Here comes Adeptus Titanicus, this is unusually billed as a 3D Roleplay Hobby Game which is suppose is correct. It comes with 6 plastic Warlord Titans with multiple weapons and some cardboard scenery.
Illuminations give us some more Realm of Chaos artwork, as I’ve said before there is a tremendous amount of free content from these pair of books that has been featured in White Dwarf over the past 6 months, you can tell there are someone’s labour of love. It makes it look great. I’m going got see if I can get a copy for a review special.
There is an article on Chaos Dwarf missile troops which can be added the Realm of Chaos army list and the standard Warhamer Armies: Chaos list followed by an extract from the dubiously titled White Line Fever expansion for Dark Future.
Realm of Chaos gets another articles on the experience system for Chaos Warbands with rules for injuries and pillaging each others resources.
Next up we have an introduction to the Witch Elves of Naggaroth. Now I passed up on going into detail on the Deamonettes of Slannesh when they were released but as GW wanted to produce similar female models right afterwards I will point out the elephant in the room when it comes to retro wargaming: The fact is that scantily clad female models are regularly produced for the primarily male audience, if you find that offensive then this is the wrong hobby for you. But you would remember to cut yourself off from all high fantasy films and shows and never watch or read anything made before the 90’s. This notably includes the Return of the Jedi scene featuring Carry Fisher in a metal bikini.
This was followed up by some errata for the Warhammer Armies supplement.
Next comes rules for Chaplains and Commissars in 40k. Chaplains seems to be almost fully fleshed out however there is only a small reference to the Commissars favourite hobby of field executions in the article most of it goes unsaid which I think makes them infinitely more interesting and sinister than the gun friendly cliches that characterise their newer versions.
The Ambull returns in an WFRP adventure by Carl Sargent. In this adventure one is teleported into a mine from its original location in a 40k Deathworld. I’m not sure why they couldn’t have said that Ambulls existed in both universes but there you go. The Ambull and the Fimir would be races eventually forgotten in the mists of time.
Critical Mass returns in its old format except it’s still written by Dave Pringle who is ok but finishes every review by verbally stating that the book is 7/10.
Next we have a list of the 12 missing BloodBowl star players that never got reprinted in 3rd edition Blood Bowl (except for one article in the Citadel Journal) these include Frank N Stein and Pudgy Baconbreath. This is followed by some painted examples of the models. They aren’t that bad and certainly show an improvement on the stuff being produced 10 issues or so ago. We also get an obligatory Chaos mutant with a face for a torso.
Eavy metal show off some Warlord Titan models and colour schemes and also indicate that the game took place during the Horus Heresy, filling in some important backstory to the fledgling 40k universe. There is a painting guide (in black and white with ink sketches) and a page of awesome looking banner designs to hand off of the models. There is also an advert for the legendary Reaver class battle titan with a funky faux camo paint scheme or at least I think it’s and advert as there is no release date or price so it could be a preview.
This of interest to you in 2016 because:
- Adeptus Titanicus version 1.
- Some nice retro BloodBowl models that have disappeared in the mists of time.