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Pretty good conversion. Fairly close in scale too. Add another inch to the shin bastions and the proportions would match up quite to the existing model and art.


I'm interested in trying to make one. Add in a couple prominent Mechanicum logos, the pipes from the manufactorum kit & some 40k scale Admech bits and bam Imperator. I have basically no interest in the Warlord itself as i prefer Reavers & Warhounds, but as a basis for stuff hell yeah. Psy-Titans, Imperator.
   
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Thanks a ton for the kind words. Please make sure to share your experience and the download link!
Just out of curiosity, how is Battlescribe for something like 40K? Better? Because my main reason for making this was a frustration with how un-intuitive I found everything in Battlescribe. List building should be simple (building a list builder is hard, lol)


It is more intuitive. The person who wrote the files for AT tried to create a list and status terminal in one. But, if you are not familiar with the gaminge mechanisms you aren't able to differentiate.
Actually I use BS, because it supports all my games and has a mobile app.
   
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I just updated RosterMan to include a help file, and add some menu options based on some feedback here. The help file includes instructions on how to write data files for any point based wargame.
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Apparently conversions and homebrew army builders are considered AT news now?

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 Nostromodamus wrote:
Apparently conversions and homebrew army builders are considered AT news now?


Official community post and tool for playing the game, so sure.

Hopefully they will reveal a bit more about the Ryza book on Saturday.
   
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We are due an Engine Kill article today as well.


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I would totally buy a book of just Titan and Knight colour schemes

   
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I would totally buy a book of just Titan and Knight colour schemes



This!

Although I am completely involved in Xestobiax, a sampling of numerous legions titans would be most welcome.

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Hmm, yet again the Traitor Legions are all kinda reddish or black, was kinda hoping for some variation there...

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 Malika2 wrote:
Hmm, yet again the Traitor Legions are all kinda reddish or black, was kinda hoping for some variation there...


Haven't seen Vulturum yet!

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 Marshal Loss wrote:
 Malika2 wrote:
Hmm, yet again the Traitor Legions are all kinda reddish or black, was kinda hoping for some variation there...


Haven't seen Vulturum yet!


It'll be blackish red trimmed with reddish black. To differentiate them from the reddish or black ones Mailka referred to. I'm doing Suturvora in a black grey base, but its hard to do the bad guys in anything but dark, brooding colors.

I'm interested in what changes they've made to the DIY Legios, they say "expanded", and the example of the Elite Magos Trait is a nerf to that Trait.

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I just released an update to my program RosterMan (which is a List builder for Adeptus Titanicus) that includes all Shadow and Iron Titan content (but NOT the new knight houses yet!), which includes the new weapons too. I made a few minor changes to other things as well, and included the Miracles of Mars Stratagem from the White Dwarf. This means that, as far as I know, if you build a Battlegroup, all resources and rules currently available for the game are in RosterMan.
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https://www.warhammer-community.com/2020/04/28/engine-kill-3-mastering-cerastus-knights/

Sigh.

December 2018, WD...

"Knight Castigators have bolt cannons that fire a huge number of shots, making them ideal for stripping multiple void shields off a target."


...but now its ideal as a "close combat option"? So what are the Lancers and Archerons for then? Lets also have a quick comparision to a Questoris using additional marshal points...

Cerastus(60 pts) + Bolt cannon and sword( 20 pts ) = 80 pts.
Questoris(35 pts) + Avenger cannon(5 pts) + Melee weapon( 5 pts ) + Rocket pod( 15 pts ) + melta gun( 15 pts ) = 75 pts.

...while the Questoris is slightly weaker and slower, its packing a lot more weaponry, with the Avenger also being superior to the Bolt cannon. Say the Bolt cannon and Sword are 10 points each against the Avenger'n'melee of 5 pts each...this isn't well thought out.


***Edited for incorrectly referencing melta gun as "thermal gun".

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I don't think there's any way around it...they just aren't very good.

Meanwhile, I'm hoping that Ursus Claws are ready and waiting in the warehouse. But since those would be FW AND a new release, I'm guessing we won't see them for quite some time.

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Well, I hope so as you've waited a long time for your claws, Gorgon.

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Disappointing & lazy article. Least they could have done was throw in some information about the Knight Houses in the upcoming book

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Not a single new picture, or picture of the sprue.

Also article writer aren't rule writer, and their job is to sell the kit, so they just have to write with whatever they got.

With the current mechanic of the game, it's pretty much impossible to balance out high number of shot weapon vs void shield. In the old 40k edition void shield had an armor value so you can't just simply win by spamming weak weapons, a simple solution solved decade ago.

Although I'd say gatling weapon would be very useful against tiny marine and guardsmen.

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Although I'd say gatling weapon would be very useful against tiny marine and guardsmen.


Can they just make it already.......

   
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https://www.warhammer-community.com/2020/04/28/engine-kill-3-mastering-cerastus-knights/

Sigh.

December 2018, WD...

"Knight Castigators have bolt cannons that fire a huge number of shots, making them ideal for stripping multiple void shields off a target."


...but now its ideal as a "close combat option"? So what are the Lancers and Archerons for then? Lets also have a quick comparision to a Questoris using additional marshal points...


