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I wonder if it’s just one of each or if you could make two acherons or two castigators.

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 Apologist wrote:
I'd prefer new Titan stuff to Knights.


I'm sure we're getting that too. GW love to drip-feed content out slowly, so I'm sure they're keeping back something to reveal at Adepticon or the next Engine Kill article. Probably the next Warbringer or a FW corrupted titan.
   
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 Nostromodamus wrote:
I wonder if it’s just one of each or if you could make two acherons or two castigators.


Looks like just 1 Archeron and 1 Castigator at the moment.

Its at this point GW could rethink the Castigator bolt cannon. It appears to be two avenger cannons clamped together but with shorter barrels; would it not make sense for it to have the shorter range, but a strength four attack? Also, where a Questoris loadout of an avenger and melee combo comes to 10 points, the similar Castigator option costs 20 points. The melee advantage is better but the range for the Boltcannon is less, and rolls one dice less.

It also pays to consider the difference in loadouts for the Cerastus and Questoris; A single cerastus can only be armed with a single bolt cannon, and the banner size is 4 knights. On the other hand, a Questoris knight can have two avengers, and the banner is 6 knights. Potentially, thats 4 boltcannons against 12 avengers. As the game stands now, the Castigator isn't exactly an attractive choice when the C-Lancer is simply better, for the same points.

Alternatively, freeblades could have a "sustained fire" order. If successful, the banner cannot move in the movement phase, but increases the strength of their cannons in the combat phase. This would be a good alternative to the coordinated strike order for lances. It also adds more risk'n'strategy into the game; do you dare your knights to stand still for stronger firepower?

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SamusDrake wrote:
The lizard-rat thingies could be handy for DOM's beast hunt. Just saying.

Ha, that's a cool idea!

As for more titans, I say steady on. We've just had the Warbringer and Ordo and I'm sure the Ursus claws will be with us shortly. Life is actually good at the moment! That said, I'm considering going back to straight maniples and freeblades now that the knight force rules are too awkward. Some new titans would be welcome all the same.


Fair enough; but don't take it as complaining – it's all lovely; I'm just waiting with ill-concealed impatience for things like Devotional Bells, energy whips and more stuff to help us customise our Titans, like different heads, armour plates and so forth.

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Oculus Imperia (one of the better YT Lore channels) has done a few more Titanicus vids recently

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I can't help but feel that GW is holding a titan or two back to have something for a duel "Imperial VS Corrupted Chaos" and "Imperial VS Xenos" boxed sets.

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I guess anything is possible, but the marketing plan for AT doesn't seem to be built around 40K-style 'versus' boxed sets. And xenos titans are almost certainly far away, as the studio keeps saying.

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Infernal variants are the only thing besides more "regular" God-Engines that we should see for the game. They've specifically stated multiple times that AT is about the Heresy exclusively. Maybe at a later point they'll have a Crusade version w Orks & Eldar.
   
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I'm very sure that AT was done in the Heresy period purely because it halved the investment required to make it work (because they only needed to produce one line of titans). Considering how well its selling I'm sure that GW will be looking to invest into proper "Chaos" titans with warped parts.

I suspect the first we'll see will use the frames of things like the warlord and then have warped armour and weapons bolted on top. Building toward fully chaos warped titans that look nothing like their current versions.


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at which point I will buy chaos specific God-Engines.

But I'm in no rush.
   
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 Overread wrote:
I'm very sure that AT was done in the Heresy period purely because it halved the investment required to make it work (because they only needed to produce one line of titans). Considering how well its selling I'm sure that GW will be looking to invest into proper "Chaos" titans with warped parts.


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Anyone else notice that we currently do not have a scale 5 titan/knight.

Cerastus/Acastus are scale 4 & Warhounds are scale 6, so does this possibly mean rapiers would be scale 5?


Also since Questoris are scale 3 would Armigers be scale 2?

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Racerguy180 wrote:
Anyone else notice that we currently do not have a scale 5 titan/knight.

Cerastus/Acastus are scale 4 & Warhounds are scale 6, so does this possibly mean rapiers would be scale 5?



Acastus are scale 5. Rapiers probably will be too.
   
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my bad, I thought it said grandis was 4, or is 4/5 grandis?
   
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 Nostromodamus wrote:
I wonder if it’s just one of each or if you could make two acherons or two castigators.


Well knowing GW it will be one useless model as tax for one semi useful model. Got to force sales of model that won't otherwise sell.

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...I wonder what else they'll have in Defense of Ryza. Creating a Legio was done in last year's White Dwarf but strictly forbidden in the last tournament, so it could be those rules revised. Also hoping for some pictures of upcoming knights and titans.

