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While my wallet gently weeps: Adeptus Titanicus announced

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.

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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.

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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.

10 comments on “While my wallet gently weeps: Adeptus Titanicus announced

  1. Azazel
    May 19, 2018

    Colour me interested but not sold on this one. A different scale and a new scale make it much easier to exercise self control. “Most expensive boxed game ever” also feels like it will make it easier to resist. We’ll see how it all goes…

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    • davekay
      May 19, 2018

      I sold off all my old epic armies years ago, so the new scale just means more interesting models for me. I reckon the grand edition will be $450 here.

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      • Azazel
        May 19, 2018

        We’ll have to wait and see. Sometimes AU prices are in line with oveseas ones (Necromunda was a nice surprise) but more often I just import my big boxes for a fraction of AU$RRP. Seems like a game that needs either 2 or 4 copies for a proper 2-player setup, though.

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      • davekay
        May 19, 2018

        Yeah, with only 8 miniatures in the box it’s definitely a single-player product.

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  2. Bookstooge
    May 19, 2018

    Ahhh yes, the old “I’ll save up and not buy other stuff” schtick. Best of luck with THAT! 😉

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  3. Thomas
    May 20, 2018

    I think I have that old Space Marine box tucked away somewhere. Might have to dig it out for this one.

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    • davekay
      May 20, 2018

      Epic Space Marine was my first GW boxed game, lots of fond memories there.

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  4. daggerandbrush
    May 21, 2018

    The miniatures look fine, I just think 100 to 150 £ for the box may be a tad much. Especially if it is only the entry cost to playing the game.

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  5. Wudugast
    May 21, 2018

    The models do look nice, and there’s no denying that the thought of marching into battle at the helm of a mighty titan speaks to a primal part of me with a powerful voice, but on the whole I think this is going to be a little too rich for my taste. I’ll be watching with great interest though.

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    • davekay
      May 21, 2018

      I would have liked to know there were more than two titans in this expensive box, that’s for sure!

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