Games Workshop’s latest Warhammer themed game is now open for pre-order.
Adeptus Titanicus is set during the Horus Heresy which had humankind locked in a civil war across thousands of planets. The greatest of all the Emperor’s war machines, the god-engines of Adeptus Titanicus, were used against the foe. The traitor, the Warmaster, has his own towering machines and uses them to press ever closer to Terra.
This is a two-player game in which both players have control of these colossal engines of destruction, each one capable of destroying a city in a single salvo.
There’s a 96-page rulebook for the game which some are describing as complex but not hard.
The Adeptus Titanicus: Warlord Collection will set you back US$170 and contains one Warlord Battle Titan along with several dozen cards, 21 Adeptus Titanicus dice, clear blast markers, 2 Questoris Knight Command Terminals and 6 Titan Command Terminals.
A second Adeptus Titanicus Warlord Titan costs $US110 and is 6 inches tall. That 6-inch model is made up of 144 components. Games Workshop recommends you assemble your god-engine has shown but note that advanced model builders will be able to move the hip, knee and ankle joints into almost any position.
You can also buy additional ruins and cities for these vast warriors to lumber around or through. The Adeptus Titanicus Civitas Imperialis Sector costs US$125.
Early blog coverage of the game puts the emphasis on the importance of manoeuvring the god-engines and the challenge of doing it right. They’re not quick. If you get caught facing the wrong way while a rival machine can broadside you then you are in big trouble. That said, moving is not supposed to be as restive as some nautical games where you might also have to deal with wind and ocean tides.
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