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No, get the battle group. It’s $144 on Amazon for a Warlord, Reaver, and two Warhounds. I seethe whenever I see it because of how much I spent on my GME, Reavers, and Warhounds.

Seriously, you can get 2 battle forces for the price of one GME box.

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 Fajita Fan wrote:
No, get the battle group. It’s $144 on Amazon for a Warlord, Reaver, and two Warhounds. I seethe whenever I see it because of how much I spent on my GME, Reavers, and Warhounds.

Seriously, you can get 2 battle forces for the price of one GME box.


Hm, is it not worth to get rules, terrain, markers, and small Knights?
   
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Requizen wrote:
 Fajita Fan wrote:
No, get the battle group. It’s $144 on Amazon for a Warlord, Reaver, and two Warhounds. I seethe whenever I see it because of how much I spent on my GME, Reavers, and Warhounds.

Seriously, you can get 2 battle forces for the price of one GME box.


Hm, is it not worth to get rules, terrain, markers, and small Knights?


GME was more ment as a sort of 2 player box,(not the best way to do it imo) battlegroup is ment as a starter force for 1 player.
if you dont have a friend that have inntrest in the game, it is better to just get the battlebox and the rulebox.

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Okay, fine, you’ll want a rulebook but the GME is not a good deal compared to the battle group.
   
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Requizen wrote:
A store near me has the Grandmaster box still on shelf, is it a good place to start? I'm sort of interested in playing but don't know how many people around me are into the game atm.


If its on discount and you intend to split the contents with another player...yeah. That said, if you are just starting out, looking to host an introductionary game and learn the rules...

1x Ruleset.
1x Warhound boxset
2x Questoris boxsets

...scenery you can make yourself or just buy some spires, Warcradles Dark City or the Imperialis £25 set. Personally, I would just make your own scenery. Look for discount from an independent retailer and you won't be disappointed. Basically you'll be playing games where each player has 1 Warhound + 3 Questoris each, and using open rules. Using the GME contents, the Knights on both sides are most likely going to be wiped out in the first turn by the opposing Warlord. With Warhounds the Knights are going to stand a much better chance and will make for a more interesting game.

However! If you are just covering yourself then change that to...

1x Ruleset
1x Titan Battlegroup.

...basically you get the Warhounds for free. Which is awesome! All you need then for a full Axiom maniple is another Reaver - purchase the melta-gun variant for maximum satisfaction!

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Requizen wrote:
A store near me has the Grandmaster box still on shelf, is it a good place to start? I'm sort of interested in playing but don't know how many people around me are into the game atm.


Kinda. It gives you all the gubbins (rules, templates, cards, scenery etc) to play the game, plus 2 Warlords and 6 Knights. All these are available separately, but you save the cost of ~ 1 Warlord by buying them in the box

The models probably aren't... optimal. The 2 warlords will keep you very busy putting them together, and if you want to get other players into the game, you are probably going to have to make 2 small armies, so this is a place you can start. However Warlord v Warlord isn't a terribly exciting match up, since each one just wants to stand still blowing chunks off the other one. Adding Warhounds and Reavers makes for a much more dynamic, interesting game.

The GMB appears to be designed to get you to share the cost and split the contents with a friend. Otherwise, I'd suggest the rules box and the maniple box (1 Warlord, 1 Reaver, 2 Warhounds) would be a better investment to make a single army. Of course you'll need an opponent with their own army, but if you can't find one, you are only buying display pieces anyway.

Edit: Ninja'd. What SamusDrake said.

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Patriarch wrote:


Edit: Ninja'd. What SamusDrake said.


Great minds think alike!

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House Procon Vi Knight Lance ready to support Legio Solaria

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Just had to pull apart some Reaver legs so that the ankle pistons would fit properly Why did they even bother ball jointing the damn things in the first place?
*sigh*
I suppose its my own fault for thinking I could eyeball the angle without dry fitting.
   
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RazorMind wrote:
House Procon Vi Knight Lance ready to support Legio Solaria



OMG! Black & Silver is how I'm doing my lance at the moment! Well, the Scions are different but the Marshals are in your colour scheme.

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RazorMind wrote:
House Procon Vi Knight Lance ready to support Legio Solaria


Really neat, I like the scheme.
   
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GoatboyBeta wrote:
Just had to pull apart some Reaver legs so that the ankle pistons would fit properly Why did they even bother ball jointing the damn things in the first place?
*sigh*
I suppose its my own fault for thinking I could eyeball the angle without dry fitting.


yea, if you dont get them in a perfect angle the big side leg plates will crash.., i nearly screwed up there myself. whats more funny is i ran into the same issue on the warlord, too sharp angle on one of the legs, front plate is crashing on the foot and is only 80% in corect angle. (please superglue, be strong!)

if you dont do the feet in a static straight up pose, you are going to run into problems.

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Working on some new terrain, no clue when it'll be out though...


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New scenery is always welcome. The design fits Titanicus well.

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Not so much progress as ive been on a hobbybreak for a few months but got around to ordering some weapon sprues and cards as well as a battlegroup to start off my second legion...my griffons need some traitors to shoot at


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 FrozenDwarf wrote:
GoatboyBeta wrote:
Just had to pull apart some Reaver legs so that the ankle pistons would fit properly Why did they even bother ball jointing the damn things in the first place?
*sigh*
I suppose its my own fault for thinking I could eyeball the angle without dry fitting.


yea, if you dont get them in a perfect angle the big side leg plates will crash.., i nearly screwed up there myself. whats more funny is i ran into the same issue on the warlord, too sharp angle on one of the legs, front plate is crashing on the foot and is only 80% in corect angle. (please superglue, be strong!)

if you dont do the feet in a static straight up pose, you are going to run into problems.


