altar of THE HOBBY
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29 Mar 2019 15:54 #294757 by WadeMonnig
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Vysetron wrote: praise be to THE HOBBY

offer your dollars upon the miniature plastic altar of THE HOBBY

Do you want to summon cthulu, cause this is how you summon cthulu... and the expansions.. and the exclusive one of a kind red cthulu.
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29 Mar 2019 16:17 #294759 by Michael Barnes
Actually, they do. There is a $60 rulebook/gubbins set. I don’t see any reason you can’t use your ugly old broke down hobo Titans. Scale is different, but if all your using is old stuff who cares.

I don’t think there are epic scale knights though.
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29 Mar 2019 16:22 #294760 by charlest
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Could I buy the rulebook and proxy with LOL dolls for the smaller dudes and the LOL Biggie Pets for the bigger Titans?

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29 Mar 2019 16:25 #294761 by Michael Barnes
I would recommend a Hatchimal as an Warlord.
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29 Mar 2019 16:38 #294762 by charlest
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Pre or post hatching?

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29 Mar 2019 16:39 - 29 Mar 2019 16:39 #294763 by Gary Sax
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There were epic scale knights back in the day iirc
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29 Mar 2019 16:43 #294764 by Vysetron
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charlest wrote: Pre or post hatching?


Pretty sure there's a point difference between the two, you may need to check the Hatchmalius Shellicus codex.
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29 Mar 2019 18:17 #294769 by Jackwraith
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Yep. There are Epic knights and I have several. Maybe I'll take a look at the rules, then.

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29 Mar 2019 18:20 #294770 by Brewmiester
Yeah there were Imperial and Eldar knights
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