Should they have kept incorrect text? The castigators are useless for stripping void shields. They won't strip even 1. If you take them to strip void shields you are just misusing them. You don't take something to strip void shields when said thing CANNOT strip void shields.

And pretty sure your questor is illegal. Can't have 3 arm weapons...Why would you even compare illegal loadout to legal one?

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It's not illegal, just wrong name, melta gun, not thermal gun. There're no thermal gun, only Thermal cannon or Thermal spear.
   
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Should they have kept incorrect text? The castigators are useless for stripping void shields. They won't strip even 1. If you take them to strip void shields you are just misusing them. You don't take something to strip void shields when said thing CANNOT strip void shields.

And pretty sure your questor is illegal. Can't have 3 arm weapons...Why would you even compare illegal loadout to legal one?



I pointed out a clear contradiction in the intention for the Castigator and backed it up with text from an official White Dwarf article. And come on, I did mention that the Lancer and Archeron were better suited for the role of close quarters, which begs the question why would any player take the Castigator over them? My argument has always been that the Bolt cannon should have a strength of 4 - for reasons I have previously discussed in length.

I stand corrected, I meant the Meltagun upgrade.

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I hope we will see Planes(, Vehicles and Infantry) in a Future Book....

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I hope we will see Planes(, Vehicles and Infantry) in a Future Book....


I dont. It wouldn't be Adeptus Titanicus then.

Oddly I had a dream last night about seeing a bunch of fw kits for titans, like new heads and Legio specific armor plates. There are so many options still to do.

I wonder if the fw store will open soon, if there will be a backlog of releases that means more AT together.
   
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 MajorWesJanson wrote:
RazorEdge wrote:
I hope we will see Planes(, Vehicles and Infantry) in a Future Book....


I dont. It wouldn't be Adeptus Titanicus then.


This. AT is fine as it is precisely because it doesn't include everything and can thus ruleswise focus on doing one side of galactic warfare well. A new version of Epic already came out, it's called Apocalypse and it plays quite well with 6 mm miniatures, give it a try if older rules ain't doing it for you.

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 Sherrypie wrote:
 MajorWesJanson wrote:
RazorEdge wrote:
I hope we will see Planes(, Vehicles and Infantry) in a Future Book....


I dont. It wouldn't be Adeptus Titanicus then.


This. AT is fine as it is precisely because it doesn't include everything and can thus ruleswise focus on doing one side of galactic warfare well. A new version of Epic already came out, it's called Apocalypse and it plays quite well with 6 mm miniatures, give it a try if older rules ain't doing it for you.


I'll agree that it wouldnt be Titanicus, but wish they would do a new version of Epic in the same 8mm scale.

Just dont mess w AT, it is sooo much fun.
   
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At could introduce plans, but I agree it doesn't want to phase in planes and tanks an infantry. When you hear the game designers they are also very clear that AT is about the Titans only. If they ever do an Epic game its going to be totally its own rules system and focus.

Plus there's room for both. In Epic titans become far more streamlined and simpler to use simply because you're controlling a lot of other things too. So you've got AT for duels and battles between titans alone and then Epic for large scale wars - if it comes around again.

   
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 Sherrypie wrote:
 MajorWesJanson wrote:
RazorEdge wrote:
I hope we will see Planes(, Vehicles and Infantry) in a Future Book....


I dont. It wouldn't be Adeptus Titanicus then.


This. AT is fine as it is precisely because it doesn't include everything and can thus ruleswise focus on doing one side of galactic warfare well. A new version of Epic already came out, it's called Apocalypse and it plays quite well with 6 mm miniatures, give it a try if older rules ain't doing it for you.


I'll agree that it wouldnt be Titanicus, but wish they would do a new version of Epic in the same 8mm scale.


This.

Though the existing scale for all the old stuff and the new Titans works just fine.

I hope that once GW/FW are open for business again that they remember to send some more of the Psi-Titans over to the USA warehouse.

I've actually never been able to catch that thing 'in stock' since it launched...
   
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Given its role of "titan killer", the super heavy Shadowsword would be a sensible addition to Titanicus.

But the problem with Adeptus Titanicus is not so much that it works better as a Titan-only game, but that the Knights have been poorly implemented and don't inspire much confidence that tanks, fliers and infantry - even if used sparingly - would fare any better. Households are probably better off in their own game.

That said, as support to a maniple, the Cerastus Lancer is a perfect addition to the game, and the one unit I would not change. Its fast, maneouverable and packs a nasty sting which not only keeps the larger, slower titans on their toes, but also makes sure that the Warhounds can't always have their wicked way. Although it ignores most of the titan rules that make AT what it is, it does come with the downside of being vulnerable to even the weakest of titan weaponry. If they had just got the Bolt cannon right, then this is probably the only Knight they needed for the game, with the variants providing just the right flavour for variety...

...and where the Cerastus is just right as a melee-based support unit, the Shadowsword would be an ideal firepower counterpart. They would be useful backup for maniples lacking in firepower and armour. Having a crew of their own, they might share the repair phase with the titans. They too have some interesting variants of its own.

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