Adeptus Titanicus Warlord – Review

I know I know I promised not to do the Warlord till the end of this slow grow…..Oops!!

As we have come to expect from GW the delivery of such things is spot on. The box is really nice and has a slightly different feel than AoS and 40k boxes. The artwork is spot on and the gives a nice impression of the size of the thing and looks shiny.

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While the back gives you a nice look at the model, as well as a load-out of the transfer sheet which I think is really useful!!

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Speaking of said transfer sheet it gives you enough to cover 5 titan legions which should keep plenty of people happy. Some of these are pretty detailed transfers and just continue the oozing of quality this kit gives you..

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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.

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

Sad panda face, that we don’t get any more load-outs for the weapon systems than the same arm Volcano cannons and the missile carapace.

But the detail oh my the detail!!!

This has to be one of the best GW kits around at the moment (and I have dabbled in many). Now obviously this is down to those lovely CAD designers but the closeness to the 28mm FW big daddy is frankly terrifying. The Knight kit was a massive wow, this bad boy just grabs you by the jaw and insists you drop it!!

Yes, the kit is pretty in-depth especially the legs (with the orientation catching many out) particularly the number of parts. But take your time and follow the instructions (I mean who does that right?) and you wont go wrong.

Most other sections are pretty easy to get to grips with (unless you forget to add a part… I would never do that).

Look at the wiring on the torso section and parts round the shoulder no-one will ever see!!!

One of the least detailed sections is still a lovely piece to look at…yes I spent hours drooling over the kit.

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Tiny rivets…..so many rivets!

Now I have an apology to make.

Usually I take pictures for these reviews and show off the finished model in all its grey glory, I do this as it helps show any issues to be wary of… I may have got excited and forgotten to do such things.

The legs will need some TLC to get right but on the whole the kit is very very snug on the build. Anyway enjoy my Tiger Eyes Warlord ready for his transfers to be added.

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

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Magnetizing this kit is super super easy! just use the helpful recesses GW have made in the kit and it is possible easier to do then the Imperial Knight kit.

Overall

This is a stunning kit and the best released so far this year and potentially the best in a while!! Well worth the price for less than £50 from out friends over at Triple Helix Wargames.

Much is still made about the price of the GM box and yes I am going about it differently with the slow grow. But so far I could have shared the GM box with a friend (spent more) and still needed to purchase the ruleset box.

As I have said as far as this slow grow goes, I wasn’t interested too much in the terrain sets just the models themselves and after the purchases I have made through THW I am at £90 over a couple of months.

So I am half way cost wise to the GM box But I have the rules, a warlord and a Knight unit. Pretty good going without the Boss Lady killing me for going all in with the GM box.

Am I slightly behind the release schedule? Yes I am, but everything is painted and I am in a position to give the game a good trail with what I have.

The question is pick up a Reaver or wait for the Warhounds?!

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Art of War (X-Wing 2.0) Review


Welcome to another review of some of the exciting and shiny things that AoWS are force pulling… (not sorry) out at the moment. Today I am going to be looking at two products, the new X-Wing 2.0 Movement templates and also the Core token set. Linky To Them

I am not going to go over what is in the movement set as, basically its all the straight and bendy bits you need to fly some spaceships!

But something worth flagging up is the (a)massing of tokens in the token set…

  • 10 Shield tokens
  • 5 Focus tokens
  • 5 Evade tokens
  • 5 Charge tokens
  • 5 Target Lock tokens
  • 3 Force tokens
  • 3 Stress tokens
  • 3 Ion tokens
  • 1 Jam token
  • 1 Tractor Beam token
  • 1 No Fire token
  • 1 Calculate token
  • 1 Reinforce Front token
  • 1 Reinforce Back token
  • 1 Cloak token

So nearly 50 tokens that should help cover most uses in-game, probably only time it is going to greatly impact is if you have a TIE swarm or you like to run stressed a lot. But on the whole most lists you are not going to be too worried.

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Ahhh jiggy bag heaven, look at all the shiny things waiting to come out (for those just starting out the bags are the resealable kind, so be careful with the staples as its handy way to keep everything together).

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So I got the Rebel set of templates a nice blue, I am a particular fan that you get numbers and squares/pips to denote which template is which. A nice touch also you get 3 measuring widgets so makes it easier to check distances rather than being (me) clumsy and whacking ships around trying to aim with the cardboard 3 zone one you get in the core set.

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Look at all the colours like playing with skittles!! As already mentioned you get a healthy amount of tokens in the set and with plenty of colour involved shouldn’t be too hard to pick out the one you need (I like purple ones)

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Something that is obviously really important is that the acrylics match those of the official sets you get in the core set. I am happy to report that all the movement templates are spot on.

You wont have any issues there, well unless you are a S&V player and want to cheat 😉

On the whole the tokens are also spot on although for obvious reasons some of them don’t quite match shapewise but size they are a great fit. So shouldn’t get lost on the table or will get as lost as the cardboard ones 😀

Finally, they like all your acrylics a splash of paint and they are going to look so so much better than the cardboard ones (and will last a significant time longer).

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Overall

So for 8.99 for the tokens and 12.99 for the movement sets you are getting a steal for the quality they bring to the table. Really if you are going to be looking up some acrylics for you induction into the ways of 2.0 then please check out AoWS the guys are top-notch and at prices that keep a Yorkshireman happy you know that makes sense 😉

 

Art of War (Star Wars Legion) Review

Welcome to a review of some of the exciting and shiny things that AoWS are force pushing… (not sorry) out at the moment. Today I am going to be looking at their SW:Legion Core token set. Linky To Them

Price – £15.99
Its a huge bag of everything you could want for some pew pew Legion fun, first a list of what we are looking at getting…

  • 8 Order tokens
  • 6 Objective Bases (and enough Rebel/Empire coloured holograms for them)
  • 10 Suppression tokens
  • 6 Aim tokens
  • 6 Dodge tokens
  • 6 Standby tokens
  • 6 Condition tokens
  • 4 Panic tokens
  • 12 Victory tokens
  • 2 Ion tokens
  • 10 Single wound and 4 Triple wound tokens
  • 3 Vehicle Damage tokens

Which handily is what you get in the Core box for Legion more or less. Now I am going to be greed and will be using these all for myself 😀

Which means I am going to have plenty for games.

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So nice baggy of goodies, as always from the chaps from AOWS. Something that is a nice touch and I have never seen before is a little sheet of paper telling you how to add colour to recesses which is really helpful for those that haven’t dealt with such tokens before or if like me never realise if you leave the backing paper on it makes it much easier…

So once we have all the tokens out we get a lot and it is also so very pretty. I particularly like the objective markers as the light hologram for whichever faction controls is a great. Plus, everything is pretty snug you wont get wonky markers during the game.

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But how do the compare to the FFG punch-out cardboard tokens. Well on the whole they match them pretty damn well. with most of them actually being the same size. Yes the likes of the wound markers are smaller but you also get the number on them (well 1 or 3, with the 3 being bigger as well) which makes it easier during games anyway.

I would have liked my suppression markers to be a little bit bigger but that is the only little complaint I have. Mainly as I am really bad at missing markers after games..

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So once all edge painting is done, the tokens look amazing.

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Overall

I really like the set and it is going to cover most peoples uses (yes the command tokens may not match perfectly with some more advance lists but for now they are spot on).

Obviously not future proof with some of the wild and wacky things FFG could drop in the future but for now and for the price you can not go wrong with this set.

Plus its shiny acrylic….SHINY!!