Adeptus Titanicus Warhounds – Review

Unleash the Hounds of Hell!!! <cough> sorry about that, so as I missed out on the Reavers till they get a restock. Dam you all for buying ten of them, you know who you are.

I am going to have to make do with some cute little puppies..

As we are still slow-growing these models, I am going to go into repeat mode and skip the box stuff and say. Standard fare from GW, we gets what we expect from them..

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We get a warhound specific transfer sheet which is nice and covers the same legions as the warlord one we have already looked at.

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Next we have the instruction book which is full of CAD pictures to help you build which has become the norm for GW so no surprises here.

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Finally have the sprues and we have the different frames, one suggests that we could easily see a weapon sprue in the future!

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Sad panda face, that we only get 2 of each weapon, I suppose it was to be expected but it does mean you are going to have to have a think about your load-outs.

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But the detail oh my the detail!!!

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I am going to be honest after doing the Warlord this kit left me feeling just a touch flat.

The warlord is the best GW kit around at the moment, which makes sense for such a flagship model. However the pose-ability of the warhounds is a less than its big brother.

On one part makes sense it is a cheaper kit and the models themselves are just legs with weapons. So in part the match so well with the 40k kit and the general historical feel of the warhounds that you could say that GW smashed it again.

But the lazy modeller in me just wished the legs had a join say in the middle area to give more movement.

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The options for the armour continues where the warlord left off and gives us plenty of options to go loyal or traitor or more generic.

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Since I started it with the Warlord I am continuing here where you see the finished paint job at the end instead of bare plastic…

The build is pretty straight forward with only things like the shield generators being particularly fiddly to clean up and stick on.

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I went for more of creeper flame look and think it works.

I didnt magnetize these two warhounds as although it looks pretty easy to do, I was happy to run these as they are for now, a second kit may appear which will be magged up for more options. But as I am aiming for an Axiom build so one of everything for the time being will do me :).

Overall

A great addition to the AT forces and well worth the the price of £30 from our friends over at Triple Helix Wargames.

With the slow grow option I have gone for I have only just reached £120 and have a Warlord, a banner of knights and now some Warhounds, plus the rules box and all the gubbings it brings. Which still gives plenty of wiggle room under the cost of the GM box. I am happy how things are shaping up for them..

A Reaver when they are back in stock and maybe another banner of knights and I reckon I will have a decent force with no need to have worried about the GM box and scrabble to get one.

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Zarbag’s Gitz Review

I have been playing Shadespire for a while now, yes I said Shadespire! It’s not Underworlds and no one can make me change my mind 😛

I find the game a great pallette cleanse of a game, quick to set up plenty of depth in cards and easy to change things up.

Now I admit I havent gone too deep with the game mainly getting back with the warband boxes I own. But with the updated rules and of course spells becoming a thing I had to get my hands on some new shiny. Step forward the Gitz I mean it had to be them right?! Everyone loves sexy goblins…

The first thing that strikes me is the box is not the usual one for a GW miniature, however as this is aimed elsewhere it makes sense. The artwork is still top-notch with Zarbag front and centre..

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While the back gives you a nice look at the model, as well as what else you get in the box!

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Time to dive into the box, you get a nice little instruction booklet for the models and 2 thick card decks.20181017_1848189057372838892311809.jpg

Really I was surprised by the volume for them, I will let better players discuss deck building etc. but even if you just have the box plus some dice you are going to have plenty of variation in your decks at least for a little while.

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Speaking of the cards, something that came out on social media on was the cards being slightly different especially on the back.

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I can report that all mine where OK and matched before shadespire and night vault cards.

Next we have the instruction book which is full of CAD pictures to help you build which has become the norm for GW so no surprises here.

As we are seeing more often with GW (and all shadespire stuff) it is snap-fit models and some of the connections can be really really weird. Because of this some of them can be hard to get into position to be perfect and leaves gaps. With this kit however I didn’t really see this so huge thumbs up from me.

Next we have the models themselves which come on 1 sprue and with the numbering system being sensible, you don’t necessarily need the instructions as for instance Zarbag is number 1 to 6 and so on (it’s a small thing but I have seen sprues that dont do this all the time).

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The choice of colour is an interesting one, as well it’s not pretty. As it makes the models look softer than they are. So some of the sharp detail you wont necessary see pop until they are painted. Which isn’t a bad thing to encourage painting but the problem is there.

Now for some rogues gallery of Gitz..

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Yes I did double-check that the actual size photo was correct 😀 Lovely model though.

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The most fiddly model to build due to the chain, but its a Fanatic so we will forgive him.

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Squig herder….heavy armoured herder at that. A fun model but not what we are excited about really…

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Plastic squigs!!!!!! How many years have we waited for plastic squigs and to have 2 of them. YES! Ok a little excited but they are perfect absolutely perfect.

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The Gitz aka cannon fodder, very character moonclan/night goblin models that take what everyone knows of these models and just updates them beautifully!

Group shop because why not!

Overall

A lovely little kit that will make a great painting project in general, a nice shadespire warband but also a glimpse to what moonclan will look like in AoS in the future.

For the price of a few paints you are getting everything in the box you could need to run these. Yes you need some dice and boards, but all those are in the monthly allowance band for purchases.

Well worth the price make sure you check them out from out friends over at Triple Helix Wargames.

A warning though, this does follow the mechanics of a living card game if you want to be ‘competitive’ then you are going to need other warbands for the cards…Which also happen to be on sale at THG 😉

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AT-RT

So the AT-RT, I really struggled with as I wanted something that looked really beat up but also fit the Hoth theme.

I also tried some liquid masking stuff to try more realistic damage, it sort of worked bu in the end it only helped figure out where best to paint damage.

Yes I know there is no weapons attached but I dont have any magnets to hand to finish the job…

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