GW Grognard: Hurry Up and Bring Back My Tiny Titans

Hey everyone! Adam, from TFG Radio, here to pour some good ol’ knowledge into the frying pan of your brain!

Here I am, once again, to wax nostalgic about something I miss from long ago. By the time you read this article, Warhammerfest should well be on it’s way. Just like you, I am excited to see what is announced this weekend. One item I am looking forward to is the Adeptus Titanicus game, or as I know it epic 40K.

My epic army also fits in the footlocker

As I constantly mention, I have been playing 40k since the Rogue Trader edition. The thing is that it isn’t the first Games Workshop game that I played. While in my local shop, which has since been out of business, I came across a boxed game with these giant robots battling in a forest of skyscrapers. I was immediately hooked. The story of the Horus Heresy just added to my budding love of the setting. I even played Warmaster, which is basically epic fantasy. In addition, being able to play an actual army on the table, instead of a small part of a larger army, and the colors of the units on the battlefield, added a lot to my preference to the small scale(6mm) of the models. This has even influenced my choice of scale for games on the historical side, especially Napoleonics. Unfortunately there are not many games out there that cater to the 6mm scale. All this being said I am really curious about a certain seminar.

Can you guess which seminar I am looking forward to?

If you haven’t guessed, I am really looking forward to what is said at the Adeptus Mechanicus seminar. It says its an introduction, so I assume that it is almost ready, if not done. The game has been in development for over 2 years now. Initially we were told it would be in resin. Now we have been told it will be in plastic and only go as small as knights, so no infantry or vehicles. I’m actually ok with this to start.

Now I have been getting my epic fix through a community created fan set of rules, called NetEpic. It is a nice version of the past rules that help keep the game alive. They even have updated versions of the different editions if you have a favorite set(2nd edition Space Marine ftw). However, at this point I just want the game to be out. I have seen some of the previews and I like what I see. It has complexity similar to the 1st edition of epic but since it has been so long since we have had an official version I don’t think it will be an issue.

All this fits in a small tupperware bowl.

Its not all wine and roses. Some are not happen about the scale change. Games Workshop have said that they are upping the scale to 8mm. It may not seem like much but it is a big(get it?) deal because it throws the visual of the army off if you mix the old and new models, when the game comes out. Do I think its a decision that is based on money? Yes, it has to be. It is also a way to differentiate it from some of the other epic games that have sprung up since epic was cancelled. It also discourages you from using the other game systems as the scales will be off since those other games are 10mm scale.

All that being said, I will still buy it. Even the new models as the models I currently have are almost 30 years old and showing their age. You always remember your first love and I look forward to seeing what the future of the game holds. Fingers crossed!

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Adam has been gaming since the early eighties and has played 40K since Rogue Trader (among a number of other games). He listens to more podcasts than any healthy person should and is currently a co-host for TFG Radio. He also is one of the head judges for LVO and other events.

4 Responses to “GW Grognard: Hurry Up and Bring Back My Tiny Titans”

  1. Adam May 12, 2018 1:37 am #

    Aaaaaand I now need to change my pants

    https://www.facebook.com/Garro30k/posts/1797240720296516

  2. WestRider May 12, 2018 12:08 pm #

    When I was a kid, I had a hand-me-down box of the original Adeptus Titanicus that I got from some family friends. It got lost in a move at some point, and I’ve been bummed about that ever since. This new version has me so stoked. Can’t wait ’til August!

  3. Asmeralda May 12, 2018 8:07 pm #

    Adam, I too have played 40K since RT. I also got to play Space Marine back in the day. loved the rules and the games were fairly balanced despite crazy rules (Ork Belly cannon ball shot..) I will be watching this closely and see if I decide to get back into this arena of gaming. The pics I have seen look pretty awesome.

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