From the computer to the tabletop, this is all about games. Updated each week-end.
Epic was the first massed battle game I played with a formal rule set, and also the first game where I painted the miniatures I was using. Come to think of it, Epic was also the first miniatures game where I played with two fully painted armies on the table – I knew I could never go back after that point.
Games Workshop effectively killed Epic by releasing an edition so out of tone with the game as it was that players walked away and did not return. But that’s another story. The big news of today is that Epic’s predecessor is returning. Adeptus Titanicus, the original game of titan combat in the Horus Heresy is back and due to release in August 2018.
Of particular interest to me is the Grand Master edition. No idea on the price yet, but apparently it was billed as the most expensive boxed game GW have ever released. Now I’ve never thought of their games as cheap, but clearly this one is going to be a level above.
You get 8 plastic models and some terrain in the box, along with the rules. So. Most expensive boxed game ever. Fewest number of models. And yet I’m still in with both feet.
This image shows some of the models in the box. The three knights in front come in the box, as do two of the Warlord titans (that’s the big one at the back). The Reaver titan is sold separately. Also in the frame is a human player from the 2016 Blood Bowl boxed set, to give an idea of scale.
Actually everything in the Grand Master set; rules, titans, knights, buildings, will all be sold separately. It looks like the plan here is for a modular game, where you can simply buy a single titan or squad of knights if you wish, and scale up from there.
I expect I will start big, which also means there will be no more purchases for a couple of months, while I seriously save up.