Tech-Thralls

So here is my contiuation of the fall into Dark Mech for 30K.

The Tech-thralls are they meat/metal shield for the much nastier stuff but being fearless they dont care….which is nice.

I had wanted to use various Munda gangers for this, but in the end I managed to rescue some Goliaths destined for the scrap heap. So added lots of scrap to them 🙂

Yes they are a tad mental but those who have seen what else I am doing for this atmy its foing to be unique 🙂

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Adeptus Titanicus Acastus Knight Porphyrion – Review

Please forgive the tardiness, for I was sunning myself by the pool…Apparaently glue is banned next to the swimming pools.

Anyway here is my review of the biggest of Knights or the smallest of titans, you decide..

This box brings us nicely up to, the 3 main bodies/chasis types for the Knights that is covered by GW themselves. Alongside the same thing for the titans as well, means we going to be hitting the exciting times of AT being in front of the forge world 40k models.

Yes I know we dont have all the weapon options yet for a lot of them but we are getting there.

The box is the usual quality like the rest of the range, I have really enjoyed the artwork being done for AT and it continues here.

So we get duplicate spures in the box to build 2 of the knights. The only options open to us is the baby weapons on the torso and if you wish to have the missile launcher open or closed.

Inside the box we get the again black and white instruction manual. This has been a bit of a bugbear for me in these boxes, as the quality isnt there. In fact this is the worst so far, it is a very plain peice of paper that feels like it was a rush jump.

Even worse the instructions are wrong the corresponding numbering of of the upper legs is the wrong way round between spure and paper. I have neever come across this in GW kit before (I am sure there has been but I have never come across/noticed). This is only a small thing but the instructions do feel like a let down when everything else is so good! Like a used napkin at fancy restuarant.

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Back onto the positives we get another new transfer sheet for these guys and as always they are great if realy really small..

The build for the numbers themselves is easy enough and can be done pretty quickly. With only a couple of options already mentioned.

Something to be wary of is the cabling around the groin and the safety bars on the back. They are small and thin plastic and snap realy easily.

It is a solid kit and goes together pretty easily, the legs are a little fiddly with the armour plates, but that just seems to be ATs party piece across the kits 🙂

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The model as a whole is perhaps a little more static which makes sense for a big siege knight and a lot of work is needed if you want the movement in the legs.

Finally some scale shots of how he fares between his big/little brothers

So scalewise he is the biggest of the knights, but still fits the feel and I have to say the detail is just amazing across them all.

While he is still small than the Warhound, there isnt much in it admittedly. It did get me wondering if this scale matches up in the 40K world, as for some reason I think they are almost identical in that scale. Probably wrong, but surely someone can do that pciture for us 😀

Overall

A great addition to the AT forces and well worth the price of £22.50 from our friends over at Triple Helix.

The range is growing really nicely and I sort of hope we continue to see at least one new model every year, besides the weapon options and books and transfers and other stuff.

Also helps I have my hands on one of everything now and still feel like I can have an enjoyable game rather needing 7 of one thing.

Adeptus Titanicus Is A Go

So thanks to the guys at Triple Helix Wargames. We are going to be able to have a series of posts based around slow growing ourselves some Titans

Make sure you check out THG you could say low prices are in their DNA……I am not sorry for that 😀

Anyway bad puns aside, with the preorder going live (http://www.triplehelixwargames.co.uk/pre-orders/ ) I figured I should plan out what I have in mind.

Much has been said about the cost of the Grand Master box and it’s price, yes it’s a decent deal considering the individual prices.

However I am one of those gamers that cant outlay that in a single month. So we are going slow grow with the idea of 1 or 2 purchases a month.

The idea being I can get a force (maniple I believe) to call my own. But stretched over a couple of months to tie into the releases for the other titans.

With this in mind I will be picking up the ruleset box to start with (and review of course) what this will allow me to do is get to grips with the rules on the cheap(er) level but also allow me to plan a force out before shiny things are bought.

After this is a new system and no-one truly knows what is going to work or not.

This slow grow will also allow me to build the other titans as they drop and wait to get the warlord near the end as that is the showcase model and should be a reward after all, not something you start with 😀

A side note I won’t be touching the AT terrain as I can DIY my own but also I am imagining 40K is going to work a treat as surely the imperium has some magnificent structures dedicated to the emperor even some that dwarf titans 😉

Plus I want to do one of those celebration roads seen in HH books of giant statues of marines…aka marine on plinths.

Let me know what you think and should be an interesting journey.

Death Guard So Far

Well for those keeping up I have been collecting Death Guard for nearly a year now! It started as a way to dip into 30K and I have been having great fun do the painting!

So since I started at the start ofd the year, this is what my 30K collection looks like. Well the collection that is painted I have some more tac marines and of course some more characters to do!

Then well 40k 8th edition happened with the death guard being one of the original releases…

Which means oh bugger collection explosion 🙂

I have to admit I have a little bit more to paint (shocking I know) but for now this is over 5000pts of death guard (and like 2500 pts of 30k as well).

I have never managed to get so much painted for a GW system, so I admit I am full of that warm feeling at the moment….Now time for a break and onto a new project 😉