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Legio Ignatum still needs rules. And ryza is big on plasma, would be cool to see some new plasma weapons for Reavers and warbringers added.
   
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I'm just hoping to get Ursus claws and shock lances in the near future. It's awesome that my Legio (Audax) has its rules, but it'd be nice to get the gear they teased weeks ago...

I'm being realistic about Audax transfers and assuming I won't get those for months. And that's okay.

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Does anyone know what's taking Forge World so long on getting the Psi-Titan back in stock?

It feels like it's been sold out since the first few days of its release?
   
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 Alpharius wrote:
Does anyone know what's taking Forge World so long on getting the Psi-Titan back in stock?

It feels like it's been sold out since the first few days of its release?


Maybe Nurgle.
   
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 Alpharius wrote:
Does anyone know what's taking Forge World so long on getting the Psi-Titan back in stock?

It feels like it's been sold out since the first few days of its release?


It's been back in stock in the UK...and therefore presumably ROW. But the North American warehouse seems to get stocked infrequently, and when they do it's with very little inventory. I'm still waiting for one good thing for NA customers as a result of that warehouse. It's baffling.

And overall, like I always say -- it's usually best to think of FW as three guys operating out of a garage. Love their stuff...I'm a fan. But their production strategies and schedules are unexplainable at times. Think of them as a garage operation just winging it, and it'll calm your mind.

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We'll find out soon enough eh.

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 Alpharius wrote:
Does anyone know what's taking Forge World so long on getting the Psi-Titan back in stock?

It feels like it's been sold out since the first few days of its release?


It's been back in stock in the UK...and therefore presumably ROW. But the North American warehouse seems to get stocked infrequently, and when they do it's with very little inventory. I'm still waiting for one good thing for NA customers as a result of that warehouse. It's baffling.

And overall, like I always say -- it's usually best to think of FW as three guys operating out of a garage. Love their stuff...I'm a fan. But their production strategies and schedules are explainable at times. Think of them as a garage operation just winging it, and it'll calm your mind.


I honestly don't understand why they don't have a small casting team in the USA like they used to for metal GW models before Kirby's slash & burn costcutting. It's not like they're going to run into a China situation where the factory might do "extra" runs for personal profit, in America GW could retain very tight control. Is working with resin casting a particularly highly paid position in America or something?

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 Yodhrin wrote:
I honestly don't understand why they don't have a small casting team in the USA like they used to for metal GW models before Kirby's slash & burn costcutting. It's not like they're going to run into a China situation where the factory might do "extra" runs for personal profit, in America GW could retain very tight control.
They were doing just that - they were caught more than once casting up stuff before the release date and selling them on from their own profit.

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Some better photos of the new knights from the AT Facebook group:

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Looks like it's two of each type per box, so probably £35-40.
   
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 xttz wrote:
Some better photos of the new knights from the AT Facebook group:

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Looks like it's two of each type per box, so probably £35-40.


And if I want four Acheron for a full squad but only two castigator for display because they’re useless for gameplay?
   
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The new knights being 4 to a box is a big surprise, but not an unwelcome one. I'll definitely pick a box up to add to my pile of unbuilt knights.

 gorgon wrote:
I'm just hoping to get Ursus claws and shock lances in the near future. It's awesome that my Legio (Audax) has its rules, but it'd be nice to get the gear they teased weeks ago...

I'm being realistic about Audax transfers and assuming I won't get those for months. And that's okay.


At least you're in the enviable position of playing a Titan Legion whose popularity borderline guarantees you will actually receive transfers! Would that we all be so lucky

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And if I want four Acheron for a full squad but only two castigator for display because they’re useless for gameplay?


Stand-ins for 40k combat servitors?

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changemod wrote:
 xttz wrote:
Some better photos of the new knights from the AT Facebook group:

Spoiler:






Looks like it's two of each type per box, so probably £35-40.


And if I want four Acheron for a full squad but only two castigator for display because they’re useless for gameplay?



It’s still better than the prediction of 1 of each per box.
Being 4 per box means it’s likely to have a slight discount over a pair per box.
Also, pretty sure ebay can be used here.
I’ll likely buy 2 sets and eBay the ones I don’t want or find another use for them.

Can always hang on to them too incase FW or GW drop a different pack or upgrade.
   
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 xttz wrote:

Looks like it's two of each type per box, so probably £35-40.

D'oh. Nevermind, it's right there in tiny letters on the box.

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Two of each! That is bloody awesome!

Just a case of how much. £30 would be friggin sweet.

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