I, ahem....had to...”modify” the armor plates on some of my titans to get them fitted,..
Its hardly noticable on the overall look though so just dont worry about it

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I just ordered the battlegroup and can't wait to see Legio Solaria walk
Concerning the Reaver legs, i had a look around but couldn't find much for tutorials on those seemingly finnicky legs. Is it really that hard, is it just bad if you don't flllow the instructions and, most importantly, does anyone have a good guide (video preferred) on how to not mess up those legs? Tahnks in advance





 
   
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Cpt. Icanus wrote:
I just ordered the battlegroup and can't wait to see Legio Solaria walk
Concerning the Reaver legs, i had a look around but couldn't find much for tutorials on those seemingly finnicky legs. Is it really that hard, is it just bad if you don't flllow the instructions and, most importantly, does anyone have a good guide (video preferred) on how to not mess up those legs? Tahnks in advance


If you follow the instructions it isnt bad, but if you want a different pose or something more like a titan running, stomping on a building etc, it can become tricky as pieces such as pistons and armor plates might not fit or align properly. And it might not be immediately evident either so you might build and even paint everything only to find that an armor plate cant be glued into place

But everything that can be built can also be modified so dont worry too kuch about it
   
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Guess i'll just have the first one in a boring pose and go on an adventure with future kits ^^





 
   
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With Reaver legs you have to carefully look at the instructions because front and back are not easily identifiable. There’s a tiny icon IIRC to show the front of the knee but the most maddening part is the sheer number of pieces. I tried to do a count and there might be like 19 pieces per leg which is astonishing.

After building 6 I don’t want to build my last three. :(
   
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Maybe a little dab of ink from a permanent marker will help distinguish bits?
   
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just follow the steps in correct sequence and you cannot get it wrong, and actualy look at the parts as you clean them to see waht is the front side and rear side.
it is when you combine steps/shuffle them, rush the build or make poses that the kits are not met to have that mistakes begin to appear.

dryfit 5 times, glue 1 time!

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 FrozenDwarf wrote:
dryfit 5 times, glue 1 time!


Totally this. Even when you have already built several without problems don't get cocky like I did
   
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Virginia

I’d rather burn my ass and scrotum sitting naked on metal lawn furniture on a hot Southern day than assemble more Reaver legs.
   
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 Fajita Fan wrote:
I’d rather burn my ass and scrotum sitting naked on metal lawn furniture on a hot Southern day than assemble more Reaver legs.


Bless you, my friend!

For what its worth, FW has passed on the suggestion of an easy-build kit to the design team.

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SamusDrake wrote:
 Fajita Fan wrote:
I’d rather burn my ass and scrotum sitting naked on metal lawn furniture on a hot Southern day than assemble more Reaver legs.


Bless you, my friend!

For what its worth, FW has passed on the suggestion of an easy-build kit to the design team.


As long as its not resin....I hate resin D:
   
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Me neither! Although I'm sure someone would still welcome it.

I did put in another suggestion; the Warhound kit has far too many left over pieces and an upgrade kit to complete a third hound would be super useful. Although, sadly, I'm not holding my breath for that one...

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You know an easy-to-build Reaver with just just gatling/laserblaster/apoc for $50 might be a good way to draw more people in especially if the wrist mounting points for the guns are compatible with the other guns. Just a simple walking pose would suffice.
   
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Just received a small package of magnets so I can magnetise my terminals

Because apparently I have too much time and too little to do Ive opted for gluing small magnets into the holes on the terminal and drill them into the tokens. Sane thing to do would be to glue a strip of metal to the backside of the terminals but my vacation started and ill do what I want

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 Fajita Fan wrote:
You know an easy-to-build Reaver with just just gatling/laserblaster/apoc for $50 might be a good way to draw more people in especially if the wrist mounting points for the guns are compatible with the other guns. Just a simple walking pose would suffice.


You'll be pleased to know that I did make that point to FW and to also swap the Warlords in the GME for two such easy-Reavers for a true starter set. While the second request is most likely going to be ignored, I have a feeling that FW will make sure the Reaver is the only complicated kit we will see from now on.

Personally, I think we are too reliant on the current range of Titans. Although the Reaver was a pain in the bum to work on, I only have one and is "the big daddy" of my collection. He had my undivided attention and pride being put into him, and found the Hounds and Knights much more work, simply because there was more of them. But this poor lady, why she was asked recently to build a full Corsair maniple when five Reaver kits showed up in her Teleporter...

Spoiler:



...and I think we all feel the same way! Who really feels like building and assembling the same model so many times?


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I sure as hell didn’t enjoy doing 5 at once.

So I messed with a megabolter 3D model and made it longer, skinnier, added a magazine underneath, and gave it one set of barrels to make an “armored” macro Gatling for a Warlord. I’ll mess with printing it next week to see how it looks, I’m not a fan of the forgeworld model.


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Also I was enjoying doing my Custodes legio so much I went ahead and pulled the trigger on a 30k/40k Custodes army. I already have 10 Guard and a spare LR so I think this is like 3k points.
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