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 zedmeister wrote:
Pre orders up: £40 for one

https://www.forgeworld.co.uk/en-GB/AT-Mechanicum-Acastus-Knights-Asterius-2020

URL has 2020 in its title, so this has been pending for a while.



Interesting, must have been originally due to come out Nov/Dec 2020 like the other mechanicum knights.



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 zedmeister wrote:
Pre orders up: £40 for one
I was going to compare it to the Questoris Knights which are £32 for two, but it's on a 60mm base so the 30k Castellax Battle-Automata at £46 each is possibly a better comparison. It's still a lot, especially considering the plastic Porphyrions are £30 for 2...
   
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Damn that's more expensive than a Contemptor Bod

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They are however bigger than folk might initially think.

£40 bigger? Yeah that’s for the individual, but it’s a no from me.

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They're more expensive than both the Warhound Titan (20£ a piece) and the Reaver Titan (35£ a piece)

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This is insanity.
GW is testing our responses lately.
At this point I just can't find the words....
   
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Battlebling...would you mind doing the honours?

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It's a full resin kit, unlikely they will be making a knockoff of that, best you could realistically hope from 3rd parties is conversion bits for the Porphyrion and end up with something like the conversions people have done in the past.
   
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Most expensive thing for its size I think?... I have bought every release ever for AT but this one maybe a miss for me...just seems so much for so little.

2 Acastus for GW is $84 but one of these guys is $92 (all AU) wtf? and is probably mostly resin? (harder to work with)?

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JWBS wrote:
It's a full resin kit, unlikely they will be making a knockoff of that, best you could realistically hope from 3rd parties is conversion bits for the Porphyrion and end up with something like the conversions people have done in the past.
Vanguard have alternative arms:
Spoiler:

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JWBS wrote:
It's a full resin kit, unlikely they will be making a knockoff of that, best you could realistically hope from 3rd parties is conversion bits for the Porphyrion and end up with something like the conversions people have done in the past.


Wasn't referring to a knockoff as Battlebling has so far only produced alternative parts and weapons for Titanicus. For example, they have alternative lances and plating for the Cerastus.

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Yeah but this new Asterius seems to be all resin, so if there's gonna be a BB Asterius it will have to be a knockoff Asterius or alternate parts to stick onto a Porphyrion, at which point it's more Porphyrion than Asterius (unless I suppose they invent a new torso and arms to add to Porphyrion legs, I'd bet against them doing that though).
   
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JWBS wrote:
Easy pass at that price.


No kidding!

That's a horrible price...

   
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JWBS wrote:
Yeah but this new Asterius seems to be all resin, so if there's gonna be a BB Asterius it will have to be a knockoff Asterius or alternate parts to stick onto a Porphyrion, at which point it's more Porphyrion than Asterius (unless I suppose they invent a new torso and arms to add to Porphyrion legs, I'd bet against them doing that though).

Thing is that the Asterius' arms just look weird, give its guns in a similar way to the Porphyrion and I might like it better. But that said...why spend 40 quid on such a model if you can get the plastic Porphyrion with these guns.

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Or just make these conversions, looks pretty simple and two types


   
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Just curious but where does one get those pieces from? I've seen them before somehere...

JWBS wrote:
Yeah but this new Asterius seems to be all resin, so if there's gonna be a BB Asterius it will have to be a knockoff Asterius or alternate parts to stick onto a Porphyrion, at which point it's more Porphyrion than Asterius (unless I suppose they invent a new torso and arms to add to Porphyrion legs, I'd bet against them doing that though).


I see your logic there and haven't really anything else to add.

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May not be an easy conversion actually, I had assumed they were bog standard AM bits from a Kataphron or something, but apparently they're from FW Myrmidons and Laurnean terminators. I think if I ever make any I'll just use Kataphron weapons or something else.

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Yup, that seems to be the kit. Cheers for that.

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JWBS wrote:
May not be an easy conversion actually, I had assumed they were bog standard AM bits from a Kataphron or something, but apparently they're from FW Myrmidons and Laurnean terminators. I think if I ever make any I'll just use Kataphron weapons or something else.


Which is why the Vanguard Miniatures' bits might be an easier route to take. Just the hull mounted secondary weapons have to be turned into Volkites though...

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40 pounds? Ha. Hahaha.

...no way no how.
   
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 Malika2 wrote:
JWBS wrote:
May not be an easy conversion actually, I had assumed they were bog standard AM bits from a Kataphron or something, but apparently they're from FW Myrmidons and Laurnean terminators. I think if I ever make any I'll just use Kataphron weapons or something else.


Which is why the Vanguard Miniatures' bits might be an easier route to take. Just the hull mounted secondary weapons have to be turned into Volkites though...


Thats pretty good for £5.

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So, do they help you win games?

   
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"cardboard command terminal that contains all the rules for using your Acastus Knight Asterius in your games."

Weird way of saying thin paper, hopefully it's been updated. Real question is if it will even have the porphyrion's rules on it.


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beast_gts wrote:
JWBS wrote:
It's a full resin kit, unlikely they will be making a knockoff of that, best you could realistically hope from 3rd parties is conversion bits for the Porphyrion and end up with something like the conversions people have done in the past.
Vanguard have alternative arms:
Spoiler:



They work real good

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Now that’s awesome!

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The conversions / bit swapping actually look better than the FW kit. The literal arms on the FW model really don't feel right.


 
   
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This is, emphatically, why I will continue suggesting nuking Guard and starting over again. It's a legacy army that needs to be rebooted with a new focal point.

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 zedmeister wrote:
Expensive week next week


Indeed. Thunderhawks and Fire raptors as well, plus Chalnath.
   
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 MajorWesJanson wrote:
 zedmeister wrote:
Expensive week next week


Indeed. Thunderhawks and Fire raptors as well, plus Chalnath.


Chalnath? Well, yes if you like that kind of thing...
   
 
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